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Why study abroad?

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Why study abroad with YSJ

Studying abroad will help you to:

  • Broaden your international outlook
  • Discover a different culture
  • Enhance your university experience
  • Gain a new perspective on your subject area
  • Experience a different university lifestyle
  • Make your CV stand out and enhance your job prospects
  • Impress potential employers at interview
  • Develop personal and employability skills: communication, flexibility, adaptability,
    independence, confidence, organisational, cultural awareness, motivation
  • Improve your language skills
  • Gain an international network of friends
  • Travel, try new food, take up new hobbies
  • Have fun!


To hear stories from students who have taken part or are currently taking part in Study Abroad, read the Study Abroad blogs

Study Abroad facts

  • 26% less likely to be out of work
  • 12% more likely to get a 1st or a 2:1
  • 5.5% higher average wage earners
  • 6% more likely to be in graduate jobs (6 months after graduation)

Source: UniversitiesUK - Gone international 2019

So what about York St John students? 

  • 24% more likely to be in a graduate level role (6 months after graduation)
  • 10% more likely to gain a 1st or a 2:1

Source: 2015/16 study abroad students

The best things about studying abroad

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