Preparation for 'with Year Abroad'
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 study and, if applicable, work 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:
• if you choose to study abroad, you will be allocated to your host institution, having completed all the relevant host application paperwork and understood the implications of your year abroad.
• if you choose to work abroad, you will need to confirm a work placement outside of UK.
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.
All of the information about studying abroad is on the ELE (Exeter Learning Environment).
You will engage extensively with the partner institution where you will undertake your study placement.
You will acquire a number of valuable skills including adaptability, team-working, language abilities, and intercultural skills. Those who 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'|
Minimum overall weighted average of 50% in Year 1 and Year 2 for European institutions and work placements abroad and 60% in Year 1 and Year 2 for International (non-European) institutions. Please note that this module is a pre-requisite for Year 3 Business School Year Abroad modules BUS3000A, BUS3000B and BUS3000C.
There may be some language requirements for specific host institutions, please contact the Global Opportunities Team for more information.
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
4Duration (weeks) - term 2:
4Duration (weeks) - term 3:
This non-credit bearing compulsory module will help you prepare for your Year 3 study and/or 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 and work 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.
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Independent study||15||Preparation for host institution rationale, study plans, host institution application|
|Additional sessions may be offered by the Global Opportunities Team|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Host institution selection||Written statement (500 words) or presentation (5 minutes)||1,2,3,4,5||Verbal|
|Provisional Learning Agreement PLA||List of complete study load and minimum two reserve modules for each term||6, 7||Written|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Formative assessment||100||Research presentation for study and/or work abroad||1-9||Verbal in class|
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, achieve (in Year 1) and maintain (in Year 2) a good academic average (50% for European institutions or work abroad placement, 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 BUS3000A and BUS3000B for details regarding AccessAbility for studying abroad and for further information regarding reassessment at the host institution. Please see BUS3000C for details for working abroad.
You will research and apply internally for your preferred host institution by a specific date in Term 1. 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 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 or year-long work abroad placement, you will need to comply with relevant School procedures.
Advice will be given through the module handbook, WYA ELE page and on an individual student basis.
3 x timetabled compulsory sessions
• Academic Guidelines Briefing
• Work Placement Briefing (compulsory for students seeking a semester work placement)
• Intercultural Communication Session
In Term 3 you will need to attend a pre-departure briefing session (2 hours, timetabled)
Additional sessions may be offered by the Global Opportunities Team and will be advertised in advance.
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
Web based and electronic resources:
University of Exeter Study Abroad site: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/studyabroad/outbound/
Websites of partner institutions
Last revision date