The Times Higher Education has published an article about the most popular destinations to study, training and volunteering abroad through the Erasmus+ scheme. According to data from the European Commission, the UK ranked particularly high – No.3.
The Erasmus+ Programme Annual Report states that in 2014 and 2015 the UK received 30,183 students from across Europe. The only countries that took more students were Spain (42,537) and Germany (32,871).
There is a handful of reasons why the UK is an attractive destination for international students to conduct their internship. First of all, it is a major hub for international businesses. Take London for example – it is a prime destination for businesses from around the world. Having a city like London on your resume will without doubt look appealing to potential employers. Interning in the UK also helps to broaden one’s horizons, as well as broaden one’s valuable contact list. These are just some of the reasons that make the UK a terrific destination to do an internship.
Overall during 2014 and 2015 around 290,000 students went abroad to study, train or volunteer. To do an internship abroad is a great way to enhance one’s career prospects.