Spending a Year Abroad

In the Maynooth University School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, spending a year abroad is regarded as the "default position", i.e. students are expected to go on a year abroad (normally equivalent to one academic year, i.e. at least nine months).

​Students studying two modern foreign languages will spend a year in one in the other country where their target language is the vernacular.

Students who have successfully completed the year abroad, and were registered at Maynooth University for four years, are eligible for the award of the degree of BA (International) or, if they registered at entry for the programme, the BA (European Studies). 

Employment Opportunities

Students who graduate with an International Degree are in high demand with employers. International experience gained as part of your degree will give you an advantage over other job seekers. In an increasingly global market, employers want to hire people who are familiar with other cultures, languages, and countries.

You will find some interesting and useful information in each section below. 

Additionally, the Maynooth University International Office can provide you with a wealth on information and guidance on studying abroad.