Study and Work Away Service

Summer programmes

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

Find an internship

An internship is a period of structured work experience. It will let you develop knowledge and skills which will play a part in the decisions you go on to make about career choice.  You can apply to study or work in a wide range of organisations, from schools to charities and public or private companies. 

The Careers Service has lots of resources to help you find an internship either in the UK or abroad:

Where to look for internships

INCiTE Summer School

Take part in 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

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