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Looking Forward

Working Internationally:
Planning Your Future · Careers Abroad
Short-Term Abroad · US Careers

Your International Future 

Looking Forward 

With the energy and excitement you gained from study abroad, you might be thinking more about your direction in school and your life goals.
  • Think about all of your plans for the future. How has your new perspective changed what you might want to do or where you want to do it?
  • ….but don’t be hasty. Take a few months to consider your options and to feel settled at home again before you change your major or finalize other significant plans. What seems like a great idea initially might not be your final decision in the long run.
  • Think long-term. What careers seem to fit well with your skills and interests? Internships and volunteering can give valuable insight into what a career would really be like.


Work Internationally

There are many ways to look at working internationally. Are you hoping to live internationally for the long-term, to work abroad for a while and then return to the US, or looking for ways to internationally engaged from the US?

Planning Your Future 
Careers Abroad 
Short-Term Abroad 
  • Bison Explorers - The NDSU Alumni Association travel tours are open to alumni, family and friends.
  • Graduate School and Interships through GlobaLinks (PDF) - An overview of opportunities available after graduation
  • Peace Corps - Since 1960, 210,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
  • Cultural Embrace by API - Paid work opportunities around the world for recent graduates
  • TeachAbroad.com - Search the directory of over 27,000 opportunities abroad updated daily
  • Dave's ESL Cafe - Internet Meeting Place for ESL and EFL around the world
  • JET Program - Teach English in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
  • Ohayo Sensei - Now in its 21st year of twice-monthly publication, the free electronic newsletter O-Hayo Sensei reports available English teaching (and other English language-related) positions at conversation schools, universities, jukus, colleges, public schools and companies all across Japan
  • Graduate School Abroad - by StudyAbroad.com
  • Endeavour Executive Awards for mid-career professionals - The Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia
  • Scholarships are also available for graduate studies abroad

US Careers 
Note: This page contains well-known resources for employment, but these links are not an endorsement by the Office of International Programs.