Working, interning, volunteering, or teaching can provide an alternative to study abroad or complement your study abroad experience. If you intend to work following study abroad, it is crucial to learn the visa regulations of your host country at the outset since a student visa might not permit you to work.
The Bates Career Development Center is a good place to seek advice if you are interested in pursuing this sort of opportunity. The BCDC website lists many work, volunteer, and internship opportunities abroad.
There are many organizations offering work, internship, and volunteer opportunities abroad.
- The University of Michigan International Center, the Center for Global Education, and UC Irvine provide good advice on working, teaching, and volunteering abroad as well as listings of opportunities.
- Cross-Cultural Solutions and Volunteer-World offer 1-12 week community development programs around the world.
- Proworld offers short and long term volunteer opportunities in Mexico, Belize, and Peru.
Transitions Abroad, an on-line and paper publication, is a good clearinghouse for work, teaching, and volunteer opportunities abroad.
CIEE offers teaching opportunities in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand.
For region and country specific opportunities, the following sites might be useful:
- Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
- CDS International (for internship opportunities in Germany)
- Amigos (for summer volunteer opportunities in Latin America)