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Plan some intensive language study abroad

Study abroad

Where would you like to go?

Intensive study abroad can give you the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in a language, as well as the chance to travel and experience a new country and its culture.

Choosing a short course abroad can be both exciting and daunting, which is why it helps to fully research your options. There are several aspects to consider and it’s important to make an informed decision to make the most of the experience.

Mastering languages and studying abroad can change who you are in wonderful ways. Research has shown that learning languages strengthens cognitive skills, including problem solving and mental flexibility, while studying abroad also builds independence and confidence.

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There is plenty of advice and help available:

Study Abroad Moodle Site

We recommend looking at the Moodle site we have created to provide hints and tips on choosing a course abroad. This also includes information about a variety of courses in different countries and reviews of courses and language schools attended by fellow students. You can self-enrol onto this Moodle site.

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Seeking further support

If, having looked at the Moodle site and done your own wider research about providers and locations, you still require some further assistance in making your choice, you can drop into Language Centre reception or make an appointment with a member of Language Centre staff who can help you further.


We recommend you check with your College as to whether there are travel/study funds and/or other bursaries to which you can apply. Students in science and medical disciplines have the opportunity to apply to the AJ Pressland Fund , which is administered by the Language Centre

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Thank you so much, that was so useful. It's given me the confidence to go.

Undergraduate Medical student

My proudest achievement was when a Chinese person inexplicably asked me for directions and I was able to respond without hesitation.

MML student, 4 week course in Beijing