Getting Started: Where to Look!Below are some helpful places to begin your search! Explore all of your options and choose the program that will best fulfill your interests and needs. Just don’t forget, programs vary in quality! Read the website and program materials, talk to a program representative about safety, emergency procedures, living situation, health issues, etc. If possible, talk to a recent participant for additional information and personal feedback!
Networking: A great place to begin your International Job Search is through NETWORKING!
- If you have studied abroad before, and want to return to the same location, make a list of everyone you met there, and contact them. Let them know that you are interested in working in that location, and see how they can help you.
- The Alumni office can also help out with international networking. Using the Alumni Career Network you can request a list of alumni who are working or living in a given location, national, or worldwide. You will obtain contact information for alumni working in the location you have requested. This is a great way to touch base with Binghamton alumni who have also pursued an international career. They are good resources for making the move abroad, and may even provide some job leads!
Federal Government: There is a growing demand for people with foreign language skills across the federal government.
- The National Security Education Program (NSEP)
- Making the Difference
- International Relations Jobs
- International Relations Agencies and Organizations
- Websites of US Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic missions: A great resource that includes US government agencies sorted by country as well as jobs/internships in each country’s respective embassy and related departments
Corporate Work Abroad: To identify corporate companies working globally, search
- Peace Corps offers a wide variety of Volunteer positions to fill throughout the world
- BUNAC has volunteer programs in Cambodia, Peru, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, South Africa and China
- Additional websites on Volunteering abroad
- The Binghamton University Office of International Programs website highlights a variety of both SUNY and non-SUNY programs
- Additional websites on Studying abroad
- Idealist is a comprehensive tool to identify organizations, jobs, internships, service opportunities in the US and abroad. We consider this to be the best!
- Additional websites on Interning abroad
Teach English Abroad
- www.teachabroad.com: an online search engine specifically for teaching opportunities abroad.
- Reach to Teach (run by Binghamton alumni) offers English teaching jobs in Korea, Taiwan and China to native English speakers.
- North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain supports recent graduates to work as English language assistant teachers in Spain
- www.frenchculture.org/a_assistantship-program_195.cfm: offers English teaching assistant positions in French schools.
- Additional websites on Teaching English abroad
Short-term Work Abroad
It is sometimes easier to begin your transition abroad with a short-term non-professional job. Some countries have programs that allow recent graduates to work for 6 months to a year.
- Alliances Abroad offers customized internship, work, teach and training programs for students and graduates outside of the United States.
- Additional websites on Short-term Work abroad
Another great venue to explore is working with international students, international admissions or the study abroad program office at a college or university. You may also consider working for a study abroad program overseas as a resident director, instructor or coordinator.