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Your Global Experience

Explore the world and find yourself

Coming to Lancaster is all about broadening your horizons, learning new subjects, finding new perspectives and discovering new experiences as part of a community that reaches around the world.

You'll rub shoulders with students from over 100 countries, so you'll have every chance to make international connections of your own, on your course, in societies or socially. 

You'll learn from world-leading staff from around the globe, as over half of our team come from outside the UK. You can even make global citizenship a part of your studies, with an Intercultural Competencies Certificate that can equip you for a global future.

What starts in Lancaster can take you much further afield. You might spend a few weeks abroad as part of your course, or even study for a whole year with one of our partner institutions around the world. 

Whether you're a Lancaster local or crossing oceans to join our community, you'll discover an international perspective on life. Learn about other people, celebrate other cultures and make friendships and connections that cross borders and continents.

A drawing of Lancaster's campus
Illustration by PhD Design student Andi Setiawan

A world for Erin

Erin Thomas is in her third year of a Sociology degree at Lancaster. She spent her second year studying at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, as part of her degree. 

Erin's story

A term in Amsterdam

Oliver Bulcock studied BA Geography at Lancaster. He spent a term in Amsterdam on Study Abroad, visited Malaysia with the University on a vacation trip and took part in a field trip to the USA with his course.

Oliver's story

Vacation travel - Anesu's story

I travelled to Malaysia and visited one of our partner Universities, Sunway. I got to see how another University worked and met other students.

I learned about their culture and explored the different aspects of their society.

By going on this trip I developed my global thinking, independence and became more self-aware. Experiencing Malaysia was even more incredible than I could have imagined. I can't imagine leaving university without it being part of my Lancaster journey.

Why Lancaster?