Year abroad - Modern Languages and European Studies

The Department of Modern Languages has a large number of Erasmus partners across Europe, which means that European Studies students can take advantage of a wide range of available university courses during their year abroad. The courses attended relate either to European Studies topics or to topics relevant to the culture of the languages of study, or a combination of these, depending on your own preferences.

Most students attend a university in a country where the languages they are studying are spoken. As an alternative, you may spend the year abroad working as a teaching assistant. There is also the option to organise your own work placement.

Here are some examples of possible year abroad destinations for European Studies students (please note that this list just gives a brief indication of some of the possible destinations – many more institutions and locations are available!):

  • German:
    Courses in cultural studies at Koblenz - courses in European cultural history at Augsburg - courses in European literature, film, and history of art at Mainz...
  • French:
    Courses in European politics at Strasbourg - courses in European cultural history at Fribourg (Switzerland)...
  • Italian:
    Courses in comparative literature and in the social and cultural history of Europe at Florence, Rome, Bologna, Ferrara, Verona, Padua...
  • Spanish:
    Courses in Languages and Humanities at Salamanca, Oviedo, Zaragoza, Vitoria (Basque Country)…

Please also visit the Year Abroad pages for the language or languages you are interested in!