Working outside the UK is a great opportunity to explore new environments and gain international perspectives.
Why work abroad?
Working outside of the UK is beneficial for lots of reasons, some of which can be found on “Why intern abroad”.
Country-specific vacancies in myUCLCareers
Many overseas recruiters do target UCL and will advertise vacancies through us. Log in to your myUCLCareers account and use the “Country” filter or “Quick search” to find opportunities in specific countries or regions.
UCL Careers subscribes to this online resource to give you direct access to country-specific resources including:
- “Career guides” which will list local job search resources
- A “Jobs” and an “Internships” vacancy search engine
- “Employer directory”
UCL Online Careers Library
Use search tags such as “Working abroad” and/or the name of a country to get listings of resources including:
- “Country profile” guides to working overseas
- Country-specific job sites for some countries - search for the country and “job site”
Cost of living abroad
Make sure to look into the cost of living of the country you are planning to work in. Do this as early as possible, to help plan your budgets.
You can use Numbeo to help you with finding out the cost of living of the city or country you are visiting. Numbeo even allows you to compare costs between locations, in case you have a few options in mind.
Overseas internship agreements and Convention de Stage
Overseas recruiters often require a three-way agreement between the University, the student and themselves, (as the internship provider), which may cover a range of different things depending on the role and the company. The Study Abroad Office provide information on what UCL is able to sign in these instances.
International student employment data dashboard
We are often asked if we hold data on what students from particular countries will go on to do after leaving UCL, and where they do it. Our data dashboard is a way we can share the information we hold with our current students.