Considering taking part in a work, volunteering or study programme over the summer? We're here to help you find a global opportunity.
An international experience will enhance your employability when you enter the job market, as well as giving you a fresh perspective of the world.
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We hope to be able to offer in-person programmes again from January 2021 of course depending on the circumstances at that time.
In the meantime we are offering a selection of remote summer schools and remote international internship opportunities. Our summer schools can be access via our exchange finder.
If you like to learn more about our remote opportunities, including remote international internships, please check out this handy guide. (.pdf) you can also register for sessions with our summer providers at our upcoming Essex Abroad fair on 19 November 2020.
The Big Essex Award can also help you identify and effectively sell the skills graduate employers are really looking for.
You can get up to 50 Units for your international experience abroad whether it's an internship, summer school or volunteering programme.
“I volunteered at Wildlife Sense in Kefalonia, Greece to support their work on projecting the sea turtles. I’ve described this experience as the best thing I have ever done to my friends and family. The work is so rewarding - I personally found lots of nests and saw over 50 different turtles in the harbor. I also met amazing people that I would not have had the chance to meet. You do need to be organised to take part but past students such as myself, Essex Abroad and Wildlife Sense can help with this if needed. I recommend Wildlife Sense 100% and might even go back myself!”
We run lots of different sessions throughout the year to provide you with essential information about going abroad. From first year and second year briefings to funding chats and country low-downs, we've got it covered.