Whatever course you choose, you can take your learning further afield as many of our departments provide you with opportunities to study abroad. Through the Erasmus exchange scheme you can spend between three and twelve months studying at a European university or doing a work placement in an EU country.
We also have a number of exchange agreements with universities outside Europe, in countries like Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA. We’re the only British university to be invited to join the University of Tokyo’s AIKOM (Abroad in Komaba) exchange scheme that allows undergraduates to spend 10 to 12 months in Japan.
In addition, every year up to 10 Warwick undergraduates travel to China to take part in an international summer school at Renmin University in Beijing. Our Warwick in Venice programme gives History and History of Art students the chance to spend the first term of their third year in this legendary city. From our base at Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, you become part of Venice life, learning Italian and seeing the subjects you’re studying in their original surroundings.
It is hard to believe that last week marked exactly a year since I was tentatively making my way to Chile, 20kg suitcase in hand. 24 flights, 9 countries, and thousands of miles worth of bus journeys later; having attended university in two foreign languages, trekked the length and breadth of South America, and having met some of the most incredible people I have ever come across in Chile and Italy alike – from Surrey to Santiago, and finally to Siena – I am finally back on British territory after 12 of what admittedly at times were the hardest months of my life, yet equally the most incredible and life-changing.
Claudia Lussana, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Read the rest of Claudia's blog about studying abroad in Chile and Italy.
As well as studying abroad, you can also spend some time in business or industry on a work placement. This may be for a term or it could be for a whole year with a salary. It’s a great way to find out how different companies work – and what they expect from graduates.
Monash University, Australia
We have a unique relationship with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, acknowledged as one of the world’s top universities. So, if you’re keen to use state-of-the-art video conferencing to share ideas and information across thousands of miles, or you’re looking for an exciting exchange opportunity, our Warwick- Monash Alliance can help you realise those ambitions.
Take a look at the Monash Study Abroad blog to see what some of our current students are getting up to during their time in Australia
Warwick in Africa
Warwick in Africa is an innovative programme that enables student volunteers to help with Maths and English education in African schools. The main aim of the programme is to give young people a better education so they can break free from poverty.
We are part of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a New York based institute set up to conduct research into the complex challenges faced by the world’s growing cities.
Warwick International Foundation Programme
Our pre-university foundation courses are for international students who want to study for a degree in the UK. There are five courses to choose from – Business Studies, Social Science, Law, Maths & Economics and Science & Engineering.