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UC International Programs

Work Abroad

Many UC students work abroad right after graduation.  Although these experiences do not earn academic credit, working abroad can be a rewarding experience that can help build your resume and prepare you for future international careers.  The pay varies in different countries and different fields so it is best to contact each potential employer directly to get an idea of an average salary or average cost of living in each specific destination. 

It can sometimes be difficult to find an international job, but there are agencies and organizations that can help with job placement for a small fee.  The most common type of international job for recent college graduates is teaching English, which is addressed on the Teach Abroad page. 

The sites listed here contain general information for international job search strategies:

Jobs Abroad

Jobs Abroad is a search engine for international jobs.

Working Overseas

Working Overseas is the website related to The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas, a great resource for all types of international jobs.  We have copies of this book available for use in our Study Abroad Resource Library.

Transitions Abroad

Transitions Abroad is a comprehensive site for working abroad and international living.


BUNAC assists with job placement, insurance, housing and work visas mainly in English-speaking countries. Typically you can work from 8 weeks to 18 months aand most jobs are in the service industry (retail, tourism, restaurants, etc).