UCL Students Abroad

Other Opportunities

If you are interested in studying abroad but do not have the option to do so during your studies, you may wish to consider one of the schemes below which take place during the holidays.

Summer Study in Mexico

Do you have plans for Summer 2016? Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey wants to invite you to have a great international experience learning Spanish, culture and more in Mexico.

The programme offers you the possibility to select between different sites in México: Monterrey and a combination of cities in the south region of México that includes San Cristóbal de las Casas, Villahermosa, Mérida, Playa del Carmen and Cancún. Each location has its own charm and attractions to offer you an enriching cultural experience.

For more information, please see the Study in Mexico website. Please note that details for 2016 Summer session are yet to be released.

Vacation Study in China

The Study China Programme, managed by The University of Manchester is currently recruiting students for the Easter 2016 programme.

Study China is financed by the UK government to provide a three week student experience of Chinese language, culture and business. Living on the host university campus you attend a structured programme of lectures, workshops, trips and excursions.

Key objectives of the programme are to enhance language skills and provide an insight into Chinese business relations and economy. This unique opportunity allows you experience life as a student in this fascinating, diverse country.

There are a number of bursaries available to contribute towards your own costs which are airfare and spending money, all other costs are funded by the UK government.

The partnership universities participating in this programme are:

  • Zhejiang University
  • Nanjing University
  • Beijing Normal University


The Study China programme runs in the Easter vacation period.

How do I apply?

The application process for the Easter 2016 programme is available now. For more information on application dates, please visit the Study China Website

Once accepted onto the programme you will commit to a structured programme of study focusing on developing knowledge and understanding of China and the Chinese language.The good news is that you do not need any previous knowledge of Chinese to benefit from the programme and your experience will not be limited to just classroom learning. There is an extensive programme of cultural classes, days out and social occasions to look forward to, ensuring that your experience of China is truly lived as well as taught

Generation UK-India Programme

Generation UK-India opportunities give you a platform to interact with a contemporary India, giving you the opportunity to understand one of the fastest growing economies in the world. You will make connections that will last a lifetime as well as gain international experience which will help you stand out from the crowd when getting ahead in your career!

Want to get involved? There are a number of opportunities available for 2016/17-

Study in India

Generation UK-India Study Placements

In the summer of 2016, 9 Indian universities will run 2-3 week courses including a variety of subjects, ranging from international relations, social entrepreneurship and gender politics to yoga and Indian Cinema.

This fantastic three-week government sponsored programme teaches UK undergraduates what it is to live, work and study in contemporary India. All accommodation, tuition, food and local transportation costs are sponsored. Students are only required to pay for international flights, visa and travel insurance.

Application information for Summer 2016/17 placements will be released in February 2016. For more information on this programme and to sign up to receive application information Alerts, please visit the Study India website.

Teach in India

Generation UK-India Teaching Assistantships

Generation UK-India Teaching Assistantships offer you the chance to spend two or five months as a teaching assistant in an Indian school. If you're keen to gain unique teaching experience in an international setting, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with students at both primary and secondary school level. There are a number of posts available across India, based in a number of states across India including Delhi, New Bengal and Gujurat.

You can now apply for teaching placements for 2016! Foer more information on the programme and to apply, please visit the Teach in India website. The deadline for applications is 19 February 2016.

Work in India

British Council Consultancy Internships  

If you are keen to gain useful work experience in an international setting and want to immerse yourself in a rapidly emerging global economic power, you may be interested in undertaking a work placement in India through the British Council.

There are a number of opportunities from 2016 onwards; more information can be found on the Work in India website.

Summer Study in the United States

Stony Brook University

For students interested in study abroad in New York, look no further than Stony Brook University Summer Sessions.

In 2016, there are two sessions available:

  • Session I (May- July)
  • Session II (July-August)

Further details on the 2016 session are yet to be released.

For more information on the programme, tuition fees, accommodation and courses available, see the Stony Brook website.

IAESTE UK Work Placements

Administered by the British Council, IAESTE UK is a member of the IAESTE international association which includes 85 other member countries united by the aims:

  • To provide science, engineering and applied arts undergraduates with training experience abroad relevant to their studies;
  • To offer UK employers well qualified and motivated foreign trainees;
  • To be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host employers.

Founded at Imperial College in 1948, IAESTE arranges paid course-related vacation training abroad on a reciprocal exchange basis so that in every participating country IAESTE trainees are both entering and leaving for placements.

Since its foundation IAESTE has exchanged in excess of 300,000 students worldwide, playing a key role in the development of engineers and scientists able to make their mark in a global economy. Over 22,000 of these students have been from the United Kingdom.

IAESTE provides a service to three target constituencies: employers, students, and academic institutions. The programme is employer-led in that no exchange can be arranged until a commitment has been made by an employer to host an international  student. Participating employers may be in industry as well as research and academic institutions.

The exchange of trainees is conducted on a reciprocal basis between member countries. The pivotal point is the annual conference which is held each January in one of the member countries. At the conference offers of placements are exchanged between  member countries. IAESTE offices are also responsible for the administration of all stages of the placements through visa/work permit applications (where necessary) to accommodation arrangements and setting up social/cultural activities for the visiting trainees. 

Over the years IAESTE has created lasting friendships around the world, fostered international business and research links, assisted in the preparation and recruitment of an international workforce and enhanced international cultural relations.

For further information, please visit the British Council IAESTE Programme website.

Summer School in South Korea

Summer Programme at Sungkyunkwan University

If you have ever wanted to visit Korea, this is your chance!

The International Summer Semester (ISS) at Sungkyunkwan University is a 4 week summer experience that you will never forget. By bringing together students and faculty from Korea and around the world, the ISS is not only academically stimulating; it also offers an opportunity to make new friends and to discover Seoul and Korea.

Details of the 2016 programme are yet to be released. For general information on what courses you can follow and how to apply, please visit the ISS website.

And for a real taste of what our friends at Sungkyunkwan are all about, check out their Sungkyun Style video on YouTube.

Business Programme in Canada

Participate in a total immersion experience at HEC Montréal, a world-class French-language business school, to acquire or refine your writing and speaking skills in Business French, thereby increasing your opportunities in the international job market!

The 2016 session will run between July 18 to August 12, 2016.

For more information on this programme, refer to the HEC Montréal website

Tsinghua University Summer Programs 2016

UCL would like to offer 2 students the opportunity to undertake the 'Experiencing China' Summer Programme at Tsinghua University in China this Summer, funded by a fully comprehensive programme scholarship!

Experiencing China has been designed as a multidisciplinary opportunity to “de-code and demystify” China. Participants will join around 200 students from across the world in engaging with daily keynote lectures, interactive workshops and site visits relating to China’s economy, environment, urbanization, education, gender equality and cultural development.

2 students from UCL will be awarded a scholarship to undertake this programme,which will cover registration and tuition fees and accommodation for the duration of the placement. 

More information on the programme can be found below. Applications should be completed and sent directly to the 'Experiencing China' Team at Tsinghua University by email along with a copy of your CV. The application deadline is 31st May.

'Experience China' Brochure

'Experience China' Application

Singapore Institute of Management

International Summer Programme in Singapore

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) welcomes both international and domestic students and working professionals to participate in the International Summer Program 2016 (ISP@SIM). A truly unique program, ISP@SIM offers a sixfold experience, by not only providing an internationally-focused classroom experience with in-depth lectures and case-consulting projects by visiting businessmen and researchers, but also hosting daily excursions such as industry visits and community service projects - all activities to develop the global skills and understanding of each participant.

ISP@SIM offers you the chance to personalize your own academic and cultural experience at the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in the world!

For lots more information on this exciting opportunity, visit the Global Learning site.


The Universidad EAFIT Summer School will offer more than 90 courses for children, adolescents and adults from Colombia and around the world during its fif​th edition in 2016, giving these participants the chance to interact with other students and explore their interest areas.

New courses of interest will be developed for the summer season (June 13th to August 7​​th) in fields such as political science, urbanism, entrepreneurship, finance and engineering. The goal is to expand knowledge areas through a didactic approach, encouraging students to experience the university and the city in a unique way during the summer recess.

More Information


University of Sydney

The University of Sydney's academic excellence attracts students from around the world to take part in their intensive Summer School offered over three sessions from December to February, or in their Winter School in July.

Students can accelerate their course, catch up on a failed subject, balance their timetable, or study subjects outside their current course.

For students joining us at Sydney for the first time and are enrolled in a course at another university, they can pick up a subject as a cross-institutional student and have it count toward their degree.

More Information

Winter School 2016 Subject List

Universidad Externado do Colombia 

Summer School / Diplomado Post-Conflict 

This course is a two weeks intensive summer school (96 hours) about the new challenges that Colombia need to face in a postconflit context. The course is designed along with the Colombian agency for reintegration.

The course is for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please be aware that the course will be taught in Spanish.

Further information

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