Explore Access Student

“The volunteering experience was a learning experience which involved me giving lessons to students on a wide range of topics and the students teaching me about their culture and what truly matters in life.” Mairead, Access Award Winner

EIL are offering fully funded places to three young people enrolled in a University or IT Access Programme and who wish to participate in a two-month summer volunteer programme abroad.

It is possible to choose from a wide range of volunteer projects: Teaching, Welfare, Health, Conservation, Community Development, Human Rights or Business Development. 


Volunteering abroad can challenge you in many ways – Read more about what challenging can mean

Requirement: to be registered full-time undergraduate student on an Access programme at any Member Institution of The Higher Education Authority (HEA Member). Applicants must not have graduated prior to their application.

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Tips for Applicants

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Tips for Applicants

How is it assessed?

Here you will find some information on how everything is assessed

How is it assessed
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Hear from past participants!

What’s in store? Check out blogs from a variety of programmes!

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