Global Opportunities After Graduation
There are many opportunities to live, work, study, teach and volunteer abroad after graduating. Alumni and Student Connections also offers advising and a variety of resources to help you find the right global post-grad opportunity.
Post Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
Look through the Scholarships and Fellowships Database for funded international opportunities.
1) Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)
Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for graduates to work overseas as English language teaching assistants. This program facilitates direct cultural interaction and mutual understanding on an individual basis for Fulbright awardees, who meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, through sharing daily experiences. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.
Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident & Sickness Health Insurance
2) Fulbright Study/Research: Academic OR Creative and Performing Arts
Available in 150 or more countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed research projects and study opportunities. Through engagement in a host community, awardees will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The host countries determine the number and criteria for candidates.
Award/Stipend/Benefits: round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board and incidental expenses, and Accident &
Sickness Health Insurance
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.
Fully funds a master’s degree (1 or 2 years) in the United Kingdom. Marshall has a mentoring program for applicants who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or the first in their family to go to college.
Fully funds a master’s degree in Ireland.
An alternate option is the Go Overseas scholarship which also funds a masters in Ireland!
Princeton in Asia is a nonprofit organization that helps recent college graduates obtain yearlong jobs with educational institutions, businesses, media organizations, and NGOs throughout Asia.
Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.
The Rhodes scholarship is probably the best known of the highly competitive scholarships available to graduating seniors. It is awarded to top American students for 2 – 3 years of graduate study at Oxford University in England. The competition is open to students in all disciplines.
Award/Stipend/Benefits: Full scholarship
Note: must begin work on application in spring of the junior year.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarships support graduating seniors in any discipline with a good command of German for a year of independent study or a full M.A. degree program at a German University.
Award/Stipend/Benefits: monthly stipend of approximately E750, plus health insurance and a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. Additionally, limited find are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.
Fellowships and grants for Americans and Scandinavians to be engaged in study, research or creative arts projects.
Work or Volunteer Abroad
Peace Corps is a US government organization that sends volunteers around the world for two years of service. Volunteers work to support Peace Corps’ three goals:
- To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
- To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
- To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
Volunteer with Amigos de Jesús home for children in Honduras. There are three different program lengths to apply for: long-term (13 months), summer (1-2 months), and short-term (1-3 weeks).
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.
A yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany
A one-year international service and learning opportunity. In the 2017-2018 academic year, 93 young adult volunteers began service in 13 different countries around the world.
Jesuit Volunteers are placed in over 250 different agencies within 37 cities throughout the US, and six countries. Volunteer commitment is 1-2 years.
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 with communities all over the world has volunteer opportunities to live in community with adults who are developmentally disabled.
Provides opportunities to give your time and energy to the organization’s efforts around the world.
“Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ”
Volunteer for one year minimum in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, or Peru. Organization serves orphaned and abandoned children.
Work & Volunteer offers a wide range of year out gap year and volunteer opportunities all around the world.
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