School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

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 can either:

  • 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.

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 will 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.

 
 

Austria

Vienna University

Brazil

Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Santa Catarina (UFSC)

São Paulo (USP)

Chile

Bio-Bio (UBB)

Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Fudan University

Cuba

Havana

France 
 

Université d'Avignon

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

Germany 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Universität Bremen

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

FASK-Germersheim (Mainz) University

Universität Heidelberg 

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

Peru 

University of Lima

Portugal

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

Spain

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

Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University 

National Taiwan University

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