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This integrated year is one of the most exciting elements about studying Modern Languages at Royal Holloway (and one that future employers find extremely attractive).

The Year Abroad gives you the unique chance to live, work or study overseas.  This occurs in a structured way that brings intellectual and personal rewards that exceed those provided by a gap year. Your Year Abroad is also:

  • invaluable in intellectual, personal and future employability terms
  • 'the best year of your life', developing intellectual  and personal maturity and a deep intercultural awareness.

Other benefits include:

  • Choosing between studying at some of the top universities in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Cuba or La Réunion
  • Earning valuable teaching experience in the midst of the community as an English Language Assistant in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain or Quebec
  • Organising your own work placement (recent students have worked in journalism, marketing, PR, fashion and publishing as well as a wide range of industries from telecoms to manufacturing and automotive and hospitality, in banking, NGOs, language services and translation).

Find out more about our commitment to providing students with a subsidy equivalent to current Erasmus+ funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit here.

The above photographs were all taken by our students during their Year Abroad!

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