There are a variety of opportunities you can explore for working, teaching, or volunteering abroad based upon your interests.

International Internships

An international internship is a great opportunity to gain specific career-related, international experience. In order for your international internship to count towards graduation requirements, you must earn academic credit for the internship which needs to be arranged through the Office for Global Engagement.




U.S. Department of State Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State offers undergraduate student internships in Washington D.C. and at embassies abroad.


U.S. Government Pathways

The U.S. government offers internship opportunities for current and recent undergraduate students to work with federal agencies domestically and abroad.


Cultural Vistas

Cultural Vistas offers various internship programs in a variety of locations including but not limited to Germany, Russia, Argentina, Chile, Spain, and India.



The German Academic Exchange Service offers paid internship opportunities for students in the sciences and engineering along with an internship with the German Parliament.

Work and Teach Abroad

If you are looking solely to have the experience of living and working or teaching abroad and you don't need academic credit, there are some options that might be less expensive or appropriate for recent graduates.



Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright Program grants provide for the international exchange of scholars in order to foster research and advanced study, or undertake teaching assistantships, for 1 year in a foreign country. Several kinds of grants available include the Teaching Assistantship Program, mtvU Award, and the National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.


Peace Corps

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service--at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.


Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Teach Abroad

Students can work overseas and teach English abroad in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, or Vietnam with CIEE.


Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) & English Teaching Program in Korea (EPIK)

TaLK and EPIK provide English teaching opportunities in South Korea at both elementary and secondary levels. The program provides in-country orientation, a monthly stipend, round-trip flight, health insurance, and accommodations for a 6 month or 12-month contract.


HELP! Heslington Language Programs

Students can teach English and earn TESOL certification in Mexico while experiencing Mexican culture and language in year-round programs (summer, fall, and winter semesters) with housing, meals, and airfare provided.


Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

The JET Programme aims to promote grassroots internationalization at the local level by inviting young overseas graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in Japan.


Teaching Assistant Program in France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Réunion.


North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

The North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain program, managed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport, offers recent graduates the opportunity to teach English in a K-12 classroom in Spain.


Teach for China

Teach for China is a 2-year fellowship program providing the opportunity to teach in high-need schools in China but to also gain leadership and entrepreneurial skills.



BUNAC is the best way to get work permission without a job offer. Work and volunteer abroad placements are available in Britain, Ireland, France, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

IPSL Global Engagement

Live, study, and serve with IPSL’s hands-on, service-based social justice programs abroad. IPSL programs offer real-word, hands-on service, cultural immersion, and coursework in diverse academic environments. Serve abroad and learn how to engage in ethical, inclusive, and sustainable service with marginalized and vulnerable populations across ethnic, racial, and economic lines. Optional academic credit is available through Westminster University.

  • Flexible Start Dates: IPSL offers customized programs to fit your schedule and budget.
  • Language Training: Combine ethical service with intensive language learning. Language and service programs available in: France, Greece, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Vietnam, Japan, or South Africa.
  • Research Opportunities: Explore grassroots organizations through the IPSL Advocacy Research program. Explore what it means to engage in service that helps others, builds research skills, and provides useful data to resource-scarce organizations around the globe. The IPSL Advocacy Research Program is a framework that provides students an opportunity to learn about and engage in professional research to produce relevant, useful information for the benefit of nonprofits, NGOs, and community development organizations around the world.