What are global opportunities?

Our Global Opportunities team are passionate about the profound impact that studying abroad or engaging in international volunteer work during your university years can have on your future.

What global opportunities can do for you

Global opportunities are catalysts for academic enrichment, professional development, and personal transformation. Our team is dedicated to introducing opportunities to suit any and all circumstances. It's our job to open up opportunities for University of Liverpool students to study, live, and travel as part of their education, as well as welcoming students from across the globe to join us in Liverpool.

Students who take up the opportunity of international experiences - whether a full year, summer or short volunteering project - feel a boost in their self-confidence. The experiences gained from navigating foreign environments, embracing new cultures, and overcoming challenges make you a more rounded individual.

The benefits of travel extend beyond personal growth and into your future employability. Cross-cultural skills are increasingly valued by employers, with studies indicating that employers actively seek candidates with international experience, recognising the invaluable skills gained through navigating diverse environments. Study abroad broadens your horizons but also equips you with a competitive edge in the global job market.

Embrace diversity

Diversity lies at the heart of international experiences. Immersing yourself in an experience such as studying or volunteering overseas inspires a deeper appreciation for global perspectives and cultivates empathy towards individuals from diverse backgrounds, as well as reflecting on your own position in a globalised world. Research suggests that students who study abroad develop a heightened sense of tolerance and understanding, highlighting the transformative power of cultural immersion.

International experiences encourage you to step beyond the confines of familiarity, confront adversity, and adapt to unfamiliar landscapes. Whether strolling the waterfront of the river Mersey or engaging in community volunteer work on the other side of the world, you'll discover strengths and skills you didn't know you had before and build long-lasting connections with your new global network.

Get support from our Global Opportunities team

The Global Opportunities team are on hand to make your study abroad ambitions a reality. Whether you're thinking about a year overseas as part of an exchange, planning a summer experience, or wondering about the financial implications and support available to you, we're a friendly and approachable team here to help you. Visit us on campus, send us an email, call us or drop in to our advising hours via Zoom.

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