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.
Have you ever thought about volunteering, studying, or working abroad? European Youth Week 2021 gives you the chance to learn more about opportunities to study, work and volunteer in Europe. 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.
If you’re interested in heading to a European destination, we can talk to you about your options and the supports available to get you there.
We can help you find the best opportunity for you
- How will COVID-19 affect the chance to study, volunteer or work in Europe?
- Are flights and accommodation free if I volunteer?
- Can I get the SUSI grant while studying abroad?
- How do I get a job in Europe?
- What cities can I go to?
Studying in Europe
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.
Volunteering in Europe
Volunteering is a very rewarding thing to do. With free travel and accommodation available to volunteers, this could be a chance to visit a new European 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.
Working in Europe
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 free online Youth Information Chat service. It works just like a WhatsApp conversation. There you will be chatting to a trained Youth Information Officer who can give you information, advice and guidance on the opportunities available to you. Simply click the link below, fill out your information with your question, and start chatting.
The Youth Information Chat is a free, non-judgemental instant messaging and email service that offers information, advice and guidance from Youth Information Officers. It 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