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Year Abroad Procedures and Contacts

Language Year Abroad Coordinators (see list below)
  • is responsible for Year Abroad Programmes
  • briefs students upon departure
  • keeps in regular contact with students during their year abroad
  • generates a list of contact details for each student: email, phone etc
  • makes arrangements for alternative academic programme together with Head of Department in case of emergencies
  • if they are the first to hear of an emergency they must alert Student and Registry Services and the Year Abroad Coordinator
Year Abroad Coordinator
  • has central database on all Year Abroad students
  • provides support to Language Year Abroad Coordinator etc
Student and Registry Services 
  • has contact details of Coordinators
  • has central database on all Year Abroad students
  • In the event of an emergency:
    • takes responsibility for decisions on evacuation and other emergency procedures
    • takes responsibility for communication with affected students
    • liaises with embassies, FCO etc

Language Year Abroad Coordinators

Language Coordinator
Arabic Ahmad Alkhashem
Bengali Francesca Orsini
Burmese Justin Watkins
Chinese Lik Suen
Hebrew Tamar Drukker
Hindi Naresh Sharma
Indonesian Ben Murtagh
Japanese Akiko Furukawa
Korean Kyung-Eun Lee
Nepali Michael Hutt
Persian Narguess Farzad
Swahili Chege Githiora
Thai Sud Chonchirdsin
Tibetan Marta Sernesi
Turkish Yorgos Dedes
Vietnamese Dana Healy

SOAS contacts

Language Year Abroad Coordinators - see table above

Year Abroad Coordinator - tbc

Department contacts:  Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4045/5181/4096  Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4048/4082/4080  Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4049/4017

Head of Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr Nathan W. Hill

Head of School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dr Ben Murtagh

Interim Director of Student and Registry Services