Year Abroad

As part of your Russian undergraduate degree you’ll spend a year at a higher education institution in a Russian-speaking country. 

You’ll benefit from expert instruction in intensive language classes and broaden your understanding of the countries and cultures in which Russian is spoken. Of course, you’ll also have plenty of time outside the classroom to travel and explore. 

You’ll have the option of University accommodation (subject to availability), or you may choose to arrange your own private accommodation.

Whilst on your Year Abroad, there is constant liaison between the institutions and the University of Leeds to provide guidance, support and advice. You’ll be able to use the student blog, and the SlavSoc society has a well-established Facebook group to discuss living and studying on your Year Abroad.

For many students the Year Abroad is the highlight of the course, through which you gain insights into the culture and society of Russian-speaking countries, broaden your mind and make new friends.  

The Year Abroad is essential not only in developing the Russian language skills you’ll have acquired during your first year, but also in deepening your understanding of Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia. The language skills developed during your Year Abroad will be built on when you return to Leeds to complete your degree.

Victoria Granville Russian A

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The year abroad was probably the highlight for me. It’s when I really got to know the people on my course who are now some of my closest friends, and it’s when I really got to know the Russian language and it’s culture. We are a very small course and it’s amazing that we all get on so well.
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