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Study Abroad

There are lots of great reasons to study abroad for part of your degree:

Broaden your horizons

  • deepen and broaden your understanding of world, political and economic issues by seeing it from the perspective of a different society
  • experience first-hand how another culture or community live on a day-to-day basis
  • find out how other countries view your home country and its role in international affairs

Career enhancement

  • graduates who have participated in Study Abroad programmes stand out from other graduates
  • Study Abroad students are seen as more motivated, inquisitive, flexible, independent and willing to try new things - qualities that employers look for
  • employers know that you will have international knowledge, cross-cultural communication skills, analytical skills and the ability to overcome problems in unfamiliar surroundings

Personal growth

  • by living and learning in an unfamiliar environment, you will discover qualities you never knew you had
  • overcome challenges of learning in a different academic environment, immersed yourself in a different culture and made new friends from different backgrounds
  • if you live in a country where English is not the native language, you will learn the importance of learning and using another language
  • Study Abroad students often return home with increased confidence and a sense of pride in what they have achieved

Timing

  • if you have ever thought about living or working overseas, this is the best time to try it
  • benefit from travelling and living abroad as you further your studies with support from the University

Funding

  • fee waivers, discounts, grants, scholarships and travel awards - these are some forms of financial assistance available for the various types of Study Abroad programmes