Our 49ers who study abroad tend to get the travel bug and develop a passion for international experiences. Our alumni are very much encouraged to go abroad again! Interning or finding a job abroad after UNC Charlotte is an exciting way to continue developing intercultural competencies and to gain professional experience. Unfortunately, the OEA cannot advise or assist students if they're not currently matriculated at UNC Charlotte, but we've compiled a list of resources below that may be of help. Please note that the OEA/UNC Charlotte does not endorse any of the companies listed on this page. These resources have not been approved or vetted and are simply recommendations from other UNC Charlotte study abroad alumni.
Discover job and internship opportunities overseas and in the USA. GoinGlobal career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, webinars… and much more! To access the GoinGlobal database you must have a valid UNC Charlotte NinerNET username and password. (For recent graduates, your NinerNet credentials are active for 1 year after you graduate.)
The Fulbright program provides grants for individually designed study or research projects following their Bachelor's Degree or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Students who are interested in applying for a Fulbright are required to meet with UNC Charlotte's Fulbright Program Advisor, Brad Sekulich, to discuss the application process and timeline prior to the campus application deadline. UNC Charlotte's campus deadline is August 17, 2020, 5:00pm Eastern. The Fulbright national deadline is October 13, 2020, 5:00pm Eastern. Students who do not submit an application by the UNC Charlotte campus deadline may still submit an application to Fulbright by the national deadline but they will not be interviewed by (and thus miss the guidance offered by) the campus review committee.
Teaching English or other courses abroad can be a great way to immerse yourself in another cultural and make some money while doing it.
|CIEE||Immerse yourself in another culture in a way no tourist can - all while earning money to support your adventures abroad. With CIEE, you’ll choose from positions in 10 countries: Chile, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Morocco, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam. CIEE also offers TEFL certification.|
|Dave's ESL Cafe||A online resource for teachers and students interested in ESL or TEFL.|
|ESL World Wide||ESLworldwide.com specializes in providing the latest all language training jobs on their extensive posting service and presents a resume search center for personal detail in total Premier Linguistic Job total solution across the globe.|
|JET Program USA||The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.|
|Teach English Abroad with API||Teaching English is one of the most budget-friendly ways to travel, give back to a community, immerse yourself in a new culture, and gain practical teaching experience. Appreciation of cultural diversity and English language skills are increasingly necessary in a global economy.|
|Teach English Abroad||GoAbroad.com is one of the leading online search engine for international travel programs. This site bring the details necessary straight to your fingertips — from program information and reviews to expert travel articles and scholarships.|
|TAPIF||The program's goal is to strengthen foreign-language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence, while also providing young educators around the world with initial international teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French language and culture.|
|International TEFL Academy||International TEFL Academy was founded on the premise that language education offers English speakers from all backgrounds the opportunity of a lifetime to experience other cultures and build relationships abroad while providing a worthy service to others.|
Looking for some work experience within your career field? Check out the following resources to find internships or job opportunities abroad:
Volunteering abroad is a great way to give back to the community and to immerse yourself in a local culture. Check out the following resources: