Global Opportunities Week 2021

Monday 18 - Friday 22 October

Welcome to our virtual event! This is the first important step towards making your adventure of a lifetime a reality. Throughout the week you will find out about the international opportunities available to you, hear from past students and various departments about what these incredible experiences can offer you and how the application process works. This page will be updated as the last few details of events and features are finalised, but in the meantime you can follow the links below to find out more about the international study opportunities available to you.

Time Event What is this? Location
09:00 Partner Spotlight - York University Take a look at what York University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
11:00 - 13:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings can be either in-person or online, so please indicate your preference in the booking form. Booking Form
12:00 Partner Spotlight - Wilfrid Laurier University Take a look at what Wilfrid Laurier University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
14:00 - 15:00 Presentation - Introduction to Global Opportunities Learn about the Global Opportunities we have on offer and how you can decide which one is right for you. Sign up here DH 0.21
15:30 - 16:30 Live Student Q&A Keele students currently on placement answers your questions about studying in Canada live on Teams.
Link to recording
17:00 Partner Spotlight - MacEwan University Take a look at what MacEwan University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
Recording Partner Presentation - MacEwan University (from 2020) A recording of the presentation given by MacEwan University about what studying there and Canada in general has to offer. Link to video
5 minute read Academic benefits of international study placements Some of our Study Abroad Tutors share the benefits that global opportunities can offer their students. Student Portal
Blog Post 5 top tips for your research Sam and Louisa share their top 5 tips for deciding which placement and destination is right for you. Wordpress
Blog Post My year in Montreal Tom shares his experiences studying at Concordia University on the International Year. Wordpress
Time Event What is this? Location
09:00 Partner Spotlight - Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan Take a look at what Kyoto University of Foreign Studies has to offer Keele exchange studen ts. Instagram
10:00 Live Student Q&A A Keele student currently on placement answers your questions about studying in South Korea live on Instagram. Instagram
12:00 Partner Spotlight - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Take a look at what Hong Kong Baptist University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
13:00-15:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings can be either in-person or online, so please indicate your preference in the booking form. Booking Form
16:00-17:00 Presentation - How do I apply? Jake from the Global Opportunities Team outlines the application process for each type of placement and what you can do to find out more about them. Sign up here HNB 0.36
17:00 Partner Spotlight - Flinders University, Australia Take a look at what Flinders University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
5 minute read Applying for Global Opportunities with disability, health and support requirements Find out about the process for arranging the support and/or medical requirements you require when participating in international study placements. Student Portal
Blog Post My time in Taiwan is one for the books! Francesca shares her experiences of spending a semester at NCKU, Taiwan. Wordpress
Blog Post Living in Tokyo Max shares his experiences and offers advice for living in Tokyo. Wordpress
Video Language Summer Schools with the Language Centre - student stories Testimonials from Keele students who studied on a summer language school run by the Language Centre. Link to video
Video My year in Seoul Mpumie shares what she got up to during her international year placement at Korea University Link to video
Time Event What is this? Location
09:00 Reasons to study in.... 10 reasons to study in each of the regions where we have partner universities. Instagram
10:00-12:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings can be either in-person or online, so please indicate your preference in the booking form. Booking Form
12:00 Partner Spotlight - National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Take a look at what NCKU has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
14:00-15:00 Presentation - Caribbean Electives Harry from Caribbean Electives talks about the amazing opportunities you have to gain international work experience in the Caribbean through our funded placements on the Caribbean electives programmes. Find out more and sign up here. DH 0.21
15:00-16:00 Speak to an exchange student Speak to international students at currently at Keele on their international year/semester abroad and learn about their home universities. There will also be Keele students who applied for the year or semester abroad last year to share their tips and advice for applying. Sign up here DH 0.08
17:00 Partner Spotlight - Universiti Sains Malaysia Take a look at what Universiti Sains Malaysia has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
Video How can studying abroad boost my employability? Ben Simkins from the Careers and Employability Team at Keele outlines how taking an international study placement can boost your employability. Link to video
Blog Applying to study abroad as a mature student Alicia shares her experience of applying for a semester abroad as a mature student. Wordpress
Blog Virtual Summer schools – Zack’s placement Zack shares what he learned from his virtual summer placement with UC Berkeley. Wordpress
Video Summer School Student Podcast Keele students who undertook a summer school placement talk about their experiences and share their stories  Link to video
Time Event What is this? Location
09:00 Partner Spotlight - Lulea University, Sweden Take a look at what Lulea University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
11:00-13:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings can be either in-person or online, so please indicate your preference in the booking form. Booking Form
12:00 Partner Spotlight - Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain Take a look at what Universidad Pontificia Comillas has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
15:00-16:00 Student Live Q&A Keele students currently on their international year placement answer your questions about studying in Europe live on Teams. Link to Recording
17:00 Partner Spotlight - Universite de Lille, France Take a look at what Universite de Lille has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
Blog My first few weeks in Sweden Lucy shares her experiences at Uppsala University and offers advice for settling into a life in a new country. Wordpress
Blog Studying in Finland Sophie gives her top 5 reasons why you should consider choosing the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland for your international study placement. Wordpress
Video Travelling in Spain - Andre's international year placement Andre shares some of the places he travelled to when on the international year at Universidad San Jorge, Spain. Link to video
Video What is Erasmus+? Jake from the Global Opportunities gives a brief overview of the Erasmus programme. Link to video
Recording Q&A with Abid Khan and peer advisors A recording of last year's session with Abid Khan who created the film 'Granada Nights' which shares his experiences of his international placement in Spain. Keele students who also studied in Spain share their experiences and take student questions. Link to video
Time Event What is this? Location
09:00 Partner Spotlight - Ball State University Take a look at what Ball State University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
11:00-12:00 Live Q&A with Global Opportunities Jake from the Global Opportunities Team takes your questions about the Global Opportunities available to you. Sign up here DH0.21
12:30-14:30 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings can be either in-person or online. Booking Form
12:00 Partner Spotlight - San Diego State University Take a look at what San Diego State University has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
15:00-16:00 Partner Presentation - University of North Carolina Greensboro Dee from the international team at UNCG delivers a presentation to Keele students to explain what to expect when studying abroad at UNCG and the USA.
Link to recording
Cancelled Student Live Q&A Live Student Q&A Keele student currently on placement answers your questions about studying in the USA live on Instagram. Cancelled
17:00 Partner Spotlight - St. Norbert College Take a look at what St. Norbert College has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
17:00 Request an application to study abroad Applications to study abroad go live! Online form
Blog Studying in the USA - my placement so far Alec shares what he has got up to during his time at St Norbert College so far! Wordpress
Blog Applying for a split placement Olivier shares his experience of applying for a split placement and the US application process from Sweden. Wordpress
Video My year at UNCG Maddie shares her experience of spending the international year at UNCG. Link to video
Video Meet the peer advisors Harry introduces you to the peer advisor programme and how they can help you! Link to video

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