Conferences overseas

A conference overseas is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about your specialist subject and widen your social and professional network. Presenting a paper or a poster at a conference is an important part of personal and professional development and will look great on your CV.

Conferences can be open to undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is worth keeping an eye on the specialist publications relating to your area of studies to look for opportunities as conferences take place throughout the year. You could also check with your academic tutor, or with other students in your faculty, to see if they can make any recommendations.

International summer programmes

International summer programmes

Learn about another country’s language and culture; a summer school gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new way of life abroad.

Fieldwork being undertaken in the ocean

Field trips overseas

Field trips can provide invaluable experience in your subject area, and can give you a chance to see the world at the same time.

student at language school

Taught language courses

Learn a new language or improve your existing skills on a taught language course, either in the UK or overseas. 

Volunteering overseas

Volunteering overseas

At BU, we encourage students who want to volunteer to look beyond the UK too and there are a whole host of opportunities overseas.