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Year Abroad

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Contact us

How to contact us

Please note that we are currently carrying hybrid working patterns due to COVID-19 and unable to receive calls or posts.

The best way to reach us is via email -

  • Address: Room 118, 1st Floor, Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA

  • Office hours:

MONDAY 9.30 – 17.00

TUESDAY 9.30 – 17.00

WEDNESDAY 9.30 – 17.00

THURSDAY 9.00 – 16.30

FRIDAY 9.00 – 16.30

(Closed on weekends, public and bank holidays)

  • Director of Year Abroad Studies: Dr Hugues Azérad

  • Year Abroad Administrators: Ms Jill Lin / Ms Sandra O'Neill (Please contact YA Administrators for signature/stamp for paper works)


The MMLL Sections have a nominated member of staff as Year Abroad Adviser, who has detailed knowledge of the country or countries concerned and can offer important advice, especially on University courses.

These are currently:

French -  Dr Hugues Azérad

German - Dr Martin A. Ruehl

Spanish & Portuguese - Professor Maria Manuel Lisboa

Italian - Dott. Claudia Domenici

Slavonic Studies -  Dr Elena Filimonova & Dr Ksenia Zanon

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain confidentiality the MMLL Year Abroad Office are only able to discuss a period abroad with the student concerned. We cannot, for instance, discuss a student's situation with a parent, legal guardian or friend unless the student has given permission to do so in writing.