Working Abroad

Consider the Option of Working Abroad

Whether short-term or long-term, there are many opportunities to travel internationally, while gaining new skills and exploring new places. Is this right for you? We can help you explore international careers before you head out. 
Get started with 24 Ways to Help You Go International
Also, check out the CURRENT Going Global Newsletter 


Working Abroad Opportunities

The UMass International Programs Office (IPO) has many resources to support international experiences. If you’re setting up your own individual overseas internship, you need to be in contact with IPO at least 6 months in advance so that every effort can be made to help you assess the viability of the program, including the safety and security for their participants.

Short-Term Opportunities Abroad
If you’re not interested or ready to make a long-term commitment to international employment, but would still like to spend a year or two (or less) abroad, consider short-term employment.
Get started with Short Term Opportunities Abroad 

Teaching Abroad
There are several paths to explore when considering teaching abroad. Short-term or long-term? Teach English, or teach other subjects in a variety of environments? Here are two hand-outs exploring different kinds of teaching.
Get started with Teaching K-12 Subjects Abroad 

Professional Level Work Abroad
Professional jobs can be found in private companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and international organizations. 

Additional Professional Level Work Abroad Resources
Becoming an International Aid Worker
Working in International Business
Work Abroad with the U.S. Government