An exciting part of many courses of study is the opportunity to study abroad. The Erasmus programme runs within Europe, and the Study Abroad programme operates further afield, extending as far as Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and the US. Depending on the course of study, students can apply to spend a semester or a full year at a university abroad. Language students can expand their vocabulary in a country where their study language is spoken while students in other disciplines can experience alternative methods of teaching and learning.

This chance to immerse yourself in another culture within the framework of your degree course is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity. Students develop personally and academically from the experience, as well as gaining new skills that transfer to the workplace. Confidence and competence are boosted, and open-mindedness deepened. Engaging with the world through a study abroad programme brings lifelong benefits for participants’ personal and working lives.