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Back From Abroad

Now that you've studied abroad, we hope you've gained an appreciation, and perhaps even a passion for intercultural life and learning. Maybe you're already considering your future international endeavors? This page offers resources on fellowships, grants, and scholarships which support international study, service, civic engagement, and more.

Fellowships

American India Foundation (AIF) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

10 month fellowship pairing skilled professionals with Indian NGOs and social enterprises to meet India's goals for sustainable development. Fellows gain on-the-ground knowledge of development in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

ASF offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandanavian country for up to one year.

Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Fellows (Worldwide)

Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who use innovative solutions to address social problems and effect change across societies. Ashoka Fellows work in over 70 countries across the globe in every area of human need.

Congress- Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) (Germany)

Jointly funded the U.S. Congress and German Bundestag, this fellowship provides 75 Americans and 75 Germans the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts in a cultural immersion program. The program is open to candidates in all fields who are interested in cultural exchange.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program (Worldwide)

The CLS program is a fully funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Students study and master critical languages abroad, while building relationships between the people of the United States and those of other countries.

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps provides year-long paid fellowships for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, and the United States.

Humanity in Action

The Humanity in Action Fellowship is an intensive and demanding fellowship that brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is the preeminent international service organization of the United States and sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corp volunteers work at the grassroots level towards sustainable change while becoming global citizens and serving their country.

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa offers year-long fellowships with a variety of organizations across the continent in the fields of advocacy and civil society, agriculture and nutrition, education, ESL, and youth capacity building, environment and conservation, humanitarian aid, income generation and social entrepreneurship, and public health.

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Asia offers year-long fellowships and internships in 20 countries in the fields of education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, engineering, technology, law, and business.

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America offers year-long fellowships in partnership with NGOs and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects throughout the region.

Volunteer/Faith-based International Programs

Francis Corps

Francis Corps volunteers share their gifts and talents in a year-long, faith-based community service in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. Based in Costa Rica.

JDC Jewish Service Corps

JDC offers a continuum of service opportunities for young Jewish adults who want to make an impact in overseas Jewish communities, in Israel, or in other locations where JDC is involved in non-sectarian development work. Their service programs work to meet real, pressing needs through intensive participation in JDC initiatives and peer-to-peer education.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Jesuit Volunteer Corps supports organizations that provide direct service to people who are poor and marginalized by placing volunteers at schools, non-profits, and other sites around the world. 1 to 2 year service assignments are based on four core values: spirituality, simple living, community, and social justice.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Volunteers serve in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, South America. Guyana is an English-speaking country in South America; therefore, volunteers are only required to speak English. Volunteers serve for one year in an International placement with an opportunity to renew for a second year. Mercy Volunteer Corps has three sites in Guyana. International volunteers can choose to serve at one or two of the sites. It is helpful for the applicants to have an openness to serving where the need is greatest. Placement at a particular site is based on the skills and interests of the volunteer and the needs of the site.

Teach Abroad

English Program in Korea (EPIK)

One year, renewable contracts teaching English in South Korea. EPIK provides teaching opportunities in 15 different municipal cities and provinces in Korea.

Teaching Assistant Program in France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

HAEF Teaching Fellowship (Greece) 

Every year twelve Fellowships are awarded to recent graduates from universities in the United States. The Fellows are chosen to act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience. The role of the Fellows includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into our school community.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Sponsored by the Japanese government, participants can spend a year working as an assistant language teacher, sports exchange advisor or coordinator for international relations across Japan.

Ministry of Education of Spain Language and Culture Assistants

Language and Culture assistances work for 9-10 months with Spanish students of all ages in various regions throughout Spain.

Teach and Learn in Korea (TALK)

Through the South Korean Ministry of Education, participants can work as a language assistant in rural, elementary schools during after school hours. The training program provides participants with information on Korean culture, education, classroom management, practical teaching experience, and more aimed at preparing the participants for both teaching and living in Korea. TALK also provides benefits to participants to ensure a comfortable living experience, and also time to pursue other personal interests.

Other Ways to Go Abroad

General Resources

Graduate Schools

This page was last updated on 07/22/2016.