University of Southampton

University of Southampton
International Office

The University of Southampton is a truly international University which offers opportunities to study abroad as an exchange student as part of our degree programmes. These opportunities are available at our partner institutions across the globe.

Ruth Law is available to help you

 

Why it's ok to hate your year abroad


Lucy reflects on the pressure to have 'the best year of your life' on your year abroad and why, whatever happens, your experience wasn't a waste of time.

by Lucy Colclough

 
 
Advice

Beating homesickness - the 10 steps to happiness!

by Lucy Colclough
 
Spain

Where to live in Madrid - a guide to the barrios

by Lucy Colclough
 
Spain

Taking up an instrument abroad

by Lucy Colclough
 
Southampton Uni

Combined Honours: Keeping up your second subject abroad

by Lucy Colclough
 
Madrid

Taking charge of your year abroad

by Lucy Colclough
 
Languages

A step-by-step guide to making friends abroad

by Catherine Simpson

Mole Diaries

 
Latin America

The Mole Diaries: Florianópolis

by Charlotte Osborn
 
UK

The Mole Diaries: Southampton

by Sarah Pannir

Questions about Southampton Uni

Q

If I work as a lectrice in France, do I have to pay tax in the UK too?

Income Tax

I worked in Spain with the British council and didn't pay any tax. Pretty sure you don't have to pay tax in the UK if you're living/working abroad.

Q

Looking to study a Masters - how would a two-and-a-half-year study-gap be v...

Geography
Q

What are the best ways to find accommodation in Prague?

Accommodation
Q

How do I set up an exchange?

Finish my uni degree in a different country
Q

How do I find out about courses foreign universities offer?

History
Q

What support do universities provide which you think is good and what else...

Universities
Q

How can universities provide better intercultural skills training and copin...

Intercultural competence

Hi there,I think this is a really interesting idea with lots of potential. The only year abroad meeting I had during the academic year before I left was focused on the 'Whats' of a year abroad - what...

Q

Did anyone get welfare support or mental health help on their year abroad?

Hamburg

Your home university should continue to support you, if only with advice. And you will be able to contact your tutors, even if they do not automatically contact you. Many UK universities have designat...

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