We encourage your spirit of adventure! Essex Abroad enables students and staff to widen their international experience by providing opportunities to study; at a partner institution, to find a work placement abroad, to attend a summer course or volunteer abroad.
Why Essex Abroad?
A summer abroad gives you the chance to immerse yourself in another culture and develop your independence. You can volunteer with one of our partner organisations around the world, giving you an enormous advantage when you enter the global job market. We've got a range of programmes to suit your needs and give you the best experience possible. Choose Essex Abroad and let the adventure begin.
We currently offer placements to:
- UmPhafa, South Africa – A private Nature Reserve for people who have a passion and an interest to learn about African Wildlife. The placements are run by the Reserve Management Team which ensures that interns are mentored by our most senior and experienced staff members. Placements are for two weeks and usually take place in September and are run in collaboration with Colchester Zoo
- Wildlife Sense, Greece - a sea turtle research and conservation organisation based on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, Greece. This placement offers a unique learning experience to volunteers to protect endangered sea turtles and their natural habitats and to promote public awareness
- SLV Global – a placement offered only to psychology students and psychology graduates. An opportunity to gain valuable and practical experience in the mental health sector while being immersed in the unique and exciting cultures of Sri Lanka, Bali or India. The placements are designed to provide maximum benefit to the communities where SLV.Global works.
Our opportunities provide you the chance to immerse yourself in another culture and develop your independence, adaptability and cultural awareness. These are enormous advantages when entering the global job market.