Are you interested in studying abroad as part of your Newcastle degree? You could study in Europe with the Erasmus scheme. Erasmus is the European Union programme for student and teacher exchanges in higher education.
The programme offers students the opportunity to study abroad in any other European country for a period between three and nine months. Politics and Sociology students can also study abroad with our non-European partners.
In 2010/11 students from across Geography, Politics and Sociology studied abroad. In 2011/12 we have School students studying in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the United States.
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This information is for undergraduate and postgraduate students in all subject areas within the School.
"I was getting too familiar with Newcastle and wanted to do something different and challenging. After three weeks of Danish language, living here and now taking Politics classes (in English) I feel I could show someone else around and that gives me a huge boost in confidence. Erasmus - it's something I can't recommend highly enough!"
Rhiannon Haley, BA Hons Politics, 2011-12
Nikko says: "The weather here is great, the school is good; it is world recognised and it’s great to be studying with (academically) elite students; also the city is great, the metro system is fantastic and there’s so much to explore".
Max agrees and offers some practical advice:
"The cost of accommodation is about what I expected; it’s more than Newcastle but it’s what I expected. If there was any advice I’d give it would be that when you get your Erasmus grant in September you put that all toward your rent- pay up your rent for as long as it lasts- because your second lot doesn’t come in until May, when you’ve nearly finished your year abroad. I’ve gained greater understanding of a different culture: I play rugby for the Sciences Po team – which is really good for my French! I think being able to speak a language makes you much more employable in the future and also if I was ever to work abroad I’d kind of know what it’s all about, you know, coming to a country knowing only one other person; it’s a daunting prospect but I know now I can handle it"
Nikko and Max studied a variety of Politics and Area Studies classes (some taught in English) at the prestigious Institut d'Études Politiques at Sciences Po, in the city of Lyon, France.
Find out more about the Student Experience
Contact School Erasmus Coordinator by e-mail: email@example.com