Global Opportunities After Graduation

There are many opportunities to live, work, study, teach and volunteer abroad after graduating. Check out the short lists below as a helpful starting point. Career Connections also offers advising and a variety of resources to help you find the right program.

Teach Abroad

Go Teach Abroad

GoOverseas offers teaching opportunities abroad

Language Corps

Opportunities to gain TESOL/TEFL training & certification while teaching abroad

Teach Thailand Corps

Teach Thailand Corps recruits graduates of American colleges to teach in less-developed provinces in Thailand. The American-Thai Foundation provides housing, stipend, training and support for teachers, including year-long and short-term options. Students graduating in late May have the opportunity to begin orientation in early June and teach through the following March.


Teaching opportunities in Spain


Teaching opportunities in Austria

World Teach

Summer, Semester, & Year-long opportunities to teach throughout different regions of the world

Work or Volunteer Abroad

Border Servant Corps

Through this organization, affiliated with the Lutheran Church, volunteers work in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX with US-Mexico border issues.


Volunteers serve in 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

A yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany

ELCA's Young Adults in Global Mission Program

A one-year international service and learning opportunity. In 2009, 50 young adult volunteers began service in 9 different countries around the world.

Humanity in Action

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Jesuit Volunteers are placed in over 250 different agencies within 37 cities throughout the US, and six countries. Volunteer commitment is 1-2 years.

Krista Foundation

Awards fellowships for service abroad and provides a forum for reflection on the meaning of global citizenship upon the fellows’ return to the U.S.

L'Arche Internationale

L’Arche Internationale with communities all over the world has  volunteer opportunities to live in community with adults who are developmentally disabled.

Lutheran World Relief

Provides opportunities to give your time and energy to the organization’s efforts around the world.

Mennonite Central Committee

“Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ”

NPH International

Volunteer for one year minimum in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, or Peru. Organization serves orphaned and abandoned children.

Peace Corps

Opportunities around the world to volunteer, work and more

Witness for Peace

Programs related to social justice in Latin America and the Caribbean

Work & Volunteer

Work & Volunteer offers a wide range of year out gap year and volunteer opportunities all around the world.

Work Study Immersion Program

Summer fellowship program in Germany offered exclusively to college students in vocational fields


Provides the opportunity to volunteer on a wide range of sustainable, organic farms around the world

Post Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

For more Information on Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships, contact the PLU Office of the Provost at 253-535-7126 and/or view information on the Provost website.