The COVID-19 pandemic has put many plans on hold, but using this time to look forward and explore your options means you can jump straight into your next adventure when the time comes

If you are interested in going abroad to study, work or volunteer and would like to know more about the support available to you, you can chat online to a trained Youth Information Officer or leave us a message and we can get back to you.

Have you ever thought about volunteering, studying or working abroad? European Youth Week 2021 gives you the chance to learn more about opportunities to study, work and volunteer in Europe. Now is a great time to look to the future and find out more about the opportunities and support available to you. Find out about your options, plan your trip, have something to look forward to when travel restrictions ease.

If you’re interesting in heading to a European Destination, we can talk to you about your options and the supports available to get you there. Find out more about the opportunities below

  • How will COVID-19 effect the change of study, volunteer or work in Europe?
  • Are flights and accommodation free if I volunteer?
  • Can I get the SUSI grant while studying abroad?
  • How do I get a job in Europe?
  • How to I find out about Internships in Europe?

Studying in Europe

Studying abroad is a real option and has many benefits that you may not have considered – it is a great way to see another country while gaining a qualification and meeting new people. Lots of colleges across Europe offer courses through English, with flexible entry requirements, free or low fees, and the SUSI maintenance grant available to students studying outside of Ireland, which can help cover accommodation and living costs.

You can read more about studying in Europe.

Volunteering in Europe

Have you ever thought about volunteering and exploring Europe? With free travel and accommodation available to volunteers, this could be a chance to visit a European Country, make new friends and have exciting new experiences. There are programmes which provide you with structured opportunities to volunteer with a wide variety of organisations across Europe and lots of support available to get you there.

You can learn more about volunteering in Europe here.

Working in Europe

Working abroad is a great way to open up career opportunities, earn some money and gain experience. There are a number of supports available to people interested in working abroad, including support with finding a new job, relocating to a new country and language training if you need it.

These opportunities are open to people with all levels of education and work experience. Check out our Working in Europe publication for more information and support.

How do I find out more?

To find out more information, use our online chat service. It works just like a WhatsApp conversation. There you will be chatting to a trained Youth Information Officer who can give you online support and advice on the opportunities and supports available to you.

Click here to chat online with a trained Youth Information Officer or you can contact us.

The Youth Information Chat is open from 4pm-8pm, Monday to Friday, but you can also leave a message outside of those hours and we will email you back.