Summer abroad opportunities

If a year or semester placement is not the right option for you, there are still plenty of ways to spend time overseas developing new skills and gaining valuable experience.

Update on Coronavirus:

We have taken the decision to cancel all overseas summer programmes and initiatives for the 2019/2020 academic year in order to reduce the possibility of transmission of COVID-19 across borders, and to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. It is paramount that the University prioritise the health and safety of the University community.

We hope to run many of the programmes planned for this summer in the 2020/2021 academic year and summer 2021 instead. Updates will be posted on these webpages in due course.  

International Leadership Programme

Take part in a four-day programme overseas, working with other students to tackle a local issue and explore global challenges.

GO China: Culture and Language

Explore China’s capital and immerse yourself in the culture and language on a course hosted by the Beijing Institute of Technology.

GO China: STEM Futures

Take part in an intensive engineering course hosted by the Beijing Institute of Technology, while exploring China's capital and experiencing Chinese culture. 

The Tiger Economy: An Introduction to Business in China

Gain an insight into how to do business in China with this three-week summer school at Zhejiang University.

Bristol Interns in China

Spend eight weeks in Shenzhen, China and experience life overseas, enhance your employability and develop cross-cultural skills. 

Summer schools

An excellent way to broaden your academic horizons and access the study abroad experience without the time commitment of a semester or year overseas.

Other opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad

Make your CV stand out and make a difference by volunteering or working abroad during your summer holiday.

Contact us


Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
In person: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD


We offer scholarships to help fund your summer experience. These scholarships can be used for:

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