Linguistics students- as any students at Queen's- have the option of spending their third year at another university in order to benefit from additional courses in linguistics or to perfect their skills in a language other than English.
Most students will choose countries where lectures are offered in English, but if you are a native speaker of another language i.e. Spanish you are welcome to apply for an exchange in a Spanish-speaking country.
All Linguistics students who applied for an exchange/ study abroad should contact Dr. Margaret Maliszewska in LLCU main office (Kingston Hall room 416) to make sure the courses they are about to take at other institution are compatible with LING Plan.
In the past, Linguistics students chose following universities:
Australia: University of Sydney
University of Sydney is an Australian public university located in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the world's 27th most reputable university. The University of Sydney was ranked 8th in the world for Education, 9th in Accounting and Finance and 10th in Law. Additionally, Sydney was placed 12th in English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Linguistics and Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering, the highest in Australia of those subjects.
University of Sydney has a separate Department of Linguistics, part of the School of Letters, Arts and Media.
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Australia: University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA), located in Perth, was established by an act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911, and began teaching students for the first time in 1913. It is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia and the only university in the state to be a member of the Group of Eight, as well as the sandstone universities.The University's degree structure has changed recently to further separate the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees available. Justification for this new system is due to its simplicity and effectiveness in outsiders understanding the system. It is the first University in Western Australia to have this new system. Students entering the University at an undergraduate level must choose a three-year bachelor's degree. For more information on available courses please visit UWA's course website
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Netherlands: University College Utrecht
University College Utrecht (UCU) is an international Honors College of Utrecht University (UU). UCU is a selective liberal arts, undergraduate college of 700 students within Utrecht University. Located between the two UU sites, Uithof and City Center, it has its own residential campus in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. The language of instruction is English.UCU is a place for motivated students who have broad academic and social interests and an international orientation. We offer our students small-scale, high-quality courses in humanities, social sciences and science.
Information about courses open for Exchange and Visiting students can be found per faculty.
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Netherlands: University of Groningen
The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. Out of this tradition rose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the North of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart.The University of Groningen provides suitable educational packages for a wide range of students. The University focuses in this respect on students who are motivated to get the best out of themselves by stimulating talent and rewarding achievement. University of Groningen has a wide variety of Linguistics courses offered in English to exchange students.
Sweden: Lund University
Lund University is one of Europe's oldest universities and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research; it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425. Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The University is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. The university provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. 47 700 students and 7 500 employees are based at campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. Lund University has a good selection of courses in Linguistics, offered to exchange students in English.
Sweden: Uppsala University
Uppsala University is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden, and is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe in international rankings. The disciplinary domain of Arts and Social Sciences includes the Faculty of Arts*, the Faculty of Social Sciences*, the Faculty of Languages*, the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Educational Sciences.Uppsala University offers more than 700 courses that are taught in English to incoming exchange students. Please visit Courses for Exchange Students website for most updated information.
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United Kingdom: Aberdeen University
The University of Aberdeen is a public research-focused university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to create King's College. This makes it Scotland's third-oldest university (after the University of St. Andrews and the University of Glasgow) and fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. The University has approximately 13,500 students from undergraduate to doctoral level, including many international students. There are also large numbers of Masters and PhD students. In addition, the university's Centre for Lifelong Learning acts as an extension college, offering higher education courses to the local community even for those without the usual qualifications for admission to degree-level study.For more information on available courses please visit the University of Aberdeen's course website. For Linguistics-oriented courses, look under "English".
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United Kingdom: Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. The College of Humanities and Social Science is the largest of the three Colleges in the University of Edinburgh. It has 11 Schools, 16,300 students and 1,460 staff. An advantage of its size is the very wide range of subjects and research specialisms. For more information on available courses please visit the University of Edinburgh's course website.
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United Kingdom: University of Leeds
The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.For the sons of local families, it was one of the first colleges for students of all faiths and backgrounds. Now, the University of Leeds not only welcomes students from all over the United Kingdom, its reputation worldwide makes it a truly multi-cultural and international institution with students and staff from over 100 countries studying and working on campus. For more information on available courses please visit the University of Leeds course website.
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United Kingdom: University of Manchester
The University of Manchester (UoM) is a large research university situated in the city of Manchester, England. Manchester University - as it is commonly known - is a public university formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (est. 1824) and the Victoria University of Manchester (est. 1851).The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel Laureates among its past and present students and staff, the third-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom after Cambridge and Oxford. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university. For more information on available courses please visit the University of Manchester's course website. Please note course requirements and restrictions for exchange students by visiting the exchange course website.
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United Kingdom: University of St. Andrews
St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413.Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. St Andrews is a unique place to study and live. Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, students may find themselves crossing golf-courses on their way to class, or jogging along the beach after dinner. Not only does the University have a world-class reputation, it also offers a diverse range of social activities - including over 140 student societies and 50 sports clubs. The historic buildings are juxtaposed against the modern facilities, and the many student traditions truly make studying at St Andrews an unforgettable experience. For information on available courses please visit the University of St Andrew's course website.