Study, volunteer, or work abroad
Find out more about the opportunities open to you and plan your next adventure
Have you ever thought about volunteering, studying, or working abroad? Now is a great time to look to the future and find out more about the opportunities and supports available to you. Find out about your options, plan your trip abroad, and have something to look forward to when travel restrictions ease.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put many plans on hold, but using this time to look forward and explore your options means you can jump straight into your next adventure when the time comes.
Opportunities for volunteering, studying, or working abroad
If you're interested in heading abroad next year, we can talk to you about your options and the supports available to get you there. Find out more about the choices you have below:
Volunteering abroad is open to everyone. With free travel and accommodation available to volunteers, this could be a chance to visit a new country, make new friends, and have exciting new experiences. There are programmes which provide you with structured opportunities to volunteer with a wide variety of organisations across Europe and lots of support available to get you there.
Studying abroad is a great way to see another country while gaining a qualification and meeting new people. Lots of colleges across Europe offer courses through English, with flexible entry requirements, free or low fees, and the SUSI maintenance grant available to students studying outside of Ireland, which can help to cover accommodation and living costs.
Working abroad is a great way to open up career opportunities, earn some money, and gain experience. There are a number of supports available to people interested in working abroad, including support with finding a new job, relocating to a new country, and language training if you need it.
These opportunities are open to people with all levels of education and work experience.
How do I find out more?
To find out more information, use our online chat service. It works just like a WhatsApp conversation. There you will be chatting to a trained Youth Information Officer who can give you online support and advice on the opportunities and supports available to you.
The Youth Information Chat is open from 4pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday, but you can also leave a message outside of those hours and we will email you back.