Our summer programmes are open to all students of all levels. Specific programmes might have eligibility criteria (For a Law programme you might need to have finished year 1, for example) but many of our opportunities are open to all.
There are many benefits! To start, you will gain an international experience that will be really rewarding and look great on your CV. Also, the summer programmes are very flexible. This means that we can usually find something for everyone (depending on your commitments over the summer, your budget and area of interest). Taking part in this sort of programme can also help you to decide whether further study or work abroad could be for you.
Yes! Essex Abroad have a range of summer funding opportunities to support you. You can read more about this on our summer funding opportunities webpages.
One of the great funding opportunities this summer is our Turing Scheme funding. With this funding, you can receive a grant from £120 per week to support with living and travel costs, and a higher rate if you meet the widening participation criteria. For example, if you’re household income is less than £25,000 and you wanted to take part in a summer school in Hong Kong, you could receive a living and travel grant of up to £1,500 to support you to take part.
It depends on the opportunity. For some, you will apply directly, and this is usually a short application form completed online. For opportunities that are discounted through Essex Abroad, you would need to apply via Essex Abroad, and then be nominated for the programme.
Don’t worry! There is lots of helpful information on our summer abroad webpages, and the Essex Abroad team are here to help you along the way.
There are lots of ways to find out more…
Well, the other year we did some research into the long-term impact of a summer abroad. This involved reaching out to students who did the programme in previous years. Along the way I was in touch with a student who had been to South Korea for a Korean language and culture programme in 2017. She was now living and working in South Korea and said it was all due to those 5 weeks she spent there during her undergraduate studies!