Dr Birgit Smith is Director of Language Studies in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University. Her teaching focuses mainly on German language and culture, and she is the Year Abroad Tutor for German.
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    The Year Abroad – More than just a gap year

    Some of you may have read the ‘New study abroad programme makes languages an EU priority’ article in The Guardian last week. The Erasmus programme, which is the EU flagship for educational exchange in higher education, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year and currently 33 countries participate in the scheme.