A group of muddy recent graduates take a break from planting rice in Madagascar during their volunteer abroad experience.

Work Experience Abroad for Graduates

Take your career development to new levels on our graduate opportunities abroad

Get the experience you need to drive your career forward after years of hitting the books on our work placements abroad for graduates.  

On our opportunities for graduates, you can:  

  • Add relevant, hands-on work experience to your CV
  • Learn directly from professionals, who also supervise your work
  • Put your studies and knowledge to practice in real-world settings
  • Conduct in-depth research for postgraduate studies
  • Hone critical soft skills like communication, planning, and problem-solving 

Our opportunities abroad for recent graduates are safe, flexible, and hassle-free - the Projects Abroad guarantee. Your project can be tailored to your exact requirements, and we work with you to ensure you get everything you need out of the experience and boost your employability. Furthermore, your project can help you stand out from the crowd during job applications and interviews, and we can provide you with reference letters when you return home.  

"Towards the end of my internship, I had more clarity about the direction I wished to take with my career. While I still had a love for law, I realised that the type of jobs on offer at law firms in the UK were not in the areas of law I was interested in and that I would be happier pursuing something I was passionate about. I came across a six month contractual position in digital marketing and business strategy which had become available at the Shanghai office of a UK multinational company and, on a whim and with a reference from Sloma & Co., decided to apply. After two interviews, I was offered the position and took my second leap of faith and accepted almost instantly!" Sinead C, Law in China

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This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From £1,795

Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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From £1,645

Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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Live in the Kenyan wilderness and join our efforts to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and other African wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.

From £1,795

Lemur Research and Protection in Madagascar
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Help protect the diverse, endemic species of lush Madagascan rainforests

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From £1,795

Diving & Coral Reef Protection in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal

From £995

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of children with Projects Abroad Childcare volunteers outside a kindergarten in Sri Lanka.

From £1,120

Volunteer with Children in Sri Lanka
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Support early childhood development in disadvantaged care centres while experiencing life in Sri Lanka

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.

From £1,145

Building Volunteer Work in Nepal
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Travel to Asia and help rebuild and repair classrooms damaged by earthquakes.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From £1,645

Giant Tortoise & Sea Lion Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A staff member keeps an eye on legal clinic volunteers

From £1,865

Law and Human Rights Internship in South Africa
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Live and work in Cape Town and gain work experience while learning from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Graduate Internships Abroad: What can I do?

Our internships are ideal for anyone looking for graduate internships. No matter which project you choose, you can expect a combination of: 

  • Hands-on work experience
  • Real-world situations where you can test your skills
  • Guidance from a professional supervisor
  • Travel  

Here are some of our most popular postgraduate internships: 

Read a full list of our internships abroad

Graduate work abroad gives you space to challenge yourself and do something entirely different outside of university. Looking to ignite your passion for law after years with your head buried in heavy textbooks? Travel to South Africa and use your legal skills to advise refugees and others in need! Interested in actively helping people improve their health and manage illnesses like diabetes? Pull on a pair of gloves and start participating in basic medical checks in the Philippines!    

Who knows, our work placements abroad for graduates could lead you down a new and exciting career path!

"Having spent many years studying, I was looking for some hands-on experience in the field and thought combining this experience with travelling would be a great way to celebrate my graduation." Sarah S, Nutrition in Fiji

A recent graduate interning abroad assists a local doctor during a medical outreach in Kenya.

Volunteer Abroad after University: What can I do?

As a volunteer abroad after university, you can use your time and energy to make a real difference

All of our projects are built around achieving long-term goals guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We champion Responsible Volunteer Travel and have policies guiding our work, so you can rest assured you’re part of an ethical experience. 

Here are several of our most popular opportunities for graduate work abroad: 

Volunteering after university can take your CV to new heights. The wealth of global experience and skills you gain, together with proving your adaptability and willingness to help others, is invaluable.

"As a recently graduated Marine Biologist, and someone who is passionate about marine conservation, I decided to join the Shark Conservation Project in Fiji to do my bit to help save sharks." Mark M, Shark Conservation in Fiji

Summer Programs for Recent College Graduates

Is your heart set on going abroad after graduating in May? All of our volunteer projects and internships run in June, July, and August (better still, they run year round!) so you can easily fit in a trip before you enter the working world. 

You choose your own dates on a Flexi Trip, so you can decide how long you want to travel. No matter what else you fill your summer with - from filling in job applications to interviews - a Projects Abroad trip can fit.

Need more help?

Need more information on what kind of work you will do day-to-day? Our Project Experts are available to answer any questions you have about our projects:

01273 007 230

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