University of Wisconsin–Madison

International Job Search

The School of Education Career Center has compiled the following list of links to aid in your job search. While the Career Center does not endorse any of these sites, they are provided to enhance your job-search resources. As you pursue an international job, be sure to do your homework so that you can thoroughly have confidence that you are accepting a legitimate offer from a reputable organization.

 General Information about Living and Working Abroad:

  • Transitions Abroad Magazine – A bi-monthly guide to practical information on affordable alternatives to mass tourism: living, working, studying, or vacationing alongside the people of the host country.
  • UW-Madison’s Global Gateway provides advising and information on working and teaching abroad.
  • U.S. State Department has information for living and traveling abroad safely, as well as about services and potential areas of concern for U.S. citizens abroad.
  • USA.gov, the U.S. government’s web portal, has extensive information for U.S. citizens living and working internationally.

Opportunities in Education

  • Founded in 1955, International Schools Services, (ISS) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the educational excellence for children attending international schools worldwide. Hosts hiring fairs and has position postings.
  • Council of International Schools maintains a database of qualified teachers and sponsors four recruitment fairs annually.
  • The International Educator provides both online and offline resources and vacancies for international teaching opportunities.
  • Search Associates is an organization that places teachers, administrators, and interns in international schools around the world.
  • Teachabroad.com is an on-line resource for international teaching positions.
  • University of Northern Iowa Overseas Placement Service for Educators offers information about teaching abroad as well as a career fair attended by schools around the world.
  • U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools’ site lists government supported international schools by region and provides information about teaching overseas.
  • Department of Defense Education Activity’s site provides information regarding teaching in DODEA schools, which provide education for the children of military and civilian families throughout the world.
  • The Peace Corps’ education volunteers introduce innovative teaching methodologies, encourage critical thinking in the classroom, and integrate issues like health education and environmental awareness into English, math, science, and other subjects in countries around the world.
  • International Baccalaureate has three programs for students aged 3 to 19 that help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There are more than 775,000 IB students at 2,816 schools in 138 countries.
  • The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program offers the opportunity for classroom teachers with at least five years of experience to participate in a direct exchange with a teacher from one of seven other countries.
  • Work, Study, Teach Abroad has links to other sites with international opportunities.

Opportunities Teaching English

  • Learning Enterprise is a summer volunteer program with worldwide locations
  • Dave’s ESL Cafe site connects ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world. Also includes an international job board.
  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) members are able to post résumés on-line for free. Check out the JobFinder section.
  • Teachabroad.com is an on-line resource for international TESL positions.
  • The American TESOL Institute offers training and international placement services.

General Job Opportunities

  • Worldwide NGO directory (WANGO) provides a list of NGO’s by name and country. Offers more specific information about NGOs to WANGO members.
  • Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
  • U.S. Department of State includes information about working as a Foreign Service officer.
  • USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.
  • Jobsabroad.com is an on-line resource for international positions.
  • Work, Study, Teach Abroad has links to other sites with international opportunities.
  • Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters. Can search for positions by country or browse by region.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
  • Worldwide NGO directory provides a list of NGO’s by name and country. Offers more specific information about NGOs to WANGO members.
  • Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.
  • Volunteerabroad.com is an on-line resource for international volunteer opportunities.
  • WorkingAbroad is an international networking service for volunteers, workers and travellers, which offers the ability to take action for nature and society.
  • Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters. It is possible to search for positions by country or browse by region.
  • Grameen Foundation has projects focused on eradicating poverty by providing access to microfinance and technology so that, as a result of access to these services, people may move themselves out of poverty.
  • The Peace Corps’ education volunteers introduce innovative teaching methodologies, encourage critical thinking in the classroom, and integrate issues like health education and environmental awareness into English, math, science, and other subjects in countries around the world.

Fellows Program

  • Global Health Corps (started by Barbara Bush- a health education service group funded by Paul Farmer, Google and US Government).
  • USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.

Opportunities in Education

  • Teach with Africa works to break down the economic and social barriers to education in Africa by sending teams of educators to implement projects in underserved communities through an exchange of teaching and learning.
  • Association of International Schools in Africa represents international schools on the continent of Africa and has a membership of schools which range in size from 20 to 3600 students.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer Kenya / ICODEI is a grassroots volunteer organization that has been active since 1998. One unique feature is that they operate through a partnership between overseas volunteers and a staff of local Kenyans.

Opportunities Teaching English

  • Footprints Recruiting, Inc. includes links to ESL teaching opportunities in Korea, Taiwan, China, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand.
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) aims to promote grass roots internationalisation at the local level by inviting young overseas graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education.
  • Education Program in Korea (EPIK) is a program affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education that hires native English speaker to help improve the English language abilities of students and teachers.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Outreach International is a small organisation that places committed volunteers in carefully selected, meaningful projects. Opportunties include teaching, administration, counseling, etc.
  • TeachNZ has information for overseas trained teachers looking at coming to teach in New Zealand.
  • Teaching Opportunities in Great Britain
  • American Turkish Society’s Curriculum Development Grant Programaims to encourage the development of Turkey-related curriculum by offering funds to elementary and secondary school teachers in the U.S. to develop innovative curricula, projects, and other classroom activities about Turkey. The most qualified curriculum development grantees will also have the opportunity to participate in exchange program trips to Health and Education Foundation (SEV) schools in Istanbul, Izmir or Tarsus.

General Job Opportunities

  • CDS offers personalized intercultural training programs for students and young professionals. Internships are available in Argentina, Germany, and Spain for 3- to 12-months, depending on the program.

Fellows Program

Opportunities in Education

Opportunities Teaching English

  • Footprints Recruiting, Inc. includes links to ESL teaching opportunities in Chile and Brazil.

General Job Opportunities

  • CDS offers personalized intercultural training programs for students and young professionals. Internships are available in Argentina, Germany, and Spain for 3- to 12-months, depending on the program.

Volunteer Opportunities