Go Abroad and Increase Your Earning Potential

By University of Gloucestershire Modified on December 15, 2017

Stand out from the crowd – impress employers


The rewards of studying in another country are endless:

  • Widen your circle of friends internationally;
  • Embrace the challenge of being immersed in a different culture;
  • Travel to new and exciting places;
  • Gain real world experience;
  • Step outside your comfort zone;
  • Grow confidence in your capabilities to adapt and live independently.

Such benefits don’t go unnoticed by employers. At the University of Gloucestershire we recognise the major impact international experience can have on career prospects. Study at UoG and go abroad again – opportunities abroad include work placements and short-term field trips to study abroad, etc. You could even receive funding or get paid! Past destinations have included Europe, Canada, USA and even New Zealand. Examples of the possibilities include:

  • Fieldwork for Geography students investigating development in Morocco or environmental change in the Swiss Alps;
  • Exhibiting opportunities for Photography students in Shanghai, Vancouver or Delhi;
  • International collaborative project work for Photography Editorial & Advertising students on professional live briefs for top brands;
  • A guaranteed experience in New York or Milan for Business & Marketing Management students, built into the cost of your degree!

Why do we place such importance on international opportunities?

In an age where practically everyone seems to have a degree, experience studying or working abroad can separate you from your peers in the job market. Study with us at Gloucestershire and undertake an international experience as part of your degree. Employers recognize the value of time spent abroad - it demonstrates personal growth, an ability to embrace new challenges, a highly sought-after confidence, and an ability to make a meaningful contribution to their organization. As a result, graduates with an international experience typically secure jobs faster and earn higher starting salaries.

Why wait until after you graduate to see the world?