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Searching for international work, internship or volunteer opportunities involves many of the same steps as a domestic search, and some additional considerations:
- Review your goals for going abroad. What type of experience are you looking for: gaining experience in a field, enhancing language skills, cultural immersion?
- Identify destinations that match these goals.
- Research the current social, political, marketplace and economic trends that may affect your plans.
- Check the embassy website to find out how to work legally. It’s important to know the requirements and include plenty of time to meet them.
Time: How much time can you plan to spend abroad?
Money: Review your costs (including visa, program fees, housing, transportation) and compensation. Consider scholarships and grants to help you fund your work.
Safety: Check on any specific health and safety issues in your country of interest as you are conducting your research.
Visas: Research country-specific requirements to work legally and enter with the correct documentation. International students at Brandeis who want to work in the United States should seek expert advice at the ISSO.
Host Organizations: Research the reputation, history, and costs of any potential host organizations and understand the exact terms of your responsibilities. Contact past students who have been affiliated with the host organizations to learn more.
Resumes, CVs, and cover letters vary in format and requirements by county. Research the format for the country you’re applying in.
Going Global offers specialized information on jobs and internships in 34 countries across fields, industries, and organizations including resume, CV, and cover letter samples.