Why study abroad?
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