Make your Studies more International
The University of Sheffield is home to students and staff from more than 125 countries. This diverse learning environment gives you the opportunity to make your study experience more international. We know that employers are looking for employees who are world-aware and able to work across culture and language barriers.
In the classroom, you will be with students from different countries. You may, for example, be asked to work on group projects which include a mix of students from the UK and abroad; or your class projects may include international comparisons; or you may have an international guest speaker. This can help you think about how your subject or discipline translates to the global context.
You could decide to learn another language or help someone who is learning a language that you speak. You might decide to study or work abroad as part of your degree, where you will have the chance to learn new skills, including possibly studying in another language. There are lots of ways outside the classroom to make your experience more global. You might decide to be a mentor, join social activities such as Global Café or join in the discussions at ‘Culture Compass’. The Students’ Union also provides many international opportunities such as student societies, volunteering, or World Week.
All of these opportunities will help you meet people from all over the world with different views and opinions – but you’d be surprised at how much you have in common too.