'The most beautiful shallow beach ever in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico' Lazara, BA Linguistics and Spanish
While studying with us you will spend a compulsory year or term abroad in one of many institutions across the Hispanic world. How and when you spend time abroad will depend on your course, so you must check your course information (using the link on the right) for specific detail.
The importance of spending time abroad cannot be overstated as you will gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of your host country and make substantial linguistic progress. You'll be supported to prepare for your time abroad, maintain contact with the University during your time abroad, and when you return to Leeds we will help you transition back into University life. You'll also be able to support others in the School who are planning for time abroad.
University placements for the year abroad
- Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
- Central and Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
- Cádiz, Madrid (Carlos III and Pontificia Comillas),
- Deusto (Bilbao),
- Santiago de Compostela,
- Coimbra, Porto and Lisbon (Classica)
- Puebla and Guadalajara
- Universidad Latina
- Buenos Aires and San Andrés
University placements for the term abroad
Joint honours student Sally studied in Granada for her term abroad. Read her story here.
British Council assistantships in schools
You can take a work placement, other than the language assistant programme, abroad as part of the Year Abroad programme. The work placement can be paid or voluntary and assistance with finding and securing a placement can be found through the Careers Centre and the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.