Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity to combine professional development and cultural immersion, so many students choose this option for their placement year. Having a year's worth of industry experience by graduation is good, but having a year's worth of industry experience overseas is even better! Companies and organisations also benefit from hiring a foreign intern due to the fresh outlook and work ethic they bring, so securing a placement outside the UK may be easier than you think.
Working overseas also requires less preparation and paperwork than a study exchange, so many students opt for this to gain the much sought-after intercultural skills which international experiences provide. Every year, over 100 BU students undertake employment abroad, either as part of their compulsory placement year or as an internship during the summer.
You can search for placement opportunities on MyCareerHub, or you can find a placement using your own contacts or by conducting research online.