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.
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.
Work or Volunteer Abroad
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 2009, 50 young adult volunteers began service in 9 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.
Volunteer for one year minimum in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, or Peru. Organization serves orphaned and abandoned children.
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
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.