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Working & travelling abroad

Going overseas is a great way to enhance your CV, potentially gain some work experience, and have some fun at the same time. You get a chance to meet people, perhaps learn a new language, experience new cultures, and despite what some people think, many employers are keen to recruit graduates who have spent time working abroad.

There are lots of options available to you. Some undergraduate degree programmes allow you to study abroad as part of your course, spending a semester or year studying your subject in another country as part of your 3 years of study – see our study abroad pages for more information.  Alternatively you can work or volunteer overseas through an organised scheme, run by companies such as Raleigh or BUNAC, or perhaps consider teaching English as a foreign language. Or you can just do it yourself – you can organise your own flights, visas, work permits, travel plans etc for lots of places around the world. This is normally done either before you start University or after you graduate, but there are some options for taking time out of your degree programme and going overseas too.

Visit YSJConnect for more information about travelling abroad.