Only approximately 7% of full-time, undergraduate UK students participate in an international experience as part of their degree.
However, being part of such a small group can have some huge benefits.
According to the Universities UK International’s Gone International: Expanding Opportunities Report students who have at least one week abroad as part of their course are more likely to:
- get a high degree classification. 29.7% achieved first class honours, compared to 25.0% of graduates who did not participate in an international programme.
- be in a graduate job. 77.7% secured a graduate job within six months of graduating, compared to 70.5% of graduates who did not participate in an international programme.
- have a low rate of unemployment. 3.6% were unemployed as compared to 4.4% who did not participate in an international programme.
- receive a higher starting salary than their non-mobile peers just six months after graduation. £23,028 was the average salary as compared to £21,630 for graduates who did not participate in an international programme (a difference of 6.5%).
- work in a global workplace. 9.8% of graduates who participated in an international programme worked international upon graduation.
So on top of being an opportunity to learn more about another culture and meet new people, participating in an international experience while studying in Inverness is an investment in your future.