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Hi all,I'm looking into studying abroad for either a semester or a full year. The university I go to used to have partner schools and an adviser but that's all gone. The careers team did give me a few resources to look at but this was mostly for post-graduate. I have looked into the Eurasmus+ but I would prefer to study in Japan. The programmes I've looked into are taught in English being as my Japanese is basic level at best. Has anyone had any experience of applying to study abroad (EU or outside) or know of anyone that has?
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If your university no longer has a partner university in Japan then you can't study abroad there. Are you sure that partnership is finished? If it really is gone then Europe is your only option.
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If your university no longer has a partner university in Japan then you can't study abroad there. Are you sure that partnership is finished? If it really is gone then Europe is your only option.
I'm doing my A2 A levels and applying to uni atm.

Just for clarification, if a university is partnered with other universities abroad
E.g X russell group is partnered with Y uni in France/Germany etc are you expected to be fluent or hold a qualification in that language? If so, to what standard?

E.g would universities expect a GCSE or A level qualification in that language corresponding to the Y university you want to visit abroad to study for a semester/year? Also, would the course be taught 100% in that language or in English aswell?

I'm considering to apply for a year abroad when I'm at University.
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If your university no longer has a partner university in Japan then you can't study abroad there. Are you sure that partnership is finished? If it really is gone then Europe is your only option.
The uni was part of De Montford but broke away and seems to be starting a lot of things from scratch.

I think the partner schools were in the EU and US. (The information they had was extremely minimal.) I know that if I do choose to go outside of the EU, I'll have to pay the going rate for the uni. I have heard of scholarships and the like but information is either scattered in the wind or confusing.
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I'm doing my A2 A levels and applying to uni atm.

Just for clarification, if a university is partnered with other universities abroad
E.g X russell group is partnered with Y uni in France/Germany etc are you expected to be fluent or hold a qualification in that language? If so, to what standard?

E.g would universities expect a GCSE or A level qualification in that language corresponding to the Y university you want to visit abroad to study for a semester/year? Also, would the course be taught 100% in that language or in English aswell?

I'm considering to apply for a year abroad when I'm at University.
When I was starting to apply for uni, I found a few that offer a year abroad as part of the programme or make it mandatory. I wish now I'd gone to one of those instead. (Hindsight is such a wonderful thing)

Some universities abroad do have courses taught solely in English with the extra option of language classes. If they want you to know some of the language already, they'll make it pretty clear at what level.
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I'm doing my A2 A levels and applying to uni atm.

Just for clarification, if a university is partnered with other universities abroad
E.g X russell group is partnered with Y uni in France/Germany etc are you expected to be fluent or hold a qualification in that language? If so, to what standard?

E.g would universities expect a GCSE or A level qualification in that language corresponding to the Y university you want to visit abroad to study for a semester/year? Also, would the course be taught 100% in that language or in English aswell?

I'm considering to apply for a year abroad when I'm at University.
Generally you don't need to speak the local language but you need to check your university's website to be sure, it should have a page for outgoing Erasmus students where it lists where you can go and what the prerequisites are. If you can't find this page then email the year abroad tutor and ask. If the European university says you don't need to speak the local language then classes will be in English.
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