Study or Work Abroad as Part of Your Degree

The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Studying or working abroad as part of your degree is the opportunity of a lifetime.

If you have ever wondered about taking a gap year or a trip over the summer, or you have regretted not doing so, then our study/work abroad programmes give you the opportunity to really make the most of your study experience.

Traditionally, students at British universities would study abroad during their second year and transfer back the credits they had gained. Bangor has introduced an additional option whereby you can add an 'International Experience Year' to your degree programme. On successful completion of your International Experience Year, where you will study or work abroad for an entire academic year, you will normally have ‘with international experience’ added to your degree title.

Why go abroad?

Spending time in another country is an opportunity to:

  • Enhance your employability
  • Develop skills and experience a classroom setting will never provide
  • Have fun and travel to amazing places
  • Learn another language
  • Experience new cultures
  • Gain a global perspective on your subject
  • Return more motivated, independent and confident
  • Create lifelong friendships

Where can I go?

Your options depend on your current degree programme. Undergraduate students can normally go abroad for a full year, a semester or just a summer but there are some exceptions. Click on Your Options on the menu to see more information on our study/work abroad opportunities. There is a range of destinations across the world available to you. Please click here to view these destinations.

If you are currently abroad on one of Bangor University's study/work abroad programmes, please click here.