International Experience

International Experience

When you start your course you will join a group of students whose studies seek to explain what is happening to communities, the built environment or the natural environment. That is the very nature of the subjects we teach and it has been by getting out there and experiencing these environments that your professors have developed their understanding of your subjects. It follows that we want to share those experiences with you.

You will have opportunities to undertake site visits to multinational projects, participate in training at world-class facilities or join field courses to international locations relevant to your chosen degree subject.

Every year we have students travelling abroad. In recent years, our Geographers have studied development in The Gambia and natural hazards in Morocco and Iceland; our Architectural technologists have been exploring exciting European cities such as Barcelona and Paris; Emergency management students experience how Italians mitigate flooding in Venice and landslides in the Alps. 

And there are opportunities to travel further afield by choosing an optional module with a field course to New York, China, Taiwan or similar. All of these courses are designed to strengthen your professional, academic and cultural understanding so that you can work effectively anywhere in the world


Work experience

Have you thought about working internationally? We have specialists to help you discover and secure an international working opportunity

Our international careers team organises and manages work opportunities and internships for Second Year students who want to work inside or outside Europe, giving you the chance to gain international experience and differentiate yourself from your peers when you graduate. If you choose to study within the EU you will receive funding under the Erasmus+ scheme, whilst Coventry University goes further by providing incentives for our globetrotting students including free foreign language classes and additional financial support.

Recent students have secured placements at volcano observatories in Colima (Mexico) and Hawaii (US), worked for RedR (India) and taught disaster awareness in primary schools (Taiwan).


Study abroad

Each year many students from Coventry University spend between three and 12 months studying at an international university. Why not study abroad as part of your degree, live in new places and broaden your experience?

The School has developed schemes to study in the USA and actively participates in ERASMUS to support study at European universities. Can you think of a better destination than Iceland to explore geohazards or to address issues of sustainability in Stockholm or Copenhagen?


Global Leaders Programme

Coventry University students are invited to join the exclusive Global Leaders Programme, an extracurricular option designed to develop future world leaders. Expand your global skills set through advanced workshops, global networking, international experience and exposure to industry leaders in your field.

It helps that course developments in Civil Engineering and Oil and Gas are informed by our industrial liaison panels packed with industrialists from top FTSE companies. We draw on these networks to provide you with exposure to people and organisations that are driving global agenda in their sector.


Learning a language

Linguae Mundi – which translates to 'Languages of the World' in Latin – is Coventry University’s innovative foreign language programme aimed at helping learners to explore different languages and cultures.

Linguae Mundi offers the opportunity to learn a new language or to improve your existing language skills in a practical and interactive environment.

Languages are delivered by native speakers who provide cultural insights and support an authentic learning experience in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
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