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Global Opportunities After Graduation

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

Teach Abroad

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

English teaching opportunities in Japan

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

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 Austria

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

Work or Volunteer Abroad

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.

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 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.

Opportunities around the world to volunteer, work and more

Programs related to social justice in Latin America and the Caribbean

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

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.