Most of the courses offered by the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures include a compulsory period of residence abroad. The period of residence abroad enables students, through focused learning and sustained exposure to a native speaker environment, to improve their communicative language skills. It also develops their understanding of the historical and cultural background of the host country.
A period of residence abroad is looked upon extremely positively by most employers as it shows that candidates are:
- Able to cope with challenges
- Able to build relationships with people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds
On a personal level, it is a great way to make new friends, become more independent and build confidence.
This area of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures website provides you with further information on residence abroad options, support, costs and funding.