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Study Abroad

Teaching and Volunteering Opportunities Abroad


There is a world of need out there, as they say, and many students who have had their eyes opened through study abroad wish to return overseas to either offer their services as a volunteer or to teach English (or other subjects) to students of all ages. Here is a list of some resources you might consider in your search. Santa Clara University does NOT necessarily endorse any of these services. It is provided here only to assist in your research.

Culture Assistants in Spain
www.educacion.es/exterior/usa
The program is an academic "continuing education" grant provided by the Ministry of Education of Spain for Americans to each English at K-12 public schools in Spain. assistant

AIESEC
http://www.aiesec.org/
AIESEC is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential so as to have a positive impact on society. In addition to providing over 5,000 leadership positions and delivering over 350 conferences, AIESEC also runs an exchange program that enables over 3,500 students and recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in another country.

Alliances Abroad
http://www.alliancesabroad.com
Organized work & internship programs ("escapes"), travel and volunteer opportunities worldwide.

Cross Cultural Solutions
http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/
A not-for-profit international volunteer organization that operates volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand.

Engineers Without Borders
http://www.ewb-usa.org/
The mission of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.

Fabretto Children's Center, Nicaragua
http://www.fabretto.org
Fabretto offers hope and opportunity for low income Nicaraguan children, enabling them to get the education they need to become responsible productive adults. Fabretto operates these programs in partnership with its implemetation partners, La Famila Padre Fabretto and the American Nicaraguan Foundation. Over 3,000 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 22 participate in Fabretto programs at five children’s centers, an auto mechanics shop, a farm, and a forestry project with a carpentry shop.

Idealist.org (Action Without Borders)
http://www.idealist.org/
Volunteer, job and internship postings in 165 countries, most among nonprofit and community organizations.

JET Programme
http://www.jetprogramme.org/
A program of the Japanese government to promote language education and regional internationalization by inviting foreign individuals to work in local government organizations throughout Japan.

Jesuit Volunteers (JVC/JVI)
http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org
Domestic and international placements for one to two years. Jesuit Volunteers serve the homeless, the unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. JVC has become the largest Catholic lay volunteer program in the country. JVC is more than just a job. Social justice, simple life-style, community and spirituality: these values provide the cornerstone for living out a commitment to faith and justice.

Language Corps
http://languagecorps.com/
Information about teaching English abroad. LanguageCorps helps you create a personal adventure in teaching English abroad.

O-Hayo-Sensei
http://www.ohayosensei.com
The newsletter of teaching jobs in Japan

Oxfam International Open Positions
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/positions Oxfam America is a Boston-based international development and relief agency and an affiliate of Oxfam International. Working with local partners, Oxfam delivers development programs and emergency relief services, and campaigns for change in global practices and policies that keep people in poverty.

Peace Corps
http://www.peacecorps.gov/indexf.cfm
A n agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. which challenges individuals to work in developing countries on issues ranging from AIDS education, information technology, and environmental preservation.

Transitions Abroad
http://www.transitionsabroad.com
Massive database and resource of information about working abroad, overseas travel, and international living. Print version of the magazine is also available for subscription (sample copies in International Programs Office at SCU).

Unite for Sight
http://www.uniteforsight.org/intl_medvolunteer.php
Unite For Sight has volunteer opportunities available in Ghana, Sierra
Leone, Benin, Togo, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, The Gambia, India,
China, Thailand, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Honduras. No previous medical experience is required. The Unite For Sight volunteer teams prescribe eyeglasses to children and adults, implement eye health education programs, screen for eye disease, and coordinate diagnosis, treatment, and surgery for patients in local eye clinics. HIV/AIDS educators, literacy volunteers, dentists, and microenterprise volunteers are also being sought to participate at Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana.

University of Minnesota International Service and Travel Center
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu
Comprehensive list/resource for study, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

Volunteers for Peace
http://www.vfp.org/
International Workcamps: "Over 2400 affordable ($200-$400) international
voluntary service programs in 90+ countries"

Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO)
http://www.vso.org.uk
An international development charity that works through volunteers.

Working Boys' Center, Quito, Ecuador
http://www.geocities.com/workingboyscenter/
The Working Boys' Center- A Family of Families (WBC-FOF) is a social work of the Jesuits and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This "unique" family development movement focuses all its attention on working children and their families. The Center has many programs to achieve its goals of helping the poor become agents of their own prosperity and the prosperity of others.

WorldTeach
http://www.worldteach.org/index.html
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University which provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries.

World Vision Volunteer/Intern Program
http://worldvision.org/worldvision/hr.nsf/stable/hr_int&vol?Open&lid=hr_home&lpos=topnav_getinv_index7
Help make a difference in the lives of children and families around the world. As a volunteer or intern with World Vision, you will help feed the hungry and provide international aid to children and families in poverty.

Books
Alternative Travel Directory: The Complete Guide to Traveling, Studying & Living Overseas, David Cline, ed.
Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Directory of Third World and US Volunteer Opportunities, Jennifer S. Willsea, Meagan Reule
The Peace Corps and More: 175 Ways to Work, Study and Travel at Home & Abroad, Medea Benjamin, Miya Rodolfo-Sioson

Magazines
• Transitions Abroad Magazine http://www.transitionsabroad.com
• Abroad View Magazine http://www.abroadviewmagazine.com/
• Glimpse Magazine http://www.glimpseabroad.org

 
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