Module

Preparation for 'with Year Abroad'

Module description

This non-credit bearing compulsory module will help you prepare for your Year 3 placement abroad as part of the ‘with Year Abroad’ degree programme. You will be guided through the institution application processes and be provided with general preparation for your year abroad. You will begin to develop intercultural communication skills and will be encouraged to begin to frame your experience in the wider context of employability and personal development.

By the end of the module you will be allocated to your host institution, have completed all the relevant host application paperwork and understand the implications of your year abroad.

Additional Information:

Internationalisation

This module is designed to prepare you for your time studying abroad, which will give you an international study experience. You are normally expected to take a language course if you intend to go to a non-English speaking country.

Sustainability

All of the information about studying abroad is on the ELE (Exeter Learning Environment). 

External Engagement

You will engage extensively with the partner institution where you will undertake your study placement.

Employability

You will acquire a number of valuable skills including adaptability, team-working, language abilities, and intercultural skills. Those of you who undertake a one semester work placement will also gain practical employability experience and develop your professional skills in an international setting.

Full module specification

Module title:Preparation for 'with Year Abroad'
Module code:BSD2005
Module level:2
Academic year:2020/1
Module lecturers:
Module credit:
ECTS value:

0

Pre-requisites:

Minimum overall weighted average of 50% in level 1 for European institutions and 60% in level 1 for International (non-European) institutions. Please note that this module is a pre-requisite for Level 3 Business School Year Abroad module BUS3000/BUS3000A.

There may be some language requirements for specific host institutions, please contact the Global Opportunities Team for more information.

Co-requisites:
Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:

2

Duration (weeks) - term 2:

4

Duration (weeks) - term 3:

1

Module aims

This non-credit bearing compulsory module will help you prepare for your Year 3 study and, if applicable, work placement abroad as part of your ‘with Year Abroad’ degree programme. You will be guided through the institution application process and be provided general preparation for study abroad. You will begin to develop intercultural communication skills and will be encouraged to begin to frame your experience in the wider context of employability and personal development. 

By the end of the module you will be allocated to your host institution, have completed all the relevant host application paperwork and understand the implications of your year abroad. 

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Understand the purpose and benefits of undertaking international study and, if applicable, international work placements
  • 2. Identify a 3rd year placement suited to your language skills, academic and career trajectory and personal interest
  • 3. Research host country culture and academic study culture thoroughly
  • 4. Consider the implications of a year abroad – costs, adapting to new cultures, arranging own travel and accommodation
  • 5. Locate services and resources that will help you with your placement application and during their time abroad

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 6. Understand the academic requirements that you are expected to fulfil during the study abroad / work placement period
  • 7. Understand how the year abroad counts toward your Exeter degree programme and how the marks earned abroad are converted to the Exeter grading system

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 8. Understand the contribution of your study or work placement towards their academic, career and personal development
  • 9. Identify opportunities for intercultural communication skills development

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
660

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Contact hours6Lectures
Independent study6Preparation for host institution rationale, study plans, host institution application
Additional sessions may be offered by the Global Opportunities Team

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Host Institution selection Written statement (500 words) or presentation (15 minutes) 1,2,3,4,5Written
Provisional Learning Agreement Spreadsheet List of complete study load and minimum two reserve modules for each term 6, 7Written

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Formative assessment100

Re-assessment notes

This module is not formally assessed and does not bear any credits, however it is possible to fail this module.?Students are required to attend all compulsory sessions and maintain a good academic average (50% for European institutions and 60% for non-European institutions).?Those students who fail to meet the requirements of the course without due cause will be transferred back to the three year degree.

Please see BUS3000/BUS3000A for details regarding AccessAbility for studying abroad and for further information regarding reassessment at the host institution. 

Syllabus plan

You will research and apply internally for your preferred host institution by a specific date in Term 1 (typically first week of November). Host institution allocation is a competitive selection process and you will be required to provide a rationale in support of your choice of host institution, either in writing or verbally as agreed by the Module Convenor. Host institution allocations are typically published at the end of Term 1 / beginning of Term 2.

In Term 2 you will formally apply to your allocated host institution and confirm your study plan for the year abroad. If you are seeking a semester work placement, you will need to comply with relevant School procedures.

Advice will be given through the module handbook and on an individual student basis.

4 x timetabled 1 hour compulsory sessions  

  • Introductory Session (information on application and selection process) 
  • Academic Guidelines Briefing 
  • Work Placement Briefing (compulsory for students seeking a semester work placement)
  • Intercultural Communication Session 

1 x timetabled compulsory 2 hour session 

  • Pre-Departure Briefing 

Additional sessions may be offered by the Global Opportunities Team and will be advertised in advance.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Origin date

30/08/2019

Last revision date

30/08/2019