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Post-Graduation Opportunities Abroad

Disclaimer: While we are familiar with many of the resources listed, WFU and the Center for Global Programs and Studies do not endorse or recommend any organization or website in particular. WFU is not responsible for any issues with the listed resources.



Transitions Abroad: A general website providing information about searching for an international job, internship or volunteer opportunity. This site provides information and links about everything from short-term to long term work abroad as well as English teaching organizations and au-pair.

Idealist: An online network and database of non-profit organizations. Groups, networking tools and searches are available. You can search everything from job opportunities to organizations located in specific places so you may send "cold resumes". Volunteer opportunities and internships are also listed.

IES-Berlin: IES Berlin's link to information about job opportunities, scholarships, studying or internships in Germany. A comprehensive resource for anyone wishing to go to Germany.

BUNAC: A job, teaching, volunteering placement agency offering chances to be placed in various countries throughout the world, for a fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance.

CDS International: A non-profit which offers many scholarship and internship opportunities. Most are located in Spain, Germany or Argentina.

Interexchange: An organization that organizes internships, work, seasonal jobs and au-pair opportunities, for a fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance.

CIEE: One of the oldest and largest experiences abroad agencies. CIEE offers various opportunities to teach English around the world. Participants must pay a program fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance.

Don't forget that the Career Services Office may also assist you in locating a job opportunity abroad. Their listings are quite thorough and helpful to anyone wishing to work/live abroad.

Career Services also has a "City Tour" guide, listing many cities throughout the world, visa and work permit, culture, weather and living information. This list has numerous resources listed for internships, scholarships, companies and job searches.



Back Door Jobs: A database of many opportunities worldwide. Adventure jobs, teaching opportunities, sustainable living and farming opportunities, internships and youth trip leading jobs are listed.

Jobs Abroad: A website with many listings of current job openings from all over the world. Many teaching, au-pair and language camp jobs are listed.

The Riley Guide: One of the most thorough online listings of job search resources and search engines by region and country. Almost every country or region is listed with links to their most popular job posting sites. This site also includes NGO?s and is recommended if you wish to directly search for a job yourself without a placement agency.

Experiment in International Living (EIL): A World Learning supported program which takes high school students on educational summer tours abroad. They offer summer positions as trip leaders in an area where you have experience and language skills. Go to their website for recruiting.

American Bar Association (ABA): The ABA provides a program intended to facilitate the establishment of legal internships for U.S. law students interested in the practice of international law with overseas law firms.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA): AMSA provides a database of various opportunities for persons with medical backgrounds to gain experience abroad.

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross has many opportunities for employment outside of the U.S. Click on their job link.

International Cooperative Education (ICE): This organization has agreements with many companies and organizations throughout the world. They offer placements for internships and jobs. They charge a fee which covers placement, visa issues and insurance.

Princeton-in-Asia (PiA): Princeton-in-Asia provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by their Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. For more information visit the website or speak with David F. Taylor ( in the WFU Center for Global Programs and Studies.

Wall Street Journal: The job search engine of the Wall Street Journal. It offers a world wide search option.


Teaching Abroad

Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET): JET Program Participants are invited to Japan as one of the following positions: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) or Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA). All participants, regardless of their title participate in order to interact with local communities to promote internationalization at the local level. Speak with Kent Greer, the WFU representative for more information. 

Connecting Schools to the World: The goal of CONNECTING is to broaden the minds of Argentine students by placing them in contact with teachers from English-speaking countries. Those selected for the program live with families in rural pueblos throughout Argentina. 

Dave's ESL Cafe: A database of information and jobs for people interested in teaching English as a second language.

Go Teach Abroad: This jobs board is updated daily with new teaching jobs from around the world. Students can read reviews from past teachers from many of the schools listed on the board.

Berlitz: One of the largest English as a second language schools in the world. They have hundreds of schools on almost every continent offering courses for all ages of learners. Many times you do not need an ESL certificate to teach groups of children. 

Wall Street Institute: A school which offers English courses for adults and professionals in many countries throughout the world. 

Teach Abroad: Transitions Abroad's online database of English teaching opportunities.

Teach Away:  Specializes in ESL teaching placements in Asia. 

Teach English in Mexico: A job and housing placement agency for English positions in Mexico. 

Fulbright Teaching: Fulbright also has teaching opportunities available throughout the world. Sometimes, these opportunities are more accessible than the research grants offered by Fulbright.



Peace Corps: Started in 1960 by Senator John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps is one of the most known opportunities to live, work and serve in a developing country.

Service Civil International (SCI): A non-profit, world wide network of individual chapters, in many countries throughout the world that offer various work camps in numerous fields, ranging from one week to months. Long-term opportunities also exist.

Volunteers for Peace (VFP): A Vermont based volunteer organization offering different projects for various amounts of time throughout the world. Compared to similar opportunities, VFP is very inexpensive. View their website for current projects and fees.

Willing Workers on Organic Farms: By becoming a member, you have the opportunity to receive free room and board at any of the thousands of WWOOF farms throughout the world. You do not have to have any previous farming experience.

Habitat for Humanity: Assist in various projects throughout the world, sponsored by Habitat.



*For more information about these scholarships, contact Dr. Tom Phillips, Wake Forest Scholars Program director ( and go to the official website. 

*Marshall Scholarship: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Talk to our Wake representative for more information: or go to the official website.

*Mitchell Scholarship: Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

*Gates Cambridge Scholarship: An international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

*Churchill Scholarship: Designed for the exceptional student in mathematics, science and/or engineering to pursue graduate study at Churchill College of Cambridge University. 

*The Rhodes Scholarship: Study at Oxford. Open to all fields of study in fine arts, liberal arts & sciences and some business and engineering. Students apply during the senior year for 2 years of study at Oxford. Applicants must be single and under age 24.

*The Rotary Foundation: Scholarships can be for 3 months, 6 months or the academic year. You must contact the local district for more information.

*Fulbright Scholarship: Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

*DAAD Scholarship: Many different scholarships throughout Germany, everything from undergraduate study to post-doctoral grants.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF): offers fellowships and grants (to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.








Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
P.O. Box 7385
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7385
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