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 the opportunity to gain an international experience, either on campus or by travelling abroad. This can range from a study placement for a full academic year to a two-week academic and cultural programme at one of our partner universities abroad.
You'll develop your leadership skills, cultural awareness and self-confidence while making new friends. With today’s employers looking for people with international experience, studying abroad will give you an advantageous 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 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
My study abroad experience in Vancouver was amazing. I loved learning about new topics that I would not have had access to at York. It's definitely influenced the direction of my future career path.
Ellie, BA History (with a year abroad)
York has links with top academic institutions and employers all over the world. You can choose options such as a year in an American college town, a bustling capital city such as Singapore or Seoul, or in a regional town in Europe closer to York. International Study Centres travel to different destinations across the world every year.
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.
My experience of living in Mexico
Posted by Caitlin on 21 April 2021
Hi!! I’m Caitlin and I am a 4th year Spanish and French student at York! Last August I moved to Cholula, Mexico and studied…
Making the decision to do a Year Abroad: A very honest account
Posted by Laura on 21 April 2021
Deciding to embark on a year abroad in the middle of your studies at university can be daunting (especially in the midst of a…
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…