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Virtual Mobility and International Work Experience

Virtual internships and exchanges share many similarities with their traditional counterparts; however, their online nature allows you to interact with individuals and organisations across the globe without having to travel. The duration, cost and style of your programme will vary, and therefore it is crucial that you thoroughly research any virtual mobility before making any commitments.The University of Lincoln has a growing number of agreements with a range of carefully selected virtual mobility partners, and further information on these organisations can be found below.


Challenges Abroad are offering you the chance to work with the FutureSense Foundation and the local community in Thailand or Nepal. COVID-19 is having a devastating impact around the world, and with projections saying 100 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty, it’s incredibly important that we do what we can to make a positive impact from home. Your goal will be to complete a project that addresses an issue affecting the community, in one of the following areas: education/community development, Health, Environment/Sustainability and business/law.


Think Pacific is dedicated to contributing to Fiji’s National Development plan, despite travel not currently being possible. Together with their in-country partners, Think Pacific have taken their award-winning programmes online to bring a pioneering virtual experience. Allowing you to contribute to Fiji’s development from the comfort of your home, Think Pacific provide a unique experience within sustainable development whilst creating new global connections.


Travelteer provide UK University Students with the opportunity to tackle various international development issues and achieve real outcomes for our partners in Sri Lanka. Their course specific internships take place remotely, with students working independently on research projects set by the Travelteer team - all you need is a computer, phone and internet connection. Each student is paired with a Travelteer mentor that will guide them through the research process with regular contact via video conferencing. In addition to their research project, students will also help the Travelteer team create and implement online marketing campaigns and write informative blog posts showcasing aspects of their given research projects.


Pagoda Projects are focussed on increasing cultural understanding, developing employability skills and helping students gain valuable experiences in new and innovative ways. They've designed exciting new programmes for students who are looking to enhance their future prospects through a fun and interactive summer course, and develop skills in: digital marketing, intercultural communication theories, and how to identify and overcome barriers to cross-cultural communication in China, Vietnam and Mexico.


Rikkyo University are hosting an online short-term intensive Japanese summer school in summer 2022. The programme involves online cultural events alongside 23 hours of Japanese language tuition. Classes run from Monday - Friday and are suitable for beginners. Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and an official transcript.



Funding is available to help cover the costs of international virtual experiences. Please contact the Global Opportunities team to find out more.

We are committed to widening participation and removing barriers to success through the provision of financial support. In order to make Global opportunities more accessible, we welcome applications from students who:

  • are from a low income household
  • are first in family to go to university
  • are from a black, asian or minority ethnic background
  • are a care leaver
  • have caring responsibilities at home
  • have declared a disability to the university


Language Exchange

Do you want to practice your English with a native speaker? Or are you a native English speaker who wants to learn another language or about another culture? The Language Exchange Programme is a free service which connects students and staff at the University of Lincoln and our international partner institutions with a buddy for an informal language and culture exchange. Everyone is welcome: whether you’re an international or home student, on an Erasmus exchange, attending one of our partner institutions or a member of staff, get involved and start learning a language.  

How does it work?

  • Sign up by emailing GO@lincoln.ac.uk
  • We do our best to match you to a suitable partner who speaks the language you are interested in learning. We send you the email contact details of your new partner. 
  • You and your partner arrange to meet online at a convenient time.
  • You should meet once or twice a week for an hour and spend half of the time speaking one language, and half speaking the other. If you’re not learning your partner’s language, you can speak in English the whole time and learn about your partner’s culture. 

What are the benefits?

  • Improve your foreign language skills in an informal, conversational environment
  • Learn about a new culture 
  • Gain cross-cultural communication skills
  • Prepare for Study Abroad
  • Prepare for a future career working abroad, or where languages might be useful
  • Make new friends
  • Counts towards the Lincoln Award Global

Contact Us

Global Opportunities Team

Tel: +44 (0)1522 835018

Email: GO@lincoln.ac.uk

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