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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.

For my last post, I'd like to say thanks so much for following this part of my year abroad. So far it has been an amazing experience and for those of you who are considering it, I couldn't recommend it more! My general advice would be to seize every opportunity and document your experience! If you're interested in seeing more of my posts from this year follow me here: @megan_gjones #sotonabroad #studyabroad #singapore #travel #travelgram #universityofsouthampton
Singapore Management University is situated in the centre of the city and is made up of several modern buildings all within walking distance from each other. The School of Law was built in 2007 and the new Law library opened in January 2017! It's contemporary design and peaceful atmosphere makes it the ideal place to study. When choosing modules here, students have to bid online with e-dollars for the ones they want! TOP TIP: try and attend all the welcome events provided for exchange students at SMU, they're organised to make it easy for exchange students to mix and mingle! #sotonabroad #studyabroad #singapore #travel #travelgram #universityofsouthampton
If you consider yourself a foodie, Singapore is the place for you! One of my favourite things about living here is being able to eat food from so many different countries, for very little money. Some examples include Indian, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Malaysian... Eating here is incredibly cheap, sometimes even cheaper than cooking yourself! TOP TIP: Make sure to visit Singapore's numerous hawker centres, where you will find stalls with all different types of cuisine. Dishes range from $2 - $5 Singapore Dollars, which is about £1.20-£2.80! Don't be afraid to try new things, you might discover your new favourite food! #sotonabroad #studyabroad #travel #travelgram #singapore #universityofsouthampton
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