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UCL Students Abroad
Studying abroad is a rewarding experience, which
UCL SSEES students frequently refer to as 'life-changing'. All undergraduate programmes (and the postgraduate IMESS programme) offer exciting, year long opportunities for students to study
abroad in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
Additionally, Russian Studies students taking Russian for the first time
complete their first year of study with a specially organised 4-week course in Kazan.
SSEES students can spend their year abroad at countries from across the
Central and Eastern European region. Students studying at one of our EU partner universities benefit from the
European Union Erasmus scheme which offers some funding towards the
year abroad costs.
*Prospective students should
be advised that current Russian Federation law requires a recent HIV-test
certificate to be submitted as part of the student visa application*. Alternative arrangements can be made for study abroad if necessary.
The Year Abroad & Career Prospects
Recruiters place great value on those who have spent a year abroad, as they actively
seek adaptable, flexible, courageous and ambitious graduates with a
proven capacity for communication across cultural (and often) linguistic
Research shows that the characteristics most valued by recruiters are more developed in students that have challenged themselves by spending a year abroad.
If you plan further study, a year abroad also puts you ahead, with Graduate schools at the leading universities recognising the greater
academic maturity and commitment that year abroad students typically