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Careers & Post-Graduation Planning: Study, work, volunteer abroad

Resources for learning more about careers and other next steps for Castleton University students

Study abroad programs and info

Find programs

StudyAbroad.com includes a searchable database of programs

IIIE Passport 
Search over 9,500 study abroad programs.  From the Institute of International Education (IIE).


Learn about studying abroad and much more
 

Transitions Abroad's Study Abroad section

Students Abroad from the U.S. State Department.  Lots of information about all aspects of studying abroad.

Study Abroad. A pathfinder from the library at VSAC. Lots of resources listed. If we don't have a book listed there, you can request it through interlibrary loan.

StudyAbroad.com

U.S. Study Abroad Programs from the U.S. Network for Education Information, U.S. Dept. of Education


A Directory

IIEPassport: Short-Term Study Abroad
REF 370.116025 Sh817


Organizations

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Institute for the International Education of Students  (IES Abroad)

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Study Abroad/International Exchange resources from the Association of American Colleges and Universities


Specific programs

Semester at Sea

Teach abroad

To find international teaching jobs

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About teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)


Teaching English Abroad from Transitions Abroad

The Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ebook.  Subscription resource.  Log-in required for off-campus access)


Specific programs


These two programs include training:

Cultural Ambassadors in Spain
The Spanish Ministry of Education sponsors a North American Language and Culture Assistant Program for elementary and secondary schools in Spain. This program enables more than 2000 US and Canadian College students or graduates to train as English Language Assistants in Spain for the school year.

TALK: Teach and Learn in Korea
A Korean government scholarship program. Its main objective is to invite and train native English speakers to teach practical English in after-school classes at rural elementary schools.

Teaching assistantships at secondary schools in Austria (through the Austrian ministry of education)

Learn about countries

More resources on the library's Global Studies guide

On specific countries:

Frenchculture.org

From the Cultural Services division of the French Embassy in the U.S., "a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public."

Study abroad info at Castleton


Check out Castleton's Study Abroad website

Work abroad

Online resources

Links to international job listings from UC Berkeley's Career Center


Some books in the Castleton library
 

International volunteering/service opportunities

General resources


Volunteer Abroad “The Portal for Volunteer Work, Service and Vacations Overseas” from Transitions Abroad

Volunteer Abroad.com


Specific programs, help finding opportunities

HelpExchange.net
An online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.

Volunteers For Peace (VFP) offers placement in international volunteer projects in more than 100 countries around the world including the USA. Our projects are part of an international voluntary service movement, where volunteers from multiple countries live together while working to improve local communities.

WorkAway.info
A website set up to promote fair work exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities.

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
A world wide network of organisations linking people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.

 


Books in the library

Web-based language resources

Online resources for learning languages

Also see the Castleton library's Spanish language page on the subject guide for Spanish and Latin American Language, Literature and Culture


Subscription resources

Many public libraries in Vermont offer access to Mango Languages, offering over 35 languages.  Click to see a list of libraries who subscribe.‚Äč

Free resources

FSI Language Courses.  Language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute

BBC Languages
The resource from Britain's BBC offers in-depth (12-week) online programs of study in Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Greek and sampler lessons in more than 40 other languages, for example, Japanese, Maltese, Arabic, Gaelic, and Estonian.

Foreign Language Videos from the Viewpoints Project of the Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium is "a collection of video clips in which native speakers elaborate on a wide variety of topics about their culture, family, daily life, and more. Each video clip is accompanied by a description of its contents, the country of the speaker, and additional grammar and vocabulary notes."

Lang Media: Resources for World Languages
Lang Media's mission is to provide "materials in languages less-commonly offered by colleges and universities in the United States" and "authentic materials depicting differences in regional dialects and language-usage among speakers of the most commonly taught languages worldwide." The site was produced by the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages.


Language learning resources from COERLL: Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, from the University of Texas at Austin. Produces and shares open educational resources for the teaching and learning of foreign languages, including online language courses, podcasts, downloadable transcripts, reference grammars, and assessment tools. 


Database of teaching and learning materials for over 150 Less Commonly Taught Languages

Other language learning resources

Other language learning resources

Software on campus:

Castleton has a language lab in Leavenworth with Rosetta Stone and Fluenz language learning software.

Languages available:

Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Vietnamese

Audio CDs to check out:

The CU library has Pimsleur conversational programs on audio CD (8 hours/16 lessons) to check out in these languages:

Arabic Italian
Brazilian Portuguese       Japanese
French Mandarin Chinese
German Russian
Irish Spanish

Apps

Duolingo

Courses in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian and German. Free; available for iOS devices.

Busuu
Courses in 12 languages. Free; available for iOS and Android devices. Lessons can be downloaded in advance for off-line use.

Financial aid

Some sources on financial aid for study abroad


FinAid for study abroad

Paying for your Study Abroad from MoneyGeek



Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad

REF 378.3 F49
You can look inside the book and see the first 17 pages, including the table of contents, introduction, and a sample entry taken from the book (PDF).

International exchange


International Exchange Locator: A Resource Directory for Educational and Cultural Exchange
 

REF 370.116 In85

Gap year/college alternatives

Worldwide volunteer options from the publisher of the Gap Year Guidebook

International careers

Health info for travelers

Traveler's Health from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)