Modern Languages year abroad
The year abroad lets you experience your language/s of study in a culture where it's spoken natively. The benefits of learning in this way are tremendous.
What can I do on my year abroad?
Depending on the language you are studying, you might:
study at one of our partner institutions
work as part of an English Language Assistantship through the British Council
undertake a work placement during your year abroad
It's possible to mix and match your choices of study, work or teaching if you are spending time in more than one country.
Please note: In order to study abroad you will need to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the university and meet the selection criteria of both the university and the partner institution. The partner institution is under no obligation to accept you even if you do meet the relevant criteria.
What is a year abroad really like?
Where can I go for my year abroad?
If you're studying a modern language as part of your degree
You may spend the full academic year abroad, in a country/countries that speak the languages you are studying.
If you're studying a single honours programme
You will spend the full academic year abroad, in a country which speaks that language.
If you're studying two languages, as part of a joint honours degree
You will divide your year between two countries, each one speaking a language of your study.
If your degree consists of three languages
You will split your year as evenly as possible, spending a minimum of ten weeks in each country.
Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.
Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Santa Catarina (UFSC)
São Paulo (USP)
Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Université Grenoble Alpes
Université de Paris Cité
Université Paris Nanterre
Institute Of Intercultural Communication And Management (ISIT)
Université de La Réunion
Université des Antilles
Université de Pau
University of Strasbourg
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
FASK-Germersheim (Mainz) University
Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
University of Lima
Universidade de Aveiro
Universidade de Coimbra
Universidade de Lisboa
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Universidade do Porto
Russian and Slavonic partner institutions
We have, like other UK universities, ceased our partnerships with Russian institutions in the light of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Our list below includes partners in Russia with whom we have worked in the past. Read more.
Moscow City Pedagogical University, Russia
Herzen State Pedagogical University, Russia
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Vladimir State University
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Murcia
Universidad del País Vasco
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (semester 2 only)
Universitat de València
Universidad de Zaragoza
National Cheng Kung University
National Dong Hwa University
National Taiwan University
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