Study Abroad events

We run a series of events throughout the year to help you prepare to apply and get ready for your study abroad year, as well as events for students after they have returned to Leeds.

study abroad events


Global Opportunities Week 2023

Global Opportunities Week is your chance to discover the wide range of international opportunities that you can get involved in as a student at Leeds, including:

  • The Study Abroad Year
  • Summer Schools
  • Volunteering Abroad
  • Work Placements Abroad

From 16th – 20th October 2023, we will be holding a series of events, some in-person and some online, giving you the chance to hear from students and staff alike and to ask your questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our partner universities and destinations, and to hear from Leeds students who have just returned from a placement abroad. You can also learn more about how to decide which options are best for you, diversity abroad, and budgeting.

For more information and to join the ‘Global Opportunities Week’ sessions: a full programme will be published in the Events section of the Global Opportunities SharePoint Site shortly. 



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.

To find out about the events we will be running, please visit the Pre-Departure Events page of the SharePoint site. The pre-departure event programme for 2024 will be announced in January 2024.

Attendance at most events is optional (though strongly recommended) but remember that the Placement Abroad Essentials session is compulsory for all students going abroad.


Adjusting to life back in Leeds after the year abroad can be challenging for some students. This is why we have designed a series of events that will help you connect with other students who, just like you, have returned from the year abroad. For more information on all of our ‘Re-connecting to Life in Leeds’ events, see the Returners Events page on Minerva.

Follow us on Instagram for more information on all of our events!