Go Abroad

Summer programmes

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

Travel updates and guidance

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic travel is likely to remain disrupted for some time.

For the latest information about study and work abroad visit the travel updates and guidance pages.


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Work abroad with Erasmus+

You could spend your summer working abroad, either paid or as a volunteer, through the Erasmus+ Traineeship programme.  If you have a job for at least 2 months, find out how you could apply for funding.

Find out more about Erasmus+ traineeship funding

INCiTE Summer School

A hybrid learning opportunity, with an online intercultural competence and entrepreneurship course followed by a 2-week, in-person, part-funded summer course in China.  Future proof your skills with the INCiTE Summer School. Apply to INCiTE for your chance to attend a part-funded summer school in Suzhou, China.

Find out more about INCiTE

SLICCs at the University of Edinburgh

Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs) offers first and second year undergraduate students the opportunity to earn 20 academic credits for involvement in a professional development, internship, work experience or research project experience of their choosing during their summer vacation. SLICCs offer students a reflective framework to develop their own set of personal and professional skills and attributes through this experience.

Find out more about SLICCs

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

Make your summer count

Get more ideas for summer, and find out how to get academic recognition for your summer activities:

Make your summer count