If you're planning to study or work abroad during your degree, it's really important that your UK university choice also takes their year abroad offering into consideration. The universities supporting us really see the value of the year abroad, and are the most open-minded and collaborative institutions we have come across. Check out the articles below to find out more about the year abroad options available to you at each university, and to read year abroad articles by their students.
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During my undergraduate degree at King’s I not only went on a year abroad but in my final year I also decided to be a part of the Erasmus society committee. Running an Erasmus society was not only a fun way to help Erasmus students become integrated into life in England but it was also a great way to meet interesting people from all over Europe. Here are some tips I would like to offer you based on my experiences...
The University of York believes every student should have the opportunity to gain an international experience of some kind. They recognise that students will have careers in a global market place and that international activity broadens the educational experience. Through their Centre for Global Programmes, they can offer students a range of exciting options to study or work abroad.
Students at QMUL are encouraged to study abroad thanks to the university’s various links to partner universities across the globe. Students of all departments (with the exception of Law, Medicine and Dentistry) are eligible to apply. At QMUL, Modern Language students can choose to work, study or teach abroad as part of the Erasmus scheme. German students can also choose to study or work abroad at independent German institution, checking with their year abroad coordinators first.
The University of Leicester offers the chance to go abroad for most of its students. That is to say, you don’t need to be studying Modern Languages to go abroad for a year. Generally speaking, other departments outside of Languages tend to have partner universities across the world for you to spend your year abroad in.
At the university of Nottingham, you can choose to study at a partner university, get a similar yet different experience offshore at a foreign Nottingham university campus or work at an international company for your year abroad. Most departments offer the chance to spend either a summer, semester or year abroad to work, study or teach.
At the University of Aberdeen, you can take a year abroad if you are studying from a range of disciplines. Although most commonly associated with Modern Language students, students of Law and other departments can also speak to their course supervisor to check whether they can take a year abroad.