The level two module, BSD2003 Preparation for International Study is a non-credit bearing compulsory module that aims to help students on “With International Study” programmes prepare for the Study Abroad period that will take place in the third year of their degree. The module aims to assist students through the application process, to provide a general preparation for Study Abroad and to promote the development of global citizenship skills and encourage students to frame their experience in the wider context of employability and personal development.
This module is designed to prepare students for their time studying abroad which will give them an international study experience. Students are required to take a language course if they intend to go to a non-English speaking country.
All of the information about studying abroad is on the ELE (Exeter Learning Environment).
Students engage extensively with the partner institution where they do their study abroad. Prior to their time abroad, students have the opportunity to hear guest lectures by representatives from the potential institutions.
Students acquire a number of valuable skills, including adaptability, team-working, language abilities, and inter-cultural skills.
Full module specification
|Module title:||International Study|
None (please note that this module is a pre-requisite for the Level 3 Business School With European Study module)
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
The level two module, BSD2003 Preparation for International Study is a non-credit bearing compulsory
module that aims to help students on “With International Study” programmes prepare for the Study Abroad period that will take place in the third year of their degree. The module aims to assist students through the application process, to provide a general preparation for Study Abroad and to promote the development of global citizenship skills and encourage students to frame their experience in the wider context of employability and personal development.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. understand the purpose and benefits of undertaking a European study or work placement
- 2. locate appropriate services and resources that will help them with their placement search
- 3. have identified a third-year placement suited to their language skills, academic and career trajectory and personal interest, and completed all relevant application procedures and predeparture protocols
- 4. understand the academic requirements that they are expected to fulfil during the Study Abroad / Work placement period
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. reflect on the contribution of their study or work placement towards their academic, career and personal development
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Additional sessions may be offered by University International Office and advertised in advance|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Presentations / Q&A||30 minutes||1,2,3,4,5||Notes (Written / electronic)|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Autumn Term Year 2:
One 1-hour compulsory timetabled session (Allocation procedure, plan for year, general information +
queries / general discussion)
Students have already submitted a Host Country Form in year 1 to indicate geographical preference. All
students seeking a study placement must research and select their preferred host institution by a specified date at the end of November in year 2. Allocation is via a competitive selection process. Students will prepare for a presentation followed by Q&A (30 minutes total) in support of their choice of host institution.
Institution allocations will be advertised on a specified date in December.
Students seeking a work placement of either 6 or 12 months will need to comply with relevant School
procedures. Advice will be given through the module handbook and on an individual student basis.
Spring Term Year 2
One 1-hour compulsory timetabled session (Academic Guidelines and Learning Agreement)
1 30-minute Individual Academic Meeting with Director of International Development (Students’ rationale
for module choices; Finalising Learning Agreement)
Summer Term Year 2
One 1-hour compulsory timetabled session (Pre-departure briefing)
Additional sessions may be offered by the University International Office and will be advertised in advance
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
BSD2003 Module site / Business School Study Abroad site on VLE
Business School International blog http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/gointernational/
University of Exeter Study Abroad site
Websites of partner institutions
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