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Work and study internationally

Early research and planning are crucial to finding the right overseas work experience, graduate job, undergraduate exchange programme, or postgraduate study. Think about the outcomes you wish to achieve. It's a big step to take and you need to look into it thoroughly so that you're aware of any possible difficulties.

Careers Consultants or your Placement Internship Adviser are happy to talk things through with you once you've done some initial research; they can check your CV, and help you prepare for interviews. It's easy to make an appointment. They may also be able to suggest other resources that you could investigate.

Work
  • Allow at least 9-12 months to find a suitable opportunity, particularly if you will require a visa. 
  • Join social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to make contacts and find company information and job opportunities. Also search for jobs by sector and by country. Don’t restrict yourself to global networks, look at country specific sites too. 
  • Search online forums to find out about organisations, and ask for feedback directly from past participants if you're considering voluntary work or exchange programmes.
Study
  • Plan ahead – start investigating your options 12-18 months in advance.
  • You will need to consider entry requirements, admissions tests such as GRE and GMAT, study visas, and fees/funding. 

Just click below to find country specific and general resources to get you started. These are not comprehensive so you will also need to do your own research!

TARGETjob  Graduate's guide to working abroad
TARGETjobs Postgraduate guide to studying abroad