I'm about to start a 4-year Masters degree in Physics at Imperial College London, which supposedly includes a Year spent in Europe, working on a research project. Recently however I am beginning to doubt myself as to whether it is worth spending that year abroad as I will have to spend a considerable amount of time beforehand on improving my basic language skills, which I have not used in the last 2 years at all. I would love to know if anyone has any experience or opinions as to whether doing the year abroad would make me more attractive to prospective employers.. and also if there would be any significant difference if did the year in France or in Germany (at the moment I have an open choice, and can't decide between the two myself). Any advice would really be appreciated. Thanks.