Study abroad as part of your Sussex degree
At Sussex, we recognise that our students are keen to develop a truly global approach to their studies, something that is reflected in the range of study abroad opportunities open to them. Sussex maintains student exchange links with almost 100 universities in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America and more than 40 universities in North America. These institutions are open not only to International Relations students studying a European language as part of their degree, but also to those students who would like to incorporate a brief period of study abroad into their time at Sussex (usually a term in their final year), even without speaking a foreign language.
Why study abroad?
To a potential employer, a period of study abroad will make your CV stand out. It will show that you have the personal qualities of determination, confidence, resourcefulness and stamina.
By studying abroad you will develop skills in communicating and negotiating with people from different countries and backgrounds. Intercultural competence is increasingly recognised as an important attribute in its own right, and will be prized by employers of all types, not just ‘international’ organisations.
Network of friends and contacts
You will meet people not only from the country you are visiting, but from all over the world. You will have a connection with their own friends and families, countries, homes and enterprises – contacts that may serve you personally and professionally throughout your life.