A group of muddy recent graduates take a break from planting rice in Madagascar during their volunteer abroad experience.

Opportunities Abroad for Recent Graduates

Discover what you're capable of after graduation by volunteering or interning overseas

As a recent graduate, there are multiple options available to you if you want to do something different. With Projects Abroad, you can give back by volunteering abroad or gain practical work experience on an international internship. You can join after graduating high school, or after completing your undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Our Flexi Trips can fit into any schedule. You choose how long you want to travel for and when you want to start and finish.

Volunteering Abroad for Recent Graduates

If you have no set career path after high school or college, you can consider taking time off to volunteer overseas as a recent graduate. Many people use this time to think about what they really want to do, and to experience a change of pace and scenery. Some of the recent graduates who come to us are also interested in gap years after high school or university. 

We offer various volunteer projects, like Childcare, Conservation, Building, Archaeology, Teaching, and more. Each one gives you the opportunity to give back and learn new skills. The skills you learn, like planning or leadership, will help you in any career you want to pursue. You can see a full list of the projects we offer here.

A recent graduate interning abroad assists a local doctor during a medical outreach in Kenya.

Internships Abroad for Recent Graduates

Doing an international internship as a recent graduate is a great way to add to add practical work experience to your resume. You can apply your knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and start networking with professionals around the world. It also gives you a chance to travel and explore, something you may have missed out on during your studies. Many of our previous interns have also used this experience to make job applications stand out, and spoken about it in interviews. 

We have a range of internships abroad for you, in fields like Medicine and Healthcare, Law and Human Rights, Microfinance, and more. You can choose to intern in a completely new field, or select the field that you studied. You can see a full list of the projects we offer here.

An international internship has the potential to open many doors for you. In fact, you may even go on to work overseas in some capacity once you have finished your project. You never know, your project could send you down an exciting career path you never even considered before! 

Can't find what you're looking for?

Our Programme Advisors have a lot of experience helping recent graduates from all backgrounds find the perfect project. We’d also be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. 

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