global-opportunities

Opportunities

SU Global Connections supports our students with international experiences broadening cultural awareness and developing key skills highly valued by future employers. Financial support is available not only through the Turing scheme but also from Staffordshire University Student Support funds.

We offer a range of shorter overseas visits taken in the summer months providing students with life changing, personally enriching, unforgettable experiences; a chance to immerse into local cultures, learn about local traditions, encounter breath-taking landscapes and maybe even learn a new language.

Whatever you decide you can be sure that you will have a life changing experience, develop your skill set, make new friends, and expand your horizons.

Africa

Marine and Wildlife Conservation

  • Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Bali Madagasca, Greece, South Africa, Costa Rica
  • Cultural, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

Various charities are able to offer students a 2 week – 6 months opportunity to work closely with the Sri Lankan Environmental Department, and other award winning marine conservation projects.

Play Action International

  • Uganda
  • Cultural, Work Experience Volunteer
4 weeks

Play Action create and implement innovative and exciting playgrounds, play based educational materials and training programmes for disadvantage communities across the world.

Sports Development and Coaching

  • Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ghana
  • Cultural, Work Experience Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

Students are offered life changing experiences whilst helping to work towards creating a better future for young people, through education, sports and health.

Europe and Central Asia

Language Assistant Programme

  • Spain
  • Paid Work Experience
10 months

An amazing opportunity to become a language assistant in Europe. Teach English and work towards TEFL qualification (paid by the programme).

Marine and Wildlife Conservation

  • Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Bali Madagasca, Greece, South Africa, Costa Rica
  • Cultural, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

Various charities are able to offer students a 2 week – 6 months opportunity to work closely with the Sri Lankan Environmental Department, and other award winning marine conservation projects.

Summer Jobs - Greece & Cyprus

  • Greece and Cyprus
  • Paid summer employment - hospitality
Summer vacation

Job Trust is recruiting, selecting, and placing Staffordshire University students in luxury hotels in Greece and Cyprus during the summer tourism season.

Summer School (Finland) Games Development

  • KAMK University - Finland
  • Academic Summer School in Games Development
11 Weeks

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is offering a summer school in Games Development. Students can study either 5, 10 or 15 ECTS worth of credits during 11 weeks of study. The language of the summer school is English.

Teach English in Poland - gain a TEFL qualification

  • Poland
  • Summer - teaching English
4 weeks

Teaching English as a foreign language in Warsaw, Poland - a convenient and affordable destination, easily accessible from the UK. Accommodation based in 3* hotels (twin or triple sharing), with ensuite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and most meals provided. A 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification forms an integral part of this programme.

North America

American Summers

  • USA
  • Paid work experience
10 - 12 weeks

Get paid work experience at one of the USA's many summer camps.

BSG INTERNS

  • Various locations across the USA
  • Paid Work Experience
From 4 weeks

BSG specializes in placing Hospitality Management student interns at prestigious private clubs, plus fine hotels and resorts along the east coast of the US.

USA Soccer Training

  • USA
  • USA (East Coast) Soccer Training
Summer Vacation

**Applications will reopen during October to December 2024 for jobs during summer 2025** Beestera Soccer training camps are offering Staffordshire University students the opportunity to work on the East Coast of America, from New York to Florida training college, high school and local teams.

South Asia

Amritsar, India - Group Travel Experience

  • India
  • Cultural and academic
4 weeks

THIS VISIT IS NOW FULL SU Global Connections in conjunction with our partner Lovely Professional University are able to offer students a 4 week cultural and academic experience in Amritsar, India. 16 student places available.

Creative Arts

  • Cambodia, Nepal
  • Cultural, Work Experience, Volunteer
4 weeks

Give local children the life long gift of self expression through creative arts. This challenge is limited only by your imagination and enthusiasm.

English Development

  • Sri Lanka, Nepal
  • Cultural, Work Experience, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

Quality education is the key to ending the poverty cycle – contribute to a range of exciting education projects such as delivering conversational English sessions, improving comprehension and be part of an incredible experience that really makes an impact.

Marine and Wildlife Conservation

  • Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Bali Madagasca, Greece, South Africa, Costa Rica
  • Cultural, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

Various charities are able to offer students a 2 week – 6 months opportunity to work closely with the Sri Lankan Environmental Department, and other award winning marine conservation projects.

Medical Elective - Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand
  • Cultural, Work Experience, Nursing, Community Health, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

There are many opportunities for volunteer placements in the Health care sector, and these experiences are suitable for students on health care related courses.

Social Impact / Community Development

  • Nepal and India
  • Cultural, Work Experience, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

Work in rural communities, helping develop education, infrastructure and agriculture.

Sports Development and Coaching

  • Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ghana
  • Cultural, Work Experience Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

Students are offered life changing experiences whilst helping to work towards creating a better future for young people, through education, sports and health.

Textile and Design

  • Sri Lanka
  • Cultural, Work Experience, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

This opportunity is suitable for students with a creative flair and working knowledge of textiles and there are unlimited places available.

South East Asia

Bio-Science Placements - Surabaya, Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • Internship / Placement (Bio-Science)
4 Weeks+

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) are offering Staffordshire University Bio-Science students an opportunity to spend time working on-placement in their university research laboratories.

British University Vietnam - Work Experience Programme

  • Vietnam
  • Summer Work-Experience in Hanoi, Vietnam
6 to 12 weeks

Through our collaborative academic partner, British University Vietnam (Hanoi, Vietnam) we are able to offer 6 to 12 week summer work experiences across a range of subject/employment sectors, including: - Business (Business Management, Event Management, Marketing, Logistics) - Games, Computing, Cyber Security - Hospitality & Tourism

Creative Arts

  • Cambodia, Nepal
  • Cultural, Work Experience, Volunteer
4 weeks

Give local children the life long gift of self expression through creative arts. This challenge is limited only by your imagination and enthusiasm.

Indonesia Summer School

  • Indonesia
  • Cultural
4 weeks

THIS VISIT IS NOW FULL FOR THE 2023/24 ACADEMIC YEAR SU Global in conjunction with our partner Universitas Airlangga are able to offer students a 4 week cultural and academic experience in Surabaya, Indonesia. 16 student places available.

International Preschool Placements

  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Placement (Voluntary)
Mid-June to mid-August. Other durations will be considered.

Sky International Preschool is based in Hanoi, Vietnam. The preschool delivers a child-led play based curriculum to local international students and aims to provide a home-like, nurturing environment, for children aged 18 months to 6 years.

Mahidol University International College Summer School - Bangkok, Thailand

  • Thailand
  • Summer School
4 weeks (July)

What better way to spend your summer than in Bangkok, Thailand! From its incredible cultural heritage and mind-blowing temples such as the grand Wat Arun or the iconic Wat Phra Kaew, to its street foods and buzzing vendors at places like Chatuchak Weekend Market, there are many reasons to visit Bangkok. SU Global Connections offers a 4 week summer school for Staffordshire University students, delivered by Mahidol University International College (MUIC). MUIC, located in Bangkok, Thailand, offers a range of international undergraduate and graduate programmes from its impressive campus located on the outskirts of Bangkok. More information about MUIC is available here.

Medical Elective - Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand
  • Cultural, Work Experience, Nursing, Community Health, Volunteer
2 weeks - 6 months

There are many opportunities for volunteer placements in the Health care sector, and these experiences are suitable for students on health care related courses.

Vietnam Summer School

  • British University Vietnam, Hanoi
  • Cultural and academic experience
4 weeks

SU Global Connections in conjunction with our partner British University Vietnam are able to offer students a 4 week cultural and academic experience in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Virtual

Virtual Internship Abroad

  • Global
  • Virtual Internship
Various durations to suit you

An international experience without the need to travel - A virtual international internship/placement could provide you with an innovative opportunity to enhance your employability skills. Virtual Internships are an excellent way to prepare yourself for for remote or flexible hybrid working. Virtual internships are offered in many industry sectors with flexible start dates and durations. Virtual internships are based on your career goals, interests and preferences.

Come and chat to us!

To find out more about the opportunities we offer, get in contact with Wendy in our Global Connections team, who is dedicated to helping you find the experience that’s right for you.


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