Embracing Maltese culture with lecturer Adam Harvey

A unique language opportunity for students

Adam Harvey joined Queen Mary, Malta Campus for a different kind of medical career. He wanted an institution where he could make his mark and build close relationships with his students. The other big draw of our University was its location. In Malta, Adam could engage with his second love after medicine: language and culture. Here he explains why students of Queen Mary should all learn the Maltese language.

Meet Adam

Now that he’s settled, Adam says there’s a lot to love about living and working in Malta. At work, he loves the proximity to my colleagues. “They’re all experts and just an elevator journey away,” he says. The other great thing is being able to look out of the window to see a large, medieval fortress where you can enjoy your lunch.

“In my spare time, I like to embrace the culture,” Adam says. “Students have this rare opportunity to be in a country where the locals also speak fluent English. The language is rooted in Arabic and Italian, so that opens opportunities for your career.”

Harri enjoying the views by the harbour
Amelia Campbell-Reynolds on the rocks

A warm Maltese welcome

Adam says the best thing about Malta is the people.

“When you think of Malta, it’s this Mediterranean country island with friendly people and a long history of British presence – it makes me laugh when you meet people who use corned beef in recipes, or you find Cadbury’s chocolate in shops,” he says.

“But what makes Malta is the people. Everything is about the next big event. Weddings are huge. The meals are huge. And if you learn the language, you’ll see their hearts are huge too.”

“Students have this rare opportunity to learn a second language in a country where the locals speak fluent English.”

Amelia Campbell-Reynolds loves Kinder Bueno
Amelia Campbell-Reynolds at Cup Cake

Still not convinced?

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