If you are studying more than one language, you have several possibilities. Please bear in mind that if you are studying a language from scratch, you will need to spend at least one semester in the country where that language is spoken so that you can really develop in that language.
If you are taking two languages, you can:
- spend a full year on a University placement, plus a vacation course for your other language,
- split the year between two University placements in different countries,
- or divide your time between a work placement and a University placement.
If you are studying three languages, you can:
- spend a semester each in two Universities and take a summer course at a third destination.
Students of Galician, Catalan and Basque can spend their Year Abroad at a University in the respective Iberian region, studying both Spanish and their second Iberian language. Students of Portuguese can benefit from one of our new Brazilian placements (the University has invested around 2 million pounds in building up contacts with Brazilian academic institutions).