Aston University

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An increasing number of businesses are calling for graduates with international experience who are able to collaborate in intercultural contexts. That is why Aston University sends over 300 students on placements overseas every year.   Aston students who complete a placement abroad  develop the global competencies that employers are looking for. By integrating into another culture, students become adaptable, confident and self-awareness increases. They learn to function in intercultural teams and adapt to different communication styles and these skills help students to get ahead in the graduate labour market. Aston students receive the Erasmus grant for placements in Europe, can apply for other grants and they don't pay any fees on the placement year abroad! You don’t need to speak a second language, in fact 65% of our placements are English-speaking only. Students study and work in a variety of locations around the globe, including Australia, USA, China, Latin America and Europe. Aston University has a dedicated International Placements Team which focuses on sourcing fantastic opportunities abroad. Students receive specialist one-to-one support and are encouraged to engage with their peers who have completed placements abroad. Students also attend intercultural awareness sessions as preparation for a successful year abroad! To find out more about Aston’s International Placements visit our website below:

 

http://www.aston.ac.uk/international-students/student-exchanges/