If you find yourself constantly thinking about your experience abroad and dreaming about ways to go again, then you have already made an important step in the process! There are countless resources for students and recent graduates to study, intern, work, teach, and even volunteer abroad. Although the sheer number of options may seem daunting, the Center for International Education can help you get started in choosing the next step of your journey.
Each year, a “LESSONS FROM ABROAD” Study Abroad Returnee conference is held at various locations around the United States. The Virginia conference is generally held in late January/early February, so consider attending (it is always on a Saturday). “Lessons From Abroad” is also a great resource to learn more about how to go abroad again – whether it’s for work, graduate school, teaching, or more!
Study Abroad Again in a Different Country
Meet with a CIE Peer Advisor to discuss your options and plan your next opportunity to study, intern, research, or volunteer abroad while you are still here at UMW. Alternately, consider possibilities for study, work, or ex-patriot living after graduation.
Graduate School, Research, and International Fellowships
- Fulbright US Student Programs – Research/Study grants or English Teaching Assistant grants
- EuroScholars Research Abroad – International Research experience for undergraduates
- Marshall Scholarship – Full scholarship for one year of graduate level study in the United Kingdom for US college graduates and 12 month masters degree program available
- Mitchell Scholarship – One academic year of postgraduate studies in Ireland
- Bosch Fellowship Program in Germany – Five years of relevant, full-time professional experience and a graduate degree is preferred)
- Global Health Corps – Postgraduate year-long paid fellowship
- FAFSA for Graduate School Overseas – Whether you plan to study abroad for a semester or get your entire degree outside the United States, you may be able to use federal student aid to pay your expenses
- Rhodes Scholarship – Full financial support for US citizens to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom
Teach and Volunteer Abroad
- Peace Corps
- Language Corps
- Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
- CIEE Teach Abroad
- Cultural Embrace Teach and Work Abroad
- International Teacher Training Organization Articles
- CCC Teachers at Sichuan Summer Institute
- World Teach
- U.S. Department of State: Teaching Overseas
- NAFSA Career Center
- Forum on Education Abroad Jobs
- International Careers Consortium
- U.S. Foreign Service
So you graduated…Now what?
Global Experiences is a leading provider of international internships and professional development programs. As part of their effort to encourage international education, enrich the lives of young people, and enhance the professional futures of recent graduates, they put together a very informative Career Handbook. In it you will find a wealth of advice and knowledge about building a successful career, traveling after graduation, attending grad school, securing an international internship, and more!