University of Iowa

Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Work Abroad

GoAbroad.com: Search engine for jobs worldwide.

Going Global:  Provides global career information and resources  *UI campus users can create a free account 

HireaHawk: Find jobs around the world posted just for Hawkeyes!

WorkAway:  Work in exchange for food and accommodations worldwide. 

Teach Abroad

TEFL Certification

Some teaching abroad positions require or recommend a TEFL certification. Even if your program doesn’t require one, it is a good idea to gain experience working with non-English speakers. TEFL certification can be earned in person or online, the University of Iowa and many community colleges offer certification or you can get certified through a placement program like International TEFL Academy

Teaching Abroad Resources

Teach Abroad Opportunities

CIEE Teach English Abroad: CIEE offers teaching positions with programs in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand.

Cultural Ambassadors; North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain (Spanish Government): English teaching assistantships throughout Spain.

Foreign Language Assistants in France (French Government): English teaching assistantships throughout France.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship: Offers a classroom placement to help teach English while serving as a cultural ambassador for U.S. culture. UI offers Fulbright application assistance; please contact Karen Wachsmuth at karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail) or by calling 319.335.1436.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET):  Assist with international exchange and language education in local governments and schools throughout Japan.

National Volunteer Center (Chilean Government): Teach English in independent classes under the supervision of a Chilean head teacher in public schools.

SIT TESOL Certification: 4 week intensive 130-hour certification course in TESOL offered in various locations around the world from North Hampton, MA to Bangkok, Quito, Brisbane and beyond. 

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK):  Teach English to elementary students after school. Salaried position, flight and accommodations paid. 

United States Government and Non-profit Work Abroad

Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen, a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, has over 30 years of diplomatic experience and has lived, worked, or traveled in 91 countries. He has provided the following handouts to help students interested in working for the United States Government or Non-profits abroad. 

international_opportunities.docx

preparing_for_a_career_in_ir.docx

To read more about Ambassador McMullen's experiences, please see UI Visiting Professor, Former U.S. Ambassador Reflect on Time Away and Ambassador Comes Home.

For information about the Peace Corps:  https://international.uiowa.edu/connect/volunteer/peace-corps

Awards for Graduating Seniors

Scholarship Name

Amount Awarded

Deadline

Entity Administering Scholarship

DAAD Scholarships for Graduate Students

Varies

mid-October**

International Programs

Fulbright Grants

Varies

early September**

International Programs

Rhodes Scholarships

Varies

**UI Campus Notification deadline (not submission deadline)

UI Honors Program

Marshall Scholarships

Varies

**UI Campus Notification deadline (not submission deadline)

UI Honors Program

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Varies

**UI Campus Notification deadline (not submission deadline)

UI Honors Program

Mitchell Scholarships

Varies

**UI Campus Notification deadline (not submission deadline)

UI Honors Program

Churchill Scholarships

Varies

**UI Campus Notification deadline (not submission deadline)

UI Honors Program

**Please note: The information and webpage links in the table above are provided as guidelines and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date details including UI deadlines (that are often earlier than the scholarship webpage dates), contact the Entity Administering Scholarship web link.