Most of our undergraduate courses, and a small number of masters courses, will recognise and support study or work abroad through the University’s Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus programme.
The Study Abroad programme facilitates study exchanges with partners around the world whilst the Erasmus programme enables students to study or work abroad in a choice of 30 countries (study exchanges are dependent on where Kingston University has partnerships).
Studying abroad allows you to:
- improve or learn a language;
- experience a different culture; and
- get a new perspective of your study area that in turn will aid you in getting a better degree
- gain transferable employment skills that are much sought after by prospective employers
You may even be financially better off as living costs are generally lower than in Kingston.
Study abroad exchanges are not only for language students and you don't need a second language. Many of our partner universities teach in English.
"The two week long course allowed us the time to experience lectures from each country on topics varying between ethical finance, ethical marketing, CSR, ethical behaviour in the public sector etc. It was a great experience within the lectures as there was a large amount of interaction, we got sorted in to mixed nationality groups within the first week to create a CSR report for a company we invented. This allowed us to mingle and learn about other cultures as we worked within these groups throughout the weeks sessions."
- Lauren Jacobs, Erasmus funded trip to Le Havre, France. Read more about Lauren's experience
"I believe these short IP are very educational and enhancing. They give such great insight in such short time and it is a great experience. All the students I have spoken to really enjoyed the stay and have learnt so much about so many different things such as the country, economics, politics, ethics, environment etc…" - Arsalan Uddin, Erasmus funded trip to Le Havre, France. Read more about Arsalan's experience