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Six reasons to go global

1. Experience different cultures

You will be living within a different culture – take the opportunity to eat the local cuisine, find out where the locals go for entertainment and see some of the sites that define where you are.

Young Asian woman wearing a brown coat stands with her arms outstretched in front of the waterfront in Nyhavn, Copenhagen

2. Explore new places

Whilst you are away, why not take the opportunity to see as much as you can in the country you’re visiting. Some of our students who go to Europe even use it as an opportunity to travel to other countries nearby.

two young women take a selfie in Barecelona

3. Expand your network globally

You’ll meet so many new people, other students and friends! Depending on the type of experience you choose, you could make professional contacts as well.

multi-ethnic group of students stand on a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam holding textbooks and chatting

4. Enhance your employability

Students who go abroad are 10% more likely to be in ‘Graduate’ jobs and 7% higher average wage earners 6 months after graduation compared to those who don’t.

group of young people chatting and smiling in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin

5. Evolve your skills

Your communication skills in particular will evolve, but you will also become more adaptable to different ways of working and living situations – not to mention the knowledge you’ll gain about where you choose to go.

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6. Enrich your experience

Experiencing a new culture can help you to develop your confidence and be more aware of the world around. What’s more, you will learn the values of other cultures and be more open to new ideas.

Two young people walk across the street in the city. They are wearing summer clothes and carrying shopping bags.

Student experiences

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Find out what happened when our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science students visited a number of universities in Barcelona via our global connections.

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Chris Jeffrey, Chief Academic Officer at our partner, British University Vietnam highlights the amazing opportunities available to Staffordshire University students in Hanoi.