Continue exploring the world after completing your degree through programs that support continued study, research, or service-learning, or through opportunities that enter you into the workforce.
- This is not an exhaustive list, but a few starting points to begin research into potential opportunities and programs.
- Note that some opportunities may require specific citizenship. Review eligibility rules carefully before applying.
- There are many third-party pay-for-service providers and programs that may require fees, some which may be substantial. Look into these opportunities thoroughly to make sure they are reputable.
- Peace Corps – Volunteer in a variety of fields, including agriculture, environment, community economic development, health, education, and youth in development. Positions are available in a variety of countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Oceania, and the Caribbean. U.S. citizenship is required.
- WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) – Participants work on farms in exchange for room and board.
- Almost all programs require a bachelor’s degree and most are teaching English positions.
- Some may require specific citizenship or foreign language fluency to be eligible. Check out the program’s website for more details.
- This is not a comprehensive list. The programs below are operated by the government of their respective country.
- U.S. Fulbright – Opportunity for recent graduates to teach English, study, or conduct research abroad. This is a competitive program run by the U.S. Department of State and applicants must be U.S. citizens.
- Foreign Student Fulbright – If you are an international student, you may be eligible to apply to Fulbright for graduate study or a position as a foreign language teaching assistant in the U.S.
- UC Davis has a Prestigious Scholarships office to help you prepare and apply for Fulbright.
- Au Pair – You provide live-in childcare and housework for a family in exchange for room, board, and a stipend. There are agencies online that help match potential families and au pairs, but do your research to make sure the agency is reputable.
- Working Holiday Visa – Visa that allows you to work while abroad, but you are typically not tied to one position. Eligibility, requirements, and available destination countries depend on your citizenship.
- Student Travel Companies – Working for a student travel company, you lead a group of high school students on shortterm overseas trips. Below are a few organizations:
- There are many master’s and doctoral programs taught in English overseas, even in countries where English is not the primary language.
- TIP: Doing a Google search of “study in [country]” will typically yield a result linking to the government-run website with information for studying in that country.
- Below are some countries with universities that offer degrees entirely taught in English.
- There are a variety of funding opportunities available to support global learning that include awards, fellowships, grants, scholarships, and funds to off-set or fully cover program costs. Details and requirements change frequently so students are advised to contact the funding agency directly for more information. Explore: Scholarships and Funding.
- GoinGlobal includes an online database of more than 16 million job and internship postings from around the world. Search the platform for NGO, non-profit, or corporate opportunities and find a post-graduate opportunity to launch your career.
- Below are a few targeted search engines that offer listings for community engaged global learning programs:
- Vet programs by keeping the following things in mind:
- Learning about the organization’s history and track record.
- Understanding the placement process.
- Assessing the organization’s support and accountability.
- Clarifying program features, cost, and logistics.
- Resource: a full list of specific questions to ask when vetting programs.