British Council

Scotland is the first country in the world to have dedicated a full year to celebrating the achievements of young people, and showing 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 have played 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 was 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. 

Download our report below to find out more about what we, together with a host of young Scots and partner organsiations, managed to achieve and learn.

We also have a list of currently available British Council international opportunities on this page - see the table below for the latest updates.

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. Find out more.

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