Still not sure if a Study Abroad exchange is for you? Want to know more about where you can go and what you can do? Read testimonials from students who have participated in the Study Abroad programme.
"Studying abroad as undoubtedly enabled me to gain more confidence and improve on certain skills such as: leadership, communications skills and cross culture awareness, all of which are valuable skills important to almost any job – particularly the police."
"This time may be the only opportunity you will ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Take this opportunity to travel with no commitments but to study and learn about new cultures, whilst developing yourself personally and professionally. Study abroad is an experience unlike any other."
"I’m currently on a year abroad studying in Madrid and I love it! I study at Universidad de Carlos III which is twenty minutes south of the City Centre, but I live right in the centre of Madrid, around the corner from the Royal Palace. My classes are all in Spanish so were quite difficult at first, but I don’t have any problems now. I’ve done a lot of travelling since I’ve been in Madrid, around Spain, and also other countries, such as Portugal! I have made so many new friends from all over the world. I’m even going to California this summer to visit some of my semester one friends! Madrid is an amazing city with so much to do, so it’s impossible to get bored. The weather has been incredible- I am going to miss it when I come back to Preston. It’s cheesy and such a cliché but this has been the best year, and I don’t want it to end!"
“The Erasmus+ programme is fantastic and has provided me with some of my fondest memories! The opportunity to study overseas enabled me to gain valuable knowledge and experience!”
“I chose to study in England because I knew that it would be a great experience for me, and it was an important step as it gave me the chance to improve my language skills. I had many choices available to me through the Erasmus scheme, but England and Preston were always my principle choice, due to the opportunities available in terms of improving my language skills and job prospects. I’ve made so many great friends from different nations and started a new sport (hockey), all thanks to the study abroad experience. It has really broadened my horizons and is great for my career development, it will hopefully enhance my CV to potential employers. UCLan is a great university with fantastic facilities. From a personal point of view, I’ve grown up during my time here, matured and developed my interpersonal skills."
“One of my most rewarding experiences was being able to use Colorado Mesa’s unique facilities, which provided me with additional learning opportunities, which are unavailable at UCLan. The additional year gave me the chance to study modules that I’d be doing in my 3rd year at UCLan, so it was good preparation. We visited Utah and Arches National Park, which was a fantastic experience”