Add an enriching dimension to your studies, enhance your CV and explore the world with our global opportunities.
At York, we aim to provide every student with an opportunity to develop a global perspective whether through study, work or volunteering. This global experience does not necessarily have to take place abroad, there are also ways to get involved here in York.
Why go abroad?
- Enhance your employability
- Broaden your cultural and social perspectives
- Develop your language and communication skills
- Build up your personal and professional networks
- Boost your self-confidence, independence and ambition
- Conquer challenges, solve problems and discover new strengths and abilities
I spent the second year of my degree studying in the USA. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it became a home. Studying abroad changes your life. Exploring my independence has developed my confidence and reshaped my ideas of what I want to do, and where in the world I want to be.
Caitlin, BA English
York has links with top academic institutions and employers all over the world. Though where you can go may depend on your area of study, you don't have to decide whether you'd like to apply to study, work or volunteer abroad as part of your degree until you arrive at York.
However long you go for, you'll have a challenging and rewarding experience, see a different culture and gain a new set of skills to impress potential employers.
Go for a year
Expand your horizons through our worldwide and European exchange programmes
Go for the summer
Immerse yourself in another culture with a short term 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.
Travelling abroad: the world outside your studies
Posted by Keely on 25 February 2020
Without a doubt one of the best things I’ve done in my time at York was travelling abroad on the 2018 International Study Centre…
Ghana International Study Centre – what I learnt
Posted by Lottie on 19 July 2019
Hi, I’m Lottie, a 2nd Year biology student at York. I’ve just come back from the Ghana International Study Centre and here’s what I…
My experience of coming to York as a visiting student
Posted by Laura on 28 May 2019
Hi, my name is Laura, and I grew up in a small farming community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. I completed my…
My year down under – future plans
Posted by Rebecca on 11 February 2019
Hi everyone. I’ve been down under now for nearly seven months. Though currently, I’m travelling around New Zealand with my brother and cousin who…