The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
"Students on a year abroad develop both essential skills which help them to observe without misinterpretation or ethnocentric judgement, and interpersonal skills which allow adaptation to copmlex cultural milieux. They learn to show respect for local values without abandoning their own."
Valuing the Year Abroad
This page contains further information from external sources, which will guide you in your decision about whether a year abroad is right for you, and where to spend it.
- Valuing the Year Abroad.pdf A position statement issued in March 2012 by the British Academy, the University Council of Modern Languages and ThirdYearAbroad.com
www.ThirdYearAbroad.com - Third Year Abroad is an independent organisation offering support and information to students preparing for a study or work placement abroad.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/725 - British Academy press release about Valuing the Year Abroad
www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus/ - Information about Erasmus study and work placements from the Erasmus National Agency in the UK
http://www.britishcouncil.org/languageassistants-ela.htm - Information about the British Council's English Language Assistant programme in mainland Europe, Canada (Quebec), Latin America and China.
http://europa.eu/eu-life/education-training/index_en.htm - Education and training in the EU, information from the European Commission