If you intend to work following study abroad, it is crucial to determine the visa regulations of your host country at the outset since a student visa might not permit you to work.
There are many organizations offering work, internship and volunteer opportunities abroad.
- Transitions Abroad, an on-line and paper publication, is a good clearinghouse for work, teaching, 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, Brazil, Peru, India, Thailand and Ghana.
- Arcadia University’s Center for Global Studies offers legislative internship opportunities (not for Bates credit) in Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
- CIEE offers teaching opportunities for recent graduates in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand.
- API offers a wide variety of work and volunteer opportunities around the world.
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)