Other overseas opportunities
If a study abroad degree is not currently available in your department, or you don’t wish to spend an entire academic year abroad, there are still plenty of ways for you to add an international dimension to your Imperial experience. This includes:
- 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
- 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.