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Basic training for the 21st Century

Institute of International Education, 2014

The year abroad

As an interviewer of graduates I am always looking for something different that candidates have done - spending a year abroad gives the candidates a wealth of different experiences and I often find that when asked the question "tell me of a difficult situation that you have come across and how did you manage" candidates will use their experiences of studying / working abroad.

Head of Development at a Global Investment Bank

Study Abroad for undergraduate students

A truly global university experience

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to experience new countries and cultures, meet people from all over the world and boost your employability. Any Business School student can take advantage of our many international opportunities to gain a new perspective on their subject. Whichever option you choose, one thing is certain - your experience at the University of Exeter Business School can reach far beyond the South West of England.

Why study abroad?

Studying abroad gives you great experience of international cultures, values and languages which can crucially enhance your professional skill set. Living and studying in a new country will naturally enhance your adaptability, cross-cultural communication, self-confidence, resilience, and will stimulate creative thinking. Having real world examples of these skills can make you stand out from the crowd. Studying abroad in a different country with students from all around the world is also a great way to build and expand your global network of friends and professional contacts.

What are the options?

One of the best things about our study abroad options is that there is something for everyone. Click the links below to find out more about the different options available to you:


Full year studying abroad - 4 year degree programme 


Undergraduate Dual Degree - 4 year degree programme

  • Combine an internship, studying abroad and German language to earn two Bachelor degrees in four years.

Short-term study abroad opportunities

  • Over 30 different programmes advertised annually.
  • Selected programmes can contribute to your Exeter degree.

What about language?

Studying abroad opportunities are available to all Business School students regardless of language ability. We have opportunities in English speaking countries as well as in countries where English is not the predominant language. Most of our partner universities also offer a full range of modules taught in English, regardless of the local language.

If you do want to study in a language other than English, you will have to be sufficiently competent. This may involve taking classes through the University of Exeter’s Foreign Language Centre, which caters for all levels of ability. Even if you will be taught in English, you might still want to take some classes to prepare for your new environment. You’ll also have the chance to carry on any new language skills in your fourth year.

Where can I study?

We currently offer placements in 43 universities in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.