With its beautiful landscapes and friendly people, Sri Lanka provides opportunities for relaxation and adventure. Explore this awe-inspiring country from the beaches to the lush forests to the majestic mountains. The locals are welcoming and provide the opportunity to learn about the history of this island nation from their perspective. Although Sri Lanka has shown its resilience following years of challenges, the country and its people still need help in rebuilding and restoring. Local non-profit organizations need the support of volunteers in protecting the country’s wildlife populations and natural resources, and providing further educational opportunities for children in the community. By assisting with these projects, among others, volunteers are able to make a meaningful and sustainable contribution to the country of Sri Lanka.
Imagine studying abroad in one of the most politically and religiously significant nations in the world! There is arguably no destination more diverse and historic than Israel. As the hub of the world’s monotheistic religions – Judaism, Islam, and Christianity– Israel offers countless opportunities to experience its rich history through preserved sacred sites, beautiful places of worship and abundant museums. At the same time, the small nation is also modern, urbanized and bustling. Known as the Start Up Nation, Israel’s technological sector is second only to Silicon Valley. This thriving sector drives the economy of Israel and paves the road for modern infrastructure, endless entertainment and whirling nightlife. The landscape of Israel is as diverse as its people. With pristine beaches along the Mediterranean coastline and snowcapped mountains in the north, opportunities arise for any type of adventure-seeker.
Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt University focuses on preparing students for the workforce with programs catered to practical, applied learning. Students attending the university not only have the opportunity to experience all that Edinburgh has to offer, but also leave with valuable hands-on experience in their field of study. Offering a diverse course listing, complete with top programs in Textiles & Design and Brewing & Distilling, Heriot-Watt provides students with an exceptionally unique study abroad experience. The University’s offerings extend beyond its campus, as Edinburgh is a great location for students and visitors of all ages. The city – known as the world’s leading festival city - boasts beautiful landscapes and a lively downtown complete with a thriving art scene.