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LANG3011 Seeing and being seen: Study Abroad re-entry

Module Overview

This module is designed to accompany you as you resume your programme of studies in Southampton and grapple with the challenges of re-entry. We will support you as you reflect upon your experience of study abroad, enable you to articulate those experiences and work with you to incorporate them into your career planning in ways which will set you apart. Particular attention will be paid to what you have learnt about yourself, the ways in which you talk about your study abroad and how those experiences are qualitatively different from regular travel or gap year activities. You will be able to work on producing an enhanced CV and manage your online presence in order to reflect your identity and experiences in positive ways.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • reflect constructively on the challenges of living abroad- alert you to processes of re-engaging in Southampton
  • enable you to fully integrate the study abroad experience into your programme of studies at Southampton
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • assess your study abroad experiences
  • Formulate an enhanced CV
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Write and speak with some authority on the value of study abroad
  • Articulate your intercultural competence to academics and employers


How to articulate your cultural intelligence How to reflect upon and articulate your study abroad experience both orally and in written form How to reflect upon the ways in which you recorded your experience ( your photographs) to examine what you saw and how you saw it How to produce an enhanced CV incorporating your year abroad How to manage your online presence incorporating your year abroad How to engage with the international community in Southampton, Southampton University and beyond

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

A combination of lectures, peer discussion groups and self -guided reflection

Independent Study140
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Resources. Relevant resources will be made available through Blackboard or as e-texts through the Hartley library.


Assessment Strategy

This module is non-credit bearing and non-assessed.

Linked modules

LANG2011 LANG2010

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