Careers Service

International Experiences

Information and advice on international experiences including an overview of the opportunities available and the practical issues including funding and staying safe

Why go abroad?

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Spending time in another country is beneficial in so many ways. It is a great way to really get to know another culture, to broaden your horizons, meet new people and experience new things.

International Opportunities

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There is an amazing array of opportunities for students and graduates to gain experience abroad. Below are the main options, if you are considering something that is not here then please get in touch with the Careers Service as we may still be able to help.

Practical issues

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All international experiences require an element of planning and organisation. Funding the experience, language and visas are often key considerations. Try not to leave arranging your time abroad to the last minute, allow yourself time to make the necessary arrangements.

Regional guides

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Whether you are returning home or considering long or short term opportunities in another country, this section provides information on regions and some individual countries to help you get started.