Study Abroad & Your Career
Your international experience doesn't end now that you're back home. Through your study abroad program, you have gained impressive skills and experience that future employers want! Now is the time to market your study abroad experience to ensure your investment in your international program pays off! Carry your study abroad experience forward to accomplish your future goals!
Using Study Abroad in Your Job Search
In a competitive job market, college graduates need to highlight everything that sets them apart from other candidates, and study abroad can do just that! Are you uncertain about how to share your international experience on your resume, cover letter, or in an interview?
Watch the webinar below co-hosted the Study Abroad Office and the University Career Center. This webinar demonstrates how to speak to future employers about your study abroad experience to further your career goals.
Don't forget to include study abroad on your graduate school applications! Not only do future employers want to know about your international experience - your graduate school does too!
For additional support, please contact the University Career Center.
Consider a Career in International Education
The Study Abroad team can offer advice to TTU students about launching a career in international education. If you have an interest in becoming a international educator or are eligible for a work-study position, speak with your Study Abroad Counselor or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Difference with Peace Corps
The Peace Corps is a federal program that offers a wide array of opportunities for college graduates to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side-by-side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
Peace Corps Prep
Did you know that TTU has a Peace Corps Prep program? Peace Corps Prep is a certificate program designed for undergraduate students who are planning to volunteer for the Peace Corps after college. TTU has designed a curriculum that will provide foundational preparation for service, including a course of study that provide basic skills, global knowledge and cultural awareness that can provide an advantage for those who are applying to volunteer.
To learn more:
Teaching abroad offers thousands of opportunities for fluent English speakers to gain employment and live as a local in countries all over the world. Demand for English teachers is so high that prior teaching experience is not always required; however, hiring requirements for teaching abroad as a professional vary by country and school. Some reputable teaching abroad programs include:
- The Language House TEFL — Czech Republic
- Maximo Nivel — Costa Rica, Guatemala, & Peru
- Premier TEFL — Worldwide
- TEFL Worldwide Prague — Czech Republic
- International TEFL & TESOL Training — Worldwide
- i-to-i TEFL — Multiple Destinations
- International TEFL Academy — Worldwide
- CIEE Teach Abroad — Worldwide
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of teaching abroad programs. The Study Abroad Office recommends you research and review your options before applying.
Careers with the U.S. Department of State
Visit the U.S. Department of State's careers website to learn about opportunities such as the Foreign Service, the civil service, and domestic, overseas, and virtual internships.