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At the University of Chester, a range of our courses offer a Study Abroad option, and our dedicated team will work with you to determine the most suitable route to increase your chance of admission.

The International Exchange programme allows University of Chester students to study for a full academic year abroad at one of our bilateral exchange partners in Australia, Mexico and the USA, or through ISEP, a network of over 300 additional higher education institutions worldwide.

Travel, Explore, Discover 

So many people choose to go travelling now and, in fact, many feel like they’ve missed out if they don’t. But what if you’d rather not take time out after university, or already know the next step in your career and travelling doesn’t fit with that? Or, maybe you just have that urge to travel right now? Well, studying abroad could be the perfect option for you. It gives you the exciting opportunity to explore places you may never have the chance to see, to immerse yourself in a whole other culture and way of life and, depending on where you choose to study, see natural wonders.

Tourism Management student, Niamh, saw exactly that. (We didn’t just choose this one for the caption. Honest.)

 

Personal Development

Studying abroad is a life changing experience. Being in an entirely new environment, and perhaps sometimes even being out of your comfort zone, will make you learn so much about yourself. Your strengths, your weaknesses, your limits. It will up your confidence and independence, both things that will stand you in good stead in all aspects of life.

Make Friends

A huge part of studying abroad is the opportunity to make new friends and contacts from all over the world. Got enough friends, you say? (No need to show off.) Well, the people you meet while studying abroad will be entirely different to the friends you’ve made in your life so far. You’ll meet people from your host country, people from a range of other countries and the experiences you share together will form a bond like no other.

Caitlin, a Psychology student who spent a year in Australia, had some amazing experiences, but as you can see in her caption, who she shared them with mattered just as much.

 

Your Future

Whether you’re looking to go straight into your career or into further study after you graduate, both employers and graduate admissions look favourably on those who have study abroad experiences. That one year abroad speaks volumes about your willingness to seek out new challenges, your ability to thrive in an unfamiliar environment and your drive to develop professionally and personally. Your time abroad could you give you an edge over other potential candidates and make you stand out from the crowd.

Make the Most of Your Opportunities

University is what you make it. Chester has so many opportunities available to its students, so make the most of them and enjoy every second. Who knows, if you do, you could end up at the top of the Empire State Building, like Fine Art graduate Mike.

 

Send us your photos of your study abroad journey by using the hashtag #MyChesterStory and tagging @uochester. We’ll share our favourites!

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