A Psychology & Mental Health Volunteer’s Experience in Ghana

“International volunteering gives you cross-cultural experiences and understandings of your subject field – learning and applying your psych knowledge outside the classroom whilst having an amazing international travel experience – why wouldn’t you want to go?!”

Psychology Placement Abroad Review

Psychology Placement Review

Below is a psychology placement review from Bath University Student, Nele, who volunteered with Vocational Impact during her summer holidays to gain valuable work experience to apply to job applications after university. Nele shared how she made the most out of her placement by taking over the baby day-care for three weeks and offered to […]

International Development Volunteer Student in South Africa

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International Development Student Work Experience in Africa gives university students the chance to gain advanced work experience to put towards graduate job applications Lessons from the heart of an international charity, gaining relevant work-experience to apply to International Development degree Worked on research projects and fundraising, alongside the charity Director Gained valuable insight into the […]

Criminology Volunteer Work Experience in South Africa

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Criminology student shares her volunteer abroad work experience in Africa. Criminology graduate used the volunteer experience to move into business management and international law It was good to see the staff in action in court, psychological therapy sessions and working directly with the police We went on safari in our spare time. A beautiful way […]

University Student tells her Volunteer Aboard Story

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Oxford University Student Shares Her Volunteer Abroad Story. With an interest in Criminology, Human Rights and International Development she shares her typical day volunteering. Talks about her experience visiting the courts and working along-side local staff on child-abuse and trauma cases  Top lawyers and police calling staff to seek professional advice Reflections on school talks, […]

Leeds University Psychology Student Volunteers in Africa – Part 1

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Leeds University Psychology student shares her volunteer abroad psychology placement experience in South Africa  First impressions of the centre in South Africa and the psychological work they do with child abuse, protection and rescue. No day is the same at the Psychology programme in South Africa at the Durban project. Observing the success of the […]

Student Nurse Elective in Ghana

Medical Electives

Student Nurse Electives in Ghana Africa Student Nurse Electives in Ghana Africa are an amazing way to experience another cultural perspective on healthcare and gain valuable insight into language, and practices around the world.  We spoke to student Nia, a student nurse at the University of Leeds who has just returned from spending two weeks […]