Study Abroad events

We run a series of promotional events throughout the year which are open to student their first or second year. Follow the Leeds Uni Abroad Facebook page for more information on all of our events!


  • Leeds Study Abroad Fair
    Come along to the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday 16th October 2019 in Parkinson Court to find out how you can use your degree to see the world! This is a great opportunity to speak to students from our partners on exchange at Leeds, Leeds students who have just returned from a year abroad and the Study Abroad team. We will also be running a series of presentations and talks during the Fair, including our 'Study Abroad or Work placement?' session which is designed to help you evaluate the positives and negatives of each choice, so that you can make the right choice for you. Take a look at this video to get a feel for our Fair!
  • Study Abroad 101
    Come to this event to find out more about eligibility requirements, top tips, researching destinations, resources, costs and funding, and how to apply for Study Abroad! We will be holding this event twice a week throughout the application period so make sure you attend a session before you start applying to study abroad!
  • Study Abroad Snapshots
    Would you like to hear more about our destinations from our returning students? We hold student-led presentations on some of our partner universities the week following the Study Abroad Fair. These presentations will give you a better idea of what's like to be an international student at your selected destinations.
  • Budgeting for Study Abroad
    This session is run by the University of Leeds Funding team and will give you more information on how to manage the financial side of your year abroad including Travel Grant eligibility and how to budget for the year. Want to know more about budgeting for the year abroad? Read our student's tips on the LeedsUniAbroad blog and read our Calculating the Costs of Study Abroad page! 
  • Language Taster Sessions
    Considering studying abroad in a country where the first language is not English? The language taster session is run in collaboration with the University of Leeds Business Confucius Institute and has been designed to give you an idea of what it might be like to learn a language from scratch. Come and learn the scariest of the languages: Chinese!


We will run pre-departure events throughout semester 2 which will cover several aspects of your year abroad. From formally applying to your host institution, keeping safe abroad, applying for your student loan or getting to know your fellow Leeds students before you go, our sessions have been designed to help you prepare for the year ahead.

Download the interactive 2019/20 Pre-Departure programme and click on the interactive links to the University of Leeds Study Abroad Facebook events page.

Attendance at most events is optional but remember that the Study Abroad Essentials session is compulsory for all students going abroad in the 2019/20 academic year.


Adjusting to life back in Leeds after the year abroad can be challenging for some students. This is why we have designed an event that will help you connect with other students who, just like you, have returned from the year abroad.

  • Study Abroad Unpacked
    This event is a collaboration between the Study Abroad office and the Careers Centre and has been designed to enable you to articulate the skills you have gained from your year abroad. Come along to get tips on how to use the experience gained abroad to enhance your employability!