International Jobs

WORKING ABROAD

Before You Begin Your International Job Search

Clarify what you're looking for…

Do you want:

  • Career-related work?
  • Work that is not career-specific, but is located in a particular country?
  • A working vacation through several countries?

Are you pursuing:

  • Short-term employment?
  • An international career?

Your answers to these questions will determine which international job search strategies will work best for you.

Resources

Working overseas is a dream for many students.  However to make that dream a reality requires time and effort.  Below are some of the resources that can help guide you in that process.  Please note that the Career Center does not maintain the websites listed below, and we have no control over their content.  Students should thoroughly research programs of interest.

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal – www.myseawork.com

The leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. The database which can be accessed through your SeaWork account features 89 Country Career Guides and USA City Career Guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world.

USAJOBS

US Government – www.usajobs.gov

The Nation’s largest employer is hiring and more than 50,000 federal employees work abroad.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps - www.peacecorps.gov

Since 1961, 210,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.

Idealist.org

Idealist - www.idealist.org

Great site to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world. 

The Guide to work abroad, study abroad, travel overseas and international living

Transitions Abroad - www.transitionsabroad.com

A guide to paid and volunteer work abroad, living abroad, study abroad and cultural immersion travel overseas.

Go Abroad.com

GoAbroad - www.goabroad.com

A comprehensive database of study abroad, intern, volunteer, work, teach (and more) programs around the globe.

BUNAC

Work Placement Programs

There are various programs available to students and recent graduates.  These programs typically place you in a job, usually procure work permits, and sometimes assist with housing. Check individual program websites for information and advice from past participants.


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