Where in the world will you go next? If you've been bitten by the travel bug, there's a world of opportunity for futher travel after study abroad. Check out some of our top suggestions in the video below.
If you are interested in going overseas again for an extended amount of time to earn a Master’s degree, teach English or conduct research, consider applying for a prestigious fellowship such as the Fulbright, Rhodes or Marshall. Please visit the Fellowships section of this website for more information or contact Jenny Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RIT Co-Op/Work Abroad (also check out this short video overview of Co-Op/Work Abroad at RIT)
- Foreign Service Officer - work for the U.S. government after graduation
- BUNAC - assists U.S. citizens with obtaining short-term work visas for England, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand. Visas are between 6-24 months depending on location.
- JET Program in Japan - teach English in Japan
- Teach Abroad (CIEE) - teach English in Spain, South Korea, Thailand or China after graduation
- Teach Abroad in Spain - RVF International
- Interexchange - offers opportunities for students to teach, au pair, and work in foreign countries.
- JobMonkey.com - search for interesting jobs all over the world.
- Remote Work and Travel - How to Become a Digital Nomad, Countries with Digital Nomad Visas
- Manna Project International - work on community impact programs in Ecuador (3 to 13 months) as a Program Director volunteer. A reasonable monthly fee covers housing, meals, and more.
- Worldpackers.com - a platform that connects you with hosts worldwide where you can travel and exchange your skills for accommodation.
- WorkAway.info - a platform that connects you with hosts worldwide where you can travel and exchange your skills for accommodation.
- Volunteers for Peace - helps you find short and long-term international volunteer opportunities.
- People and Places - volunteer travel
- Oceans 2 Earth - animal and conservation-focused travel
- GoEco - eco-tourism offering affordable and ethical volunteer projects abroad
- Iracambi - conservation work in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
- Peace Corps
- WWOOF - work and live on organic farms worldwide in exchange for accommodations.
- Learn about other volunteer opportunities available
Graduate School Abroad
If you have considered attending graduate school abroad, there are some important things to consider before applying. Please note that the RIT Education Abroad office does not assist students with applying for international graduate school. The resources below are provided simply as a starting point.
GradSchools.com - Narrow down your opportunities for graduate school abroad by allowing indicating your desired country and degree. GradSchools will then provide of list of opportunities that fit your interest.
Accreditation is the process of assessment and recognition of the quality of a higher education institution. The purpose of accreditation is to ensure that diverse higher education institutions maintain the same standards in their academic programs. Just as if you were attending graduate school in the United States, you should ensure that the institution you are attending abroad is accredited to grant the degree you seek.
The World Higher Education Database has a search engine that lets you quickly check to see if the institution you are interested in is accredited. You can also search institutions by country or field.
Value of the Degree
Attending graduate school is often a step towards advancing in your career. Just as schools in the United States may carry varying reputations for delivering certain degrees, so do graduate schools abroad. You should do research to understand what the perception of the university is in its home country, as well as in your field internationally and here in the United States.
Going to graduate school abroad may be more or less expensive than in the United States. Make sure to fully understand the cost of attending your school of interest, as well as what funding options are available. The school may offer scholarships for international students. Some public universities in Europe may offer very low tuition rates even for non-European Union/U.S. students (Germany, France, Austria, Norway, Finland, and Sweden are some of the countries that may offer low tuition rates).
There are also opportunities for funding graduate school through fellowships. A fellowship is a competitive and prestigious grant which may be used to attend graduate school. The U.S. Fulbright Student Program is an opportunity to fund a one-year master's degree in over 160 countries. Visit fellowships.rit.edu to search for other funding opportunities.