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Virtual opportunities

Looking for an international experience without the travel? A virtual opportunity could be for you.

NICE Programme: 29 March - 16 July 2021

NICE offers students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and intercultural competence as part of a virtual team of students from around Europe, while addressing a real-world Global Challenge and earning University of Edinburgh credit.

On the NICE programme you will:

  • Work in a diverse virtual team with students from around Europe.
  • Complete interactive online modules focused on intercultural competence and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop an innovative business idea in a team to solve a Global Challenge that you have chosen together.
  • Attend a week-long virtual summer school to continue building your skills and refining your business idea.

The programme runs from March and culminates in a virtual Summer School in July. There are no fees to participate. 

Find out more about the NICE programme

Seoul National University Online International Summer Program: 22 June - 2 August 2021

The Seoul National University (SNU) International Summer Program (ISP) 2021 is an intensive six-week fully-online program for international students to experience an academic environment that is intellectually vibrant and culturally interactive.

Comprising of over 25 courses taught in English by distinguished faculty members from SNU and abroad, the SNU ISP offers its participants the chance to learn in-depth knowledge directly from experts on Korea and East Asia, as well as a wide range of topics ranging from Economics, Business Management, Engineering, Life Sciences, to Foreign Policy.

The SNU ISP also provides extracurricular activities such as language exchange and various cultural activities so that students can advance their Korean language skills and knowledge while immersing in Korea’s contemporary and traditional culture.

Online applications open 11 March - 28 May.  Scholarships are available.

Find out more about the SNU International Summer Programme​​​​​

INCiTE Summer School: 12-30 July 2021

With the INCiTE Summer School, you'll work on an online Intercultural Competence and Entrepreneurship course alongside a multicultural student community from Australia, China, Scotland, Singapore and the Netherlands.  

You'll build a business model with a team from around the world to solve a global challenge, and pitch that solution to academics, local business and community leaders, and corporate sponsors.

Find out more about the INCiTE programme

U21 Global Learning Partnership: 18 July - 13 August 2021

Applications are open until 30 May 2021, to Health Sciences students from U21 HSG member universities for the Global Learning Partnership 2021 (Nepal). 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to the SDGs, work as part of an interprofessional team, build ongoing, interactive relationships across the globe, and contribute to the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research. 

This year's programme will be entirely online.

Applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled in Bachelor or Master degree at a U21 HSG member university
  • be students on Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry/Oral Health and Public health degree programmes
  • have completed at least 1 year of study

Students should apply directly to the U21 organisers.  The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine will cover fees ($400) for two selected University of Edinburgh students. 

Find out more about the U21 Global Learning Partnership