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Work and study internationally

Thinking of working abroad? It can be a great way to improve your skills whilst experiencing a different culture.

Early research and planning is crucial to finding the right overseas work experience or graduate job. 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.

  • 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.

Your Careers Consultants or 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. 

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

Thinking of studying abroad? See the world and be introduced to different cultural perspectives. 

Early research and planning is crucial to finding the right 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.

  • 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. 

Your Careers Consultants or 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.

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

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