Mature Student

Mature Student 2018- 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 2018

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

"This was a life changing experience. At 38 years of age I never believed such an adventure was possible. This has really opened my eyes and mind to the world that lies outside of little Ireland. Volunteering not only helps others but also helps the person volunteering. I have gained so much from my 8 weeks in Hanoi and learned a great deal about myself along the way." - Tracey,  Mature Student Vietnam Explorer 2017

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