Our courses offer you the opportunity to take a (non-compulsory) year abroad. This will be your third year, which you can spend studying or working abroad. You may choose to spend a year at one of Warwick's partner universities in Europe or around the world as an exchange student, or you can take up a work placement in your country of interest. If you are on our Linguistics with a Modern Language programme, you can but do not have to spend your year abroad in a country where your chosen language is spoken.
Studying and working abroad is an intrinsically valuable experience. Wherever you choose to study or work you will develop key life skills as well as foreign language and intercultural communication skills which, in the increasingly global environment in which we live and work, are highly valued by prospective employers. The experience of studying in another country and academic system provides valuable insights which will equip you well for any future graduate study. We strongly encourage you to take this option and we will support you to make the best choice for your own interests and future career plans.