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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Many of our summer opportunities in summer 2021 ran remotely, however for summer 2022 we hope to be able to offer many more in person opportunities!
Via our exchange finder from January 2022 you will find opportunities for both remote and in person summer school programmes for summer 2022. We hope that offering a variety of options will allow you to have an international experience despite potential travel disruptions.
If you're interested in volunteering abroad opportunity or international internship then check out the relevant webpages for the most up to date information. We also have new funding for 2022 which you can check out via our summer opportunities funding page.
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.