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Life After Education Abroad

  • Going Abroad Again

    So you are back from your education abroad program and are wondering how to go abroad again. If you are a student still, you can always do another program! If you are about to graduate and are wondering how to continue the journey you can use the information on this site to decide to work, teach, volunteer, or do graduate school abroad.

    Graduate Schools with an International Focus

    If you have already studied at one of our exchange partners abroad, you may feel the connection and desire to apply as a graduate student there. That is completely fine, and we hope that you pursue it if you are inspired to do so. This, however, is not a study abroad through IUP, so there is little that our office can do to support you in the processes.  

    There are a number of companies that offer graduate programs abroad as well. Two good ways to find them include visiting the following sites:

    International Volunteer Opportunities for After Graduation

    International Work Opportunities

    • IES Abroad
    • Teaching Assistant Program in Austria:
      Since 1962, the U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided U.S. college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants. Their website has information about the program description, and you can download an informative flyer about the Teaching Assistant Program in Austria.
       
      U.S. teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers, they are also important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the “American way of life.” The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s affairs (BMBF) finances this program, which is administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). While the participants in this program contribute to the Fulbright goal of promoting mutual understanding, this is not a Fulbright grant program. For information on the Fulbright student program in Austria, please consult the Institute for International Education or the website of the Austrian-American Educational Commission.
    • Teaching Assistant Program in France:
      We are pleased to announce the opening of the application season for the 2015–16 Teaching Assistant Program in France. This program, sponsored by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, offers young Americans the opportunity to live and work in France for seven months with a salary, teaching English to French students of all ages. The program provides American Francophiles with teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French language and culture, while also strengthening English-language instruction in French schools. Over 1,100 positions are available each year for U.S. citizens and permanent residents in metropolitan France as well as in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and La Réunion.
       
      Interested students can learn more about the program through the Teaching Assistant Program in France website.

      The application page for this program is where you will begin the process. The deadline to apply is typically in mid-January.

    International Teaching Opportunities

    • Go Overseas: Teach
      Go Overseas has a job listing for teaching positions around the world. They are a great resource for program reviews and articles related to working abroad.

    • World Teach
      WorldTeach is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach, and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Pacific.

    • CIEE
      CIEE Teach Abroad programs are located in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    • Princeton in Asia
      Founded in 1898, Princeton in Asia has expanded its reach to include 49 cities in 20 countries. They have more than 150 fellows and interns working with 77 partner institutions throughout Asia.

    • SEF-International
      SEF International (SEFI) is an organization with its main focus in international education. Started in 2000, SEF International has been working with Chinese educational organizations, American higher education institutions, and organizations with China-related projects. Some of those projects deal with student exchanges, professional training for college faculty and university administrators, and other programs. In 2009, SEF International established a program with International Education Associates (IEA) for American teachers and recent college graduates to teach English in China at various levels ranging from elementary schools to colleges and universities. This program is co-administered through the coordination of Shanghai Pacican Academy (SPA) and China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE).

    • Teach For China
      Teach For All supports educational programs in areas where students have the least access to education. Teach For China, a branch of Teach For All, has teaching opportunities in rural Yunnan and Guangdong Provinces in China.

    • Teach For All
      Teach For All supports educational programs in areas where students have the least access to education. Teach For All has teaching opportunities in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the U.K., Sweden, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Israel, Lebanon, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Malaysia, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

    • Teach Away Inc.
      Teaching opportunities in more than 40 countries across Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

    • EPIK – English Program in Korea
      Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, EPIK places native speakers of English in public schools throughout Korea.

    • Central European Teaching Program
      Places teachers in Hungary and neighboring Central European countries. This is a fee-based program.

    • Reach to Teach
      Reach to Teach has teaching opportunities in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, and the U.A.E.

    • The JET Program
      The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program promotes grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. Each year, the JET Program recruits more than 1,000 new JET participants to go to Japan and work as either assistant language teachers (ALTs), who provide language instruction in elementary, junior, and senior high schools; coordinators for international relations (CIRs), who work in communities on international exchange activities; or sports exchange advisors (SEAs), who promote international exchange through sports.

    • TeacherPort

    • Green Heart Travel – Teaching abroad

    • Teach in France

    International Education Sites