Work abroad

In an increasingly globalised economy, employers seek graduates with an international perspective.

Benefits of working abroad

  • Experience new cultures
  • Learn new languages
  • Improve interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enhance your employability
  • Expand your learning
  • Network on an international level
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Ways to work abroad

More than 300 Surrey students every year choose to spend their Professional Training placement abroad. We also offer internship and volunteering opportunities at our partner institutions as part of our summer programmes.

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Erasmus+ funding

Erasmus+ grants are available for students who undertake either a period of study and/or a period of work abroad in Europe. 

Student experiences