The Fulbright Program provides grants for graduate students, scholars and professionals, and teachers and administrators from the United States and other countries. The flagship international educational program sponsored by the U.S. Government, the Fulbright Program is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries..." With this goal, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to study and teach in each other's countries, exchange ideas, and develop joint solutions to address shared concerns.
Rider University encourages students to apply for a Fulbright grant for post-graduate teaching or research abroad, and study abroad is a requirement for Fulbright acceptance. This is the most distinguished grant program offered in the United States for overseas teaching, study and research and you are now positioned to apply and win a grant that will open important academic and professional doors. For more information contact Dr. Castagnera at email@example.com
Graduate and Professional School
There are a growing number of master's and doctoral level graduate programs focused on international and intercultural issues. Graduate programs in fields related to foreign languages, global studies, various area studies, development, cultural anthropology, intercultural education, foreign policy, and international education, among others abound. Your study abroad experience will help position you for acceptance into these programs.
Even fields not apparently "international"--science, technology, communications--offer specializations in foreign language or international aspects of the field. Consider also completing a masters and or doctorate abroad to internationalize your resume and improve your chances of gaining a job or academic position with an international focus either here or abroad.
Careers in international education, development, and government
There are a myriad of opportunities for employment in the field of international education, in development, with NGOs, and the U. S. government. In addition, a number of domestic jobs, including teaching in K-12 schools, involve working in multicultural and multilingual environments that your study abroad experience better prepares you to succeed in. YOU, not someone else, will be the person hired for these jobs because of your successful experience abroad, or at the very least, you will get your foot in the door to make your case. Below is a short list of some types of opportunities and sources of information:
Teaching English Opportunities:
Teach English abroad with the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
All CIEE programs offer academic year teaching assignments, with Asia programs also offering a single semester option. CIEE staff negotiates a placement teaching English, a local stipend, and temporary housing. CIEE provides pre-departure advising, visa advice, medical insurance, a comprehensive in-country orientation, and a 24-hour support service. Program application deadlines are as follows:
Teach in Chile beginning in late February - apply by September 1st
VolunTeach in Chile beginning in late August - apply by May 1st
Teach in China beginning in late August - apply by May 1st
Teach in Spain beginning in late September - apply by March 15th
Teach in Thailand beginning in mid-October - apply by June 15th
For more information visit CIEE's web site at www.ciee.org/teach.
Jobs and Careers:http://www.ihipo.com/ is a combination of social network and jobsite, which offers young professionals and students the chance to browse through hundreds of challenging international jobs, and internship offers from prestigious employers. A professional profile can be created in order to be found by international recruiters and for networking with peers from around the globe. Becoming a member on iHipo is free and only requires a few minutes of time.
Go to the Study Abroad Jobs and Careers webpage for some useful articles and an International IQ test at http://www.rider.edu/15478_13888.htm minutes of time.
Peace Corps of the United States. http://www.peacecorps.gov/. The Peace Corps offers approximately 7,000 volunteer positions in developing countries for two-year assignments in a variety of fields. All expenses are paid during service.
U. S. Department of State Foreign Service. If you are interested in working in the State Department Foreign Service visit http://www.state.gov/. The Foreign Service exam is required for entry into this division.
United Nations Careers, Internships and Volunteer Positions
World Health Organization (WHO). http://www.paho.org/. The World Health Organization (WHO) works to extend health services to underserved populations of its member countries and to control or eradicate communicable disease.
International Career Employment Opportunities: International Career Employment Opportunities is a weekly publication that lists approximately 600 international job openings in the U. S. and abroad. For more information go to http://www.internationaljobs.org/contents.html
NAFSA Job Registry. http://www.nafsa.org/. This monthly newsletter lists job openings in international education from entry to executive level.
Fulbright and Other Grants for Graduate Study Abroad: This book is published by the Institute of International Education is "free" and offers a short list of grants for study and research abroad administered by IIE. It covers support for US graduate students. To get a copy, call 1-212-984-5330 or 1-212-883-8200, or write to US Student Programs, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580.
Volunteer Organizations: Sample volunteer organizations include CARE, Catholic Relief Services, the Institute for International Cooperation and Development (IESC), OXFAM America, Rotary International United Nations Volunteers and The World Bank Summer Employment Program. The Council on International Educational Exchange (http://www.ciee.org/) publishes a list of opportunities for community service positions in Europe and North America. IIE publishes Volunteer Work, which lists positions in 120 countries.
The Riley Guide www.rileyguide.com/intlbus.html. www.rileyguide.com/employer.html. The Riley Guide is a free employment and job resources website. The above subpages, focusing on "International Business Resources" and "Business and Employer Research," contain links to business directories, industry profiles and other sources of information.
In October 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations of Seattle, USA announced a donation to the University of Cambridge as an endowment for the Gates Cambridge Trust.
Further information about the University of Cambridge, Its Board of Graduate Studies, the Gates Cambridge Trust, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can be obtained from these websites:
Go Abroad. http://www.goabroad.com/. Sign up for their newsletter. Volunteer, teaching and of course study abroad opportunities are featured.
Halloran Ed. Careers in International Business. Impact Publications 2003. http://www.impactpublications.com/. Methods to help young professionals find employment in international finance, marketing, management and sales.
Kopp, Harry W. and Charles Gillespie. Career Diplomacy. Life and Work in the U. S. Foreign Services. Washington D. C.: Georgetown U. Press, 2008.
Mueller, Sherry L. and Mark Overmann. Working World. Career in International Education, Exchange and Development. Washington D. C.: Georgetown, 2008.
TEACHING & TEACHING ENGLISH OPPORTUNITIES
University of California Irvine
International Opportunities Program - Teaching
There are hundreds of opportunities for teaching abroad. This page contains links to related web sites and listings of some of the more well-known programs that exist. Most of these teaching opportunities are for people who will have their Bachelor's degree by the time they begin the experience and who are not formally credentialed. The most helpful resources, those with which we suggest you begin your search, are noted with gold stars. If you are a UCI student and decide to participate in one of these, or any other program abroad, you are an IOP participant and need to pick up IOP Forms and Information from CIE!
An extensive web site listing teaching programs by GoAbroad.com
http://www.StudyAbroad.com: Teach Abroad Programs
An extensive web site listing teaching programs by StudyAbroad.com
University of Michigan's Work Abroad Overview and Resources
Provides a good overview of student teach abroad options, with resources for those with or without a teaching certificate.
Dave's ESL Cafe
A very comprehensive site containing links to job postings for those interested in teaching English as a Second Language worldwide.