Gaining that Competitive Edge - BU's Study & Work Abroad Options
Intercultural skills are an invaluable asset for university graduates in order to successfully engage with the 21st century global economy. You will often need skills that help you understand and adapt to differing cultural backgrounds, values, attitudes and corporate working styles.
BU's Study and Work Abroad options 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 studying and working 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
BU's Study & Work Abroad options will help you develop these skills and gain the competitive edge required in today's economy.
Click on the School-specific links below to find out about all suitable options for you. They also contain links to available and suitable funding options.
If you would like some general information and guidance on BU's Study & Work Abroad options you can email the International Mobility Officer or call 01202 965824.
Drop In Sessions
Talk to a member of the International Mobility Team in our weekly drop in sessions at The Edge: Wednesdays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm. Check My Career Hub for confirmation and updates.
Options by School
Opportunities & information available to School of Applied Sciences students.
Opportunities & information available to Business School students.
Opportunities & information available to School of DEC students.
Opportunities & information available to School of HSC students.
Opportunities & information available to Media School students.
Opportunities & information available to School of Tourism students.
Options by Grants & Activities
The BU Global Horizons Fund offers you a fantastic opportunity to apply for funding to finance an international activity of your choice during your studies at BU.
The Santander Grants offer you a fantastic opportunity to apply for funding to finance an international activity of your choice during your studies at BU.
If you would like to study in the EU then there may be an opportunity for you to take part in a study exchange through the Erasmus study
mobility programme. Find out more in this section.
If you are planning to work in Europe during your course then you may be eligible for some funding.
This 3-week UK government funded programme offers opportunities for students to study in China during the winter, Easter or summer of each year.
This 4-week UK government funded programme provides opportunities for students to study in India during the summer of each year.
Help Thai children improve their English and experience the country's culture through these 9-week placements organised by the British Council and the Ministry of Education in Thailand.
Carry out research and take part in specific activities overseas.
Learn a new language or consolidate your existing language skills.
Find out about the opportunities available for you to learn about another country’s language and culture.
Become an international mobility ambassador or take part in an international summer school and earn points towards your Student Development Award.
Present a paper or poster at a conference and use the experience to gain up-to-date knowledge on your specialist subject and widen your professional and social network.