Studying abroad

Many of our degrees include the option to study in another country. This isn't just a change of scenery, it's a chance to experience a new culture, broaden your horizons, and make lifelong friends.

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. It will give you the opportunity to broaden your academic and social horizons while enhancing your future career prospects. It can help you gain a new perspective on your life goals through the experience of a new culture, the opportunity to travel and the new friends you will make. You may learn a new language, discover a new hobby, or even meet the love of your life! Whatever your reasons for choosing to study abroad, or your experience whilst overseas, you are sure to return home with new skills, new connections, and a new-found appreciation of your ability to adapt, to communicate, and to challenge yourself.

Research by Go International, an initiative of Universities UK, shows that students who spend part of their degree abroad are more likely to get a first or 2:1 and after graduation have a higher employment rate and higher earnings.

We have partnerships with over 160 universities on every continent (except Antarctica!), allowing you to spend a year or semester at a range of global destinations including (depending on your course) Italy, Japan, the USA, Australia, South Africa and others. Our partners are carefully selected to ensure that you have a fantastic experience at a university offering a high quality education and great facilities.

To find out whether your degree programme offers the opportunity to Study Abroad, check your degree page. The cost of the year abroad, where offered, is indicated in the Fees section of each degree. Study Abroad places are offered on a competitive basis, unless it is a mandatory part of your degree programme.

Summer Schools

Another great way to experience a different culture is through our Summer School Programmes in South Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. These are a great way to make friends, improve your CV and learn about a different culture during your summer holidays.

Find out more about Study Abroad

Study Abroad is managed by the Study Abroad Unit in the Centre for International Teaching and Education. We will support you before, during and after your time abroad, to help you make the most of this amazing opportunity. For more information, contact studyabroad@le.ac.uk.

Code of practice

Overseas student exchange is defined as a period of study undertaken by students as part of their programme of study or as part of an extra-curricular opportunity organised by the University, at a partner university with which the University has a formal agreement.

Overseas exchanges are normally either an academic study placement for one semester or an academic year or a period of study at a partner university during the summer vacation.

Read section 6 of the code of practice on managing higher education provision with others (PDF, 520kb)

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