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When should I travel abroad on a language study trip?

You can carry out language studies abroad at any stage in the year or even your life! There isn't any period which is better than another for travelling abroad to learn a foreign language, but if you wish to sit an official exam, find out about the dates of exam preparation courses. They begin on specific dates as they are international courses leading to exams taking place on the same dates in different countries.

The schools which welcome students for language studies abroad offer courses which allow you to arrive at any stage during the week or during the year. However, for reasons of organisation, ideally, students start courses on a Monday.
When should you carry out language studies abroad?

During your studies

Take advantage of your time off during the holidays to perfect a language you are learning during your studies or else to develop new language skills in order to have as many assets as possible at the end of your studies.
Between your studies

You are finishing your studies and are not sure what to do next before continuing with your studies or beginning to work? Don't hesitate to travel abroad for a long-term stay in order to stay active between your studies.
While you're working

You notice that you are missing some precise terminology in a given language relative to your sector of work? Or indeed you need to gain a command of a language for the development of a project? There are business programmes and  programmes for executives or for professionals which are specifically developed for this type of demand.
At the end of a visa term

Your visa term is coming to an end and you haven't yet found somewhere else where you'd like to go to follow up? Don't panic, and take advantage of some time to equip yourself with a new language in order to be even more competitive when you return.
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