Capres, a joint honours Sociology and Anthropology student talks about her experience of studying abroad for a term in Vienna as part of the Erasmus programme and teaching English in Palestine funded by Santander Universities. Find out about her time abroad, what she gained and her tips for how you can get involved.
Daniel Deefholts, a BA Politics and International Relations student, reflects on his term studying in Copenhagen.
Q: How did you feel when you found out that you had been awarded a place on the Study Abroad programme?
A: I was thrilled. Managing to secure a place months before the frightening reality of Brexit began to fully kick in was a big deal for me.
Q: How did you feel about your host university before you left?
A: It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study at the University of Copenhagen. Growing up, I studied at one of the lowest performing high schools in Croydon so the chance to study at one of Europe’s top-ranking research universities was a rare opportunity.
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We explore the top five myths and misconceptions around going abroad, and explain why there’s nothing stopping you from gaining international experiences!
Going abroad is too expensive
There is funding available from Erasmus+ and Santander Universities of up to £1500 to support study, volunteer and work abroad opportunities, as well as additional funding for widening participation students and students with disabilities. You will also still continue to receive your student loan while abroad.
Lauren Haley, a BA Anthropology student, said, “As a student from a low-income background with the stresses of rent to pay during summer break I would not have been able ‘Go International’, particularly as an unpaid volunteer, without this bursary.”
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