Aim The main aim of the Child and Adolescent Overseas Working Party has been to support the development of services in low-income countries through enhancing their training capacity. This is congruent with the British Council s policy of Higher Education Link. The paper shares an experience of translating such a policy into practice. Method The experience of implementing a British Council Higher Education Link in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry between the two Universities in Varanasi and Leicester is shared. Implication In spite of various difficulties, all parties concerned learnt some valuable lessons and found it to be a worthwhile venture.