Global Opportunities fair 2014

Global Opportunities Fair 2014

Come along to our Global Opportunities fair to find out more about work experience, study or volunteering overseas during or after your studies. 

Organisations attending will be able to talk to you about everything from teaching English in Japan, to working in the EU, to wildlife conservation, plus lots more. If you are considering studying outside the UK during your course you will also be able to talk to the Centre for Global Programmes about their study abroad programmes.

As well as up to 20+ exhibitors,  Careers staff will also be available to answer your questions. A representative from the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) Know Before you Go campaign will be available with important advice on preparing well and keeping safe during your trip. 

Please note:  Alongside study abroad opportunities, the focus of this event is on volunteering opportunities and organisations which arrange experience trips overseas. There may be costs involved with some opportunities and some will be unpaid. Please read the brochure carefully. 

If you have any questions about working overseas, or are looking for a different type of opportunity, please see the International Work section of our website or book a Careers Information appointment through Careers Gateway.

Download the event programme, Global Opportunities Fair (PDF  , 356kb), to find out details of all attendees and what they offer.

Find out about travel awards and bursaries which could help fund your trip overseas. For more information and suggestions on funding please see the event brochure and the Useful Links section below.


Useful Links

University of York students now have access to Goinglobal - an extensive resource with information about working in different countries around the world, employer details, country profiles, visa and immigration information and much more. You can find the link to Goinglobal on the International Work section of our website.

Our World Links pages contain links to websites to help you find work and study opportunities overseas.

There are many useful resources on the Prospects website including  Country Profiles and Gap Year information.

Targetjobs also has a range of country profiles.

For more information about funding see:

Further reading

Working outside the UK (PDF  , 432kb)

How to get work experience and internships 2012 (PDF  , 281kb)

The following books are among a selection available on reference in Careers

  • International Voluntary Work, Victoria Pybus
  • Jobs and Careers Abroad, Deborah Penrith
  • Working in Ski Resorts, Victoria Pybus
  • Working in Tourism: the UK, Europe and Beyond, Verite Reily Collins
  • Your Gap Year, Susan Griffith
  • Live and Work in.... a series of books covering the following countries: America, Australia, Canada, China & Hong Kong, France, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain (various authors).