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Residence Abroad Requirement

Study abroad

A year or a semester studying abroad is one of the highlights of a student’s Trinity experience, and immersing oneself in the language and culture is one of the most valuable ways of achieving fluency and of gaining deeper intercultural understanding. For those who choose European Studies, Business Studies and a language, Law and a language, Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures, Computer Science and a language programmes as well as for those who choose the Single Honours pathway of Joint Honours programmes a third year of study abroad is mandatory (except for Irish). We have long-established and well-working Erasmus partnerships with top institutions in the countries where our languages are spoken.

All other students are strongly encouraged and supported to spend a year or semester in the third year in one of our many partner universities. At a minimum, you will be required to spend two months in each of the countries the language of which you are studying during the course of the degree programme - it is not necessary for the time period spend abroad to be one continuous block: multiple stays which add up to cover the minimum are also acceptable. Please complete the attached form to confirm when and where you have completed your Residence Abroad requirement.