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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All in-person short term opportunities promoted by Essex Abroad are postponed for summer 2020 due to COVID-19. 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)
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!”