Core Module Information
Module title: Studying and Living Abroad

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG09120
Module leader: Sibylle Ratz
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will be delivered over two trimesters. The first trimester will be completed at Edinburgh Napier University, the second in the country of residence.
- Students spending a year abroad will commence the module in Trimester 2 and will complete the module in Trimester 1 of their year abroad in the following academic year.
- Students spending one trimester abroad will commence the module in Trimester 1 at Edinburgh Napier and complete the module in Trimester 2 during the study abroad period.

Part One of the module will comprise of a series of tutorials and workshops delivered at Edinburgh Napier which will include:

Information sessions on the selection of an institution, application process, selection of subjects in the partner institution and awareness of regulations and procedures in the selected country of residence.

The concept of culture shock, its manifestations and an exploration of the strategies to deal with cultural and intercultural challenges.

Communication and personal challenges associated with study abroad.

Consolidation of IT skills and the development of an e-portfolio.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify the different challenges associated with living, learning and studying abroad.
LO2: Develop strategies to address the potential challenges of studying and living in a foreign country.
LO3: Reflect on different academic and non-academic environments and develop intercultural and related awareness
LO4: Enhance communication skills through the development and the competent use of an e-portfolio.
LO5: Critically reflect on the learning experience through a review of critical incidents and activities.
LO6: Develop key transferable skills such as problem solving and managing one’s own learning.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sibylle Ratz
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1, 3, 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Portfolio 50 2, 5, 6 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Studying and Living Abroad