The Year Abroad is a fantastic opportunity for you to live, work and study in one or more different countries, while having the full support of your degree course staff and the University. Students who have experienced the Year Abroad typically return saying it was the best year of their life so far. It not only helps in their personal and professional development, but is invaluable for gaining transferable useful skills, become more self-confident and for making friends of different nationalities and learning to live in another culture. The Year Abroad is also invaluable when entering employment market. The increased maturity and the intercultural awareness developed on the Year Abroad are key factors in producing confident and flexible graduates who are thus especially attractive to employers Government figures also consistently show that language graduates are among the most employable and most highly paid of all graduates, with lower unemployment rates than even business studies and IT graduates because of the mix of skills -- especially communication skills and adaptability -- which a language degree with a year abroad develops. Your entry level, the degree programme and honours language(s) you are studying will determine how your year abroad is spent.
Students on a 3 year course with French or Spanish will spend the Spring semester of their second year at a partner university.
If you are a highly proficient native or near-native speaker of French or Spanish taking the fast track three year degree course, then you are normally exempted from the compulsory Year Abroad.
Fees for the Year and Semester Abroad
- Fees to UEA for students on a full Year Abroad are currently reduced to 15% of the full tuition fee (Home / EU students), or 25% (International students). Different conditions apply to the semester abroad – please contact us for further information
- No tuition fees are payable to partner universities
- Students on the Erasmus scheme normally receive a small grant from the EU which funds the scheme, and students teaching or working also receive the Erasmus grant in addition to their salary. Eligibility to Erasmus grant funding is subject to change or removal as a result of Brexit negotiations by the UK Government.
Study Abroad Office
The Study Abroad Office is an essential part of the administration required for the Year or Semester Abroad and the staff are there to provide information and advice and oversee applications. We continue to provide these and other services while students are abroad.
For further information or queries, please contact the Study Abroad Team on +44 (0)1603 591871, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES
We maintain strong relationships with these universities across France, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Latin America and Japan for our French, Spanish and Japanese language students:
FRANCE, CANADA AND SWITZERLAND
ISIT Intercultural School
Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University
Université de Lorraine
Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis
University of Corsica
University of Tours
University Toulouse - Jean Jaurès
Université Paris Diderot #
Université Grenoble Alpes
University of Reunion Island
University of Geneva
Université Laval Quebec
SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA
Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción
UDLAP Universidad de las Americas Puebla
University of Guadalajara
ORT Uruguay University
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Universidad de Granada
Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville
University of Alcalá
University of Alicante
University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real)
University of Murcia
University of Salamanca
University of Zaragoza
Akita International University
International Christian University
Yokohama National University