At BU, we encourage you to experience new cultures, learn about different ways of working and explore incredible places as part of your journey with us. There is growing evidence that these experiences are valued by employers and will help you stand out in an increasingly global and competitive graduate jobs market.

Whether it’s studying abroad, securing an overseas work placement, volunteering, taking part in a summer school abroad or simply learning a new language, there are lots of programmes and activities to choose from.

Ultimately, all of these experiences will enhance your student experience but also give you valuable skills that will help you stand out when applying for a job or setting up your own enterprise once you graduate.

Funding available

If you decide to undertake an opportunity abroad you might be able to benefit from funding to contribute towards some of the costs of your activity. 

Our Turing Scheme funding is available to all BU students and recent graduates, undertaking worldwide opportunities, with a duration of 4 weeks to 12 months, from September through to August.

For further information, please email the Global Mobility Team: [email protected]

For further advice

Our drop-in sessions are every Monday (virtual/in-person) and Wednesday (in-person) afternoons during term time. The sessions are open to all students wanting to find out about opportunities to study and work overseas during your degree and the funding available to support you. 

Looking to drop in?

  • Mondays, 1pm to 5pm: Join us online via Microsoft Teams. Search ‘BU Study and Work Overseas drop-in’ 
  • Mondays, 1pm to 3pm: Visit us in person in the Careers Zone, Bournemouth Gateway Building, Lansdowne Campus
  • Wednesdays, 1pm to 5pm: Visit in person at the Careers Zone, in The Hub, Poole House, Talbot Campus.

You can also arrange a meeting outside of term time. Email: [email protected]

Read our Policy Statement here.