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Modern Languages

French

Please note that Management and Modern Languages students can ONLY study at Modern Languages partner universities - not at King's Business School partners.

Students studying French language as part of their King's degree have the opportunity to study abroad for their whole third year at one of the below destinations in mainland France and beyond. Please note that if you are on a joint honours programme with another department but are studying French (including Liberal Arts students) you will be considered a Modern Language student for your 3rd year abroad and will follow the Modern Language Destinations for French.

Exchange opportunities:

Canada

France

Switzerland

Students also have the opportunity to work during their year abroad, either as an English Language Assistant or by finding an internship. In addition to the options listed above, French & Management students also have the opportunity to study at ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) and also EDHEC Business School, France.

French students who are ab initio

French students who are ab initio have a different list of institutions to choose from for their year abroad. Those students can study at one of the below universities in semester one or the full year and complete an internship in semester two. The institutions available for French ab initio students depend on the student's language ability which is assessed with a test organised by the French ab initio academic lead during the first semester of their second year. Those students should discuss their options with their French study abroad tutor ahead of applying.

A2 students onwards:

France

Switzerland

If you'd like to study at the University of Geneva please make note of the following: On the immersion programme, from A2 to B1 (ADI).

B1 students onwards:

France

Switzerland

If you'd like to study at the University of Geneva please make note of the following: On the immersion programme AP programme only, from B1 to B2.

B2 students:

If you'd like to study at ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) please make note of the following: For ab initio French & Management students only, and in semester 2 only.

Switzerland

If you'd like to study at the University of Geneva please make note of the following: Regular Faculty of Letters or in the Translation Faculty, with a solid B2.

German

Students studying German language as part of their King's degree have the opportunity to study abroad for the whole of their third year, at one of six destinations. Please note that if you are on a joint honours programme with another department but are studying German (including Liberal Arts students) you will be considered a Modern Language student for your 3rd year abroad and will follow the Modern Language Destinations for German.

Exchange opportunities:

Austria

Germany

Students also have the opportunity to work during their year abroad, either as part of the English Language Assistantship Programme or doing an internship.

Online destination forum - by students, for students

The Year 2 and Year 4 German student representatives have created an online Year Abroad destination forum on Facebook, so students from both year groups can chat about destinations and practical tips on issues such as accommodation, student life, travel etc. Returning students, this is your chance to pass on your expert knowledge to second years about to embark on their year abroad, and second years, hear first hand from those who have been there, done that! Click here to join the discussion.

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Hispanic Studies students have the opportunity to study abroad for the whole of their third year at one of several destinations in Europe and Latin America. Please note that if you are on a joint honours programme with another department but are studying Spanish or Portuguese (including Liberal Arts students) you will be considered a Modern Language student for your 3rd year abroad and will follow the Modern Language Destinations for Spanish or Portuguese.

Exchange opportunities:

Chile

Ecuador

Mexico

If you'd like to study at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico please make note of the following UNAM require students to have an official language certificate such as SIELE or DELE at B2 level.

Peru

Spain

Students studying abroad at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid will study at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Información starting 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Students also have the opportunity to work during their year abroad, either as part of the English Language Assistantship Programme or doing an internship.

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies students have the opportunity to study abroad for the whole of their third year at one of three destinations in Europe, and four in Latin America. In addition to this, Portuguese & Brazilian Studies students also have the opportunity to apply for an internship.

Brazil

Portugal