In coming to Lancaster University, history students have the opportunity to spend a term or an academic year in one of our many partner universities abroad. Without extending the duration of their degree at Lancaster, students usually embark on this adventure in their second year, and can choose to study in the United States, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand under the study abroad scheme, or in Europe within the Erasmus+ programme. Thereby, they can gain valuable cultural experience and make friendships in leading and prestigious universities beyond Europe, such as the University of Wisconsin, Monash University, University of British Columbia, and Victoria University of Wellington; and within Europe, such as the Free University of Amsterdam, Free University of Berlin, Ruhr-University Bochum, KU Leuven, University of Copenhagen, and University of Vienna. The European partners were carefully selected to allow students to study predominantly in English, while nevertheless gaining valuable language skills. This global experience is great value, since there are no additional fees in the study abroad scheme, and the Erasmus+ programme even comes with a monthly stipend and a fees reduction at home.