Scotland is the first country in the world to dedicate a full year to celebrating young people. This is a special opportunity to show our young people how important and valued they are. With so much of our work dedicated to opening up international opportunities to young people all over Scotland, we are delighted to be playing our part in this important year.

In partnership with Scotland's national youth agency Young Scot, we launched GlobeScotters in June 2018 to share a positive message around international experience and opportunities. The aim is to inspire a global outlook among the next generation to help enrich their lives, improve their education and employment prospects, and make new cultural connections. Read our blog to find out more.

On this page we will be sharing all our opportunities in the arts, education and society sectors, as well as inspirational stories from our colleagues, friends and stakeholders in Scotland and all over the world. See below for the latest opportunities. 

IAESTE placements for UK students

Are you a science, engineering, technology or applied arts student? If you are, you could do a paid industry placement lasting from six to 52 weeks in one of 80 countries with IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience).

From electronics in Japan to earthquake detection technology in Colombia, an IAESTE placement is a guaranteed way to boost your career. 

It’s also a hassle-free way to experience life abroad. You’ll be supported by the IAESTE team every step of the way: from choosing an employer and applying for visas, to finding accommodation and settling into your new country.

Find out more.

Internships in China

Spend two months in China with a Generation UK – China internship. Live in one of six booming Chinese cities while gaining experience in an industry of your choice. There are start dates throughout the year - choose the date which suits you. Applications are open now. The deadline is 2 December 2018 (23:59 BST). Find out more.

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