Go Abroad

Summer programmes

Summer programmes provide a short-term international experience - get some ideas for how you could spend your summer abroad.

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Find a placement

You could apply to study or work in a wide range of organisations, from schools to charities and public or private companies.  There are lots of resources to help you find a placement - the following link should provide you with guidance to help you find the perfect placement abroad:

Find a placement

Below are some further ideas and opportunities:

INCiTE Summer School

A 2-week, in-person, part-funded summer course in Southeast Asia.  On the INCiTE Summer School, you'll work with colleagues from around the world while learning about intercultural competence, design thinking, social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Find out more about INCiTE

Una Europa One Health Summer School

A fully funded interdisciplinary 2-week programme, working with students from all nine Una Europa research universities. Explore how the health of humans, animals, other organisms, and the environment are inextricably linked.

Find out more about the One Health Summer School

Saltire Scholar Programme

The Saltire Scholar Programme offers summer internships around the world to students in their penultimate year at Scottish universities.

Saltire Scholar Programme

Universitas 21 summer schools

Universitas 21 is an international network of 25 research-intensive universities, including the University of Edinburgh, located throughout the world - this network offers a wide range of opportunities for students at member universities to experience education abroad.

Find Universitas 21 international summer schools

Fulbright Awards Programme

Fulbright US Summer Institutes give British students with little foreign travel experience the opportunity to live and study (for up to five weeks) at a top US higher education institution.

Fulbright Summer Institutes

Generation UK internships

Generation UK offers 2-month funded internships for UK students across a wide range of industries in 6 cities in China.

Generation UK

Taiwan Huayu BEST Programme

Taiwan Huayu BEST Programme is a six-week summer school at Tamkang University in Taiwan for students to learn about Chinese language and Taiwanese culture. 

Taiwan Huayu BEST Programme


More ideas?

If you're looking for an international experience, without the travel, a virtual or online activity could be for you!

Find out more about virtual opportunities

Find more ideas for the summer and find out how you can get formal recognition for the activities you undertake:

Make your summer count