Explore a wide range of overseas experiences around your studies with our short-term global opportunities.

Short-term overseas experiences

Summer programmes are the perfect way to discover the world in a short time, without interrupting your studies. We can help you to explore life-changing experiences through volunteering, internships and summer schools and language and cultural immersion courses, soaking up the culture of a new country.

Immerse yourself in another culture

experience lectures and excursions to key historical and cultural sites.

Enhance your career prospects

demonstrate your global perspective and ambition to employers.

Get support for your travels

our Global Programmes team are here to help you make the most out of your opportunity.

International Study Centres

Gain the experience of a lifetime with a short summer course through our International Study Centres (ISCs).

These intensive academic and cultural programmes are perfect for immersing yourself in another culture without the commitment of a full year or semester abroad. This connects you to local knowledge and gives you a unique insight into an international culture.

See ISC opportunities for current students

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Sophie, BA Politics with International Relations (South Africa)

Summer schools

York offers a number of places to undergraduate students at summer schools in countries such as Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. Destinations for summer schools can change from year to year.

See summer schools for current students

I loved every minute of my trip to Aarhus University to study at a summer school in genetic engineering using CRISPR/ Cas9. This experience has helped me improve my social intelligence as well as academic. The course welcomed students from across the globe and so I gained the understanding and social skills to be able to interact with people of different cultures appropriately. This was pivotal due to the fact the course involved a lot of group work and not just an individual understanding of the content. Looking ahead to my future, this experience will enrich my employment prospects and chances of completing tasks with people of any nationality to a high standard.

Victoria, Chemistry (with a year abroad), 2022

Independent programmes

We can help you to explore a range of other options, from volunteering to international internships or virtual international internships. All of these opportunities can be explored when you start your studies at York.

Read more about independent programmes abroad


Whether you’re going abroad for the first or hundredth time, the Global Programmes team can help. We advise on many aspects of your planning and time abroad, allowing you to make the most out of any opportunity.

See funding support options and eligibility

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Go for a year

Expand your horizons through our study exchange programmes.

Learn a language

Build your language skills and cultural knowledge before you go with our free language courses.