Study abroad spotlight: Reunion Island

Ellen, who studied French and Geography, worked as a British Council Language Assistant in Reunion Island. “For my year abroad I worked as a British Council language assistant in secondary schools in the French overseas department of Reunion Island. In …

July 10, 2016 | Outbound students


Working abroad – WIYA and External Placements – The Netherlands

Naomi (Chemistry), worked in Leiden I spent my year abroad working in the Netherlands. I gained invaluable experience working in an R&D department which has really improved my CV. You see a lot of job adverts asking for previous experience …

November 28, 2015 | Outbound students


Working abroad – WIYA and External Placements – Switzerland

Fiona (Chemistry), worked in Basel I spent my year working in a research lab for a pharmaceutical company in Switzerland, a country whose official language is Swiss German. I didn’t really know what to expect considering I don’t speak German …

September 27, 2015 | Outbound students


Working abroad – WIYA and External Placements – Spain

Emma (Modern Languages), worked in Madrid My year abroad was a refreshing break from study. It opened my eyes to so many things, not all exclusively Spanish but applicable to life in general. I secured my own work placement teaching …

September 26, 2015 | Outbound students


Working abroad – WIYA and External Placements – Norway

Angelica (Chemistry), worked in Trondheim Going to Norway was a golden opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in a research laboratory and to be part of a scientific organization (SINTEF), where important real life challenges and problems are being studied …

September 25, 2015 | Outbound students


Working abroad – WIYA and External Placements – Germany

Fiona (Modern Languages), worked in Bavaria I spent the academic year in Germany. I was working as an English language assistant with the British Council in Passau, Bavaria. I have so many fantastic memories from my year there, and I …

September 24, 2015 | Outbound students


Working abroad – WIYA and External Placements – France

Anna (French), worked in Clermont-Ferrand Being on the other side of the classroom was such an experience! During my year abroad I worked in two professional colleges in Clermont-Ferrand and taught students aged between 15 and 22. Whilst it was …

September 23, 2015 | Outbound students


Why study abroad?

There are numerous benefits to studying abroad, but here are the Collaborations and Study Abroad team’s top three: 1. Broaden your academic experience “I was able to take classes not available in St Andrews and the different teaching methods really stimulated …

May 24, 2015 | Study abroad experience