At Newman we believe offering you an international dimension to your studies is important to your personal, academic and professional development. As part of your degree course – undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time or full-time, Newman gives you the possibility to broaden your horizons and gain academic recognition.
You could be eligible to study or work abroad, as part of your course, in Europe and even further afield in places like The Gambia and India. There are new and exciting opportunities arising all the time through the Erasmus programme and links worldwide.
In an ever changing global world, there are many benefits to studying or working in another country.
- Stand out from the crowd – whatever career you choose after university, having international experience on your CV will help you stand out from the competition.
- Life skills – while living abroad you will gain skills that can’t be taught in the classroom.
- International perspective – discover a different culture and way of life, perhaps even pick up a foreign language while you are there.
- Travel – visit exciting new places.
- Fun – meet lots of interesting people and have a good time!
At Newman, we offer our full support and encourage students to take their work placement in countries where, even though there is no Newman link, students have family or friends or a genuine interest to visit – the possibilities are endless!
You can either self-fund your international experience, or alternatively there is funding available via Erasmus +. The Erasmus programme enables students in higher education to study or undertake a work placement for at least two months in another European country as part of their degree course.
The Erasmus programme is available to all eligible Newman students after consultation with their academic course leaders and the International Co-ordinator. Students may also be able to take part in shorter, self-funded work placements in Europe.