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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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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

Pawel spent a semester studying Electronics and Computer Sciences at the National University of Singapore.

Pawel in Singapore

“Learning spaces were incredible. I was often strolling around the campus to find a sweet spot at the roof under the tree- but my favourite was at the infinity pool. I was living in one of the University halls - after spending a semester there I must admit that out of all halls I visited I would choose this one again. I had a rainforest just outside of my window, canteen 1 minute away but the biggest impression that I remember was the atmosphere. People were very supportive, there was many bonding activities and you could feel like a member of a big student family.

Being in Singapore and studying at NUS creates lots of opportunities: involving in academic and social projects, taking part in competitions, creating close bonds with locals, travelling, taking part in social events or being an active member of societies. My priorities were to experience and understand the south-east Asia culture, travel as much as possible and obviously improve my engineering skills and knowledge at most prestigious University in Asia.”

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Summer schools testimonials

Damilola sitting outside a historic building

“I arrived in Prague – Czech Republic, ready to embark on a 2-weeks journalism programme at Charles University. Over the 2 weeks, I made amazing friends, whom I continue to interact with. We formed a tight friendship laced with dinners, study sessions, karaoke trips and late nights out. I found myself surrounded by encouraging and pleasant group of people, from all over the world, that were just as eager as I was to learn.

Just 2 weeks at Charles University in Czech Republic has managed to diversify my perspectives, broaden my mind and created a circle of close friendships. Even weeks after the school’s end, it stays with me as this pleasant nostalgia that I wish to revisit.”

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Instagram testimonials

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