Study Abroad Semesters

Semester Abroad. Broaden your horizons.

Europe & South Pacific
Semester
All Study Areas

Scholarships up to €1000 are available

In the words of Saint Augustine, “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page”. Overseas study is a powerful motivator and can offer many inspirational experiences to help students in their academic, personal and career goals.

Our Study Abroad Semester Programmes allow you to visit a host university for one or two semesters while you benefit from learning and living with local students. We offer a range of courses and majors and you will gain first-hand experience of different learning styles.

By working with some of the best universities of Higher Education in Europe and the South Pacific, our semester programmes provide a highly memorable and character-building experience. We organise in-country support, cultural immersion and depending on the location, housing in student accommodation or with a homestay family.

We believe that not all classrooms have walls and you will develop cultural awareness as a global citizen with plenty of access to local life, field trips and cultural excursions.

Our locations include:

  • lreland
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

What will I learn?

We can offer students a wide choice of courses by working in close partnership with international host institutions.  

At each university, your options will span many faculties. From business and marine biology to literature or engineering, we have the ability to find the perfect course for you.

Students need their course choices approved by their home academic advisor to gain approval from their host institution. 

Our global community of host institutions include universities in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Spain and Ireland. Where will your Study Abroad Semester take you?

What support is there for me?

Our Study Abroad Semester Programmes are expertly designed with your needs at the top of the agenda. Each carefully-structured programme offers high levels of support to create a safe, welcoming and secure learning environment. 

We will organise an airport transfer so your journey is stress-free and upon arrival at the host institution, you will be welcomed, given a site tour and receive a welcome pack during orientation. 

From offering guidance about visas and the application procedure, to sharing first-hand local knowledge, our dedicated staff are always on-hand to assist students. We provide excellent academic support and offer a 24/7 emergency helpline to ensure the wellbeing of each student.

Where Will I Live?

Students are based in safe, comfortable living spaces that are within easy-reach of campus. Typically, student accommodation is either on or off-campus in single or twin rooms with ensuite or communal bathroom facilities. Sharing with local students or with other study abroad students, you will have access to WiFi and laundry services.  

Depending on your choice of university, homestay accommodation may be an option. All our homestay families are rigorously vetted and we take extreme care when placing students. 

Students complete a comprehensive questionnaire prior to placement where they can outline their ideal host family. Our experienced team is easily reachable for the duration of your stay.     

Excursions and Cultural Programme

We believe that learning outside of the classroom is essential and students are encouraged to experience all their host country has to offer.

Our industry and educational visits are chosen to complement your learning goals. We offer organised excursions to sites of cultural interest, areas of outstanding natural beauty, organisations, educational institutions and local businesses.* 

 
*Excursions will vary depending on university and location.

What's Included:

  • Pre-departure advising and guidance
  • Tuition and registration fees
  • Student residence, homestay or apartment near campus (varies by location)
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • In-country orientation & welcome event
  • International Health Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency support hotline
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Official Transcript
  • Meal plan (vary by location)

Airfare, in-country transportation, materials for class, meals, visa fees, and spending money aren’t included.

Visa and Immigration

We are here to offer advice on all aspects of your programme including course choices, booking flights, health insurance and all other pre-departure enquiries. 

Students are responsible for obtaining a relevant visa and requirements will differ depending on your choice of destination. We can assist you with the application process and visas will be issued by your host-institution.   

Application Deadlines

Australia

April 15 – Fall Semester (July-Nov) or Academic Year

Nov 1 – Spring Semester (Feb-July) or Calendar Year

New Zealand 

April 15 – Fall Semester (July-Nov) or Academic Year

Nov 1 – Spring Semester (Feb-July) or Calendar Year

Ireland

May 15 – Fall Semester or Academic Year

Oct 1 – Spring Semester

Spain

April 15 – Fall Semester and Academic Year

Nov 1 – Spring Semester

United Kingdom

London Semesters

May 15 – Fall Semester or Academic Year

Nov 1 – Spring Semester or Calendar Year

Sheffield Semesters

April 15 – Fall Semester or Academic Year

Sept 15 – Spring Semester or Calendar Year

*some dates may be earlier for certain majors

Scholarships

We’re delighted to offer up to €1000 per student, that are deducted off the final payment.

Scholarship applications can be submitted as part of the general semester application. You must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. The scholarship section has two parts: a one-page essay about why study abroad is important to you, and a choice of how you might record your experience (with a blog & instagram updates or video-blog and testimonial). 

Costs

  • There is an application fee of €95 and a participant commitment fee of €500 that are both non-refundable.
  • Airfare, materials for class, visa fees, in-country transportation, and spending money aren’t included.
  • Costs will vary by location and university, please contact us for more information.

Next Steps

If you are interested in studying abroad, please get in touch with one of our advisors to start your application. 

If the world is a book, there’s no better time to begin your next chapter …

Cara Simon - Learn International

How To Get In Touch

If you want to talk to me about your semester abroad please email me today to set up a call.

Cara Simon, COO