Working Abroad

By working abroad, you develop intercultural communication skills and enhance interpersonal skills. You will be exposed to a variety of organizational structures and see how culture influences the workplace. Just as studying abroad taught you independence, self confidence, and adaptability, working abroad will continue to increase those skills. Working in an international office, like working in an office in the United States, affords you the chance to learn more about your chosen field and to develop new work skills. More than that, though, you will learn how to be a part of a multicultural workforce and will develop an international network of colleagues. And lastly, you will improve your language skills, learn about another culture, and possibly even learn more about yourself and your own culture.

On this page, we offer links to some programs that can help you find overseas work placements and links to some websites that offer advice to U.S. citizens working abroad. Please note that we do not endorse the programs listed below; rather, we offer them simply as a place where you can begin your research.

International Career Postings

BUNAC

BUNAC provides ethical, low-cost abroad program across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Cultural Vistas

A nonprofit organization specializing in international exchange opportunities.

ENLACE

The Electronic Network for Latin American Careers and Employment

Intrax Global Internships

Internship opportunities in Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Go Abroad

GoAbroad.com is committed to providing the most comprehensive international education and alternative travel resources.

InterExchange

Opportunities available include Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, India, Latin America, and New Zealand.

Overseas Jobs Express

This site features overseas jobs and international employment opportunities for professionals, expatriates, and adventure seekers.

Transitions Abroad

The ultimate guide to articles, programs, and resources for jobs overseas.

USIT

Current openings include Canada and New Zealand.

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)

Worldwide program linking volunteers with farmers. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation, and the opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.

YAGM (Young Adults in Global Mission)

YAGM invites ELCA young adults ages 21-29 into a transformative, year-long journey in international service. Locations include Argentina/Uruguay, Cambodia, Hungary, Madagascar, Mexico, Rwanda, Senegal, Southern Africa and the United Kingdom.

Contact Us 

Charla Bailey
Director of International Education

Office: Tschoepe Hall 107
Phone: 830-372-8098
Email: cbailey@tlu.edu

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