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Work Abroad

Below you will find web resources to help you begin your search for an international internship, teaching or volunteer opportunity. There are also many print resources available in our office, The Bone House at 141 S. Clark Street, to help you find work experiences abroad. The International Education Center does not directly endorse or support any of these organizations. This is not an exhaustive list of work abroad possibilities.


Volunteer or Intern

Volunteer, Internship or teaching certification

Paid Teaching

Paid and Volunteer Teaching Positions

Teaching Certification

Search Engines

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Projects Abroad is the leading volunteer abroad organization. We offer a diverse range of international service projects, plus the opportunity to become part of one of our volunteer communities abroad. Our continuous presence overseas and unparalleled in-country support from our international staff ensures that your experience will be far more worthwhile and genuine than those of the average tourist. http://www.projects-abroad.org

As a WorldTeach volunteer teacher, you will witness firsthand the challenges and rewards of education in a developing country.  You will share the skills and knowledge gained through your education and life experience with students who have not had the same advantages, and you will make a concrete and lasting difference in their lives. http://www.worldteach.org

We are an easy-going, development NGO that has recruited hundreds of college-age volunteers to spend their summers teaching conversation-based English language in rural villages and developing areas around the world. We are entirely staffed by alumni volunteers who return to continue serving our mission of expanding horizons and spreading volunteerism around the world. Our programs are located in fourteen countries, and our volunteers teach approximately six thousand students each summer. http://www.learningenterprises.org

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AmeriSpan Study Abroad was created in 1993 by and for lovers of language immersion, study abroad and cultures. Starting as a two person operation with a passion for travel, we have grown to be a leader in educational travel and study abroad programs with over 30,000 clients. http://www.amerispan.com  http://www.amerispan.com/catalog_request

Opportunities to intern or volunteer in Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, or Philippines.  Also internships in Australia, Belize, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, or Thailand. http://www.iepabroad.org

The summer internship program is organized by Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland includes 25-30 hours of internship per week, academic and internship seminars and Polish language course. www.globaleducationleadership.org

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The Centers for Inter-American Studies (CEDEI) is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning, dedicated to the study of American languages and cultures. CEDEI was founded in 1992 in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the meeting of the Old and New Worlds. To foster understanding among the people of the Americas, CEDEI sponsors a variety of academic activities independently and in conjunction with universities in North and South America.
CEDEI also offers flexible, non-credit Spanish immersion classes and volunteer opportunities, as well as two-year degrees in Television Production, Sales and International Marketing and Entrepreneurship through our Technological College. http://www.cedei.org

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Paid Teaching Japan
Each year the JET Programme, with the aid of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recruits thousands of new participants to come to Japan and experience a new and unique way of life. Participants are assigned to be 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. http://www.jetprogramme.org 

If you are ready for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to live and work in Japan, we invite you to apply for a position as an English teacher with the AEON Corporation of Japan.  http://aeonet.com

Paid Teaching Taiwan
If you're looking for an opportunity to teach English in Taiwan, we are looking for candidates who are patient, flexible, enthusiastic, energetic and personable.
Benefits include: 
 A competitive starting salary.
Job security and guaranteed working hours.
TEFL certificate issued after 1 year of teaching and follow-up trainings."

Paid Teaching Korea
There are many opportunities to teach English in Korea and the most common is either working in a public school or in a private a language institute. http://www.thinkoutsiderecruiting.com/index.php

Paid Teaching France
Teach English in France! Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer approximately 1,600 teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools and in the French teaching colleges ("IUFM") in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs (overseas departments). http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?rubrique424

Paid Teaching Spain
There are many programs that offer scholarships and teaching grants for students wishing to teach English or further advance their studies in Spain. There are several programs that students should investigate. http://www.apune.org/en/students/returning-to-spain.html

Paid Teaching Austria
U.S. teaching assistants are assigned to one or two Austrian secondary schools and required to assist teachers of English in classroom instruction 13 hours per week. U.S. teaching assistants are employed from October 1 - May 31 of the school year. Applicants should have at least a Bachelor's degree and be interested in careers in education. Prospective teachers of German or TESOL and/or graduates with a documented interest in Austrian studies are particularly encouraged to apply. A working knowledge of German is required and necessary to facilitate classroom work. This program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture, and applications are administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=189632

Paid Teaching
We have teaching jobs EVERY month. Get a great job teaching abroad with a family of teachers worldwide. Our mission is simple; place great teachers in great teaching opportunities.  Whether you're looking for your first teaching job overseas or if you're an experienced teacher looking for your next teaching job abroad, we have a great selection of teaching opportunities available. http://www.footprintsrecruiting.com

Are you interested in teaching English overseas? Do you want an adventurous, challenging and rewarding cultural experience? Through Teach Away, the world's most global teacher placement organization, you have access to the widest variety of public and private school English teaching jobs.  Teach Away's extensive international network of partners includes Ministries of Education and private ESL schools as well as public elementary, junior, middle and high schools. http://www.teachaway.com

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Paid and Volunteer Teaching Positions
Change your life and that of your students. Learn things you can't staying stateside. Connect in ways no traveler can. In countries all over the world live people with a great desire to learn the English language - and to absorb American culture. Be part of this essential historical and cultural exchange as you teach about your family, your work, and your interests alongside vocabulary and verb conjugation. Whether you are a recent graduate, an experienced teacher, or a professional ready for a change, CIEE is devoted to increasing opportunities for you to teach abroad - and for students abroad to learn. http://www.ciee.org/teach




If you're serious about finding a job teaching English abroad, you've come to the right place. New teaching jobs are posted every day by schools from around the world! http://www.goteachabroad.com/teaching-jobs-abroad

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Teaching Certification
A practical, thorough, accredited, dual award TESOL TEFL course designed for candidates that have no experience teaching English. It is also suitable for candidates that have teaching experience but lack formal training in the TEFL TESOL field. Since 2002 we've graduated over 1,000 satisfied teachers and placed all the ones that wanted to find work in a job within days of graduating. http://www.ebc-tefl-course.com

Your new global life begins with Europe TEFL, a team of experienced TEFL professionals ready to help you start a new adventure abroad. English has been established as the common language for travel and international business and the demand for English teachers is growing especially as countries join the European Union marketplace. http://europetefl.com

Global Experiences, with its sister company TEFL Services International, offers a 4 week TESOL Certificate course in 19 international locations. Our intensive training course provides you with an internationally recognized qualification and prepares you for teaching English as a foreign language anywhere across the globe. http://www.globalexperiences.com/general/globalexperiences.php

TEFL.com is continuing to develop new and exciting career and enterprise tools for the new teacher; the experienced teacher; and the international language organizations that have all supported us over the past 11 years. http://www.tefl.com

Oxford Seminars is the leading provider of teacher training certification courses throughout the US. Join the 5,000 graduates who get certified with Oxford Seminars each year and begin your exciting adventure teaching English abroad. http://www.oxfordseminars.com

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Search Engines
The University of Michigan has a Web site dedicated to teaching abroad without certification.  Follow the link to learn more information. http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/options/teach-no-main.html

This website is a good search engine to find teach abroad opportunities. http://www.teachabroad.com/search.cfm

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U.S. Government Programs

Peace Corps

Department of State

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Opportunities for Employment


Association for International Practical Training


The American Scandinavian Foundation


BUNAC (Australia, Canada, Ghana, UK)


International Schools Services


The Riley Guide

Worldwide Internships & Service Education (WISE)

World Learning Inc. (Au Pair)

InterExchange (Work & Au Pair)

Center for Global Education

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Other Useful Web sites


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