BA Modern Languages
Year Abroad Destination: Italy
I studied for the whole year at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy. It was a fantastic experience and I would recommend it to anyone! One of the best parts of an Erasmus year are the friends you make; I now have friends not only from Italy but all over the world - Brazil, Vietnam, France, Sweden, Quebec.
BA Modern Languages (Spanish with Mandarin)
Year Abroad Destination: Argentina
I’m a student of Spanish with Mandarin and I spent my year abroad in a work placement in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was working with Oasis Collections, a luxury rental firm that pioneered the ‘home-meets-hotel’ concept of providing concierge and hotel services to an AirBnB-type home.
BA Modern Languages
Year Abroad Destination: France
I spent my year abroad working as a language assistant for British Council in two high schools in La Motte-Servolex, which is a commune of Chambéry. The year abroad was a fantastic opportunity for me to become more independent as well as improve my French. Working for British Council allowed me to have lots of free time so I could join clubs and I loved being so close to the Alps as I could frequently go skiing during my weekends. I feel more prepared for life after university and I definitely want to go back and live in France!
BA English with Study in North America
Year Abroad Destination: USA
I spent the second year of my degree in New York at Vassar College. As a whole, the year was probably the best experience of my life. I spent 11 months in the U.S. without returning to the UK (not even for Christmas!). I travelled to approximately 16 states and multiple cities, while assimilating with a completely different culture and higher educational system. The year gave me opportunities to meet new people from a diverse range of backgrounds, advance my CV and develop my independence.
Year Abroad Destination: China
Choosing to study abroad has been the one of the most challenging, invigorating, and life-changing decisions I’ve made. The experience of studying as part of a close-knit international student network, and simultaneously living immersed in a totally different culture is, cliché as it sounds, incomparable.
BA Film Studies and Modern Languages (German)
Year Abroad Destination: Germany
I went on my year abroad last year, where I worked as a language assistant in a Secondary school in Lower Saxony in Germany, as part of the British Council teach abroad scheme. It was equally the hardest thing I have ever done and the best experience I have ever had.
Year Abroad Destination: The Netherlands
It’s a no brainer - while the Erasmus grant still exists, studying abroad seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. I had to seize the chance to extend my university experience at a different institution, and to live in such a great city as Amsterdam for a year, when tuition fees are wavered and maintenance given. It was a lot of fun.
Year Abroad Destination: Canada
I chose to study abroad to expand my horizons by embedding myself in another culture, the chance to study in a new context reflecting my commitment to global citizenship. Studying abroad has enhanced my student experience by giving me access to different academic and social cultures, allowing me to take advantage of activities (ice skating, weekly skiing) that would not have been possible in the UK.