Year Abroad

All students of Modern Languages spend their third year of university study away from Aberystwyth in a country or countries where the student's studied languages are spoken. In theory, a student can apply to go to any part of the world where the language(s) he or she studies is / are spoken.

In the case of French, for example, a student is not restricted to France, but has the opportunity of going to Belgium, Switzerland, Québec or territories in the French Pacific. Similarly, students of Spanish are not restricted to Spain, but have a chance to spend a year virtually anywhere in Latin America. Indeed, in past years, we have sent several students to Patagonia, a region which (as is well known) has a close connection with Wales.

To read what past students have had to say about their Year Abroad follow the links for French, for German, for Italian and for Spanish.