A coastal college is celebrating after it was successful in securing further funding through a government scheme.

Students at East Coast College will be able to continue to study across the globe - with New Zealand, Budapest and Peru now added to the list of destinations.

As the government’s Turing Scheme provides young people with fully-funded opportunities to work and study abroad while boosting ties with international partners, it comes as the college’s uniformed public services students recently returned from a three-week educational trip to California.

Here they worked with the United States Space Force and San Diego Military Academy, visited Los Angeles and toured the LAPD training academy.

Lowestoft Journal: Travel and Tourism students in Vietnam. Picture: East Coast CollegeTravel and Tourism students in Vietnam. Picture: East Coast College (Image: East Coast College)

Earlier this year, the college’s travel and tourism students also benefited from the Turing Scheme as they embarked on a two-week educational trip to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

With the trips having had a positive impact on students from the college’s Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth campuses at East Coast College, a new bid has been successful to enable even more students to benefit from the scheme.

During the next academic year, childcare students will be introduced to a new early years curriculum in New Zealand that will enrich their own practice in the UK.

Health and social care students will travel to Budapest where they will experience different approaches to health and preventative treatments.

The college’s animal care students will once again have the chance to visit a private nature reserve in South Africa.

Lowestoft Journal: Animal Care Students in South Africa. Picture: East Coast College Animal Care Students in South Africa. Picture: East Coast College (Image: East Coast College)

Creative art students will venture to Italy, motor vehicle students will visit factories and museums in Germany while travel and tourism students will engage in community outreach in Peru.

Holly Chase, East Coast College assistant principal, said: “East Coast College prides itself in increasing opportunities for all of our students and we are once again delighted to receive funding through the Turing Scheme to support their academic development across the globe."