As part of study or travel abroad programs and these experiences have sparked a keen interest in working abroad after graduation, a rising number of college students have spent time overseas. From a stint abroad in an increasingly international marketplace, there are many compelling reasons why grads can benefit. Cultural and linguistic immersion after college can ultimately make grads more attractive to international businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Finding employment overseas is a more daunting task than ever, despite the movement towards internationalism in the world economy. Usually immigration departments require employers to sponsor non-natives and justify why they should be hired over a native worker in foreign counties. This rationale must typically include unique talents and abilities that non-native candidates possess which are not sufficiently present among native applicants. New college graduates can rarely meet this standard when looking to work in the developed world. It is much more common for businesses to assign veteran employees with well-developed skills that are in high demand to overseas jobs. Many graduates do manage to land jobs overseas every year despite this challenging scenario. Teaching English in a non-English speaking country, particularly in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe is perhaps the most common option.

Finding a job abroad for college grads

English has become the accepted international language of business and countries like Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Chile, Argentina, and the Czech Republic are eager to have their citizens learn English to support their trade aspirations. Many of the programs exist which can facilitate the placement of Americans into teaching positions in a variety of locations. Popular options include the Jet Program which places teaching assistants in schools throughout Japan. Since the deadline is in late November, grads should plan a year in advance. The Chilean Ministry of Education also engages teaching assistants for public schools and provides housing with a host family, health insurance and a modest stipend to cover some living expenses. As cultural and language assistants in the school system, and receive a stipend of 700 euros per month for an 8 month assignment running from October through May, the government in Spain offers a program whereby American and Canadian citizens act. Developed countries in Asia such as Japan and Korea offer some of the most lucrative English teaching opportunities which are advertised through websites like teachabroad.com. Grads should communicate with current teachers from their home area at target schools to gain first-hand insight about work conditions prior to signing any agreements. Most participants in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland find jobs in restaurants, pubs, hotels, offices and farms which are not particularly career oriented. The Britain program requires grads to secure an internship with a training component. Actually another group of organization places grads in paid short-term jobs or internships. Some of these programs have a focus on specific fields like government, technology, engineering or science.  BUNAC provides some support through staff in those countries to help grads find jobs but doesn't actually place them in positions