Summer Opportunities Abroad

We have a wide range of international summer opportunities available for you to choose from, depending on whether you would like to study, work, volunteer or research.

A short international programme is a great way to develop a global outlook, immerse yourself in life in another country and gain valuable experience to put on your CV. Find out more about the different types of opportunities available. 

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Summer Schools

A summer school is a great way to gain academic experience in another country. It can allow you to study subjects you wouldn't be able to take as part of your Leeds degree. The University of Leeds has partner universities in Europe, Australia, North America, Latin America and Africa, many of whom offer summer schools for Undergraduates. There are some subsidies and scholarships available. While participation in a summer school won't count towards your Leeds degree, it will be listed on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) which is part of your University of Leeds transcript. Find out how to apply and read more about individual summer schools.

If you find a summer school you are interested in you can book a 1:1 online appointment via MyCareer with one of our advisers. 

Volunteering

International volunteering offers you a chance to help support a cause you feel passionate about and can be a highly rewarding experience. It can connect you to projects, places and people which you would not otherwise come into contact with, as well as helping you develop valuable skills and experience. Find out about the different opportunities available for those students looking to spend a summer volunteering abroad.

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Internships

Summer internships overseas are a great way for you to gain practical work experience, immerse yourself in life in another country and develop your professional skills. You will have the chance to gain an insight into a particular industry as well as an international outlook. Find out how to apply and read more about summer internships abroad.

Research programmes

Participating in a research programme abroad is a great way to gain academic experience in another country. It will allow you to develop your research skills and knowledge in a specific area of interest, and gain valuable experience that can boost your professional profile. Find out more about the different programmes on offer and how to apply for summer research abroad.

Leeds to South Korea

The Leeds to South Korea Leadership programme is a unique opportunity that is only available to Leeds students. It is a chance for you to develop your leadership and communication skills and collaborate with students from KAIST University. Read more and find out how to apply to Leeds to South Korea.