returning to UWO
Understand that things have changed – not necessarily at home, but in the way you view home.
By now, you’re realizing that, unless the person you are explaining your program away to has also been through something similar, it isn’t possible to actually convey the full impact that your experience had on you.
These resources may help you better digest your own experience and potentially explain it to others: Students Abroad; Expatica; or by googling “study abroad re-entry” or “reverse culture shock” for more resources.
BUILD UPON YOUR EXPERIENCE
Now that you’ve returned to campus, here are some ways you can build upon your study abroad experience. Also, don’t forget to consider your options for going abroad again. If you have any questions as you go through this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (920) 424-0775.
Have you considered that the skills you gained as a result of studying abroad can help you become a better employee? Read on for tips to effectively communicate how your study abroad experience has developed career related skills.
- Connect with the Career and Professional Development office on campus for reliable resources on resume development, and review a sample of an “international” resume for ideas.
VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS
Build your resume and become career ready while expanding your global network!
A virtual internship is your opportunity to bolster your resume by working on projects in your chosen career field within an international company. Now more than ever, it is critical to enhance your cross-cultural and virtual communication skills, gain real-world work experience, and make your resume stand out in a competitive global job market.
Join a club to continue interacting with students from around the world and/or with other students who share your global passions and perspective.
Consider joining any of the following organizations:
- International Student Association (for international AND domestic students!)
- African American Studies Program
- Asian Student Association
- Black Student Union
- Club Nippon (Japanese culture)
- Global Scholar Student Club
- Hmong Student Union
- Inter-tribal Student Council
- Model United Nations
- Spanish Club
- Student Organization of Latinos
You want that perfect job overseas – utilize our list of resources to help you get started!
You may also use your Handshake portal to access GoinGlobal, under “Career Center” and then “Resources.” GoinGlobal is an international and domestic job database that includes cost of living in different areas as well as advice on updating your resume to apply for international jobs.
Articles and resources for jobs overseas, including teaching jobs overseas.
Working in International Education
- NAFSA Job Registry
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Higher Education Jobs
- SECUSS-L listserv
- Wisconsin Association of International Educators (become a member to receive emails that include job announcements)
- American Schools (overseas schools for U.S. citizens)
- Educators Abroad Student Teaching (EAST)
- World Teach (volunteer)
- Attend the Job Fair at Northern Iowa University
Teach English as a Foreign Language
- Chiba (Japan) Assistant Language Teacher Program (a joint program with the State of Wisconsin)
- Dave’s ESL Cafe
- ESL Employment Opportunities
- Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria
- Georgia Ministry of Education “Teach & Learn with Georgia“
- JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program (work in Japan)
- Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
- NCELA Nexus (newsletter includes jobs related to EL education)
- O-Hayo Sensei (work in Japan)
- TaLK Teach & Learn in Korea (scholarship program)
- Teach English in Chile (Chilean Ministry of Education)
- Teaching Assistant Program in France
- TEFL Professional Network
- Quality Teaching in Korea (qtkorea)
- Habitat for Humanity International
- VolunteerAbroad.com (searchable database)
- Volunteer International (searchable database)
Work & Intern Abroad
- AIESEC (paid internships)
- Work Abroad/Volunteer with BUNAC (U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Canada, South Africa, Cambodia & Peru)
- Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
- Career Forum (career site for Japanese-English bilinguals)
- DAAD (internships/research programs in Germany)
- Educational Programs Abroad (EPA) Internships
- Euro Jobs (work abroad)
- Experiment in International Living (lead high school groups abroad)
- Global Careers
- globalEDGE International Internship Directory
- Go Overseas (intern, volunteer, teach)
- InterExchange (intern, volunteer)
- International Volunteer Programs Association
- JobSite (work in the UK)
- MonsterBoard U.K. (work abroad)
- Monster Global Gateway
- New Zealand Working Holiday Program
- Organization of American States (OAS)
- OverseasJobs.com (searchable database)
- Peace Corps
- U.S. Department of Commerce
- U.S. State Department Recruitment