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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.

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

Think Pacific

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.

Cost: £495
Duriation: 4, 8 or 12 weeks


GVI collaborates with a range of Governments and NGOs around the world, ensuring that you are provided with the practical experience you need to obtain your international career. The GVI virtual internship incorporates one-to-one mentoring, weekly masterclasses and project-based experiences to enhance your skills and create a global network of industry professionals.

Cost: from £1045 
Duriation: 2 - 24 weeks dependent on pathway chosen

Sharing Perspectives Foundation

Sharing Perspectives Foundation offers contemporary online learning using Virtual Exchange to facilitate meaning international and cross-cultural experiences. By offering relevant and responsive Virtual Exchange courses about current Socio-political issues, Sharing Perspectives Foundation embeds personal experiences in online learning, and utilises new media to work across boundaries and geographical scope. Sharing Perspectives Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, meaning that there is no cost associated with taking part. 

Cost: Free
Duration: 12 weeks

Pagoda Projects

Pagoda Projects is focussed on increasing cultural understanding and developing employability skills by running remote internships in destinations across the globe. With over 100 providers to choose from, Pagoda Projects provides opportunities in a variety of sectors and disciplines. All remote internships are full time and run Monday to Friday each week for the duration of the programme; start dates are fixed and the application deadline is four weeks prior to your start date. 

Click here to hear more about Pagoda Projects remote opportunities from UoL students Youri and Emma.

Cost: £1495
Duration: 4, 8 or 12 weeks

Pagoda Projects Summer Programme 

Pagoda Projects will deliver a 4 week virtual mobility programme in 2021 with tangible benefits for participants, whilst fitting around their existing commitments. The programme focuses on cultural fluency, digital skills and employability in a global context. Participants will develop their cultural fluency and gain an insight into the professional world of the UK, Greater China, Vietnam & Mexico through a variety of channels.

Cost: £595
Duration: 4 weeks

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 Global Opportunities

Tel: +44 (0)1522 835018

Email: GO@lincoln.ac.uk

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