University is a time for discovery and challenge, both inside and outside the classroom. Make the most of your university years by volunteering abroad or joining an international internship and make travel part of your university experience. Whatever your motivation for travelling abroad, we can help you find the programme that works best for you. On our Flexi Trips, perfect for volunteering and interning abroad independently, you can choose when to start and how long you want to travel for. If you'd prefer being with a group, you can join a Team Trip on set dates and work with a group to achieve a goal.
Summer Volunteering Abroad for University Students
Summer is often the most convenient and popular time for Irish students to pursue volunteering or interning abroad. Our flexibility ensures that we can find a great programme for any student, even if you have a packed schedule for the summer holidays. Over summer holidays, we recommend joining our Flexi Trips, where you can be independent, but still have support from our staff when you need it.
If you're travelling on your own during the summer, but want to work with a group, we recommend our Team Trips. These are short-term volunteer programmes for anyone over the age of 18, with set schedules and fixed dates. Each trip runs for two weeks. This is a great way to meet volunteers from around the world, learn and work together to give back in a short period of time.
The Benefits of Volunteering Overseas during University
There is so much to gain from volunteering or interning abroad during your college years! Many of our former volunteers talk about:
- Deepening understanding of global issues and development
- Gaining practical experience beyond what any textbook and classroom can offer
- Adding new skills to CVs
- Actively making a difference in the lives of communities in need
- Experiencing cultural immersion first-hand and building their language skills