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Study Abroad

Broaden your horizons by spending a year studying in North America, Australia or New Zealand. Your studies abroad count towards your final degree classification and so you take modules which fit into Lancaster’s scheme of study.

Students benefit greatly from their experiences abroad and often find it life changing. You will grow in confidence and become more mature and independent. It’s a great opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop an understanding of different cultures and values.

An overseas experience can add a distinctive element to your CV. Employers may be looking for graduates who demonstrate flexibility and have a richer outlook on life.

If you’re not sure whether this is the degree for you, our advice is to apply for the Study Abroad scheme - it’s easier to drop out of it, than to apply for it once you’re here.

Heather Guy says "my year in Vancouver has been the highlight of my degree. I took courses I wouldn’t have been able to take at home, knowing I had support from Lancaster when I needed it. Highlights of my year abroad included spectacular hiking and back-country skiing, travelling to the Rocky mountains, the Yukon and Alaska."

Affiliated Universities

Lancaster University is affiliated with dozens of Universities across the globe. This is just a brief selection of Universities you could visit as part of a Study Abroad degree.

University of Colorado

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder has an awe-inspiring view from campus. The world-renowned faculty maintain a reputation for excellence in research, creative work and teaching across 150 academic fields.

University of Illinois

The University has carried on its land-grant mission for nearly 150 years, making a lasting impact in academic excellence, discovery and innovation,public service, economic development, and health care throughout Illinois and beyond the state borders.

McMaster University

Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, McMaster University ranked 4th among Canadian universities and 94th in the world according to the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Michigan State University

Michigan State University Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways, tackling some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better.

Oregon State University

Founded in 1868, Oregon State is Oregon’s leading public research university, with $308.9 million in external funding in the 2015 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond.

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo.

Texas A&M

Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning and is now a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending Aggie leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

University of Iowa

With just over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of America's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909.

University of Miami

With more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a place of pioneering minds, boldly breaking free of conventions to create extraordinary new possibilities for the future.

University of Western Ontario

Western provides a diverse and unique environment in which more than 9,000 full and part-time staff and faculty work. We encourage you to consider a career here and become part of the Western Experience.

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has a unique and proud history as New Zealand’s capital city university and holds its own in the company of elite capital city universities globally.

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