The Peace Corps provides volunteers with the opportunity to serve abroad in countries all over the world. To date over 240,000 Americans have served through the Peace Corps. There are 6 sectors for volunteers to serve in:
- Community Economic Development
- Youth in Development
The Peace Corps also provides amazing benefits for returned volunteers.
The Fulbright US Student Program funds American citizens to study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.
Offers approximately 140 U.S. teaching assistant positions each year for a one-year, renewable position (October 1-May 31). Teaching Assistants work approximately 13 hours/week in Austrian secondary schools (placement is chosen by the Ministry of Education and is not negotiable). Applicants must have a working knowledge of German. Available to U.S. citizens under the age of 29 who hold (or will hold) a BA.
The EODP is a branch of the Ministry of Education designed to improve English language education in schools throughout Chile. Volunteers teach 35 hours a week at public schools under the supervision of Chilean 5th-12th grade teachers. Students live with a host family for the duration of the program. English Open Doors Volunteers teach alongside a Chilean co-teacher in either public or semi-private schools. Volunteers are placed throughout Chile, and work with students ranging from 5th to 12th grade.
The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that places recent college graduates throughout Japan to teach. Since its founding in 1987, JET has sent more than 70,000 global participation including 35,800 Americans to Japan.
Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students’ knowledge of English and North American culture. The program's main objective is to provide North American native English speakers with the opportunity to assist a teacher in the English program in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 to 16 hours a week).
This program, run by the French Ministry of Education, offers recent graduates the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students. Every year, approximately 1,500 American citizens teach in public schools all over France. The goal of the program is to improve foreign language instruction in France while also giving young educators the opportunity to teach and experience French culture firsthand.
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a non-profit organization that places recent graduates in teaching positions in a variety of countries. They have teaching programs in Spain, China, South Korea, and Thailand. CIEE helps with placement, the visa process, housing, and much more.
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. It is experiential rather than academic in nature and aims to forge stronger, more informed, more compassionate relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans across diverse sectors and interests to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia. The Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15 to 18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a wide range of fields and from a variety of backgrounds who have had limited exposure to Asia.
Provides a $30,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue 1-year of public service anywhere in the world. Applicants must generate a proposal for public service that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good. Applicants may propose to work alone or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental or public service organizations.