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Overseas opportunities

Experience new cultures, learn from different ways of working and explore the world with our overseas study and work opportunities – and improve your future employability in the process.

In today’s – and tomorrow’s – global marketplace, the experiences gained from studying or working abroad can be invaluable for your career. Not only will you develop new approaches to working, but you’ll expand your global mindset, enabling you to appreciate global markets and recognise opportunities.

And with funding schemes such as Erasmus + and our Global Horizons Fund, you’ll find that getting to experience the world is open to everyone.

Read some of our student stories to see where they travelled to and how they benefitted from their experiences.

The world on campus

Diversity and global understanding are actively promoted in everything we do at BU. When our students return to BU from overseas, they share their insights through activities such as our Global BUddies scheme, our Global Café forums and our BU Be Global International Opportunities Festival.

Engaging with these events on campus allows you to learn from their experiences, as well as from our diverse international student community – 2,610 students from 125 countries in 2016-17.

Did you know? In 2016-17, our students are working or studying in countries ranging from Finland to Thailand, South Korea to South Africa, Congo to China and India to the USA.

Carmen Ip

"I wanted to develop skills in an international environment. I gained international awareness, as the company had interns from around the world. Don’t be scared to work abroad. It’s an experience which will be cherished in your work and personal life.”

Carmen Ip, BA (Hons) Business Studies with Marketing, overseas placement at TopTierLawyers, Budapest

It’s an excellent opportunity for personal growth. I cannot recommend it enough. I believe this is the best experience anybody can have – you will be in a new culture and meet new people.” Federico Grasso, BA (Hons) Tourism Management, overseas placement at MCI Group, Brussels