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Jobs Around The Globe

Many students and recent graduates are interested in working abroad. There are many options such as:

International Companies

Service Programs

      (Like the Peace Corp)

Government Agencies

Teaching English

Short-Term Opportunities

If you are interested in leaning about various opportunities to work, listed below are a few sites that can help you find an opportunity that may be right for you.  As part of your search, be careful not to overlook the importance of International Business Culture and Etiquette.

International Job Search

  • Overseas Jobs
    Features international job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers.
  • Project Visa
    Project Visa shares visa and travel information for all people from all countries.
  • The Riley Guide
    The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.
  • Heifer International
    Heifer International is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end world hunger and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and "passing on the gift," Heifer has helped seven million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training, or skills to another family in need.
Service Programs
  • Habitat for Humanity – World
    Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
  • United Nations Volunteers
    The United Nations Volunteers is the UN organization that supports sustainable human development globally through the promotion of volunteerism, including the mobilization of volunteers
The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:
  • Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  • Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  • Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Teaching English
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program aims to enhance foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.
  • WorldTeach
    WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
    The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), has been in pursuit of its mission, "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." Our services to young people studying and teaching abroad are more important than ever. As we look ahead, we reaffirm our commitment to the principles and values that guide this mission statement.
International Business Culture and Etiquette
When traveling abroad, it is critical to understand how various cultures perceive common American business practices and rules of etiquette.  For example:
  • How should a female dress for a business lunch in Brazil?
  • Is it okay to initiate a business conversation during a meal in Germany?
  • When is it okay to address someone by their first name if you’re in Canada?
  • What does waving “hello” mean in India
  • When conducting business in Italy, should you give a gift?
Reviewing these sites will help you make a good impression and save yourself potential embarrassment.
  • Executive Planet
    Excellentsite that provides in depth information regarding business etiquette, customs and protocol for doing business worldwide.    
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward
    Published by International Education Systems, this series of books on intercultural communication and behavior is aimed for business people, travelers, students and hosts who entertain international guests.