Bournemouth University

Go Abroad

Gaining that Competitive Edge - Go abroad as part of your BU degree

A global mindset and intercultural competencies are invaluable assets for university graduates in order to successfully engage with the 21st century economy. You will often need skills that help you understand and adapt to a variety of cultural backgrounds, values, attitudes and corporate working styles.

BU's global engagement opportunities offer a proactive and exciting way to gain these new skills, put them into practice and to learn from other political, economic, and social systems.

Through learning abroad you will have the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally. Skills that are often attributed to students returning from their experience abroad include:

  • Greater levels of independence and confidence
  • Ability to cope with new environments and situations
  • Appreciation for other cultures and viewpoints
  • Greater tolerance of ambiguity
  • Broader range of academic and professional perspectives
  • Improved foreign-language skills

Going abroad as part of your BU degree will help you develop these skills and gain the competitive edge required in today's economy.

Click on the sections below to find out about all suitable options for you as well as available funding for international activities.

If you would like some general information and guidance on BU's international offer you can email the International Mobility Officer or call 01202 965824.

Drop In Sessions

You can talk to a member of the International Mobility Team in our weekly drop in session at The Edge: Tuesdays 9am-12pm. Check My Career Hub for confirmation and updates.


In this section

Study Exchange

If you are looking to study abroad find out more about the opportunities and information available.

Work Abroad

If you are looking to work abroad find out more about the opportunities and information available.

Other International Experiences

Find out what other international experiences may be available to you.