Transition to and from study abroad

All of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad, adding an international element to their degree programme.

The benefits to students taking up this study are wide reaching including:

  • the opportunity to live and study in a new culture, meeting people and seeing new places
  • personal development through increased confidence
  • transferable skills development such as problem solving, communication, determination and self-motivation
  • experience of a different academic environment and way of teaching
  • the opportunity to enhance their career prospects through demonstrating to employers that they are capable, independent, that they rise to a challenge and have something additional to offer

In fact all of the students interviewed for this section of the good practice guide said that their study year abroad had been an exciting and rewarding experience and “the best thing they had ever done”.

The transition to and from study year abroad good practice guide provides student perspectives and highlights good practice to aid schools in evaluation and refresh of their current transitional support programme.