Mature Student

Mature Student 2017- Explore another culture through volunteering!

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

Age profile: 23 years or older on January 1st of the first year of study in their approved undergraduate course

No. of places available: 2

Travel Dates: June - August 2017

Destinations and Project Examples: check out map

Duration: Eight weeks

What's included:

• 8 week volunteer programme
• Return flights & insurance
• Accommodation and meals during volunteer project
• Pre-departure information and support
• In-country airport transfers, orientation, local co-ordinator & support

"Having the opportunity to travel and volunteer abroad expanded my view of the world. Seeing how people live, the limitations that they have made me appreciate my own life situation and the opportunities I have here in Ireland. It also made me aware that it is possible to make a difference to the world, even if that means a difference to one family"- Agnieszka, 2013

EIL Explore is offering two fully funded Awards to Mature Students enrolled in an Undergraduate Programme, who is 23 years or older and who wishes to participate in an eight-week long summer EIL Explore volunteer programme. 

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

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

Other resources: Tips for Volunteering Abroad and Responsible Volunteering