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Global Connections

As a Staffordshire University student, you have a chance to study and work abroad during your time studying with us. Participating in study or work experience abroad will support you in gaining new skills, developing transversal skills and enhancing your employability. You will be able to make new friends and enhance your intercultural awareness.

In the past, our students have travelled to many places across the world using our global professional networks, from the cosmopolitan cities of Spain, to the bustling streets of Vietnam.

Why study abroad?

Study and work-experience abroad is a great way to enrich your studies, improve your employability, and it gives you a stepping stone to travel to parts of the world you may never have considered visiting before. Whatever course you’re studying, the world is yours to experience and our dedicated Global Connections team will help you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity during your time with us.

Latest news

Fully-Funded Scholarships - Remote Fiji Internships

We can help you access a Remote Internship program contributing to international sustainable development and gaining a unique practical experience, whilst working from home.

Business in Bengaluru, India

Are you studying a Business related degree? Join us for a 1 week programme during February 2025 - provided by our exchange partner Dayananda Sagar University (DSU), Bengaluru, India.

International student internships in Taiwan

Internships will be a maximum of three months, from May 2024 to January 2025. While students can schedule the internship based on their academic year, the placement must start before January 2025.

Volunteer in Morocco

Morocco is located in the northwest corner of Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean on one edge and the Western Sahara on the other. Approx 3 hours flying time from UK.

What our students say

Travelling to India for 4 weeks has been one of the best experiences of my life and I have made so many friendships in the group

Emily Hyde

Student

Watch the videos below and see for yourself the adventures enjoyed in Vietnam by Staffordshire University students, plus hear top tips for working abroad from Staffs student Victoria.

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Lovely Professional University, India

Lovely Professional University, India

Lovely Professional University, India

Lovely Professional University, India

British University Vietnam, Hanoi

British University Vietnam, Hanoi

Istinye University - Istanbul

Istinye University - Istanbul

Ondokuz Mayis University - Turkey

Ondokuz Mayis University - Samsun, Turkey

Universtie Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona

Universtie Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona

Tampere University of Applied Science - Finland

Tampere University of Applied Science - Finland

Nippon Sport Science University - Tokyo

Nippon Sport Science University - Tokyo


The opportunity to travel to India has really changed me as a person

Bradley Graham-Whitehouse

Social work student

Interested?

The Global Connections team at Staffordshire University supports programmes and opportunities worldwide, including:

  • Study Abroad, where you complete part of your degree programme at a university abroad for 1 semester or an academic year.
  • Volunteering placements abroad.
  • Work experience placements abroad, from 4 weeks to an entire year – ideal if your course has a Placement Year option.
  • Short visits and conferences abroad led by academic staff.

We can support you with finding the right experience considering how far you want to travel, identifying the length of time you would like to spend abroad and sourcing funding to support your international experience. 

Come and chat to us!

To find out more about the opportunities we offer, get in contact with Wendy in our Global Connections team, who is dedicated to helping you find the experience that’s right for you.

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