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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI3999: Year Abroad

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to introduce you to the experience of academic study in a different country, and, for some of you, a different language. It aims to challenge preconceptions and assumptions about higher education teaching by exposing you to a different approach to academic study.

You will be expected to develop resilience and flexibility as you adapt to different teaching styles and different administrative procedures, and to living in a new country. Regardless of your language of study, you are expected to develop your communication skills. You will be able to gain a perspective on your experiences of study in the UK by making a comparison with your experience abroad.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate critical awareness of different approaches to your academic discipline and the learning process between Exeter and the host University;
2. demonstrate module-specific skills specific to the modules taken at the host University, at an appropriate level and scope for the number of credits taken;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate discipline-specific skills specific to the modules taken at the host University, at an appropriate level and scope for the number of credits taken;
Personal and Key Skills4. demonstrate personal and key skills specific to the modules taken at the host University, at an appropriate level and scope for the number of credits taken;
5. demonstrate an awareness of the complexities of living and working in a different culture, and
6. successfully negotiate the complexities of living and working in a different culture