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Study Abroad

UMKC students who have studied abroad enthusiastically agree about its advantages. Students find coursework in a foreign country stimulating and their encounters outside the classroom educational and exciting. Students also return to UMKC with a broader, deeper understanding both of another country and of their own cultural background.

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Info Sessions will cover program options, applications, funding, timing as well as answer your questions.
Every Tuesday and Friday at 2 p.m.
International Academic Programs Office | Atterbury Student Success Ctr #120
*All students interested in study abroad must start the process by attending an information session.

Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements

UMKC Undergraduate Students

  • Current full-time, degree-seeking UMKC students for semester programs. (Part-time UMKC students may be eligible for short-term/summer programs); and
  • Completion of one full-time semester at UMKC prior to application (as shown by UMKC transcript); and
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and be in good standing from time of application until departure.

UMKC Graduate Students

  • Students must be admitted into a UMKC graduate program;  and
  • Be in good standing with academic unit from the time of application until departure.

Non-UMKC Students

  • Non-UMKC students may apply to certain programs, meeting eligibility GPA and good standing requirements listed above.

Details can be found at the UMKC Office of the Provost.

SELECTING A PROGRAM

UMKC offers hundreds of programs in more than 60 countries. Academic requirements, language, housing, and costs are just some of the areas you’ll want to consider as you research programs. Read this section carefully. After you’ve done some initial research, attend a Study Abroad Info Session to discuss your options and next steps.

Read more about program type, academics, language requirements, housing, and diversity resources.

Program Types

Faculty-Led programs — UMKC faculty and staff develop, direct and teach these UMKC credit-bearing programs. You will learn and travel with UMKC faculty member(s) and students, exploring common interests. Program lengths vary from one to six weeks (summer, semester breaks and/or intersession). Cultural activities and excursions are often included.
Exchange programs — students pay UMKC tuition and fees while attending one of our partner universities abroad. These programs offer you a more independent experience and are generally for a semester or year.
Program provider programs — broaden our menu of options. Providers organize study abroad programs that offer additional assistance throughout your international experience. These programs are offered for various lengths of time during the year and provide a more structured experience, often with cultural activities and excursions and homestay options. UMKC partners with the following program providers: IFSA-ButlerISASACIInterfuture, and Study in Portugal Network.

Academics

Students still needing elective credits have an easy time fitting in a study abroad program. Before you decide on a final program, you should check in with your academic advisor to ensure that a given international experience fits well with your academic plan. Your advisor may have suggestions for programs that best fit your major or minor, can help you find courses that may transfer back to UMKC. They can also help you plan for enrolling in courses once you return from studying abroad.

Language

Coursework in English — you can study in a country where English is the local language. Many programs in non-English speaking countries offer coursework in English. You may be required to take one host country language course.
Coursework in Language of Host Country — many programs offer foreign language courses for program participants that are designed to be appropriate for the student’s level of language competency. Students who take regular classes in a foreign language alongside local students should expect a challenging academic environment and should be prepared to put forth extra effort in overcoming the language barrier.

Housing

Housing options vary by program and should be taken into consideration when selecting a program. The number of students per room, internet access, kitchen facilities and the method of laundry varies within each housing option and by program chosen.

Homestay — a popular option for becoming immersed in the culture and community as well as practicing the language of the host country.
On-campus housing — similar to dorms in the U.S. and is located on or near the host university, or accessible by public transit.
Student residences — located off campus and are not affiliated with a university; however, most all residents are students.
Apartments — provide you with more independence and provide a unique living environment. It can be difficult and time-consuming to find an apartment abroad but some locations make it easy.

Identity Resources

It is important to research countries you are interested in prior to selecting a program. Students of color may face more overt discrimination abroad, even in places where they may least expect it.  Additionally, students who are not naturalized U.S. citizens should research legal and financial considerations before making the decision to study abroad.

UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs
Diversity Abroad
Plato Project
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals & Study Abroad

African American Students
Ten Reasons for African American students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for African American students

Hispanic/Latino Students
Ten Reasons for Hispanic/Latino students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for Hispanic/Latino students

Asian/Pacific-Islander Students
Ten Reasons for Asian/Pacific American students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for Asian/Pacific American students

Native American Students
Ten Reasons for Native American students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for Native American students

LGBT+ Students
UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services
LGBT Student Guide for Education Abroad
Gay and Lesbian Wikitravel
NAFSA Rainbow Resources
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersexual Association
U.S. Department of State, LGBT Travelers

Veterans
Using Veteran’s Benefits for Education Abroad (NAFSA)
UMKC Student Veterans Virtual Resource Center
VA Benefits Guide – Post-9/11 GI Bill, Study Abroad Programs

Students with Disabilities 
UMKC Disability Services
Mobility USA
DisabledGo
Travelers with Disabilities, CDC

Non-traditional students
Education Abroad for Adult Students

Women
UMKC Women’s Center
Transitions Abroad
Journeywoman


Search Online Database

Once you’ve thought about the type of experience you want to have, search our online database to find a program.

  1. Click on Program Search, which will open our program database, in a new window.
  2. Choose the term, country, city, region, or other parameters that match your interests. To select multiple options in any drop-down menu, hold down Ctrl and click on the desired options. Click Search.
  3. Click on a program name to view its information brochure. Brochures include basic information about a program or a link to the program’s homepage as well as relevant dates.

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FAQ

Do you still have unanswered questions about studying abroad? We’ve gathered a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you decide whether or not study abroad is right for you.

Read more about frequently asked questions like 'Why study abroad' and 'Where and what can I study?'

Why should I study abroad?

UMKC students who have studied abroad enthusiastically agree about its advantages. They find course work in a foreign country stimulating and their encounters outside the classroom educational and exciting. They come back with a broader, deeper understanding both of another country and of their own cultural background.

Who can apply to study abroad?

You can! Programs are available for both undergraduates and graduates. UMKC students who meet all UMKC minimum study abroad eligibility requirements are able to apply. Individual programs also may have particular eligibility requirements and/or be open to Non-UMKC student applicants. Please consult specific program information for further information about eligibility requirements.

What can I study?

Some programs focus on a particular field of study while others offer a general curriculum. Most students are able to fulfill graduation requirements and maintain progress toward their degree while studying abroad.

Can I study abroad if I don’t speak a foreign language?

You can study in a country where English is the local language. Alternatively, even in countries where another language is spoken, study abroad programs taught mainly in English are often available.

I’ve studied a foreign language, but studying abroad entirely in a foreign language sounds scary. What kind of academic achievement is expected of me?

Many study abroad programs offer special foreign language courses for program participants which are designed to be appropriate for the student’s level of competency in that language (this will be stated in the eligibility requirements). Students who take regular classes in a foreign language alongside host-country students should expect a challenging academic environment and should be prepared to put forth extra effort in overcoming the language barrier.

How is credit awarded?

Through the International Academic Programs Office, students remain enrolled at UMKC and receive UMKC credit. You may earn credit toward your major, general education credit, or elective credit. Students work with an academic advisor to select courses at the host university and complete the Course Approval Form provided on the online application. UMKC will use this form to facilitate the transfer of credit onto your academic program.

When can I study abroad?

You can participate in many programs as soon as the summer after your freshman year. Generally, students should explore study abroad opportunities early so they are prepared to study abroad sophomore or junior year. Saving elective courses for your time abroad is wise. With careful planning, you can remain on track to graduate in four years and still study abroad for a year.

How long is a study abroad program?

Programs range from one week to a full semester to even a full academic year. The length of time you spend abroad will depend on your particular needs and goals, your financial resources, as well as the limits placed on you by your academic program at UMKC.

Where will I live if I study abroad?

The most common types of accommodation arranged for study abroad students are residence hall-type housing, homestays, or private apartments or rooms.

What does it cost?

The cost of study abroad varies by program. In some cases, it costs less to study abroad for a semester than it would to live in Kansas City and take a full course load. In other cases, the cost of living abroad may be more expensive. While the cost of study abroad can be high, with careful program selection and planning, everyone can afford study abroad.

How can I afford to study abroad?

You can fund study abroad through personal savings, fundraising, UMKC and National study abroad scholarships, and financial aid.

Can I apply my Financial Aid and Scholarships to Study Abroad?

Most federal, state and some campus-based aid can be applied to the costs of studying on most UMKC or UMKC-partner study abroad program. Students must complete the Course Approval and Program Budget form, provided on the post-acceptance online application, for your Financial Aid to be processed. After acceptance and completion of the form mentioned above, please consult with financial aid to determine if your financial aid or institutional scholarship(s) can be applied to your study abroad program.

Okay, I’m convinced, where do I start?

Attend a Study Abroad Info Session held every Tuesday and Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the IAP office (Atterbury Student Success Center #120).

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APPLY NOW

Once you have chosen a specific program, follow the instructions below to complete your UMKC program application.

Read more about program applications, pre-departure requirements and non-UMKC student info.

Program Application

Please follow instructions carefully and contact International Academic Programs if you have any questions.

  1. Click on Apply for a Program, which will open our program database in a new window.
  2. Search for the program to which you would like to apply and click on the name of the program.
  3. Click the Apply Now button located at the top of the program brochure

Your program application is complete once a check-mark appears next to every application item.

Acceptance Decision

Wait for an acceptance decision from the International Academic Programs office. A study abroad advisor will review your application for exchange and program provider programs. Faculty Program Directors will review your application for faculty-led programs and notify the International Academic Programs office of the application decision. If your application is complete and you meet all eligibility requirements, your application will be changed to the Accepted phase, and you will receive an email. To finalize your UMKC Study Abroad application, log in to your study abroad portal and click on the Commit button and complete all post-decision items. Once you have check-marks by all items and you have attended the required pre-departure orientation meeting, you are ready to go abroad!

Pre-Departure Online Requirements

Once you have been accepted to a program you must log in to your study abroad portal and complete all post-decision Signature Document(s), Application Questionnaire(s) and Required Reading(s) two weeks prior to your UMKC pre-departure orientation. You may be dismissed from the program if any items are not completed within this time frame.

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FUNDING

While the cost of study abroad can be high, with careful program selection and planning, everyone can afford study abroad. The cost of study abroad varies by program. In some cases, it costs less to study abroad for a semester than it would to live in Kansas City and take a full course load. In other cases, the cost of living abroad may be more expensive. Please use these resources to learn more about how to prepare financially for study abroad.

Read more about saving, fundraising, scholarships, and financial aid for study abroad.

Saving

The majority of students must fund study abroad through personal savings. Opening a savings account or getting a part time job are great ways to start. Websites like Smarty Pig can help you track your savings goals.

Fundraising

If you have a clear purpose for your study abroad experience, you can reach out to family, friends, your community and online donors for support. Try these fundraising websites to help get you started.

Indiegogo
Fund My Travel
Go Fund Me

Scholarships

There are UMKC Scholarships, National Study Abroad Scholarships, and Nationally Competitive Fellowships specifically available for students who are planning to study abroad. Only UMKC students are eligible to apply for the UMKC study abroad scholarships. We highly recommend you apply to ALL scholarships for which you are eligible and plan ahead.

Search Online Database for Scholarships

Click on Program Search, which will open our database, in a new window.

  1. Click the radial button next to Scholarship Programs
  2. Click Search.
  3. Click on a scholarship name to view additional details including how to apply and eligibility requirements.

Notes on results:

UMKC Study Abroad Scholarships are bolded and available through the IAP office.
National Study Abroad Scholarships are un-bolded and have an outside application process.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is open to federal Pell Grant recipients.

Institute of International Education’s study abroad funding
The GoAbroad Search Engine for Scholarships
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

Nationally Competitive Fellowships are highly competitive, prestigious awards with a more complex application process. If you are interested in a Fellowship please consult the Fellowships Page.

For additional national scholarship opportunities, check out scholarship search engines as well as any listed on your academic department’s page.

Federal Financial Aid

Many students who study abroad do so with the assistance of various forms of financial aid. Students may apply federal aid in the form of grants, loans, or scholarships toward a study abroad program. Institutional and various other scholarships may not be available for certain programs. Students are urged to educate themselves about their own particular situation and their eligibility for financial aid while choosing a study abroad program. Students supplement study abroad costs with savings, fundraising, scholarships and private loans. Talk to a financial aid advisor to verify whether or not your aid will transfer.

The following scholarships/federal aid will likely travel with you when you study abroad on UMKC approved programs:

Federal aid
Pell grants
Bright Flight
Herman Johnson African-American Award
Victor Wilson Scholarship
Most outside (non-UMKC) scholarships

The following scholarships may (or may not) be available to you when you study abroad:

UMKC Curators Award (freshman and transfer)
UMKC Advance Scholar Award
UMKC Leadership Award
UMKC Chancellors Award
UMKC Undergraduate Award
Metro KC Award
Phi Theta Kappa Award
Trustees Award

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BEFORE YOUR PROGRAM

Once you commit to a program, complete all pre-departure documents on your study abroad portal and start preparing.

Read more about online requirements, pre-departure orientations, health and safety, and tools to research your host country.

Pre-Departure Online Requirements

Once you have been accepted to a program you must log in to your study abroad portal and complete all post-decision Signature Document(s), Application Questionnaire(s) and Required Reading(s) two weeks prior to your UMKC pre-departure orientation. You may be dismissed from the program if any items are not completed within this time frame.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation

All students studying abroad are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. The orientation will provide you with pre-departure information, health and safety advice, travel tips and other important preparation materials. You also will learn about cross-cultural adjustment and connect with other students preparing to study abroad. Parents, guardians and significant others are welcome to attend. Non-UMKC visiting students should discuss remote attendance options with the program leader and/or IAP staff in order to fulfill this requirement.

Study Abroad Handbook

Apply for Passport and Visa

A passports serves as your international identification and allows you to enter other countries legally, as well as return to the United States after your travel is complete. Visa requirements depend on the laws of the country to which you travel, the length of time abroad and other factors. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for more information about the passport application process. Apply early for your passport, as it may take up to six weeks to process your application or renewal.

Consider Health and Safety

Take every precaution necessary to stay healthy, safe and happy during your study abroad program. Before you leave the United States, make use of the following resources to prepare and/or prevent illness and/or crime:

University of Missouri- Kansas City GeoBlue Pamphlet 2017-2018
Students planning to study abroad beginning August 1 (programs starting Fall 2016 and onwards) are required to register with GeoBlue medical insurance.  The above Pamphlet and this link provides detailed information on coverage and rates for UMKC students

Missouri Students – UnitedHealthcare Global (valid until 7/31/2017)
Missouri Students – UnitedHealthcare Global (valid from 8/1/2017 to 7/31/2018)
In an ongoing commitment to your personal safety, The Curators of The University of Missouri has partnered with UnitedHealthcare Global, a leading provider of international travel assistance services. UnitedHealthcare Global provides 24-hour travel, medical and security-related assistance services to you while traveling more than 100 miles away from home or outside of your home country. Please note this IS NOT medical insurance.

Center for Disease Control
Schedule dental and physical check-ups prior to departure; discuss any relevant health concerns with a physician;
Review country specific health information;
Obtain any necessary medications, prescriptions or vaccines.

U.S. Department of State (DOS)
UMKC student must Sign up for the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel safety advisories and inform the embassy of your location in case of emergency in the United States or a crisis in the host country.
Review DOS country specific information

Study Abroad Handbook for program participants

Research the Host Country

Familiarize yourself with the host country to ease your transition and reduce culture shock.

To start, research the following:
Major religion/spiritual beliefs
Political structure and leaders
Economic conditions
Food and eating: rules concerning consumption
Nonverbal communication patterns and gestures
Age and gender appropriate dress styles and behavior
Ideas of what time is and its importance
Conceptions about personal space and privacy

CultureGrams (click most recent year)

Wondering how your interactions would be on a foreign soil?  Here is a website that can help you understand the cultural beauties and some boundaries of other parts of the world. From gestures to greetings, CultureGrams gives a general outlook of how the customs are in your visiting country. If you are signed in to a Non-UMKC computer, use this information to log in.

As you explore your study abroad options, you’ll want to consider aspects of your identity and how these may be perceived and treated in the cultures you’ll be spending time in. For example, LGBTQIA students may find that some cultures are more accepting, whereas others can be dangerous for free sexual or gender expression. Women may face starkly different gender norms, either more egalitarian or more discriminatory, when traveling abroad. Students of color may face more overt discrimination abroad, even in places where they may least expect it. Students with disabilities may find that other countries are not as equipped, physically or psychologically, to accommodate them as many areas in the United States. It’s important to research your host country in order to be fully informed and make preparations for any potential challenges ahead.

LGBT+ Students
UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services
LGBT Student Guide for Education Abroad
Gay and Lesbian Wikitravel
NAFSA Rainbow Resources
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersexual Association
U.S. Department of State, LGBT Travelers

Veterans
Using Veteran’s Benefits for Education Abroad (NAFSA)
UMKC Student Veterans Virtual Resource Center
VA Benefits Guide – Post-9/11 GI Bill, Study Abroad Programs

Students of Color
UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs
Diversity Abroad
Plato Project

African American Students
Ten Reasons for African-American students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for African-American students

Hispanic/Latino Students
Ten Reasons for Hispanic/Latino students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for Hispanic/Latino students

Asian/Pacific-Islander Students
Ten Reasons for Asian/Pacific American students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for Asian/Pacific American students

Native American Students
Ten Reasons for Native American students to Study Abroad
Discrimination Resources
Resources for Native American students

Students with Disabilities 
UMKC Disability Services
Mobility USA
DisabledGo
Travelers with Disabilities, CDC

Non-traditional students
Education Abroad for Adult Students

Women
UMKC Women’s Center
Transitions Abroad
Journeywoman

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DURING YOUR PROGRAM

Congratulations! You are studying abroad. While you’re abroad, consider the following resources.

Read more about overcoming culture shock, academic advising, study abroad transcript requests, the Roo Abroad Photo Contest, and ways to stay connected.

Overcoming Culture Shock

Culture shock is the personal feelings you have when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. Adjusting to life in our host country can be challenging and stressful. There will be new foods, unfamiliar behaviors, and often a different language.

Common feelings associated with culture shock:
Homesickness
Annoyance
Anxiety and depression
Critical feelings toward host country
Physical ailments
The urge to withdraw

Ways to cope and adjust:
Prepare as much as possible for adjustment
Expect and learn to recognize culture shock
Analyze the underlying values
Stay busy and involved
List the cultural positives
Write it down
Seek out local friends
Contact IAP

Academic Advising/Course Changes

If you have enrolled in any courses not listed on your Program Budget and Course Approval Form, contact your academic advisor and International Academic Programs for course approval. If you are studying abroad for a semester or year, you may need to contact your academic advisor and enroll in UMKC courses from abroad for the next semester.

Request Transcripts

Before leaving your host university, be sure that a transcript is being sent to the UMKC International Academic Programs Office. Many program providers and exchange universities will automatically send a transcript on your behalf. We highly recommend that you order copies for yourself as well. Official transcripts may be required for graduate school and other future applications. Official university transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

Attn: Kate Wozniak
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Student Success Center, #120
5000 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64110 – U.S.A.

#RoosAbroad Photo Contest

Study Abroad participants are invited to enter the #RoosAbroad Photo Contest. Eight finalists will receive an Amazon gift card — $75 for 1st place and $25 for 2nd place in each category!

See the 2017 #RoosAbroad Photo Contest Entry Guidelines for full details.

Stay Connected

Stay connected and share your experiences while abroad! Write for the Roos Abroad Blog and post pictures on the Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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AFTER YOUR PROGRAM

Welcome back! The following are resources for study abroad returnees. Also, check our website for upcoming events designed especially for you.

Read more about study abroad returnee events, how to market your study abroad experience, re-entry adjustment, and reverse culture shock.

Study Abroad Returnee Event

Attend the study abroad returnee event in the fall or spring.

Connect with other students who have studied abroad and share your experiences;
Learn how to market your international experience to future employers;
Understand how to navigate the re-entry experience;
Discover how you can work, teach, volunteer, or study abroad after graduation.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Studying abroad makes you marketable to employers for the following reasons:

Unique experience
Transferable skills obtained including communication skills, problem-solving, analytical skills and flexibility/adaptability
Employers value your ability to demonstrate cross-cultural competence and articulate lessons learned and skills developed through your international and cross-cultural experiences

Listing study abroad on your resume
In the education section of your resume, make sure to list the following:

Name of college/university attended
City and country
Dates of enrollment
Coursework and/or program of study

Create a section called “international and cross-cultural experience” to highlight an internship, part-time job and/or volunteer work abroad. In the “skills/language” section of your resume, list foreign languages and specify language skills level (e.g. basic, intermediate, or fluent).

Presenting study abroad experience in your cover letter
Make sure to provide an opening statement that introduces your diverse experience.
Mention the name of the program you studied and state the name of the organization where you interned.

Articulate clearly what you learned from the experience and how this will help you in the position for which you are applying.

Presenting study abroad experience in your interview
Refer to your study abroad experience when answering behavior-based questions, such as, “tell me about a challenging experience and how you handled the situation.”Reflect on the “why” questions – why did you choose to study abroad? Why and how did you choose your program location? Illustrate competencies employers seek. Give examples that demonstrate you can:

Creatively solve problems by applying familiar concepts in unfamiliar situations
Contribute to an ethnically diverse team
Take personal risks and act independently
Be flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing situations

Resources:

UMKC Career Services
Going Global

Re-Entry Adjustment and Reverse Culture Shock

The unsettled feeling that can accompany one’s return from abroad is what some refer to as “reverse culture shock” and is a very common reaction for students coming home from studying abroad. Your own reactions to reintegrating to life in the U.S. may vary from your friends and can include one or more of the following:

Restlessness
Rootlessness
Boredom
Depression
Uncertainty
Confusion about the future
Isolation, wanting to be alone
Reverse homesickness: missing the people, places, attitudes, or lifestyles of your host country
Changes in life goals and priorities
Negativity or intolerance toward the U.S., including American behavior, attitudes, customs and common social practices

Eighty-five percent of people returning home have some kind of re-entry experience, and of those, fifteen percent have more serious difficulties adjusting. Re-entry is different for everyone. If you’re having difficulty with your return, think back to the adjustments you made to succeed while you were abroad. The coping skills and strategies that were successful in helping you adjust to your overseas culture will be just as helpful in making the return home. If you are experiencing major difficulty with re-entry, consider seeking professional help from the UMKC Counseling Center.

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POST-GRADUATION OPTIONS

Interested in pursuing an international experience after graduation? The resources below provide links to opportunities for graduates to work and volunteer abroad. Also, check our website for upcoming events designed especially for students nearing graduation.

Read more about short-term work abroad, volunteer abroad opportunities, and teaching English abroad.

Short-Term Work Abroad

Short-term work abroad usually involves working in an unskilled job. You can earn enough to cover your food, lodging, and day-to-day living expenses. This type of job probably will not pay enough to cover air transportation, but it may help provide some extra money for travel after you leave your job. Short-term work experiences include positions such as au pairs, farm workers, restaurant servers, and youth camp workers.

www.bunac.org
www.ciee.org
www.escapeartist.com
www.idealist.org
www.internationaljobs.org
www.jobsabroad.com
www.transitionsabroad.com
http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/
http://www.monster.com/geo/siteselection/

Volunteer Abroad

Teaching, restoration projects, and literacy campaigns are just a few examples of the many different volunteer programs abroad. Some programs charge a fee and provide free room and board in exchange for your work, and others even pay a small stipend. Volunteer work opportunities may range from a few weeks long to two or three years in duration. If you’re interested in development work, want to meet other foreigners and host nationals, and don’t mind rudimentary living conditions, you may want to consider this type of program.

www.idealist.org
www.peacecorps.gov
www.transitionsabroad.com
www.volunteerabroad.com
www.worldteach.org
www.worldvolunteerweb.org
www.volunteerinternational.org
www.mercycorps.org
www.serviceleader.org

Teaching English Abroad

There are many opportunities to teach English abroad. Most programs prefer a commitment of one academic year, though some offer summer or semester possibilities. In general, a bachelor’s degree is required, although in most cases you do not need to be an English major. Organizations are more interested in your ability to speak native and fluent English. Volunteer and paid teaching opportunities can be found throughout the world.

www.ciee.org
www.daveseslcafe.com
www.jetprogramme.org
www.aboutus.org/eslworldwide.com
http://www.goabroad.com/teach-abroad
www.edufind.com
www.tefl.com
http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/english-teaching-assistant-grants
www.
GoOverseas.com

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Students may find valuable resources below.

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FACULTY & STAFF RESOURCES

We value the partnerships with academic departments in promoting international opportunities and leading study abroad programs.

Read more about the study abroad policy, program proposal, and faculty director resources.