Study Abroad

Work  Abroad Resources


Agora - Provides a list of open entry-level positions and internships all over Europe.

American Society of Travel Agents - World’s largest association of travel agents-

BUNAC: An agency which offers placement for jobs, teaching positions, and volunteering abroad. Students can work abroad for up to six months but must be a current undergraduate student or recent graduate. A small fee is required, which covers visa issues, insurance, and the placement process.

Career Information – A database of overseas positions and links to other job databases for specific world regions.

Escape Artist - A comprehensive website which provides international job listings, international real estate information, and advice for living overseas.

Going Global -  A website with information on working in different countries, as well as a database for internships and jobs abroad. Elon's Career Center has a contract with Going Global. Elon students can access Going Global from the Career Center webpage.

Habitat for Humanity International - A not-for-profit organization that works around the world to eliminate poverty housing.

Idealist - A website and database which lists non-profit jobs, international positions, internship opportunities, and volunteer prospects abroad.

Inter-American Development Bank - Offers employment opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
International Monetary Fund - An organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

InterExchange -a program that helps with teaching, interning, volunteering, au pairing and other short term work abroad opportunities.

International Monetary Fund - Economist Program - Offers a 3 year program designed for recent graduates who have completed a graduate degree

NAFSA (The Association of International Educators) - Lists jobs in International Education in the US and abroad.

One World - An online hub publishing news on global issues and providing support to nonprofits helping to create a better world.

Oxfam America - A relief and development organization that offers internships, volunteer work and full time jobs.

Prospects - UK’s official job graduate careers website. Prospects gives descriptions of different types of jobs, daily work for the opposition and other information and openings in the UK.!elmjX

Transitions Abroad - An informational website which provides information about finding and preparing for a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity abroad.

Summits of the Americas - Offers a listing of NGO’s and other organizations around the world.

UNICEF - An organization that was created to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. UNICEF has programs in about 191 different countries around the world.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization - Helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization.

United Nations System of Organizations - A listing of job openings in international opportunities.
Professional Officer Program -
Junior Professional Officer -
Employment Opportunities in UN and Other International Organizations for U.S. Citizens -

U.S. Government Positions Abroad: There are many opportunities to work or intern for the U.S. government abroad, in embassies and through development agencies. If you want to work in a U.S. embassy, you must pass the Foreign Officer Exam. Other U.S. governmental agencies do not require this exam to work abroad.

U.S. Travel Association – A national association that holds conference, posts travel news, creates publications and lists job opportunities.

WWOOFing - A world wide network started in the U.K in 1971, and has since become an international movement that is helping people share more sustainable ways of living. It is an exhange - in return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. It links people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.

World Bank – An organization that offers financial and technical assistance around the world.

World Directory of Think Tanks – Offers listings of different think tank organizations by country.

Additional Job/Internship Listing Websites

General Job Search Sites


Careers for Travel Buffs and Other Restless Types by Paul Plawin. McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Political Activism by Joan Axelrod-Contrada, C. J. Henderson, C. J. Henderson. Checkmark Books, 2008.

Get Ahead by Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to Fast-track Career Success by Perry Yeatman & Stacie Nevadomski Berdan. Collins Living, 2007.

International Jobs Directory by Ronald L. Krannich, Caryl Rae Krannich. Impact Publications, 1991.

International Jobs: Where They Are and How to Get Them by Nina Segal, Eric Kocher. Basic Books; 5th edition, 1998.

International Opportunities: A Career Guide for Students by David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Staff. David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, 2000.

Jobs for Travel Lovers: Opportunities at Home and Abroad 5th Edition by Ron L. Krannich, Caryl Krannich. Impact Publications, 2006.

Opportunities in International Business Careers by Jeffrey S. Arpan. McGraw-Hill Companies, 1995.

Opportunities in Overseas Careers by Blythe Camenson. McGraw-Hill, 1998.

Teach English Abroad! A fresh and fully up to date guide to teach English around the world by Susan Griffith. Crimson Publishing, 2009.

The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas by Jean-Marc Hachey, Jean Marc Hachey. ISSI Inc., 2007.

Vault Career Guide to International Careers (Vault Career Library) by Sally Christie Staff of Vault, Staff of Vault, Inc. Vault, Inc., 2004.

Work Abroad: The Complete Guide to Finding a Job Overseas Edited by Clay Hubbs. Transitions Abroad, 2002.

Working Abroad: Using the Internet to Find a Job and Get Hired by Erik Olson, Jim Blau. Princeton Review, 2002.

Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development by Sherry L Mueller & Mark Overmann. Georgetown University Press, 2008.

Work Your Way Around the World by Susan Griffith. Vacation Work Publications, 2005.