Elevate your studies, enhance your CV and explore the world with our global opportunities.
Prepare for your future career by studying, working or volunteering abroad. Take the chance to discover new cultures, make new friends, and experience a new way of life.
We aim to provide every student with the opportunity to spend time abroad. This can range from a study placement for a full academic year to a short-term cultural programme at one of our partner universities abroad.
Top employers are looking for candidates with international experience. Our global opportunities can give you a competitive edge for your future career.
Why go abroad?
- Enhance your employability and gain a competitive edge in the global workforce.
- Broaden your cultural and social perspectives and experience a new culture as a local, not a tourist.
- Add an international aspect to your degree qualification.
- Develop your language and communication skills.
- Expand your personal and professional networks.
- Boost your self-confidence, independence and ambition.
- Conquer challenges, solve problems and discover new strengths and abilities.
Go for a year
Expand your horizons through our study exchange programmes.
Go for the summer
Immerse yourself in another culture with a short course at one of our partner universities.
Learn a language
Build up your language skills and cultural knowledge before you go with our free language courses.
What our students say
Read blogs written by students about their global experiences.
Joining the York community: an interview with our students
Posted by Katrina, James and Kabeer on 3 July 2023
What’s it like to settle into the York community? We sat with three of our students to talk ducks, dreams, dinners, and the magic…
My Arrival in Germany – The Do’s and Don’ts of Crying
Posted by Will on 11 November 2022
Hey everyone, I’m Will, a fourth year Physics student on an MPhys programme. I’m just over a month into my additional year abroad. Specifically…
From UK to HK – My year away in Hong Kong
Posted by Victoria on 28 October 2022
Hiya! I’m Victoria and I study Business and Management (BA) at the Uni of York… though at the moment I’m on a year away…
From York to New York – my experiences so far as a British student in NYC
Posted by Niamh on 28 October 2022
Hiya! I’m Niamh, I study History of Art, and I’m on currently on a year abroad studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in…