Global Opportunities After Graduation

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Continue exploring the world after completing your degree through programs that support continued study, research, or service-learning, or through opportunities that enter you into the workforce.

General Guidelines

  • This is not an exhaustive list, but a few starting points to begin research into potential opportunities and programs.
  • Note that some opportunities may require specific citizenship. Review eligibility rules carefully before applying.
  • There are many third-party pay-for-service providers and programs that may require fees, some which may be substantial. Look into these opportunities thoroughly to make sure they are reputable.

Volunteer/Service Abroad

  • Peace Corps – Volunteer in a variety of fields, including agriculture, environment, community economic development, health, education, and youth in development. Positions are available in a variety of countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Oceania, and the Caribbean. U.S. citizenship is required.
  • WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) – Participants work on farms in exchange for room and board.

Teach Abroad


  • U.S. Fulbright – Opportunity for recent graduates to teach English, study, or conduct research abroad. This is a competitive program run by the U.S. Department of State and applicants must be U.S. citizens. 
  • Foreign Student Fulbright – If you are an international student, you may be eligible to apply to Fulbright for graduate study or a position as a foreign language teaching assistant in the U.S.
  • UC Davis has a Prestigious Scholarships office to help you prepare and apply for Fulbright.

Work/Intern Abroad

Graduate School

Funding Opportunities

  • There are a variety of funding opportunities available to support global learning that include awards, fellowships, grants, scholarships, and funds to off-set or fully cover program costs. Details and requirements change frequently so students are advised to contact the funding agency directly for more information. Explore: Scholarships and Funding.

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