Are you seeking the - road less traveled? Either during college or upon graduation many students want to explore the world. Some students need that year off before they head to graduate school while other students still might be searching for what they want to pursue in life. The programs listed in our "Opportunities" section are aimed at those students who are thirsting for a bit of an adventure and chance to explore the world beyond their own backdoor.
Unique Travel Opportunities
- 4 International Careers & Jobs
International employment directory worldwide top job sites and career resources. 4icj.com is a starting point for finding overseas jobs and work abroad. 4icj.com covers 190 countries and includes more than 1000 job sites and career resources classified according to 18 categories.
- Backdoor Jobs!
Short-Term Job Adventurers!
Internships, extraordinary experiences, seasonal jobs, volunteer vacations, & work abroad. If you are baffled as to a future career and are ready to explore the many doors of opportunity that short-term jobs have to offer, you've come to the right place. Backdoorjobs.com is simply about discovering life's options and finding your place in the world (and that's real exciting stuff). So come explore, dream, discover and do!
BUNAC currently offers US students and young people work/travel programs to Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Each program offers a unique insight into life in a completely new culture and a chance to spend extended time working and traveling overseas. In addition BUNAC USA offers a volunteer placement program in South Africa.
- One Small Planet
Information on Work, Study, Volunteer and Travel Opportunities Abroad. How to do your homework if an opportunity is right for you.
- The Real Truth about Cruise Ship Jobs
This site is about cruise line employment. The process is a little more complicated than simply sending your resume to the cruise lines' Human Resource Department. Many jobs are not even obtained through the cruise line. This web site offers articles and products that will provide the kind of "inside information" that is essential to your job search.
Teaching English As a Second Language
- Dave's ESL Café
The Internet's meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world.
- International Center - University of Michigan
Work Abroad: Teaching Abroad Without Certification - An Introduction
Service Programs / Nonprofit Jobs / Career Launchers
A good database and listing of volunteer service opportunities and non-profit career opportunities.
- Teach For America
Teach For America is building the movement to eliminate educational inequity in this country. Since 1990, more than 10,000 exceptional individuals have joined Teach For America, committing two years to teach in low-income rural and urban communities. Following this experience, many have become committed leaders in the effort to expand opportunities for all children.
- Peace Corps
Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 71 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.
- Green Corps
Field school for environmental organizing. Since our inception, we have trained thousands of young people in the skills of organizing and advocacy who have led scores of critical environmental campaigns, and helped launch the careers of 150 Green Corps graduates currently holding positions of leadership in the environmental and social change movement.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations.
- City Year
An Action Tank for national service, City Year seeks to demonstrate, improve and promote the concept of national service as a means for building a stronger democracy. An 'action tank' is both a program and a 'think tank' - constantly combining theory and practice to advance new policy ideas, make programmatic breakthroughs, and bring about major changes in society. City Year's vision is that one day, the most commonly asked question of a young person will be, "Where are you going to do your service year?"
The web site of international lifestyles and global relocation. Good web site of links to information and programs on teaching overseas and volunteer jobs overseas.