Gain international experience

Spending time in another country is a great way to gain international experience. Many DMU students and graduates travel abroad for internships, industry placements, volunteering opportunities, and graduate level jobs.

Benefits of working abroad

  • Experience other cultures
  • Learn or improve on another foreign language
  • Build key skills: Communication, adaptability, initiative and cultural awareness
  • Become highly independent
  • Raise your profile

Points to consider

Making a decision to work abroad is a huge one and you should think about what you want to gain from either doing a short term placement or relocating.

Ensure you have all the information you need to make your final decision. Try asking yourself the following questions:

  • Which country do you want to work in?
  • Do they have the opportunities you are looking for?
  • Do they have visa requirements?
  • What languages do they speak?
  • What accommodation is available?
  • What are the cultural practices in that country?


#DMUglobal is a unique international experience programme for De Montfort University students which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you become global graduates, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Visit the #DMUglobal website

Going Global

Going Global provides an extensive database of live employment opportunities around the world and aims to help you to have an international experience during your degree or to work internationally after you graduate.

To access Going Global, log into your MyGateway account.

Graduates and Alumni: 
If you are a recent graduate and used MyGateway when you were a student, you can still use the same login details as the system will recognise you as a graduate. If you graduated some time ago and never accessed MyGateway before, please go to, where you can register as a graduate user

Further resources

AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) have partnered with Targetjobs to provide country profiles.

Take a look at the working abroad section on the Targetjobs website for further information.

Grad Link UK

Grad Link UK is a specialist careers website designed for students and graduates across the UK interested in working abroad. It includes jobs, links with major graduate employers, in-depth advice sections, and the latest news and events relating to the graduate labour markets.

Students and graduates can also use the Gradlink websites to build their CV and submit it the Gradlink employers using the Go-CV facility.

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