The University of St Andrews has a number of opportunities for undergraduate students to spend a full academic year in the USA or Canada as part of their degree programme (usually Junior Honours year), with new destinations being approved each year. St Andrews has three exchange partners in Canada and a further eleven partners in the USA, each offering a different student experience, from the University of California’s LA campus in the heart of Beverly Hills, to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, founded in 1693 and the second oldest Higher Education institution in the United States.
Several Schools within the University have Erasmus links with other European institutions. The University currently sends around 40 to 50 students on European exchanges every year.Several Schools have established exchange or study abroad programmes with partners outside Europe, and as a result there are also opportunities to study in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and South America.
St Andrews is a research-intensive university and the benefit of this to all students is that they have direct access to staff who are likely to be at the forefront of research in their specific subject area.St Andrews submitted more than 92% of its academic staff for consideration in the RAE 2008, making it one of the most research intensive universities anywhere in the UK. At this time, 94% of St Andrews' research activity was internationally recognised and 60% was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
From their first year, students are encouraged to use the Careers Centre’s resources to guide them through career choices and onto detailed information about the whole range of options and occupations. The information covers vacation placements, internships and sponsorship opportunities, graduate employers and their vacancies, postgraduate study and funding, professional training, self employment, gap year activities and voluntary work in the UK and overseas. Enterprise activities and support for a possible entrepreneurial career are also offered through the Careers Centre.
At all stages, we aim to help students identify and achieve their career goals. The Careers Centre also offers a variety of workshops and events designed to help students develop the skills they need in order to have the best possible chance of getting into their chosen career. Facilities are complemented by the Careers IT Room, library and web pages, which contains a wealth of information and advice, together with searchable vacancy listings and useful links.The Careers Centre also offers a Job Shop to assist students seeking part-time or casual employment during their studies.
在各个阶段，学校都致力于帮助学生明确和实现他们的职业目标。Careers Centre也有各类加工车间和活动，用于帮助学生发展职业所需的技能。此外，Careers IT室、图书馆和网页有大量的信息和建议、可搜索的职位表以及实用链接。Careers Centre也有Job Shop，用于帮助学生在学业期间搜索兼职或临时性岗位。