Whether you decide to study on a second program, conduct research or explore graduate programs abroad, we hope you find the below resources useful.  We’ve also provided some information on work/teach/and intern abroad programs. We do not endorse any particular program and participants are responsible for carefully researching all aspects of any external program. Make sure to conduct your own research to vet the appropriate program for you goals. 

Study Abroad Again

Still an undergraduate student? Want to study abroad with UMSL again? Visit our semester and yearlong program pages. Interested in a shorter program? We have programs that take place during the Winter Intersession (January) or over the summer (May-July). Click here to explore all that we have to offer!

Graduate Study/ International Research Abroad

Are you interested in earning your master degree or participating in research abroad? Explore some of these resources below to learn more and discover what would be the right fit for you!

If you are an UMSL student participating in independent research or other academic program abroad (regardless of whether or not you receive credit), make sure to visit the UMSL Travel Registry page for the required processes. Below are a few post-graduation opportunities. If you are currently an UMSL student seeking grant or fellowship opportunities, visit our scholarship page for more ideas.

Marshall Scholarship: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years.

Rhodes Scholar: Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

Blakemore Foundation: These grants fund a short term or year of advanced Asian language study at approved centers in Asia. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are available to American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their career. Approximate deadline: December 30.

The Confucious China Studies Program supports doctoral and master's degree students to undertake advanced language training, coursework, and guided research related to Chinese studies at a Chinese institution. Deadline: January/February

Schwarman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. Deadline: October

The Whitaker International Program supports international collaboration in the growing field of biomedical engineering, from graduating seniors to post-doctorate degree holders. In addition to support research, it encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting. 

Work/Intern/Volunteer Abroad

If you are interested in gaining work or volunteer experience in an international setting, these links might be a good place to start exploring your options. Remember there are many, many more resources available online outside of these links!

Association for International Practical Training (AIPT): Summer internship placements for current students enrolled in technical fields such as engineering, computer science, architecture, natural and physical sciences, or agricultural sciences. If you have found your own internship, AIPT can provide a work visa.

BUNAC: Work/travel programs to Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Volunteer programs in South Africa and Peru.

DAAD: The German Academic Exchange Service offers several different scholarship, internship, and work programs in Germany.

Foreign Service Officer: Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) help formulate and implement the foreign policy of the United States. An essential part of the frontline personnel at all U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions, they will be found at nearly 265 locations worldwide as well as in Washington, D.C.

JobsAbroad: Database of international job opportunities.

Peace Corps: Peace Corps Volunteers work in countries around the world in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; health and HIV/AIDS; agriculture and environment; business development; and information technology. Within these areas, the specific duties and responsibilities of each Volunteer can vary widely.

Transatlantic Program: Two to six month paid internship in Germany in various fields. Preference give to students with German language knowledge but no major experience living or studying in Germany.

Transitions Abroad: Links to several work abroad resources.

University of Michigan's Work Abroad Overview: Provides a comprehensive overview of student work abroad options.

University of Minnesota External Scholarship Search Engine

US-China Education and Culture Exchange Offers summer, semester, and yearlong opportunities to teach English in China.

Working Abroad: Au pair, internship, and work/travel programs available in various countries.

Teach English Abroad

The links below are provided as a starting point for people interested in teaching abroad. We do not endorse any particular program and participants are responsible for carefully researching all aspects of any teach abroad opportunity.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship: U.S. Student Teaching Assistantships in English are offered in many countries worldwide. Each ETA Program is designed by the host country and individual elements may vary by country. Opportunities are available in over 20 countries, with most placements being in Germany or Korea. Campus deadline for all Fulbright applications is mid-September, about a month before the national deadline. Read this information sheet and contact Bob Baumann in International Studies and Programs as soon as you consider applying. The Fulbright supports English Teaching Assistantships in some countries.

Dave's ESL Cafe Job listings and advice for teaching abroad.

Centro de Voluntarios Teach English in Chile Program through the Chilean Ministry of Education.

CIEE Teach Abroad Semester or year long placements as a language and culture assistant teaching English in schools in Chile, China, Spain, and Thailand.

English Teaching Assistant in France: The French Ministry of Education is offering 1,500 teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools to American citizens under 30 years of age, graduates or undergraduates, majoring or minoring in French. Monthly stipend is provided.

Footprints Recruiting: Paid English teaching positions all over the world. Placements for people with no experience and for those with certification and/or experience.

Hess Educational Organization Teach English in Taiwan.

INTERAC: Organization that hires assistant English language teachers in Japan.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET): Opportunity to work in local Japanese government or teach English in Japan. Approximate deadline: November.

TeachAbroad: Postings for teach abroad opportunities. Positions may or may not require certification.

Teach Away: Offers a wide variety of international teaching jobs at Ministries of Education and private schools around the globe.

TEFL.com Learn more about TEFL, the job market, and search for teaching jobs.

Thailand TEFL Teaching opportunities in Thailand

Think Outside Recruiting English teacher placement service in Korea.