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Year abroad

All our undergraduate degrees in Modern Languages are four years long. You'll typically spend your third year abroad, though this can vary depending on your course choices. For example, most students in Italian Studies spend their second year in Italy.

You will spend your year abroad doing one of three things:

  • Working as a language assistant teaching English in a primary or secondary school
  • Studying full-time at a partner university in your chosen country
  • On a work placement

The most popular option is to work as a language assistant teaching English since the posts are reasonably well-paid and they help you integrate into the community fairly quickly. Most students apply through the British Council's English Language Assistant scheme during the first term of their second year at Warwick.

As things stand at the moment, UK students still have access to Erasmus plus funding for the year abroad. What happens to the scheme when the UK leaves the EU is not yet known. The University of Warwick has said that it will continue to charge students only 15% of tuition fees for the year abroad for those entering the university in 2017 and 2018.

The year abroad options are flexible so we recommend you check the individual subject pages for more details:

Year abroad fees

The University charges 15% (currently £1,350) for home/EU undergraduate students away from the University on a study or work placement, either in their second or third year.

Warwick in Venice

Palazzo Pesaro Papafava
The University of Warwick has a permanent base in Venice at the Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava.