Why study abroad?

Here are 5 great reasons why we think you should study abroad.

1. Discover yourself

The independence and confidence that you build while studying overseas will change your outlook on future challenges.

2. Go on an adventure

Lancaster has partner institutions in North America, Australia, Hong Kong and more than 25 other countries.

3. Immerse yourself in another culture

Knowledge and experience of other cultures and perspectives is invaluable in the workplace and beyond. Learn more about another country than you ever could by staying at home.

4. Stand out from the crowd

Graduates who have studied overseas have been shown to be more desirable to employers in today’s job market. See what Laura Skaife-Knight says about her year abroad 

5. It doesn’t cost the earth!

Study Abroad may not be as expensive as you think!

The International Office hold a series of workshops and drop in sessions to help guide you through the study abroad application process.

Things worth knowing...

Over the past 40 years, hundreds of Lancaster students have taken the opportunity to study abroad as part of their degree in North America, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Europe (through the Erasmus Programme).

Most Lancaster undergraduate students have the opportunity to go abroad to study as part of their degree usually for a year at one of our partners. However some departments now have a one term study abroad option.

In most cases, your period overseas does not extend the length of your degree programme; the credits you take abroad count towards your degree.