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Short term International Work Experience & Volunteering

Through our Go Global work-based learning opportunities, students will develop the independence, autonomy and professional skills to succeed in the global workplace.


Outline of Activity

Through our Go Global work-based learning opportunities, students will develop the independence, autonomy and professional skills to succeed in the global workplace.

Learning Outcomes

This activity is for experiences lasting 2-7 weeks

The University recognises the need to support the wider student community in increasing their global awareness during their time at Ulster. Through our Go Global work-based learning opportunities, students will develop the independence, autonomy and professional skills to succeed in the global workplace.

For your global experience to be EDGE eligible, the international work experience must be in addition to the student’s degree programme i.e. in no way contribute to another module of your degree, lasting a minimum of two weeks.

Assist students to experience different education systems and new ways of learning, whilst exploring diverse cultures.

  • Assist students to experience different cultures and build cultural awareness to better understand the global workplace
  • Gain learning opportunities for discipline specific skills and to discover more about yourself and where your strengths lie
  • Support the review of evidence against the development of key employability skills Support students in career planning

Assessment Details

You are required to provide evidence of completion of your programme and submit this evidence in the year that you have completed the relevant programme. Please submit this evidence to careers@ulster.ac.uk with the subject 'EDGE Award'.

Evidence for EDGE Award accreditation:

If you completed an international work experience or volunteering programme which lasted 2-7 weeks you are required to submit a 1000 reflective journal addressing the following:

  • Why did you decide to take part in an international work experience programme during your time at Ulster?
  • Tell us about your international experience – duration, host company, day to day responsibilities and activities etc.?
  • How do you think participating in this programme has improved your employability skills? Please refer to the table below and provide evidence of tasks and activities that have enabled you to develop and enhance these skills.
  • How will this international experience benefit you and your career after graduating from Ulster University?
    What tips would you give other students considering an international work experience programme?

Submit your journal via email to careers@ulster.ac.uk.

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