Global You

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At York we aim to provide every student with an opportunity to gain an international experience. Not only will it enrich your educational experience, it will prepare you for a career in a competitive and global job market.

Why go abroad?

Going abroad by taking advantage of one of our opportunities below will help you to:

  • broaden your cultural and social perspectives,
  • stand out from the crowd (less than 7 per cent of UK students have studied abroad),
  • enhance your employability,
  • boost your self-confidence, independence and ambition,
  • conquer challenges, solve problems and discover new strengths and abilities,
  • develop your language and communication skills, and
  • build up your personal and professional networks.
  • work on skills identified in York Strengths

Study abroad

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Explore all your options for studying abroad.

Best ever summer

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Join our international study centres.

Global skills

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Free language and intercultural competency courses. 


Come along to our Autumn Term sessions to find out more about opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad.  See our study abroad calendar for more details.


Centre for Global Programmes
Derwent College 
+44 (0)1904 32 3654


Make an appointment to speak to one of our advisors:

European opportunities:

Tuesdays and Fridays 2.00 - 4.00pm email

Worldwide opportunities (including Summer Schools):

Mondays and Thursdays 2.00 - 4.00pm email

International Study Centres:

Please email for available times

Work abroad

Thinking of an international placement year or summer internship?

Summer adventure

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Study at a partner summer school.

Finance your summer abroad

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Funding opportunities for volunteering or work experience.

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Can I get funding?

There are various grants and scholarships available to help fund your time abroad.

  • Exchange programmes: A number of scholarships are available to students on our Worldwide Exchange Programme, subject to eligibility criteria, and you may be able to apply for an Erasmus grant if you're on a study or work placement in Europe as part of your degree.
  • Postgraduate funding opportunities: We advertise funding available for postgraduate and Post Doc researchers.
  • Independent travel awards: We have a number of financial awards for students wishing to pursue organised and independent international travel projects during their studies at York.