Published: 4 February 2015

Apply Now to Study Abroad in 2015/16

Alice Hirst

Broaden your horizons and improve your employability by taking part in the University’s Study Abroad programme.

First year undergraduate and second year integrated masters students have the option to apply to spend a semester abroad at one of our European or Worldwide partners, or a full year abroad at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), our partner in China.

History student, Alice Hirst (pictured above), studied abroad at Monash University, Australia. She said of the programme: “Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have made at University. Academically it gave me the chance to study under a different university system and get a different perspective on my degree.

As a History student it was particularly interesting to learn about Australia’s relationship with their indigenous people and getting to live within an Australian society allowed me to see, first-hand, the legacy of their history. One semester away will allow you to have some of the best times of your life!“

The Benefits

Personal Benefits
Past Study Abroad participants report that they developed a number of important life skills while abroad, including self-reliance, confidence and problem solving skills. They also met people from across the world, enhancing their global networks and making lifelong friends! While abroad, most students also explore their host country and neighbouring countries through extensive travel, usually for cheaper prices and shorter journey times than travelling to them from the UK.

Academic Benefits
Liverpool has exchange partnerships with some of the best universities in the world, which means that you will have an amazing academic experience whist you study abroad. To see the partner universities that have been approved for your programme of study, visit the Study Abroad website: www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/goabroad/partner-universities

Employability
In the global graduate employment market, having experiences and skills that make you stand out are important. Study Abroad is known to have some amazingly positive results that are very attractive to employers. Compared with students who haven’t studied abroad

  • Study Abroad participants are more likely to graduate with a 2:1 or a first
  • Students who studied abroad are more likely to be in work or further study six months after graduating
  • Students who participate in Study Abroad are more likely to earn a higher than average salary.

How to Apply

Study Abroad Applications are due by 8 February. Details regarding programme options, eligibility criteria, and the application process are found on the Study Abroad website: www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/goabroad/apply.

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