summer abroad and global opportunities

Thinking of going abroad over the summer? Summer schools and international volunteering are great global opportunities.

On one of our international programmes, you'll immerse yourself in new cultures, learn new skills and enhance your employability.

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Think Pacific - Virtual Volunteering

Open to all students

Want to gain a global experience without the travel? Think Pacific offer 4, 8 and 12 week internships that are completed online or remotely from your home. All you need is a computer, phone and internet connection.

Think Pacific is a registered Fijian Charity and UK social enterprise with over 10 years’ experience supporting Fijian Government Ministries, NGOs, local enterprises and business partners.

You will work on real life projects supporting communities in the Fiji islands whilst receiving insightful mentoring, coaching and support to help you contribute to global issues.

This internship supports the achievement of the Fiji National Development Plan; a 20-Year Development Plan with the vision of “Transforming Fiji” towards an even more progressive, vibrant and inclusive society.

  • Costs: Think Pacific offer a number of fully funded places each year. For all other places Think Pacific offer a reduced fee of £390 for Leeds Beckett students

How to apply

Apply directly to Think Pacific and don’t forget to let them know you are a Leeds Beckett student.

Think Pacific - BSc Counselling and Mental Health students only

Each year Leeds Beckett BSc Counselling and Mental Health support 10 students to take part on the Think Pacific Mental Health Virtual Internship paying 50% of each student’s fee.

If you are a BSc Counselling and Mental Health student and want to take part please contact Chris Hudson ( to find out more.

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Think pacific: students support mental health in fiji

By Chris Hudson
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Summer schools 

Travel to an overseas partner university for short-term programmes (typically 2-8 weeks in length) during your summer. 

Summer schools offer a flexible choice of subjects and are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. You can choose programmes which fit with your course or something new!  

Social activities and excursions are usually offered as part of the programme and you will have the opportunity to meet with students from around the world, giving you a global experience in a short amount of time. 

Fees for summer school programmes vary. Scholarships / discounts for Leeds Beckett students offered on some programmes 

You can arrange a meeting to discuss our Summer School programmes and the application process via MyHub.  

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International volunteering  

Volunteering abroad is amazing! It’s exciting, rewarding, exotic, chaotic, challenging, heart-breaking, heart-warming, mind-blowing and seriously good for your employability. Gain a global experience and make a real impact during your summer. 

We promote international volunteering programmes from trusted organisations. All opportunities are advertised on MyHub.