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. Our events are open to students in their first or second year. Follow the Leeds Uni Abroad Facebook page for more information on all of our events!

study abroad events


Global Opportunities Week 2021

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 study abroad. From 11th – 15th October 2021, we will be holding a series of live virtual events 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 partners and destinations, and to hear from Leeds students who have just returned from a year abroad. You can also find out about the practicalities of applying to study abroad and budgeting.

For more information and to join the ‘Global Opportunities Week’ sessions:



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 download our Pre-Departure Programme and view our Programme Padlet, for more information and to join the sessions, please visit the Pre-Departure Events page in Minerva.

Attendance at most events is optional (though strongly recommended) but remember that the Study 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 an event that will help you connect with other students who, just like you, have returned from the year abroad.