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A placement overseas can help boosting your career opportunities and will allow you to experience a different educational, social, and cultural life. Read other University of Southampton students' experiences to get an insight into what studying or working overseas is really like.


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Study abroad and exchange blog

If you are interested in studying or working abroad as part of your course our blogsite is the best place to start.

Discover once in a lifetime experiences told by University of Southampton students.

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Erasmus+ exchange

Jasmine is a Nursing student and she has studied abroad for a semester at VIA University College, Denmark, as part of the Erasmus+ Programme.

International exchange

Joanna has studied abroad for a year at the University of Hong Kong as part of her History course.

"Hong Kong enlightened my life in so many ways, and opened up employment opportunities and desires to work abroad in the future, gave me sofas to crash on across the world, gave me self-sufficiency and independence, time, work and money management, language skills, opportunities to see so many beautiful countries across Asia but most of all, a longing to go back to Hong Kong – my reason to be nocturnal, the city of my dreams, my home, my happy place, my urban jungle."
Joanna in Hong Kong.
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Summer schools testimonials

Regina, Meng Civil Engineering student, summer school at KAIST, South Korea
“I came to South Korea with low expectations; I left it with plenty of knowledge, a good insight of South Korea’s culture and so many new friends." Regina, Meng Civil Engineering student, summer school at KAIST, South Korea.
Nabila, Medicine student, summer programme at Washington University St Louis, USA
''This was a once in a lifetime chance to see how other countries approach key issues and begin to form ideas on effective leadership'' Nabila, Medicine student, summer programme at Washington University St Louis, USA.
Shivank, ECS student, summer school at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
''At a Summer School it’s easier to interact with everyone since everyone is new to the country, it’s incredibly easy to get along and make a number of friends from across the world.''Shivank, ECS student, summer school at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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Instagram testimonials

Follow our students' instagram takeovers and gain an insight on what is it like to live, study or work abroad.

Hey everyone! I'm Diane, 3rd year law student, currently studying in Singapore for a year, at Singapore Management University. Two of my friends have already taken over the sotonabroad account and have talked a lot about how it's like to live in Singapore so deffos check them out ��. Instead, I'm going to take you with me on my travels around South East Asia. Travelling costs are relatively cheap as there are several low cost airlines, very affordable accommodation, especially hostels and living costs are usually fine as well. This picture was taken at the top of Mount Batur, which is an active volcano in Bali (Indonesia). We started trekking and climbing up at 3 am to see the most amazing sunrise. We got served breakfast with eggs cooked from the heat of the volcano. This was an amazing experience! 
#sotonabroad #studyabroad #travel #exchangelife #bali #lovetravel #instatravel #southeastasia #indonesia #singapore #smu #universityofsouthampton #nature #lovesouthampton #exchangestudent #yearabroad #mountbatur #volcano #natural
These are some videos from my favourite hike so far, Mt. Säntis, the highest mountain of NorthEastern Switzerland. I am surrounded by natural beauty everyday! #southamptonabroad #UoS #Uni #hikes #mountains #yearabroad #swisslife #naturalbeauty #outofbreath #Zurich #europe
Hi everyone! My name is Craig A and I am currently a modern history and politics UoS student, studying for a year in Zürich, Switzerland! ����This week I will be posting pictures and videos from my time here, including some of amazing mountains, beautiful lakes and of course skiing! This picture was taken at the top of Mt. Uetliberg, about 30 minutes outside Zürich on my first week in Switzerland. The temperature was a warm 30C, and the view of the mountain ranges surrounding the city was breathtaking! #UoS #uniofsouthampton #studyabroad #zurich #switzerland #university #yearabroadlife #uetliberg #forests #mountains #hikes
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