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Why study abroad?

At Warwick, we encourage you to expand your horizons as well as your mind. You can build an intercalated year into your degree, giving you the opportunity to enrich your learning by spending time overseas. We have long-standing agreements with prestigious universities in more than 40 countries around the world. Studying overseas can add immeasurably to your personal development and future study and career opportunities.

Please click here to see a one page introduction to what Study Abroad at Warwick is.

If you are considering studying abroad, you may wish to enrol in a language course through the Language Centre. Enrolment occurs in September/October each year. You can also join the World@Warwick society and participate in the language training and support that they offer.

Read some of the benefits of overseas study on 'What’s the point of international study?' - The careers blog

Reasons to study abroad

1. Enhancing employment opportunities

Employers tell us that they are constantly looking for ways to differentiate between applicants. Developing the skills that study abroad provides is one of the ways you will be able to set yourself out from the crowd.

2. Language skills

Studying overseas can help you to develop your existing knowledge of a language, or to learn a new one. In an ever increasing internationally focused business world, language skills can be highly sought after by graduate employers.

3. Cultural understanding

Spending time immersed in a new or different cultural setting will provide you with an opportunity to develop a fresh understanding and outlook on culture. It may also help you to develop your communication and networking skill set.

4. Personal development

Taking part in a study abroad opportunity has helped other students to grow and develop as individuals in a global world. Confidence and independence has been seen to increase when studnets are taken out of there comfort zone.

5. Added value

Whether you are a language student, or have included a year abroad in your degree, the depth of non-academic knowledge and the level of experience gained through study abroad has proven invaluable to students who have taken part.

6. Expanding your horizon

Studying overseas anywhere in the world can provide you with a fresh outlook and can expand your global network giving you access to friends and mentors across the globe.

7. Alternative study route

Different universities have different modules or subjects, this could mean that you are able to tailor your placement to your interests or career goals. By expanding your knowledge, you might return to Warwick with a different perspective for your final year.

8. Choose how

At Warwick (depending on your degree regulations), you may be able to study, work or teach abroad. This means that you can apply to take part in an opportunity that best suits your needs or future plans.

9. See the world

With opportunities in over 40 countries you may be able to to take the opportunity to fit in some time exploring and travelling during your time abroad.

10. Most previous Study Abroad students say "it's the best year of your life"

Find out more about the study opportunities available to you here.