International Event booklet - Queen`s University Belfast

Brussels Study Tour
Build an international dimension to your degree!
16 –19 April 2012
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
12.00 noon – 2.00 pm, Great Hall
Would you like to spend 3 days in Brussels learning more about EU Institutions?
This is a chance to experience high profile institutions such as the EU Parliament and Commission,
and to find out more about careers in Europe.
Open to registered students of Queen’s University ideally studying Languages, Law or Politics at
Level 2, 3 or PGT. Students should have some language proficiency with ideally French or German
to ‘A’ Level and must be interested in internships and graduate roles at the heart of Europe.
Please note: There will be an Information Session, Monday, 21 November, 10 am - 11 am,
Conference Room 1, Student Guidance Centre – interested students should attend if possible.
The itinerary and costs will be discussed at this talk.
To apply contact for an application form
Closing Date: 12 noon, 30 November 2011
Cost £TBC, to include flights and accommodation
 Internships  Study Overseas
Volunteering Opportunities  Work Abroad
Build an international dimension to your degree!
Internationalising your Queen’s experience can be a great way of developing personal and
employability skills, experiencing exciting new cultures, gaining a more global outlook and
perspective, as well as – and definitely not to be forgotten – an opportunity to meet new friends and
have fun.
Check out for further opportunities to study or work overseas
Additional sources of information:
AV is 18!! Competition for 18-25 year olds to win a place on a volunteering project in the
developing world
Graduate  Vacation  Voluntary 
USIT is Ireland's leading travel companies specialising in a range of Work, Teach and Volunteer
programmes abroad with its with its headquarters in Aston Quay, Dublin. There are 8 retail travel
units: 7 in the Republic of Ireland and 1 in Sydney, Australia.
In addition to the full range of products offered by any Irish travel agent, we have developed a unique
range of products specifically for student and youth travellers, including low cost flexible fares, work,
travel & volunteer programmes (including the popular J1 US Student Visa Programme), tailor-made
insurance policies, budget accommodation, TEFL and much, much more. USIT is also a specialist in
student and youth work exchange programmes, offering all the information, administration and
support needed to work around the world.
Apart from our student and youth travellers, USIT is the market leader in tailor-made worldwide
holidays for our NON Student / Youth travellers. Specialising in independent travel, ranging from
Base Camp Mount Everest to getting up close and personal with the gorillas while trekking through
Uganda. We also have very competitive flights / transfers/ accommodation and insurance for our non
Students / Youth travellers
CRCC Asia - China Internship Program
European Movement Ireland’s Grad Jobs in Europe campaign[]=europe
JET Programme
If the future were a book, would you read it or write it?
Prime Minister's Initiative 2
Study China
Study India
TEFL Heaven Internships
US – NI Mentorship Programme
Placement 
For over 17 years, WIP has supported the peace and reconciliation efforts in Northern Ireland and
Ireland. Identifying young people with a commitment to service and a track record of leadership, we
build their skills through work experience, educational opportunity, and hands-on citizenship both at
home and in the US.
In 2012 we are continuing our investment in future leaders.
People with passion, who want to write a better future for Ireland and Northern Ireland.
We will bring together a group of 30 outstanding young people, who commit to a 6 month program of
service and leadership development. We will put them through a rigorous leadership curriculum, with
access to leaders in business, civil society, law and public service. They will work in a diverse range
of professional work placements that match their skills and interests. Together they will debate the
future of their countries and on their return share their views with policy makers in Ireland and
Northern Ireland.
Through these efforts, WIP is building the next generation of leaders that will achieve a peaceful,
stable and prosperous future for Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Graduate  Placement 
The Export Orientation Programme (EOP) is Ireland's longest-running and most successful graduate
placement programme.
Provides recent graduates of all disciplines with a valuable introduction to international business.
Over 2,000 graduates have used the EOP programme to launch highly successful careers since
it started in 1983.
Has a placement retention rate in excess of 88%.
EOP graduates have used their experience to launch highly successful careers across all
sectors of industry.
EOP offers a unique opportunity for candidates to work towards gaining a postgraduate
qualification during the EOP process. We receive over 1,000 applications annually. We interview
500 and shortlist 200 of these individuals.
British Council
Voluntary 
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing movement with a vision of a world where
everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat has become a global leader in addressing poverty
housing by helping almost 2 million people of all races a, faiths and backgrounds to have a safe and
healthy place to live.
Habitat for Humanity NI is a key partner in the global mission in raising funds and sending volunteers
to work alongside families in need in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. HFHNI is
committed to supporting global programmes which alleviate poverty through decent housing;
improving people’s health; improving educational opportunities and performance; and providing
livelihood support.
Vacation 
The Project Children Intern Program provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for students from
Ireland and Northern Ireland to spend the summer working in the US to further their knowledge and
experience in their chosen field of study.
Project Children offers around 40 eight week internships in the United States each summer.
They take place between mid July and mid August each year.
The program as a whole is heavily subsidised by Project Children, with minimal costs for the
successful applicants. Applications generally open in February, with a closing date of late
March/early April. Interviews take place in April, and successful applicants will attend a day long
orientation event in May.
Bryson Charitable Group
Erasmus and University Exchange Programmes
EuroGraduate Programme: RSM Tenon
Export Orientation Programme (EOP)
Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland
US Intern Program: Project Children
Washington Ireland Program
Graduate  Placement  Voluntary 
AIESEC is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates global exchange opportunities and gives
practical leadership development experience for its members. We pride ourselves on offering the
best quality exchanges, with highly motivated and high potential applicants from around the world.
Study and Work Placement Opportunities for Queen’s students 
Each year over 10,000 top students from around the world take part in AIESEC’s internship
programmes. These programmes are run by student participants in partnership with over 4,000
companies and organisations. As a result AIESEC interns are often distinguished from their peers
not only by academic achievement but also by practical skills gained from the practical experience of
running a global business.
Placement 
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural
relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build
trust between them worldwide.
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
IAESTE offers experience in over 80 countries worldwide, primarily in the summer months through
course-related employment in industry, research institutions and public sector. You receive a salary to
cover the local cost of living and benefit from organised social activities.
English Language Assistants Programme
You will assist with the teaching of English at a Primary, Secondary or third level institution for one
academic year, in one of 18 different countries around the world
Study USA
Study USA offers pre-final year degree students the opportunity to spend a full academic year at a
United States college or university, studying business and management related subjects.
Would you like to spend from 3 months to 1 year studying or working in another European
country; or studying in Canada or Australia, as a recognised part of your degree?
Each year, the Erasmus Programme enables more than 100 students at Level 2 and above to study
at selected EU and EEA universities which have exchange agreements with Queen’s in specific
subject areas. There is a limited number of Erasmus grants available for participating students, which
are in addition to the normal student loan. Also, approximately 100 students undertake Erasmus
work placements in Europe as an integral part of their degree programmes.
The amount of the Erasmus grant you receive depends on the length of time spent abroad, and is
designed to help cover the extra cost-of-living. A contribution towards travel is included in the amount
you receive. Students who went on an Erasmus study or work placement in 2011-2012 for the full
academic year, and who were normally eligible for UK student loans/grants, also received a tuition
fee waiver at Queen’s, so it could save you approximately £3000! (The tuition fee waiver is a UK
government initiative which is reviewed annually.)
Outside Europe, the University currently has exchange opportunities with the following universities:
The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario,
Canada; The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Successful applicants will receive a travel
The year or semester spent abroad will replace the similar period at Queen’s and the courses taken
will count towards your degree. Students undertaking study placements abroad as a recognised
element of their degree are eligible to apply for the placement to be considered towards a Queen’s
Degree Plus award. The award provides official recognition by the University of the non-academic
benefits of an exchange placement, such as improved employability skills, global and cultural
awareness and increased self-confidence and motivation.
Graduate  Placement 
Voluntary 
Bryson Charitable Group delivers a wide range of social and environmental services to the most
vulnerable individuals, families and communities in Northern Ireland. Social care projects include
assisting vulnerable people to enable them to remain in their own homes and supporting vulnerable
families. Environmental activities include promoting energy efficiency and recycling.
We are involved in European Voluntary Service (EVS), a European Commission programme for 1830 year olds which supports international volunteering activities of up to 12 months. Opportunities
are available across Europe (and sometimes further afield) in social, environmental and cultural
activities. There is no cost to the volunteer and training and support are provided before departure,
during the placement and on completion of the voluntary activity. EVS is an excellent opportunity to
gain skills and experience in another country while learning another language and undergoing
enormous self-development.
The International Programmes Division within RSM Tenon’s Organisational Development
Consultancy is managing an EU-funded programme called EuroGraduate which is enabling recent
graduates from Northern Ireland to undertake 20-week work placements in Europe. Queen’s
graduates on the programme have previously lived and worked in Bordeaux, Lisbon, Seville, Florence
and Berlin.
The programme pays for participants’ travel, accommodation, and pocket money, and participants are
matched to a suitable host organisation in their destination city. Integral to the programme is an
extensive pre-departure training programme which includes CV and interview skills, career planning,
and personal development.
Participants are drawn from all degree subjects, and undertake placements in a variety of sectors [the
programme is not a graduate recruitment programme for RSM Tenon]. While knowledge of a
European language is helpful, it is not a prerequisite.
Subject to funding, the EuroGraduate programme will be extended into 2012. Please register your
interest now to be kept informed about this exciting opportunity.