Study abroad

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All of our single honours BA French students spend their third year abroad either studying at a partner institution or gaining practical work experience

When studying abroad, you'll discover a new culture, develop your knowledge and skills, improve your French language skills, and make yourself stand out from your peers in the job market.

If you are studying French with another language, for example on the BA Languages and Cultures degree, you might spend a term abroad in France at the end of your second year at Leeds and take a year abroad in your other language. Staff may advise you on where you should spend your year and term abroad, but it will be your decision ultimately.

Details of how you will spend your time abroad can be found on Course Finder

How we support you

You'll have access to support and advice before, during and after your study abroad year.

In your first and second year you’ll be able to network with returning students for first-hand advice about living in France, have meetings with the Residence Abroad team and access to online information before you relocate to France.

We’ll be in touch with you during your year abroad and you’ll have support at your host university too.

On your return, we’ll ask you to share your experiences and make the most of your new and improved skills and experience. 

Year abroad

You will study the equivalent of your course or take an intensive language course for learners of French. Our partner universities include:

Universités de

  • Montpellier 3 Paul Valéry
  • Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle
  • Lyon 3 Jean Moulin
  • Bordeaux 3 Michel de Montaigne
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Pau
  • Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis
  • Clermont-Ferrand Blaise Pascal

Term abroad

If you study for a term in France, you'll choose an intensive language course at either Université de Bourgogne (Dijon), Université Catholique de Lille or Alliance Française de Bordeaux.

The intensive language course is specially designed for non-native speakers of French.