Study Abroad is an exciting and rewarding opportunity; a
unique experience that counts towards your degree programme and gives
you the chance to learn life skills not taught in the lecture theatre.
UCL students share their study abroad experiences and talk about how the programme has benefited them.
Get an international perspective
The opportunity to study abroad extends beyond the 60 or so UCL degree programmes that
include a year abroad as an integral part of the curriculum (for example, degrees with "International" or "Year Abroad" in their title, or our Modern Languages degrees). Many UCL departments offer the chance to study abroad, and a Study Abroad Fair is held every year so you can find out what opportunities are on offer.
UCL has around 200 international partners, including
many of the world's most prestigious universities. With many partners in Europe, UCL is proud to be a part of the Erasmus+ programme.
Financial support is available and you will
also be supported by a network of Departmental Study Abroad Tutors, Peer
Advisers and the UCL Study Abroad team. These will provide you with
information and the knowledge of their first-hand experience, as well as
academic support before, during and after your placement.
The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) provides linguistic support if you are not studying a language as part of your degree.
The Student View
" My first two years in Menton, France were amazing - I focused on Middle Eastern international relations and history, along with core European modules, and studied Arabic and political thought in the Arab world.
"I think the chance to be educated both at UCL and Sciences Po is a great opportunity; you are exposed to a wider variety of approaches, methods and modules which help with personal as well as academic development. You also end up with friends from all over the world and learn something new from all of them.
My first two years in Menton, France were amazing - I focused on Middle Eastern international relations and history, along with core European modules, and studied Arabic and political thought in the Arab world.
I became interested in so many things I had never even considered before... and all in the South of France, five minutes from the beach! Back at UCL, I was able to specialise further and study the origins of political violence, as well as continue my interest in the Middle East by studying the Arab-Israeli conflict, alongside both French and Arabic."
Sophie Marjoribanks, Fourth Year, European Social and Political Studies: Dual Degree BA