Students describe their Year Abroad as one of the most exciting and formative periods of their lives. They grow in self-confidence, make new friends and develop new perspectives on the world having gained first-hand experience of other countries, their people and cultures. Above all, they have a fantastic time that they treasure for the rest of their lives.
Universities UK’s Gone International report (March 2017) found that students who studied or worked abroad were more likely to:
- Earn a first or upper second class degree
- Have higher employability skills
- Be in employment or further study in the six months after graduation
- Be in a graduate level job or earning 5% more in the six months after graduation.
Some programmes of study – such as language degrees and a few others – include a year abroad as an integral part of your programme. Students on other programmes can also apply to spend an optional year or term abroad. Interested? Find out how to apply.