Go Abroad Again
Interested in work and volunteer opportunities abroad? Many options exist for students to find a way to gain new skills and strengthen their cross-cultural understanding outside of the classroom.
You may wish to do only a short-term job such as teach English for a year or acquire a more long-term job, but whatever you choose, working abroad can be a very rewarding and enriching experience. Being immersed in a new culture brings a great deal of self-discovery and professional development not easily acquired at home.
Please note: Most countries require work visas, so be sure to do your research on what exactly you may need in order to work abroad.
BUNAC: Working Adventures Worldwide
University of Michigan: International Center
JET: teach English in Japan
Transitions Abroad: information on international internships
GoAbroad.com: intern, volunteer, teach or work abroad
Embassy.org: foreign embassies of Washington, D.C.
Work Abroad: The Complete Guide to Finding a Job Overseas, by Clayton A. Hubbs
International Jobs: Where They Are and How to Get Them, by Nina Segal, Eric Kocher
Work Worldwide: International Career Strategies for the Adventurous Job Seeker, by Nancy Mueller
Directory of Jobs & Careers Abroad (10th Ed), by Elisabeth Roberts
Best Resumes and CVs for International Jobs: Your Passport to the Global Job Market, by Ronald L. Krannich and Wendy S. Enelow
The Global Citizen: A Guide to Creating an International Life and Career, by Elizabeth Kruempelmann
GoAbroad.com: Teach abroad
TransitionsAbroad.com: Teaching K-12 and English abroad
Volunteer programs are rarely paid opportunities and may or may not be related to your field of study or academic focus. These positions do not generally require specific skill or previous experience, just a willingness to engage and give back. Academic credit is extremely rare for volunteer positions and may or may not be eligible for financial aid.
Institute of International Education Passport (IIE): The IIE publishes some of the most comprehensive information on study and work abroad programs available anywhere and their site is one of the best places to start.
Transitions Abroad: Transitions Abroad magazine covers all education abroad options from work and study abroad to educational travel. The online version includes a comprehensive collection of in-depth information, including first-hand reports, annotated guides to resources and listings of programs, with excellent search capabilities.
U.S. Department of State: While not a directory of programs, this site provides essential information from the diplomatic branch of the U.S. government. The Department of State offers 1,000 internships annually as well as career positions.