From funded research expeditions to international work experience, there are lots of ways you can add an international dimension to your Imperial education.
Current opportunities include:
- undertaking a work placement outside the UK (if your visa allows it) – visit our Placement and Internship Unit for help in getting started
- organising an international research expedition through the Imperial College Exploration Board
- participating in one of our International Doctoral Summer Schools. These offer you the valuable opportunity of working in some of the world's leading research universities, and undertaking a professional skills course aimed at enhancing both your personal and research effectiveness
- joining a student society within Imperial College Union that organises overseas activities like:
- Engineers without Borders, which involves a mixture of hands-on projects and training for students to show them how they can use their engineering skills to help those most in need.
- Global Brigades, which sees student volunteers travel to Central America and Africa to establish mobile medical clinics in under-resourced communities.
- El Salvador, a charitable volunteer project, which provides engineering solutions to poor communities in El Salvador, who frequently face devastating earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides.
- E.quinox, a social enterprise project, which works by providing rural communities in developing countries with portable battery boxes from a kiosk, where they are charged up using solar energy.
- Project Nepal, which organises an annual trip to Nepal in the summer to help the local community.