- By: Mathew Girardi
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/french-legionnaires
My name is Mathew and I matriculated in 2018 with a Bachelor's pass. I wish to travel to France to make my ambition to join the French Legionnaires and further my studies a reality. I need to finance my travel, visa, temporary accommodation and some spending. Any financial assistance would be very much appreciated as I live with my grandmother who is a pensioner and she does not have the finances to make my dream come to fruition.
I will need approximately R12 000 for a return ticket (which is compulsory in the unlikely event that I do not get into the military and a requirement), R960 for a visa. R1600 for overnight accommodation before reporting to the local Legionnaires office, R1600 for transport to get me to the office, R800 which is the approximate Euro equivalent required when signing on with the Legionnaires. Total = R16 960. I have added an extra R3 000 for fluctuations in exchange rates, air ticket and accommodation which will determine final costs.
Joining the Legionnaires provide career and study opportunities and will provide me with international military experience - study opportunities are provided if I qualify and if it is required for my advancement in the military. They are considered to be one of the most prestigious armed forces in the world and that is something I aspire to. It will also provide me with international travel opportunities which will broaden my outlook on life. I want to secure my future in Europe and obtain my independence as soon as possible.
To read more about the Legionnaires sign up process, click here.