Life After Bates

As you consider post-Bates plans, we recommend that you look into some of these options:

Investigate international fellowships and graduate scholarships, including the Fulbright and Watson fellowships.  Contact Robert Strong, the Director of National Fellowships.

Explore scholarship or grant opportunities in other countries. For example Campus China offers scholarship opportunities for study in China. Please contact Prof. Nathan Faries if you’re interested in applying.

Consider teach abroad programs that other Bates students have explored:

Please keep in mind that the staff of the CGE are not familiar with the details of these programs. We can advise you generally but we do not have partnerships with these programs.

Review the career information and advice that CIEE and IFSA-Butler provide to students who study on their programs.  The information and advice are relevant for all study abroad returnees. Interested in working in international education? Talk to CGE staff and explore your study abroad program provider’s offerings. They may be hiring!

Continue to Tell Your/A Story: Submit a short film to the IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival. This annual film festival highlights IES Abroad program alums, their stories, or stories they choose to tell related to their study abroad experience with IES. You can find more on IES’ website and view past entries.

Work or volunteer abroad.  Review the Center for Purposeful Work and the non-academic opportunities web pages on work and volunteer opportunities abroad.

Consult with an advisor in the Center for Purposeful Work about how to utilize effectively your study abroad experience when applying for jobs and to graduate school.  Develop and practice responses to these questions:

  • How did the experience change you?
  • Aside from the travel, what skills did you develop?
  • How does the experience make you a stronger candidate for our company/graduate school?

Interested in working or interning abroad? Log into GoinGlobal a resource provided through Handshake. This resource provides guides on how to search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and learn about cost of living differences in other countries. Staff in the Center for Purposeful Work can help you navigate the system if you have questions.