Where you can go
If you are on a degree course that includes a placement year/year in industry, you can work abroad in your third year. If your degree does not already include this, you may be able to add it or switch to a degree which includes a placement year/year in industry.
Take a look at our list of programmes with a year in industry. At Kent, the Placement Officer in your academic school will provide useful information and guidance about finding a suitable placement.
I did the British Council language assistantship in the Emilio-Romagna region of Italy.
Orla Cura, Italian BA (Hons)
Make yourself stand out
Improve your career prospects
In a competitive market, having something that differentiates you from the crowd is a real plus.
By making the decision to work abroad you are demonstrating to future employers that you are flexible in your outlook and have the enthusiasm and drive to succeed in new environments.
You'll also have improved your communication skills, grown in confidence and gained valuable workplace experience.
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Have the time of your life
Your time abroad will be an experience you'll treasure for the rest of your life.
German BA (Hons)
I’m going to split the year between studying at a French university and working as a British Council language assistant in Austria
English Language and Linguistics and French BA (Hons)
I spent my year abroad as an English teacher in Le Havre. I would take the Eurostar home to England once a month and I loved the multilingual environment.
German and History BA (Hons)
I was a British Council language assistant in Thuringia, in the centre of Germany. It has definitely paid off for my final year, as I’ve noticed I’ve improved a great deal.
Biology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
I went to Ontario in Canada, It was really good fun and I had a lot of flexibility in terms of the modules I could choose.
International Business with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
My year abroad has fulfilled my expectations; it’s taken me out of my comfort zone in a really good way.
Peace and Conflict Studies MSc
It’s unusual to find a Master’s programme on peace and conflict, particularly one that enables you to study in two countries.