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Lauren in Lorraine – From UoN to Nancy, France

By Lauren Ogden (BA Modern Language Studies and MA Comparative Literature alumna, maître de langue – Université de Lorraine) Having dedicated my life to the study of foreign languages and cultures, I hoped that one day my future career would take me overseas. Living in France during my year abroad ignited a desire within me …

Stand Out From the Crowd With International Experiences (Part 2)

Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Want to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Dreaming of an international career?  If yes, then studying or working abroad during your degree can help you on your way. Two students talk about their time abroad and what they’ve learned. You can also read about Charlie …

Stand Out From the Crowd With International Experiences (Part 1)

Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Want to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Dreaming of an international career?  If yes, then studying or working abroad during your degree can help you on your way. Two students talk about their time abroad and what they’ve learned. You can also read about Lauren …

Stand Out From the Crowd With International Experiences

By Jackie Thompson, Information and Communications Manager Do you aspire to be a global graduate? Would you like to enhance your employability while travelling the world? Are you keen on an international career? If yes, then studying or working abroad during your degree can help you on your way. What can you do? 1. You …

Year Abroad: Choosing Where to Go and What to Do

By Rowena Harris, Student Blogger For modern languages students like myself, a year abroad in your third year of study is compulsory. But did you know that the majority of Nottingham students have the opportunity to study abroad as well? You can find out more about the opportunities in your school, on the Study Abroad …

International Work Experience Grant – Ana’s story

By Ana Paredes Cimadevilla, nutrition and dietetics student Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about the cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Read on to hear about Ana’s experience: My placement I travelled to Mombasa in Kenya, with an organisation called …

My summer school experience

By Sophia Tang, third year International Media and Communication Studies student Looking for a productive summer opportunity but not ready to work? Why not try attending a summer school where you can learn and explore a new country in the meantime! The University of Nottingham offers a summer school programme which allows you to develop …

Four ways studying abroad can help your career

By Joss Hillary, Information Officer With workplaces becoming more and more globalised; employers are looking for those with international experience. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to develop career-relevant skills you can showcase during job applications. Maximise your opportunities Due to my love of travel I always knew I wanted to study abroad and applied …

Where in the World Will Your Degree Take You?

Finding work overseas is becoming a more common goal among students upon finishing university. Uncertainty in the local job market can be a factor, or perhaps you just want to work while satisfying your sense of adventure. Either way, finding the right job can be a little daunting to say the least. Here are three …

Five Ways Your Year Abroad Can Maximise Your CV

By Imogen Daldy, final year French and History student blogger That’s all very well, you might be thinking, if you work in a corporate position on your year abroad. What about if you study? What about if you do a teaching assistantship? Or do au pairing? Or work in a less “business” type job?  As …