Studying abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons. It’s beneficial for both your academic and personal development. Not only will you gain new experiences, but you’ll also learn to get by in a different environment. A period of study abroad is an asset on your CV. With the increasing internationalisation of job markets, many employers regard international experience as a real advantage.
If you are planning on studying abroad, the coronavirus situation can certainly be a cause for uncertainty. By following the advice and guidelines on the Health and Safety page, you can minimise any potential (financial) risks as much as possible. Still unsure whether it’s a good idea to study abroad at the moment? Read the university’s advice.
Also take a look at the study abroad and corona FAQs.
There are a number of ways in which you can study abroad. These include:
Study at one of Leiden University's partner institutions via an exchange programme.
- Study abroad independently
For students who want to study abroad outside an exchange programme, for example at a non-partner institution.
- Other types of activity abroad
Depending on your study programme, there are a range of other international activities that you can do as part of or alongside your studies. For example, internships, research, fieldwork or summer schools.