We held our 2023 Go Abroad Fair on 15 November and it was great seeing so many of you excited about all our go abroad opportunities! If you missed the Fair, don’t panic, we have a recap below. Or if you came along but now find yourself wondering what the next steps are, read on.
Catch up with the introductory presentation
As well as the opportunity to chat with the Go Abroad team, Go Abroad Tutors, Ambassadors and other exchange students, we gave an introductory info session at the Fair. If you missed it, or want a refresher, you can access the “International Opportunities” presentation slides.
Next steps for study exchange
Start your application prep on our study exchange application page. Check your eligibility and if there are any restrictions for your degree. We have plenty of resources on our website to guide you through your options, such as the list of destinations by degree, where you can see which destinations our students have gone over the last five years sorted by degree programme. Please be sure to read this information thoroughly.
Then figure out where you want to apply. European destinations are sorted by subject-specific and “all subject” options, whereas the Swiss and International partners are sorted by country/destination. Check each host for subject restrictions and if not otherwise stated, you can apply to any host that has sufficient courses available for exchange students for your degree. Don’t forget that Joint Honours students can apply via a university-wide link or a link in either subject.
We have feedback reports from previous cohorts of students in the Go Abroad organisation within MyAberdeen. These can be very helpful when considering your options and preparing your application. Please email GoAbroad.Outgoing@abdn.ac.uk to be given access.
Once you’ve narrowed down where and when you want to apply, you can start preparing your documents before applications open on Monday 22 January 2024. We will hold a virtual application session nearer the time, which will be advertised via our mailing list.
Traineeships and Summer Schools
Information about applying for traineeships and summer schools will be updated over the coming months, as we received updated information from our partners. The application period for both of these is later than for study exchange, so there is less urgency. Please keep an eye out for updates.
If you still have burning questions and would like to ask a fellow student, you can reach out to our Go Abroad Ambassadors by email or by visiting the International Centre during Go Abroad office hours (M/W/F 14:00-16:00; Tu/Th 10:00-12:00). If your question is academic-related, you can contact the Go Abroad Tutor for your subject area. Or you can always email the Go Abroad Team or arrange a virtual appointment. Be sure to follow our Instagram for information and advice about the study exchange application in the coming months.