Working and Studying Abroad

Working or studying abroad has many massive benefits (not least giving you a chance to escape the Manchester weather). It can:

  • Help you to improve your language ability.
  • Give you international experience, which is especially useful if you are looking to work for a multinational company, as well as a greater awareness of the culture of the country that you visit.
  • Enable you to show employers that you have initiative and independence.

There are currently three programmes run by the Study Abroad Unit:

  • Erasmus Work allows you to work in Europe for the industrial placement or work component of your degree and receive funding.
  • Erasmus Study Exchange Programme allows you to study in Europe as part of your degree. A competency in language is usually required although some countries will teach in English and you will receive some funding. View the list of placements available.
  • Worldwide Exchange Programme allows you to study outside of Europe as part of your degree. A competency in language is NOT usually required and there is no guaranteed funding. View the list of placements available.

If you would like more information and advice, visit the Study Abroad pages on the University website or visit the Study Abroad Library in Room 2.053, Rutherford Building. The library is open weekdays from 8.30 – 5 and you can also drop in and speak to an advisor 12 – 4.

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