Rosie Bonny, the International Experience Manager from the Essex Abroad team writes about why considering an online international experience this summer could be a good idea for students….
“Essex Abroad offer a range of international experiences from studying abroad for a full year at one of our partner universities across the world, to gaining hands on work experience through an international internship, to learning new research skills in state of the art facilities to volunteering and gaining a new perspective with one of our unique partner programmes.
Many students don’t realise that Essex Abroad offers short term international experiences which are suitable for students of all levels at any point of their studies. These programmes are more flexible than our traditional year abroad programme and are a great way to complete an international experience during your time at Essex. These programmes are as short as a week in duration and are hosted across the world to suit a range of budgets and interests.
Since the UK lockdown last year, we worked hard to offer a range of online international experiences for students to take part in, so they didn’t have to miss out. These have proved very popular amongst students for various reasons.
Now, after perhaps nearly over a year of being on zoom, we can completely appreciate the thought of applying to a remote international experience this summer is probably not going to appeal to all students, however, there are many positives to considering such an experience and I’d love share some of them with you now.
We’ve got a great range of programmes on offer this summer from cultural summer schools, subject specific summer schools, research projects, social action projects and international internships. You can find out more about any of our summer abroad programmes for summer 2021 and beyond via our dedicated Essex Abroad webpages.
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