Language year abroad

If you’re studying languages at university and want to get involved in global mission during your year abroad, Crosslinks can help!

We have several exciting opportunities for university year abroad placements with mission partners working in multiple European locations, as well as in countries where other languages are spoken. Crosslinks placements can make up part or the whole of your university year abroad and can be tailored to your gifts and preferences. Opportunities include working with children, being a church apprentice, studying at a Bible college or being part of university campus outreach.

Over the last few years, language students have spent their year abroad with Crosslinks in Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It’s a great way to improve your language skills and serve God’s people overseas! 

Find out more about going overseas with Crosslinks in our short-term mission leaflet. Or you can get kickstart your application process by completing our enquiry form.

Aimee Davenport, who did her language abroad with Crosslinks in 2021–2022
"One of the best years of my life!"
Ellie, France, 2019
"The support I received was excellent and my French improved drastically!"
Rachel, Belgium, 2019
"An unforgettable, once-in-a- lifetime experience that I would recommend highly to anyone and everyone!"
Joe, Chile, 2017
"I learnt a lot about how I can better understand the Bible for myself and I’m very excited to put this into practice."
Charmaine, Belgium, 2019
"A great experience! I had to work hard not to stay in my comfort zone but I am more confident now and have a greater love for the wider Church."
Jack, Germany, 2018
"God used this year to shape me and grow me a lot – I can see now how God has a plan much higher than my own!"
Jo, Spain and Italy, 2019
"I had a great time – I learnt lots and had the opportunity to serve lots and be encouraged."
Nathan, Belgium, 2018