Global studies career guides

One of the most exciting requirements of a Global Studies major is gaining global awareness through an internship in another country or study abroad. Whether studying in India, interning in Japan or service learning in Guatemala, it’s paramount to your success in this field that you get out there and explore. But knowing which experiences are right for you can be hard.

Please explore each of the guides and speak with Assistant Director and Assistant Professor of Practice Emira Ibrahimpasic.

Global Studies majors and minors tend to head in four primary career directions:

Government and foreign service
Global Studies prepares students for domestic and international career tracks on behalf of the United States government or for graduate programs that specialize in international relations. Look for opportunities at the university to travel, acquire foreign language proficiency, and connect with those in your prospective career field.

International development and humanitarian aid
In the US and around the world, Global Studies students are committed to social and political causes and sustainable economic development.

Graduate/professional school
Students may pursue internationally-related field such as International Relations or Law.

Teaching and working abroad
Teaching and working abroad are great ways to experience another culture/language, earn a stipend, and acquire professional, real-world skills in an increasingly globalized workforce.

Other opportunities

There are resources for careers in social change available or check out more resources below.

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs 
Place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers and serve as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students ranges from kindergarten to university level. Applicants can apply to only one country.

English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program
Highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world.

The Middle East and North Africa Regional (MENAR) Fellowship Program 
Offers one-year post-graduation fellowships to top graduates of American colleges at leading organizations across the Middle East and North Africa region. Draws on the Princeton alumni network to facilitate placements and support fellows.

Green Corps
The country’s most respected training program for environmental organizers, with nearly 400 graduates at work in the environmental movement. For those who are passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing.

Teach English in Spain
Become a Language Assistant with Meddeas, no matter what background and level of Spanish you are. Participants enroll a structured training program and teach English in a Spanish private or state-funded private school, gaining international experience and transferable skills.

For more information contact Jesús M. Jurado MendozaEducation Advisor, Spanish Studies Institute UNL, 61B Henzlik Hall, Ph: 402 472 0683 or via email at

EPIK English Program in Korea
Teachers share their culture and knowledge with students while gaining experience teaching ESL in public schools across Korea.

The China Educational Association of International Exchange (CEAIE) program
A chance for teachers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the U.S. to live and work in China for twelve months.The aim of the program is to promote language exchange and mutual understanding among young people at home and abroad, and to improve foreign language education in Chinese schools.