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HUMA3013 Year Abroad Report Module for Humanities Students

Module Overview

This non-credit bearing module is a required element for all Humanities students on a Year Abroad Programme. It builds on the Year Abroad preparation module, HUMA2012. It is taken as a long thin single module whilst on the Year Abroad with a two hour preparation workshop before departure at the end of Year 2.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of the module is to allow you to reflect on and record your experiences whilst on the Year Abroad. Through the monthly personal blog, you will document your learning and you will record other significant events, activities and intercultural encounters. The aim of the final report is to provide a tool for reflection on the key learning experiences of the period of study abroad and to document the personal, academic and other benefits of the year abroad.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • To reflect on and record your experiences whilst on the Year Abroad.


You will set up and maintain a personal blog on a course Blackboard or a similar site. The aim is that this is a reflective tool which you use to record your experiences during the year abroad. You will need to make at least 8 regular contributions to your blog site during the period of study abroad and to demonstrate your awareness of the impact of the educational and intercultural experiences you are having on your own personal and academic development. The final 2,000 word report which is to be submitted before the end of the Southampton academic year will be a formal report on activities during the year abroad and will summarise the key benefits and gains made and any other lessons learnt.

Special Features

This module is pass or fail and carries no credit.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

There will be a two hour workshop held in the summer before departure for the Year Abroad. There will be training in using blogging tools and discussion of the type of entries that should be made. Assessment criteria will also be introduced.

Independent Study148
Total study time150



MethodPercentage contribution
Blog 50%
Final Report  (2000 words) 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Report  (2000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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