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Summer abroad

Spending the summer abroad allows you to get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year. Summer schools or International Study Centres (ISCs) can enhance your global awareness and improve employability, leadership and advocacy skills.

Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Exclusive exchanges

Undergraduate Education students studying abroad for credit-replacing exchange can apply to one of the following universities:

Pädagogische Hochschule Zentralschweiz Open for applications from BA English in Education, BA in Sociology and Education, and BA Education students.

How to apply

For academic queries, including joint honours options, contact your supervisor.

Exclusive Opportunity for Psychology in Education

Unique opportunity for students on the Psychology in Education degree programme, an exchange with the University of Sheffield, International Faculty in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Two places are available to study abroad for the academic year 2021/22. For more information please see our Scheme Guidelines below or contact Dr Umar Toseeb

University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki Campus, Scheme Guidelines (PDF , 810kb)

Worldwide exchanges

BA English in Education, BA in Sociology and Education, and BA Education students may also apply to study abroad at one of York’s worldwide exchanges, which are open to students from most other departments at the University. Due to course requirements, students from Education should look at the following institutions for study abroad opportunities:

Explore worldwide opportunities

Work Abroad

Explore the Year In Industry, Placement year options, or summer international internships, if you are interested in work opportunities outside the UK.

Further information can be found on our web page.

Postgraduate opportunities

Depending on your programme of studies, you may be interested in:

What to expect

Previous destinations

As well as attending International Study Centres, in recent years Education students have been to the following destinations:

Previous destinations

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeDuration
Psychology in Education UG India SLV Global Travel award 2 months July-Sep
Education UG Switzerland Schwyz University of Teacher Education European exchange study placement 3 months Feb-June
Education UG USA Beloit College Worldwide exchange study placement Full academic year
Education & Sociology UG Finland University of Helsinki Erasmus+ study placement 3 months Sep-Dec