All of our undergraduate courses have a
year abroad option. You spend the year before the final year of your
degree at one of our many
partner universities throughout the world. Your study at the overseas
institution counts towards your final degree grade. Many study abroad
placements do not require knowledge of a foreign language
Study abroad enhances
your employability. A period of study abroad on your CV tells employers
that you are mature, adaptable, organised and independent. It can enhance
your learning and widen your opportunities upon graduation.
Essex Abroad is for the
go-getters, the jet-setters, the explorers and adventurers. Get a glimpse of
this life-changing experience, develop a genuine world view and prepare for life
as a global citizen.
Planning your study abroad
You will be helped and supported throughout your first and second years
at Essex, when you will plan your study abroad.
- We offer various scholarships and funding opportunities to help you with the costs of studying abroad.
- Essex Abroad holds information sessions for
first-year students during the autumn term and ongoing drop-in sessions for
advice on the suitability of individual universities.
- Final-year students who have just returned to Essex provide first-hand
accounts of the ups and downs of their experiences.
- You may be able to meet with exchange students from the country you will
be visiting, who are spending their period of study abroad at Essex, to get
their personal accounts of their home campuses and the differences between
the British education system and their own.
- Our Students' Union has a
Year Abroad Society, which can provide peer advice and support.