Your third academic year will be spent at a major North American university. You will be required to take modules in American and/or Canadian studies as well as choosing from a wide range of alternative modules. During this year you will also begin research for your dissertation, which will be completed in your final year.
You must study a minimum of 12 contact hours per week, to fulfil both visa and teaching requirements. A set percentage of modules must normally be taken at junior year or above, and a set proportion must be in your honours subject(s).
Marks do not count directly towards your final degree. However, you must attain a minimum C average (a GPA of 2.0) in order to gain credit for the year abroad on your final degree transcript.
For more information see our Year Abroad webpage