A placement year or year abroad is compulsory for most students studying a modern foreign language. Your third year will
be spent in a French, German or Spanish speaking country, increasing your fluency in your language and adding value to your
degree by immersing yourself in an exciting new culture and society.
Aston University has a flexible approach to the year abroad, and you will be able to work abroad, study abroad, become
a language teaching assistant or combine several of these different options! If you are studying two languages you
will normally divide your time equally between the two countries where each of your languages are spoken.
You will be given plenty of help and guidance in choosing and arranging your placement plus lots of support when you are abroad.
Fees, finance and bursaries
ERASMUS forms part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme to encourage a European dimension in Higher Education, including the opportunity to study abroad as part of your degree. An Erasmus grant will contribute towards the extra cost of studying abroad, (e.g. travel costs) and most of our programmes qualify for this support. Visit the ERASMUS website for more information about the programme.
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Further information about year abroad for students studying:
Most year abroad students at Aston qualify for a £1,500 placement allowance.