Study abroad

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Your world, your way

Studying abroad will offer you tons of experience in a different environment. Not only will it enrich your academic experience,  it will also give you the chance to get to know another country and culture in a way that's not always possible as a tourist.

Check out our exchange finder to explore the countries you can study in.


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Why study abroad?
  • See the world! Explore a different country and culture to enhance your global outlook
  • Study something new, somewhere new! Develop a new perspective on your studies 
  • Boost your employability with the transferable skills and unique experiences you can share with employers
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Study abroad in 2020-21

Applications to study abroad in 2020-21 are now open! Apply before 17 January to find out where Essex will take you. Eligibility criteria applies, open to second years only.

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Learning a language

Did you know? You don't have to be fluent in another language to study abroad. Most of our partner institutions offer modules in English. There is always the option to study the local language, either in extra-curricular language classes or even in for-credit modules.

There are also different ways you can learn a language at Essex. This will not only expand your options for studying and working or volunteering abroad, it will increase your global and cultural awareness, give you confidence when going abroad and give you a competitive edge when you’re looking for a job.

Your options for learning a language at Essex include: 

  • Choosing a credit-bearing language module as part of your degree - check if your course allows for an outside option
  • Learning a language alongside your studies with Languages for All, on a not-for-credit basis and at no extra cost
  • Getting an Essex Modern Languages Certificate as a co-curricular option
  • Studying languages as your main degree
                      
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Find out more

We run lots of different sessions throughout the year to provide you with essential information about going abroad. From first year and second year briefings to funding chats and country low-downs, we've got it covered.