Study Abroad

Summer schools

Spend your summer overseas

Instead of studying abroad as part of your degree, you can take part in short-term overseas summer school. Whether you want to expand your field of studies or study something new, with a summer school you'll get to know lots of new people, places and learn about different cultures. And it'll help you develop a global outlook and improve your CV. Winner.

Check out our exchange finder to discover the countries you could spend your summer exploring in.

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Short-term overseas study

We offer a range or summer school programmes that are organised by our partner institutions in more than 40 countries abroad. Most of the summer schools are subject specific but some are also focused around a particular cultural theme. You may be able to earn an academic credit when attending summer school and this can be included in your HEAR transcript under the Big Essex Award. 


Visit our Exchange Finder and start exploring where you can head off to during the summer!


Study tours and field trips

Your department may organise a short term trip abroad as part of your programme and module you're studying. In 2016-17 there were over 200 students taking part so make sure you find out if this is something your department organises.