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Study abroad: experience the world and gain valuable life skills

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • learn about new cultures
  • gain invaluable life experience
  • enhance your CV.

There are several opportunities to study abroad both as part of your degree and independent from it.

See how rewarding some of past students found studying abroad.

 
Studying abroad is a chance to experience different approaches to learning with different teaching conditions and resources. It's certainly character building and has been a great talking point for interviews...I would encourage anyone and everyone to participate!
 

Charlotte Hopson (BA Art History 2012), studied at University of Melbourne

 

International study module

This core module for single honours students allows you to discover a city through detailed exploration of its history and art.

The module is split over two semesters in your second year.

Semester 1

  • Lectures covering the art and history of the chosen European city.
  • Visits to relevant sites in Nottingham, Birmingham and London to engage in first-hand looking.
  • You will develop your own independent research project related to the European destination.

Semester 2

  • Four or five day city trip.
  • Focused site visits led by staff.
  • Lectures and seminars that consider key approaches to writing about cities and their art and visual culture.

Assessment is via on-site presentations, blog posts, study diaries and portfolios, as well as coursework essays.

Funding

The Department of History of Art will usually cover the cost of travel to the destination and accomodation in the city. Participants will usually be expected to pay for meals, museum entry and local travel costs.

In 2016 students visited Berlin and were advised to budget €25 a day to cover costs (although actual spending varied depending on individuals).

International Study was the module that pulled everything we had previously learnt together and made it click into place. Having a whole city of artwork to work with allowed us to be individual in our choice of topic, and it was an amazing opportunity to refine and focus our art historical interests before deciding on a dissertation topic.
 

 Bethany Wright (BA Art History, third year 2014)

 
See photos from previous international study trips

Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris

Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris
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Vittorio Emmanuele Monument, Rome

Vittorio Emmanuele Monument, Rome
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Jul 29, 2014

Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris

Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014

Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere, Rome
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Jul 29, 2014

Musée du Louvre, Paris

Musée du Louvre, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014

Borghese Gardens, Rome

Borghese Gardens, Rome
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Jul 29, 2014

Versailles, Paris

Versailles, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014

Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome

Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome
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Jul 29, 2014

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Centre Pompidou, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014

Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris

Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014

Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
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Jul 29, 2014

Musée d'Orsay Clock, Paris.

Musée d'Orsay Clock, Paris.
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Jul 29, 2014

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014

Lateran, Rome

Lateran, Rome
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Jul 29, 2014

Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Musee d'Orsay, Paris
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Jul 29, 2014
 
 

University-wide exchange programme

You can apply to study abroad for one semester in your third year, taking advantage of our links with internationally renowned universities.

You can apply to sleected universities in:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Japan
  • Irealnd
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • USA.

Living and breathing the lifestyle in South East Asia has been the most priceless experience of my life.
 


Ashiana Pradhan (BA Art History, third year) spent a semester studying at the University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

Find out more about the exchange programme

 

Summer schools

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of summer school programmes with partners around the world.

Summer schools can be a great way of making the most of your summer break by exploring a different culture and gaining new skills.

You don't have to study History of Art - there is a variety of courses available.

Find out more about summer schools

Louise Jones (BA Art History, first year) spent two weeks at our China campus in Ningbo 

I gained so much from the experience, not least learning about a completely different culture and making wonderful friends from around the world.
 
 
 

Support to study abroad

The International Office will offer support from the application stage right through to your return to the UK, with advice on everything from immigration to possible sources of financial support.

International office

The Language Centre can support you with language skills before you go.

Language Centre

You can learn from students who have already studied abroad.

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