Go Abroad

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread globally and with the ever-changing nature of the restrictions being implemented, it is very likely that Semester 2 travel in 2020/21 will remain disrupted and challenging for all involved.

We are offering flexibility to allow some students to travel in Semester 2, which means that students on mandatory or optional study/work placements overseas can be considered for travel, subject to individual assessment and approval by the Study and Work Away (SWAY) Service.

For more information, check the latest travel updates and guidance on working and studying abroad.


Opportunities to learn a language as a beginner or develop your existing skills.

Student stories

Find out what Edinburgh students who have been abroad thought about their experience.

News for students and staff about the impact of the EU Referendum.

Work abroad

Whether you want to enhance your CV or perfect your language skills, the Erasmus+ Traineeship scheme offers a great opportunity to work abroad while enjoying a funded international experience. Apply now!

The NICE Project offers students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and intercultural competence as part of a virtual team of students from around Europe. Find out more about the programme.

Student exchanges

Discover how you could spend up to a year of your degree studying abroad.

A Toolkit for staff on supporting students planning on taking part in a Go Abroad experience.