Working or volunteering abroad immerses students in a different culture in profound ways. Students not only become familiar with the economic and working conditions of other countries, they have the opportunity to expand their perspectives on problems facing the world and explore a wide variety of solutions to those problems. Working or interning in a foreign country allows you to live like a local resident while exploring a new place. Many organizations facilitate the process of arranging work abroad, and internships are available around the world.
Volunteering abroad is an exciting way to serve others — you can even earn Bonner service hours as you are immersed in another culture. These opportunities allow you to work alongside other Americans, international volunteers and local residents as you work toward a common goal.