Why go abroad?

As a student at the University of Greenwich, you may have the opportunity to spend a term or year of your degree at one of our partner universities abroad, or to participate in a partially funded international summer programme.

These opportunities will provide you with valuable skills and experiences that will help you develop and enhance your employability.

Studying or working abroad will help you to:

  • Improve or gain language skills
  • Expand your culture awareness
  • Develop personally and enhance your life skills
  • Experience a different way of studying or working
  • Build an international network of friends
  • Make your CV stand out in the job market

Our students said

Jasmine Oskay: University College Absalon, Denmark

"It has helped me grow my confidence. My confidence in myself and what I can accomplish has increased immensely. Seeing how different education systems function has broadened my perspective and has shown me different ways to take on tasks. Living in another country, you meet many new people, with this your professional and personal network begins to grow, opening you up to so many new opportunities."

Timea Palfi: University of Rijeka, Croatia

"After overcoming the culture shock and letting things settle, I had one of my best times there! I lived close to the sea and managed to find a flat overlooking it. It was like a dream come true; meeting with new people all over the world and becoming friends, sharing our stories while watching the sunset at the pier. It's something that's hard to describe in words. I truly enjoyed my time in Croatia, and I can't wait to see all my friends from there again."

Samantha Fogden: Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

"If the only reason you are hesitating to apply is that you are nervous about moving to another country alone, I would say do it! I guarantee you will have the single most incredible year of your life. The opportunities to travel, see and experience new things are huge and you will never forget them! Also, you are all in the same boat so the friends you will meet will be lifelong. Looking back, I can't believe how quickly it went and I wish I could do it all over again!"