Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
The Fulbright Student Programs
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
It includes projects in both academic and arts fields. The grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to become familiar with the program summary for the host country.
English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)
It places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as a cultural ambassador for U.S. culture. The age and academic level of classroom students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.
Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships
The FPPF will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.
Travel grants are available only to Italy, Germany, and Hungary and are designed to supplement an award from any source that does not provide for international travel or a student's own funds for study. Travel grants include round-trip international travel and health benefits.
Supplemental Grant: Critical Language Enhancement Award
The CLEA provides a supplement in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for grantees to receive between three and six months of intensive language study in addition to their research or study grants. This opportunity is available for select languages and in limited host countries.
Peace Corps Program
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.” (quote taken from website https://www.peacecorps.gov/about/)
Other Overseas Jobs
Other Study Abroad Opportunities
The Center for Global Education has a resource library of study abroad materials, and you are welcome to stop by and review them. If you are uncertain as to what/where to study abroad, use the search engines below to seek out numerous programs (additional CGE pre-approval required for non-affiliate programs):
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