Why you should consider studying abroad this summer

  1. Study new subjects in a new part of the world

Follow new language, cultural or academic pursuits whilst discovering an exciting new part of the world.

  1. Learn how to adapt to new environments

Being able to adapt to change and a new setting is an important part of the working world, and life in general. These traits are valued by employers, along with flexibility, cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively with a range of people for example.

  1. Build an international network

Taking part in a summer school programme will enable you to meet people from across the world, who could be valuable connections in the future.

  1. Enriching cultural experiences

You could discover iconic historical sites such as the Taj Mahal, Medellin and the Leshan Giant Buddha whilst immersing yourself in a new culture.

  1. Learn a new language

A range of language courses such as Spanish in Medellin or Mandarin in Shanghai are available on top of other modules.

  1. Gain life skills for future

Whatever you do after finishing university, studying abroad is a great way to gain skills and experiences that will stay with you for life. Book a careers appointment if you would like to discuss how you can make the most of such experiences on your applications and at interview.


This year the Partner Summer School Programme has more places available than ever before. QMUL will be offering places in Colombia (Medellin), China (Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Zhejiang), and India (New Delhi and Vellore) across a range of programmes.

There will be approximately 30 grants of £500 available to apply for to help with the costs of the programme. All students are eligible to apply for a grant, but will be required to submit a 400-word essay at the end of the application form.

More information on the costs and schedule of each programme and how to apply can be found by emailing summerabroad@qmul.ac.uk and on the Study Abroad website: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/exchange/otheropportunities/

The deadline for applications is 18th March 2016.

Good luck!


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