Why go abroad?

Studying or working abroad is an outstanding opportunity to internationalise your degree, boost your personal development and gain a new perspective on your studies.

Each year, more than 700 Bristol students spend a semester or year abroad. Students often say that their placement abroad was a highlight of their degree.

Broaden your horizons

Explore a new country, experience a different culture and gain an international network. Your time abroad will challenge, inspire and reward you, and might even change the way you see the world.

Build new skills

Spending time abroad is not only an adventure but also an investment in your future. Set yourself apart by gaining skills that employers value and cross-cultural experience.
Research shows that if you spend time abroad, you are more like to:
  • be employed six months after graduation
  • earn a higher starting salary
Read the 'Gone International: Rising aspirations' report for more information.

A world of opportunity

We have more than 150 prestigious partner universities worldwide.
These include:
  • The University of California
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Barcelona
See our current list of study abroad destinations for more information. Note that destinations are subject to change. 
If you study Modern Languages or your course includes a Year in Industry or Industrial experience, you have the opportunity to work abroad as part of your degree.

Travel to suit you

Depending on your course, you can go abroad for a semester or a year. Or you can take part in a summer programme abroad. You can also study study in English or in a modern language.

Support and accreditation

As a semester or year-abroad student, we recognise your time abroad as part of your Bristol degree. Wherever you choose to study or work, our Global Opportunities team are on hand to support you every step of the way.

Key dates

Find out key dates, including information sessions and application deadlines.

Contact GO Abroad

For more information about going abroad you can:

Email us: go-abroad@bristol.ac.uk
Call us: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
Visit us: Global Lounge, Senate House, 1st Floor, BS8 1TH
Book an online appointment by clicking here

Office hours:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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