If you're interested in going abroad again, you may be interested in one of these opportunities listed below. It is your responsibility to view the program's website to determine the application deadlines.Please note that some programs, especially the government sponsored programs, are competitive and have application deadlines as early as October.
|U.S.||Must be admitted to the Monterey Institute of International Studies (graduate program)|
|Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) International Affairs Fellowship||Summer internship, must be the summer between your junior and senior year|
|Erasmas Mundus Program||Master's degree program in Europe|
|Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace||
|Must be admitted to the Monterey Institute of International Studies (graduate program)|
|Samuel Huntington Public Service Award - National Grid||Various||Pursue 1 yr of public service - must develop a proposal for public service|
|Teaching English Programs||Location||Requirements|
|National Volunteer Center for English Opens Doors||Chile||Teach in Chile-sponsored by the Chilean government|
|Teaching Assistant Program in France||France||Teach English in France- sponsored by the French government|
|Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET)||Japan||Teach in Japan-sponsored by the Japanese government|
|Teach & Learn in Korea (TALK)||Korea||Teach English in Korea- sponsored by the Korean government|
|North American Language & Culture Assistants||Spain||Teach English in Spain - sponsored by the Spanish government|
|Fulbright English Teaching Assistants||Various||Teach English - sponsored by the U.S. government|
Visit the UC Merced Center for Career and Professional Advancement to learn more about domestic and international positions. Opportunities that study abroad returnees often research include the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET).
The most common types of work abroad for students or recent graduates are:
- Short-term work arranged through a third party,
- Interships (unpaid),
- Volunteer work, and
- Teaching English.
Popular short-term assignments can be found through BUNAC or CIEE which usually require that you pay a fee. Typical types of short-term paid work abroad include restaurant work, temping, childcare (au pair), farm work, though determined students do find work of a professional nature.
Although you may work abroad through an agency like BUNAC, the cheapest option may be for you to obtain your own work visa for countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Long term, career positions abroad are very difficult to get at the entry level. If you are looking to further your career and gain specific skills, consider an unpaid internship or a short-term assignment.
There are many resources for finding work abroad.