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.
- Manna Project International - work on community impact programs in Ecuador (3 to 13 months) as a Program Director volunteer. Reasonable monthly fee covers housing, meals and more.
- Worldpackers.com - a platform that connects you with hosts around the world where you can travel and exchange your skills for accommodation.
- WorkAway.info - a platform that connects you with hosts around the world where you can travel and exchange your skills for accommodation.
- Volunteers for Peace - helps you find short and long term international volunteer opportunities
- CIEE Teach Abroad
- Peace Corps
- WWOOF - work and live on organic farms around the world 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:
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 make sure that the institution that you are attending abroad is accredited to grant the degree that you are seeking.
The World Higher Education Database has a search engine that allows you to 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, 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.