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Students heading for international study placements share their experiences – could it be you next?

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Hundreds of University of Manchester students are busy making their final preparations to study abroad over the coming months; finalising their accommodation, arranging visas, booking flights and shopping for those last minute travel essentials!

This year, we’re sharing their experiences – you can see them talk about their plans and aspirations in our Go Abroad Instagram reels and think, could it be you next year?

The study abroad experience

Studying abroad is a chance for you to gain new academic perspectives and experience new cultures, as well as grow your independence and enhance your employability. Research by UUKi* has found that students who go abroad are 10% more likely to be in a graduate job six months after graduation, 19% more likely to gain a first-class degree and 20% less likely to be unemployed.

What’s available to you

Did you know that most undergraduate students at The University of Manchester have access to study abroad opportunities at some point during their degree, including the International Exchange Programme and Summer Schools?

Students on the International Exchange Programme spend either a semester or year abroad at one of hundreds of partner universities across the world, from Europe to Asia, North America and Australasia. Not only do you have the chance to experience a new country with its unique culture, customs and lifestyle but you also gain exposure to a different education style and a fresh perspective on your subject area.

Summer Schools offer an opportunity for you to spend a shorter period of time abroad, during the summer break, with courses including language learning and an array of academic subject areas. Students this year are jetting off to Lyon in France, Seville in Spain, Aarhus in Denmark, Saitama in Japan and Seoul in South Korea.

Find out more

If you’re interested in finding out more about studying abroad, visit the Go Abroad website or contact the Placements & International Programmes team at

* From Universities UK

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