School study abroad coordinators

Each school has a School Study Abroad Coordinator, who is your main contact for academic advice relating to your study abroad year.

The Study Abroad office and your School Study Abroad Coordinator work closely together, so please contact either party if you are unsure of the best person to help with your query and we can liaise with each other as necessary.

SCHOOL STUDY ABROAD COORDINATOR'S ROLE

Your Coordinator is there to support you and will be happy to hear from you at any point throughout the year.

As you prepare to apply for the Study Abroad programme, speak to your Coordinator about:

  • your eligibility
  • mitigating circumstances that may have affected your first year marks
  • the academic suitability of destinations you are considering

Once you have a place on the Study Abroad programme, speak to your Coordinator about:

  • approval for your module choices
  • advice on how many credits you need to pass during the year
  • completing School pre-departure paperwork, including Change of Programme and Risk Awareness forms
  • any problems you encounter during your study abroad year that may affect your academic performance
  • how and when your study abroad year will be assessed
  • signing of learning agreements on behalf of Leeds (for Erasmus+ exchanges)

STUDY ABROAD OFFICE ROLE

The Study Abroad office can help you with practical matters related to your studies abroad, such as advice about your application, issues with your travels and contact with your host university.

As you prepare to apply for the Study Abroad programme, speak to the Study Abroad office about:

  • your eligibility
  • general advice about the destinations on offer, including demand for places at your preferred destinations
  • the application process and the documents you are required to submit
  • costs to consider and financial implications of a study abroad year
  • minimum language requirements for destinations that don’t teach in English
  • mitigating circumstances that may have affected your first year marks

Once you have a place on the Study Abroad programme, speak to the Study Abroad office about:

  • your formal application to your host university
  • how to contact your host university
  • basic advice about visas, finances, insurance and accommodation
  • completing central Study Abroad paperwork, including your Pre-Departure Checklist and Erasmus+ documents (pre and post placement)