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Explore the world

Whether you are joining us from overseas or from the UK you will be welcomed into a community of students from over 140 countries worldwide. Our thriving international community means you can experience a range of cultures on campus, for example the Chinese New Year is attended by over 2,500 people and is a fantastic experience. Our global connections also offer the potential to study or work abroad, a great way to enhance your career.


"The best thing about studying abroad was experiencing new cultures"

"For my year abroad I chose Toulouse Business School, and focussed on the business aspect of my degree by studying courses not provided by Exeter. These included how to deal with the French, and negotiation with the Chinese and Japanese. This gave me the opportunity to complement my soft skills and broaden my knowledge of the business environment. The best thing about studying abroad was experiencing new cultures. At times it was challenging, but it was definitely worthwhile. Studying abroad expands your thinking patterns; a typical class in Toulouse resembles a UN panel because of the sheer diversity. It was a rare opportunity to gain insight into numerous cultures and challenge preconceptions"

Naomi, studying Business Economics


"I was relieved to find so many student ambassadors and staff to help me out"

"Leaving your home country can be a difficult decision, but for me it was really worth it. I didn’t come to any open days because I had my exams, so I first saw the campus when I moved in. Needless to say, I was very excited and nervous when I arrived. I remember the moment the taxi drove up the hill to campus and I could see how gorgeous it actually looked. Since it was my first time there, I was relieved to find so many student ambassadors and staff to help me out in every step"

Diba, studying Zoology


"You’re surrounded by like-minded people with similar interests"

"I was lucky enough to go to Cyprus and South Africa, and both times I learnt a substantial amount about the natural world, scientific research and developing research ideas! The bioscience lecturers were particularly inspiring, and their overwhelming passion for science was reflected in their ability to teach, their relationship with the students, and generally going that extra mile to help – really quite unique to this University! There were some brilliant modules such as science in society – which I felt was applicable to real life future work! Get stuck in! You’re surrounded by like-minded people with similar interests and a campus with really great facilities – make the most of it!"

Liz, studying Biosciences