Study abroad

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All of our BA Spanish students spend a year abroad in Spain, or another Spanish-speaking country.

You'll make substantial linguistic progress acquiring a deeper knowledge and appreciation of your host country, whilst helping you to develop personally and professionally.

If you study BA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies you'll spend two periods abroad; the final term of your second year in Spain, and then a full year in a Portuguese-speaking country in your third year. If you study a course that combines either Spanish or Portuguese with another language, you'll also spend two periods abroad.

Normally, you'll spend the final term of your second year abroad in your stronger language, followed by a year abroad in a country where your other language is spoken. If you study BA Italian B and Portuguese you'll spend a year in Italy and a year in a Portuguese-speaking country which will result in a five-year course.

How we support you

You'll have access to support and advice before, during and after your study abroad year and you’ll be able to network with returning students for first-hand advice about living overseas. You'll also have meetings with the residence abroad tutor and access to online information before you relocate.

We'll be in touch with you during your year abroad and you'll have support at your host institution 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

Studying abroad is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience. You can study at a university in Spain, Portugal or Latin America where we also have Erasmus links.

Some of our partner universities include:

Spain

  • Alcalá de Henares, Madrid 
  • Central and Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Cádiz, Madrid (Carlos III and Pontificia Comillas)
  • Deusto (Bilbao)

Portugal

  • Coimbra, Porto and Lisbon (Classica) 

Mexico

  • Puebla and Guadalajara

We also have partner universities in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Costa Rica.

Term abroad

We also have partnerships with institutions in Spain and Portugal where you can take an intensive language course for your term abroad.

Find out more by exploring our destinations map