12 June 2019
As an undergraduate studying at University of South Wales you could be eligible for funding to support your living costs and travel, thanks Global Wales Discover.
Global Wales Discover is an international mobility programme developed by Welsh Government, the British Council Wales and Global Wales to increase the numbers of Welsh University undergraduates undertaking international experience abroad as part of their studies. The programme aims to break down barriers to participation through offering shorter-term placements and supported living cost.
Welsh students can spend between 2 and 8 week studying, working or volunteering in one of the following countries:
EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Romania.
USA, Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India, China and Vietnam.
Visit British Council Wales website to make an application and view full terms and conditions.
The Global Wales Discover programme was formally launched at the Wales Millennium Centre on 10 June 2019. The launch event was supported by Universities UK International.
British Council Wales Country Director, Jenny Scott said: “International experience creates a generation of globally connected facing young people in Wales. Studies have also shown that undergraduates who undertake an international opportunity are more likely to get a top degree , be more employable and have higher earning power .”
“This programme will help build Wales’ presence around the world, supporting Welsh students to spend time in countries of particular interest for Welsh Government, including: USA, Canada, Japan, UAE, Qatar, Vietnam, India, China and the whole of the EU. Placements will help Wales form new relationships with individuals, organisations and institutions in these countries”
The £1.6m pilot has been developed by British Council Wales through support from the Welsh Government and Global Wales as part of the Welsh Government response to the Diamond Review’s recommendations on support for students who choose to study overseas.
The programme seeks to address shortfalls in the number of students having an international experience whilst at University by offering shorter-term, funded opportunities that can fit around students’ courses and their family and work commitments.
Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, said:
“As someone who benefited greatly from my time studying abroad as an undergraduate, I know first hand how such an experience broadens your horizons.
“We are taking direct action to open up opportunities, provide targeted support and improve the life chances of all learners in Wales. International study is a great vehicle to increase social mobility and I want to ensure these opportunities are open up to everyone, from every background and across the whole of Wales.”
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