Short-term global opportunities
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for short-term mobility
In light of the global challenge posed by the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent UCL guidance regarding summer placements, Study Abroad regrets to announce that all short-term global mobility activities will be cancelled this summer. This includes places available through our Tuition Fee Free scheme, the Cities Partnership Programme and funding opportunities through our bursaries. We are also unable to support international internships through the Convention de Stage unless you are taking the internship in your home country or can demonstrate that you will be working remotely. Advice for staff and students who may have concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus is available on the following page.
Study Abroad recognises the need to diversify international opportunities for UCL students and has secured funding to support students who wish to undertake short-term global experiences. This will allow greater numbers of UCL students to gain valuable international experience as part of their studies. As many of the short-term opportunities will fall during the summer or other vacation periods and be non-credit bearing, we will be in a position to offer a range of options that will not be limited to study-based programmes. The new range of short-mobility options will include summer school opportunities, but in time will also provide international research placements and volunteering positions.
It is clear that there are numerous benefits to studying abroad, including the enhancement of employability, the opportunity to build international networks and improve language and communications skills. Students who undertake periods of short-term mobility will also profit from many of the same positive effects of longer-term mobility. Such opportunities will therefore be of great value to students who are not afforded the chance to study abroad as part of their degree or feel that they can commit to a term or year abroad.