The European Union and its associated States provide you with a lot of different opportunities to spend long or short periods of time in another country and you can find them all here on the European Youth Portal.
A traineeship is one of the best ways to familiarise yourself with the working world while gaining practical experience and skills for your future career. You can do one as part of your vocational education, in a field such as science & innovation and in many other fields offering you plenty of opportunities.
You can join the ever-growing number of young people who volunteer in Europe by choosing the most suitable opportunity for you. You can do it online, in a work camp or even as part of the European Voluntary Service.
Even though youth unemployment in Europe is high, you can still look for a job abroad. However, working in another country doesn't have to be permanent; there are short-term opportunities such as working as an au pair or doing seasonal work during your holidays. Whatever your choice is, it is better to know your work-related rights before embarking on your experience.
A study period in another country can not only bring you educational, cultural and personal benefits, but also give your future career a definite boost. However, your international studying doesn't have to be in the classroom, there are also other ways to learn.
Can't make up your mind?
For opportunities in Switzerland, check the Database on the national page of Eurodesk.