Working or volunteering abroad is a great way to gain new experiences and become more employable. Many graduate employers work across borders and are looking for students who have a global outlook, have developed cultural awareness and are able to work with people from different backgrounds.
The following section shows where you can find out more about opportunities or work abroad.
The Careers & Employability Service can also provide further help and information on this. Thie service also provides useful links and information for international students looking to work back in their home country. You can also search our vacancies database at Handshake which often advertises opportunities abroad. Please note: you will need to activate your free student Handshake account first.
Many students consider doing internships or work experience abroad. There are a range of opportunities from multinational employers or smaller employers offering summer internships or one-year placements to opportunities through placement organisations which help facilitate overseas work experience opportunities often involving a service charge. The type of work can range from office-based work to English language teaching to summer camp jobs.
Here are some examples of organisations which offer internships abroad. They are not endorsed by the University but give you an idea of what is available.
- AIESEC - the largest student organisation in the world facilitates international placements.
- CRCC Asia – a leading provider of internships in China.
- Intern Jobs
- USA Summer Camps - BUNAC, Camp America, CCUSA.
- USA Internships - Mountbatten Institute, Cultural Vistas.
The School of the Arts has recently partnered with external internship and intercultural skills organisation Pagoda Projects. Pagoda Projects ran a 4-week International Summer Skills programme for five students in July 2021.
The course offered a range of digital modules focusing on improving cultural fluency, employability, digital skills and workplace basics for graduates. Delivered virtually through live workshops, arts-specific webinars, Q&A sessions with industry leaders, specific networking events, alumni reunions and social activities, the course ensures a well-rounded events package that covers a huge variety of topics that will challenge students and expand their international horizons.
We will be continuing our partnership into the future academic years.
International Careers Opportunities
If you are considering career opportunities abroad or are an international student, there are lots of resources that can help you. The ones listed below give further information on what to consider and also give specific country profiles giving information on finding work in particular countries and what to consider.
You can also search opportunities through the University’s Career Service vacancy database, Handshake.