Focus on…Going Abroad

Lucy Everett welcomes you to our Focus on…GoingAbroad week

Find out more about opportunities to spend your summer abroad (lots being advertised right now), funding (register for Erasmus+ and Go Abroad Fund) and hear from students sharing their international experiences.


Spending time living, working, volunteering or travelling in another country can be a challenging but rewarding experience. You’ll learn to be adaptable and resilient and develop a whole range of desirable skills. There are so many opportunities for you to go abroad and to help you find the perfect international experience we’re delighted to be able to showcase the support available for you this week.


Follow us: We have a special series of posts across our social media platforms informing you about internship and volunteering programmes, how to find funding, the resources that you can access 24/7, blog posts by students sharing their international experience and information and support from across the university covering Erasmus+ and the Go Abroad Fund – follow us on Facebook and Twitter @uofedcareers #GoingAbroad


Attend events: Look out for #GoingAbroad events on MyCareerHub like Why Go Abroad – Gone Abroad Student Panel  on Tuesday, 23rd and Finding Opportunities Abroad–Making the Most of Your Summer on Weds, 24th, as well as Recruiter in Residences English Camp Taiwan and Macau Edinburgh Exchange Tour (MEET) – don’t miss the chance to find out more.


Read up: We have a huge number of resources to help you begin exploring all the ways the Careers Service can help you right now by visiting the International Experiences section of our website.


Find opportunities: MyCareerHub has a huge range of opportunities abroad from paid work to volunteering, which you can find by searching for the country name or simply “erasmus”. The organisations and opportunities we promote on MyCareerHub meet our minimum standards but we recommend that you thoroughly research your options, starting with some of these questions.


Get funding: Erasmus+ Traineeships – Whether you want to boost your CV or your language skills, the Erasmus + Traineeship scheme is ideal if you want to combine work with a funded international experience. Monthly grants worth 380-430€/months are available to work, train and volunteer in Europe for a minimum of 2 months. Apply for funding or register your interest here. (There are weekly Introduction sessions and drop-in sessions – see the Contacts page for further details)

Go Abroad Fund – This is designed specifically to support students undertaking short-term international summer activities with funding available for at least 250 awards of £350 each.  Proposed activities should take place between 25 May and 7 September and last at least 7 days.  Check out our website for more information. Applications open on Monday, 29 January.


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