Further Stay Abroad Options

Apart from studying abroad at a university, students of English also have the opportunity to go abroad for a shorter period of time (summer schools), take part in a teaching and language assistants program, or work abroad for a semester or two. Furthermore, students who have been abroad without earning any ECTS have the chance to book one of the English Department's Stay Abroad modules. Please consult the following sections for more information on each possibility.

Summer and Winter Schools

Many British and some other universities offer intensive courses covering a whole range of topics during the summer months (sometimes, also in winter).

Please have a look at the Global Student Experience websites for summer schools and winter schools for a list of possible places and information on any stipends.

Furthermore, each year, one student from Switzerland has the chance to win a stipend and a travel bursary for the Yeats Summer School in Sligo.

Yeats Summer School Stipend

The Yeats Society in Sligo, Ireland, organises the Yeats International Summer School every year - an opportunity to learn about the famous Nobel-prize winning poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), comprising cultural events and excursions in the beautiful county Sligo.

The Yeats Society Sligo offers a place to one student from Switzerland every year (tuition fee of €650.- waived).

To cover expenses for travel and accommodation, the Max Geilinger Stiftung offers a travel bursary of CHF 650.- and the Irish Embassy a bursary for accommodation of CHF 250.-.

The successful candidate will also receive an invitation to the Saint Patrick's Day Reception of the Irish Embassy in Berne.

For more information, please visit the Yeats Summer School Stipend website.

Shakespeare Week in Stratford-upon-Avon (Bachelor Students)

The annual excursion to Stratford-Upon-Avon and London, organised by the English Department of the University of Zurich has become a tradition over the years.

For more information, please visit the Shakespeare Week in Stratford-upon-Avon website.

Language Assistants UK (Movetia)

Disclaimer: The information in this subsection is subject to change. In the case of conflicting information, contact studyabroad@es.uzh.ch.

This program is offered annually to students interested in teaching German (or French) to secondary school students in Britain. Before applying you must have completed two years of University study and have either German or French as a native language. You teach 12 hours weekly (preparation time for the lessons is in addition to the 12 hours teaching time) for about nine months (from October to May in England and Wales; from September to May in Scotland and Northern Ireland) for an income that should cover your cost of living. Accommodation and travel expenses are your responsibility.

You can download the information that was presented at the UZH's Study Abroad Study 2019 below.

Movetia Language Assistant Programme UK 2019 (PDF, 174 KB)

Applications have to be submitted to sap@chstiftung.ch. Please see the following website for more information and application forms: https://www.movetia.ch/programme/sprachassistenzprogramm/ausland/

Teaching Assistants USA (Amity)

Disclaimer: The information in this subsection is subject to change. In the case of conflicting information, contact studyabroad@es.uzh.ch.

The Amity program allows students to spend up to one academic year teaching language classes (and sometimes classes on European culture) at grammar schools, high schools, or, in rare instances, at universities in the USA. Applications can be made all year round but the best time is toward the end of the autumn semester.

For further information, please read the Amity webpage, particularly the section on "interns".

Stay Abroad Portfolio and Research-Based Report

 

Stay Abroad Portfolio (Bachelor Module)

Students who have spent six or more weeks within one year and with max. one interruption (i.e. min. 42 days) in the same particular Anglophone region (region = usually not a whole country) can choose to compile a research-based portfolio and earn 3 ECTS. For more information, please consult the module website.

Stay Abroad: Research-Based Report (Master Module)

Students who have spent six or more weeks within one year and with max. one interruption (i.e. min. 42 days) in the same particular Anglophone region (region = usually not a whole country) can choose to compile a research-based report and earn 3 ECTS. For more information, please consult the module website.

STREAM (Student Research Mobility Programme)

STREAM is a student research mobility programme which aims to facilitate student research exchange opportunities between institutions within the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

STREAM is aiming at students who have a high interest in conducting research during their study period. Students from all subjects at the University of Zurich are eligible to apply. You must have a minimum of one full academic year of your undergraduate course complete at the time of the mobility.

Please consult the Global Student Experience Office STREAM website for more information.

SEMP-Traineeships

Within the framework of the Swiss-European Mobility Programme, UZH students who undertake a traineeship in another European country can apply for funding. Please find the relevant information on this opportunity on the Global Student Experience Office website for SEMP-Traineeships.

Other Opportunities

The Global Student Experience Office also lists a range of other opportunities to go abroad on their website.