International Experiences

We offer a wide range of work and study experiences, both in the UK and internationally, that allow our students to gain important global skills that will make them stand out from the crowd.

Did you know that we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

Find some of our flagship global experience programmes below, or read about how our opportunities have helped some of our graduates get to where they are today.


The number of students Coventry University provided international experiences for in 2018/19

Spend between 3 and 12 months studying at a partner university, gain experience on an internship placement, or even a combination of both!

World Languages is an innovative language programme that gives you the chance to learn a new language in a practical and interactive environment. With 21 languages to choose from, all delivered by native speakers, there is plenty of opportunity to add a key global skill to your portfolio.

Global Summer Schools are designed to be fun and challenging.

If you’re exploring a new topic or looking to building upon your existing skills, we have a number of short courses to suit a variety of interests.

1st for

international experiences

More student experiences overseas than any other UK uni in 2016/17 (HESA, 2018)


student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Contact Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) for more information.

Our Students' Stories

Mutaru studied Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security. He set up a counter-terrorism organisation in Ghana after finding inspiration from his international field trips.

Vanessa came to Coventry from Australia to study for her MBA. The skills and experiences she gained gave her the confidence to set up her own company in business development.

Catherine graduated in 2010 after studying International Relations and Politics. She now lives in New York, where she has founded a portfolio of successful businesses.

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