Students conducting research in the desert

From funded research expeditions to international work experience, there are lots of ways you can add an international dimension to your Imperial education.

Current opportunities include:

  • undertaking a work placement outside the UK (if your visa allows it) – visit our Placement and Internship Unit for help in getting started
  • organising an international research expedition through the Imperial College Exploration Board
  • participating in one of our International Doctoral Summer Schools. These offer you the valuable opportunity of working in some of the world's leading research universities, and undertaking a professional skills course aimed at enhancing both your personal and research effectiveness
  • joining a student society within Imperial College Union that organises overseas activities like:
    • Engineers without Borders, which involves a mixture of hands-on projects and training for students to show them how they can use their engineering skills to help those most in need.
    • Global Brigades, which sees student volunteers travel to Central America and Africa to establish mobile medical clinics in under-resourced communities.
    • El Salvador, a charitable volunteer project, which provides engineering solutions to poor communities in El Salvador, who frequently face devastating earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides.
    • E.quinox, a social enterprise project, which works by providing rural communities in developing countries with portable battery boxes from a kiosk, where they are charged up using solar energy.