School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Year abroad

Spending a year abroad is a fantastic way to consolidate your learning and really get a thorough understanding of the cultures you choose to study.

Your year abroad

  • Students joining the course in September 2022 will spend their third year abroad in 2024-2025.
  • There will be a range of placements on offer, depending on your language(s).
  • Study placements will be arranged through the Turing scheme, announced by the UK government in January 2021, which replaces the Erasmus scheme. 

The University of Nottingham committed to support costs of study abroad for students going abroad in 2021-22 and 2022-23, showing our firm commitment to supporting our Modern Languages students for the transition into the new scheme.

We have excellent longstanding links with universities, which we are currently in the process of renewing, in the EU and beyond, including in Latin America. Students studying Mandarin benefit from study placements at the University of Nottingham Ningbo campus.


Above: Imogen Mansley's jointly winning photo taken in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris for the 2020 #UoNgoingplaces competition.

Like many of my peers, my year abroad was the best year of my life.

Aisling Piggott, Modern Languages with Translation

Where can I go on my year abroad?


American and Canadian Studies

Modern Languages

Cultural Media and Visual Studies

Joint-honours students with American and Canadian Studies may pursue international study through the Study Abroad Team, which maintains university-wide exchanges.

Students taking joint honours BA International Media and Communications Studies with languages spend year 3 abroad in the country of their chosen language of study. These placements are organised by the Department of Modern Languages.

Please feel free to contact us with any further queries. 

Code of Conduct


For students on their Year Abroad

During your Year Abroad our students remain a student of the University of Nottingham, and therefore subject to the University’s regulations governing student behaviour, conduct, rights and responsibilities.  In addition, as an exchange student or employee they are required to comply with the codes and regulations obtaining in either their host institution or place of employment (voluntary or paid).  Failure to comply with any of these codes constitutes of a breach of regulations and may result in disciplinary action being brought against them on the part of the host institution, employer, or the University of Nottingham. 

Any conduct or action that brings the name of the University of Nottingham into disrepute, damages the reputation of the University, disrupts or interferes with academic, administrative or other activities of the University, whether on University premises or elsewhere, will be regarded as an act of misconduct under the University of Nottingham Code of Discipline for Students and may result in disciplinary proceedings being brought against them and dismissal from their degree.  

Students are responsible for making themselves familiar with all codes, ordinances and regulations which affect them.

See University of Nottingham Code of Discipline for Students

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes to partner institutions and year abroad regulations may occur in any given year.

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