Have you studied abroad and can’t wait to return to the same destination or another exciting international location? There are lots of ways to return abroad. Below are some examples of paths you could take to continue your international adventures.
This list was compiled by Syracuse Abroad in collaboration with Syracuse University Career Services.
Work or Intern Abroad
Whether you decide to pursue employment with a top-tier company or prefer to traverse the globe doing odd jobs, the resources below can help direct you.
- Connect with the specialists at the Career Services Office on your home campus for advice on how to obtain an international job or internship. Syracuse University students can contact Career Services here on campus.
- Narrowing a job search to a very specific position within one location can be tricky, so if you’re having trouble then try broadening the type of work or area you’d like to be in. Rather than applying to international positions, you could also apply for jobs in the US in a travel division, or work your way up through a domestic company and then try transfer to an international location.
- Handshake: Use your network! Potential job opportunities for Syracuse University students and alumni are listed on Handshake; there you can upload your resume, research open positions, connect with employers, and much more. For more information, please reach about Handshake on the Career Services page.
- GoinGlobal: Access country-specific information on job resources, employment trends, work visas, and more. You can view available jobs and internships, look through Country Career Guides (tool kits filled with information on working/living in different around the world), and much more.
- Many job search sites have international search functions, such as:
- If you are interested in a China-related job, you will want to explore these sites:
- Jing Jobs (a guide for bilingual job-seekers in the field of marketing and sales)
- Work Your Way Around the World: The Globetrotter’s Bible by Susan Griffith includes first-hand accounts from people who have traveled the world by working jobs along the way.
- International Jobs by Nina Segal is considered “the most authoritative guide for researching and launching an international career.”
- Teaching English Abroad: Your Expert Guide to Teaching English Around the World by Susan Griffith. Whether you are a trained teacher or want to travel the globe, this book provides hundreds of leads to schools around the globe for both short-term and long-term opportunities
- See the Career Services alumni panel on working abroad for some great tips from ‘Cuse alums!
- Have a particular interest in France? Campus France offers a new online platform where individuals who spent time studying abroad in France can connect with each another, stay up to date on French business and culture as well as discover professional opportunities.
- Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is a joint initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the Centre international d’etudes pedagogiques (CIEP).
- InterExchange works with cooperating agencies in more than 60 countries to offer cultural exchange experiences to young people and their hosts.
- WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Switzerland (WWOOF™ Switzerland) is part of a worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers, promote a cultural and educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices.
- Check out WorkAway for even more work opportunities!
- Work abroad with younger populations:
- Backroads: Opportunities to work as Seasonal Trip Leaders and Field Staff for biking outings in Europe, Canada, and U.S.
- National Geographic: Trip Leader opportunities throughout the world
- Bold Earth Teen Adventures: Opportunities to be an adult Trip Leader in the teen adventure travel industry
- The Student Diplomacy Corps seeks mature, responsible study abroad alums who have some post-college work experience to help lead small groups of underserved high school students on a summer abroad programs focused on college readiness in 12 countries. Contact Breeze Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Enter the International Education Field
- The SECUSSA listserv is a mainstay for study abroad professionals and posts both domestic and international positions.
- Consider working for an Admissions Office and recruit international students from around the world for a U.S. university.
- It is not necessary to have an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) certificate to teach English abroad but it can be highly advantageous. Some teaching opportunities are paid positions; some organizations provide a teaching experience at a charge to you.
- Check out resources such as:
- CIEE Teach Abroad
- The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program has opportunities in over 70 countries. Assistants not only work with local English teachers but also serve as a U.S. cultural ambassador in their host country. Undergrads must apply in September of your senior year through the Fulbright Program Advisor on your campus. SU students should contact the Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising to apply.
- Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) is a Japanese government initiative begun in 1977. Selection is somewhat competitive, and participants are paid for their services.
- Check out service programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps and SeniorCorps
- Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WOOFing) is a volunteer opportunity connecting people interested in the organic farming movement
- NGOabroad: International Volunteering and Careers is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides affordable, custom-fit, skill-based international volunteer programs
- Workaway offers volunteering, working, and cultural exchange in over 155 countries
- Volunteer Forever
Graduate Studies Abroad
- Do your entire graduate degree in another country! Some programs do not have a language requirement and have classes taught in English, while others require fluency in the home language and would likely require placement exams.
- Interested in funding opportunities for graduate school abroad? Check with the fellowship office on your home campus. SU students can check in with the Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising.
- Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants
- Anna Sobol Levy Foundation Fellowships
- Mexican Government Scholarships
- Organization of American States Fellowships
- Korea Foundation Fellowships
- University of Melbourne Scholarships
- American School of Classical Studies Fellowships
- Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowships for Music
- American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants and Fellowships
- Bundeskanzler Scholarships (Germany)
- Harriet Woolley Scholarships in the Arts (France)
- DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
- Andrew’s Society of the State of New York (Scotland)
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship
- US. Student Fulbright Program (a year of study at the M.A. level in some countries only)
- The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities to conduct research or to serve as an English Teaching Assistant. Undergrads must apply in September of your senior year through the Fulbright Program Advisor on your campus. SU students should contact the Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising to apply.
- Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program (Germany) for the training of junior executives
- The Institute of Current World Affairs is a competitive program offering a two-year fellowship in a foreign country
Disclaimer: Providing information about international opportunities does not constitute an endorsement by Syracuse University or Syracuse Abroad. Syracuse University and Syracuse Abroad are not agents for these programs and do not guarantee their quality. The listings are provided for your information only.