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Global Connect 2013

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If you are interested in finding out about work experience, studying or volunteering overseas come along to this event and meet a range of opportunity providers. You can find out about gaining experience working or volunteering around the world from organisations who offer placements during or after your studies.

There is 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.

As well as up to 20+ exhibitors,  Careers staff will also be available to answer your questions and there will be lots of advice on preparing well and keeping safe from the FCO's "Know Before you Go" campaign, and Caroline's Rainbow Foundation.

Please note: 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 working internationally section of our website or book a Careers Information appointment through the Careers Gateway.

Download the event brochure for a list of exhibitors, top tips and funding suggestions Global Connect Brochure 2013 (PDF  , 522kb)

Join this event on Facebook to hear the latest news about exhibitors.‌

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

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  , 438kb)

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

The following books are among a selection available 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).

Last updated on 30 October 2013