English at Southampton offers you the opportunity to think about literature and culture in new and exciting ways. A degree in English with a Year Abroad is another dimension to English at Southampton’s ‘thinking outside the books,’ of bringing the greatest literature in English into life and the larger world. It is a great opportunity to not only travel but live in another country, while continuing and developing your studies in English in exciting new ways, making new friends at one of Southampton's partner institutions. This can be as part of the Erasmus exchange programme with universities in Barcelona, Prague, Frankfurt, and Lausanne or a ‘Year Abroad’ exchange programme with universities in the United States, Western Ontario or Seoul. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue international (and local) careers in journalism and media, teaching and education, writing and publishing. English at Southampton achieved 93 per cent student satisfaction for teaching of their course (NSS, 2016). With 96 per cent of our research is rated as being of internationally recognised quality (REF, 2014). We offer a wide range of options, including ground-breaking work in international writing, creative writing and film studies, and the chance to study one or more languages as part of your course.