Working Abroad


click to expandUS Government

US Department of State offers various opportunities to work abroad for the US government:

Foreign Service Officer

Career Tracks for a Foreign Service Officer:

  • Public Diplomacy Officer
  • Consular Officer: Economic Officer
  • Management or Administrative Officer
  • Political Officer

Foreign Service Specialist

Career Areas for a Foreign Service Specialist:

  • Administration
  • Construction Engineering
  • International Information and English Language Programs
  • Medical and Health Specialists
  • Office Management
  • Security

Civil Service Opportunities

Broad Areas in the Civil Service:

  • Operations
  • Professional and Analytical Careers
  • IT, Engineering and Security
  • Office Support Professionals
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Executives

Additional Information can be obtained from


click to expandShort-Term, Volunteer And Teaching Opportunities Abroad

  • Determine the objectives of your overseas work experience: cultural, language proficiency, career experimentation, making money etc.
  • Narrow down your geographic and job-type preferences: simplifies the search process.
  • Obtain a detail job description including information on work-permits, pay, living expenses, accommodations, insurance, language and other requirements/qualifications, airfare, resources in the country-of-work (US embassies and liaison people) and US State Department travel or security warnings.
  • Network with people in the organization as well as other students who have worked and studied abroad through e-mail and discussion lists, phone calls, letters and face-to-face meetings.
  • Plan well in Advance – at least 6 months to a year in advance.


Council on International Educational Exchange:

Work in Britain and Australia Programs- British Universities North America Club:

International Association for Students in Economic and Business Management:


CDS International:
Work Opportunities in Germany, Switzerland, Argentina and Turkey

American Scandinavian Organization:


click to expandInternational Long Term Work Opportunities

This database covers over 190 countries and contains corporate contact information for headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates of the multinational firm. A great tool for international and domestic students seeking careers in the global marketplace.


International Jobs at

The Riley Guide: International Job Opportunities:

Overseas Jobs Start Page:


click to expandInternational Teaching Opportunities

Marshall University's Appalachians Abroad Program:
Universities from all over the People's Republic of China regularly agree to invite Marshall University's Appalachians Abroad participants to come to China and teach English as a foreign language. These one and two-year teaching positions usually begin from August or March.

Offers a variety of programs (summer and year-long) for both US and non-US citizens. They offer work programs in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norway, and Switzerland and au pair programs in Austria, Finland, France (summer and year), Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Spain.

World Teach:
A non-profit, non-governmental organization based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University which provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. WorldTeach volunteers teach in a variety of settings. Most volunteers teach English, though teaching placements have also expanded into other fields such as Information and Communication Technology and environmental education.

Database of Employment for Language Teachers: