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Global opportunities

Explore the world while you learn with Study Abroad or volunteer in another country.

Student volunteering in Bali

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Study Abroad  |  Summer global opportunities  |  Funding

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad programme is an enriching opportunity for you to experience living in another country while studying abroad at one of our partner universities.

This popular programme allows you to spend a semester or a year abroad and earn academic credits that count towards your York St John University degree, at no extra tuition fee or time.

Find out more about Study Abroad

Summer global opportunities

White sand beach with palm trees in Fiji.

From summer schools to international volunteering and summer camps, there is a summer opportunity for everyone.

You could find yourself anywhere from Nepal to Saint Lucia, from Uganda to Fiji.

You can read more about all of our available opportunities in our booklet. You can also hear from students who have taken part in global opportunities, and learn more about your funding options.

Summer schools

Take part in Chung-Ang University's Summer Programme, where you can take Korean language classes, discover Korean culture, and take part in cultural trips and experiences.

Expand your cultural awareness, while gaining an international perspective on education. Find out more on the Chung-Ang website.

Chung-Ang University Summer Programme

International volunteering

You can choose from a range of volunteering projects across the world. Find out more by expanding the menu below.

Volunteer in Fiji and experience the unique culture, customs, and way of life of the incredible South Pacific islands.

You can join a traditional village, become a member of a Fijian family and work as a team to contribute to youth empowerment, community development, sports development, or mental health projects.

Read more on the Think Pacific website.

Think Pacific

Volunteer in Uganda to develop children's learning opportunities by building playgrounds.

Projects emphasise the importance of play and arts in children's development. Therefore you will help facilitate on these too.

Learn more on the Play Action International website.

Play Action International

Choose from a range of volunteering opportunities and locations to engage with local communities and schools to make a lasting impact overseas.

Projects include social impact in Cambodia, creative arts in Nepal, climate action in Peru, and health and wellbeing in Thailand.

Find out more on the Challenges Abroad website.

Challenges Abroad

Travel the world and combine your love of sport at the same time.

Coach, train, and play. Projects include sports development in Mauritius and sports management in Saint Lucia.

You can find more information on the Sporting Opportunities website.

Sporting Opportunities

Summer camps

Head over to the USA or Canada for a summer of a lifetime working at a children's summer camp.

Get enriched in American culture, teach a skill you're passionate about, gain experience of working with children and even get paid.

We are partnered with 2 summer camp providers, CCUSA and USA Summer Camp, and you can find more information about these opportunities on their websites.

Summer camps are exempt from any funding as they are paid positions.

CCUSA Camps   USA Summer Camp


Funding is available for travel abroad through the government's Turing Scheme and York St John Volunteering Fund.

Find out more about the available funds:

Turing Scheme funding   York St John Volunteering Fund

Contact us

To find out more about funding and opportunities, email us at

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