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Linguistics Degrees Abroad

Linguistics is a field of study that spans back several millennia, and yet today we are still learning new things every day about how we use language to interact and convey meaning. Earning your linguistics degree abroad will be the opportunity to delve headfirst into this infinitely deep academic field while further enhancing your studies by immersing yourself in a new cultural and linguistic context.

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

First and foremost, the most obvious reason of why to earn your linguistics degree abroad is the opportunity to simultaneously master a foreign language. The amount you will learn about linguistics itself by analyzing the difference between two different languages on a deep semantic level should not be understated. Further, earning your degree abroad in linguistics will enable you to explore an entirely new culture and observe the vast differences in how people move, speak, and interact; you’d be surprised at how much of it all circles back to language!

Locations

It’s not possible to name just one specific location as the best place where to earn your linguistics degree abroad. Where will be the most rewarding destination depends just as much on your own personal ambitions and interests as it does on the quality of educational programs available in that country.

For example some of the very best linguistics programs in the world are located in English speaking countries such as England, Australia, and the United States. It’s true that you can earn a very prestigious degree from a university in one of these countries, but at the same time if you are a native English speaker then you will be entering into a linguistic and cultural environment which is very similar to your own.

On the flipside if you choose to earn your linguistics degree abroad somewhere with a drastically different language and culture, this will present a whole new set of challenges and insights that you might not otherwise gain by sticking to the familiar. Countries such as China, India, and Russia are all examples of places where deeply rooted cultural differences will challenge you to study the field of linguistics under a whole new light.

Of course the silver lining to all this is that you will be expected to have a sufficient enough comprehension of your host country’s language upon arrival in order to enroll at a university and take classes. There are pros and cons everywhere you go, so cover as many bases as possible while researching potential destinations where to earn your linguistics degree abroad!

Academics & Degrees

Linguistics is an extremely broad field of study that covers many theoretical concepts encompassing the form, meaning, and context of languages (and a ton of different sub-disciplines therein). In short, while earning your linguistics degree abroad, you’ll learn more about the structure, content, and usage of language then you ever thought possibly existed.

Most undergraduate programs will require you to cover many basics within the field while earning your linguistics degree abroad, and will usually expect you to simultaneously study a second language as well. In addition to introductory linguistics courses, some related disciplines that you might be required to sample include philosophy, psychology, and communications.

Graduate programs will present you the opportunity to delve much deeper into a specific aspect of linguistics while also furthering your own research in the field and working on a thesis. Master’s programs will last for one or two years and often lead directly in PhD programs, which can last for several years on top of this.

Some various fields that linguistics can be applied to either in the professional world or in higher academia include computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, linguistic anthropology, language development, and language acquisition. There are a ton of different ways you can go with a degree abroad in linguistics, both during your studies and afterward.

Benefits & Challenges

Extracurricular Immersion. By earning your linguistics degree abroad, your education will go far beyond the classroom. Learning to communicate efficiently within the nuances of a different culture will greatly deepen your insight in the field.

Second Language. Simultaneously, you will also move far beyond the surface of learning a second language. Through your studies you will come to understand the deeply embedded structures that define all human interaction.

The Payoff. No one said it will be easy; uprooting from your comfort zone and committing to study for several years in a new country can be a daunting challenge, but one that will reward you immensely down the line.

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