University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham
Study Abroad and Exchanges

Birmingham is committed to producing global citizens and providing students with as many opportunities as possible to internationalise their degree. Each year over 450 undergraduate students complete a year abroad as part of their degree programme and benefit tremendously from the increased confidence and different academic perspective that this provides.

 

Top 10 things to do in Moscow

Find out how to orientate yourself in Moscow, places to visit, things to try, where to shop and top cultural recommendations in the Russian capital.

by Imogen Burgoyne

 
 
Birmingham Uni

5 recurring thoughts on my return home

by Kia Marie Hunt
 
Advice

The 7 best things about air travel (and hanging about for hours in airports)

by Kia Marie Hunt
 
Latin America

Living in Brazil: the good, the bad and the in-between

by Kia Marie Hunt
 
Portuguese

What it's like to study Sign Language in a foreign country

by Kia Marie Hunt
 
Uruguay

Top 5 things I've grown to love in Uruguay

by Kia Marie Hunt
 
Uruguay

5 things I'm missing from home while in Uruguay

by Kia Marie Hunt

Mole Diaries

 
English

The Mole Diaries: Singapore

by Sarah Ricketts
 
Spain

The Mole Diaries: Málaga

by Katy Wilson

Questions about Birmingham Uni

Q

What do I write in my personal statement?

Advice

Hello - check out this article on ThirdYearAbroad.com for some advice on writing a personal statement for your year abroad application :)

Q

Trying to choose which French University to attend?

Student

Hey Gaby - when I went on a year abroad, I found the info on the ThirdYearAbroad.com really helpful. There are lots of articles written by students about the cities in which they spent their TYA - gre...

Q

What options do I have when sorting out my phone contract for my year abroa...

Spain

When I was in Spain I elected to get a 'Spanish phone' aka one of my old English phones unlocked. I got a sim only contract from orange for 9.95 euros a month with a 1gb of data! Super cheap and reall...

Q

Could anybody advise me on whether to study or do a teaching assistantship...

Year Abroad
Q

Is it possible to change your semester two placement during semester one?

Change of placement
Q

How do I go about setting up gas, electricity, water and internet for my ap...

France
Q

How do I find accommodation in Lyon?

Rent

Hi Anna,Have you contacted the university in Lyon about this? They should have a list of resources to help you find accommodation, especially halls of residence.Otherwise, here is a list of websites t...

Q

I was wondering about the legitamacy of the company HandsonTEFL?

Spain

Hi Sergei,There's been a long discussion on this topic on the site with lots of personal accounts of the company - check it out here.Hope that helps!The TYA Team

Q

Can anyone offer any help in room hunting in The Hague?

Accommodation

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