Links of Interest

Sites at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville

Other Sites

French Resource Pages

Compiled by members of UVA's French Department:

Study and Work Abroad Websites

(Most of the links and information below are courtesy of Transitions Abroad magazine.)

Worldwide Work and Study Abroad Programs "The World at Your Fingertips," by Ruth Sylte. Not a directory, but an instructional site -- how to use the Internet to research options. The Electronic Embassy (see also, The Embassy Page). These sites collect the home pages of the embassies of all countries -- many with info about visas, cultural exchanges, etc. Institute of International Education. complete info about all Fulbright programs for study and teaching abroad. Also has IIE directories of study abroad and scholarships on-line; full texts available to IIE members only, with password provided by IIE (or works okay with books in hand). Use search terms "internships," "volunteer," etc. Mobility International's guide to education and travel abroad for people with disabilities. is a commercial directory of study and work abroad programs. Goldmine of directories and first-hand reports on study and work abroad from Transitions Abroad magazine.

Regional Work and Study Abroad   African Studies, Univ. of Pennsylvania. Huge number of links. Try search using "internships" or "volunteer abroad."

Short-Term Paid Work Abroad

(See also Worldwide and Internship sections.) Council Work Abroad, one of the largest student work abroad programs, and Council International Volunteer Projects. InterExchange, a nonprofit work-placement organization with low fees for students and non-students.

International Internships Internships in Francophone Europe.  nonprofit with internships (especially technical, hotel, and culinary) in 65+ countries, can also assist with work permits for jobs abroad found by students and graduates. Site is less than easy to use.  U.S. State Dept. offers 1,000 internships annually (students who are U.S. citizens); information and application.

Teaching Abroad Dave's ESL Cafe, general English teaching information and jobs. International Schools Services (K-12), schools directory and job fairs for K-12 teachers for English-language overseas. U.S. State Department's excellent site for teaching abroad most for qualified teachers), located in the "Services" section, "Overseas Schools."

Volunteering Abroad Interaction is a clearinghouse for major international development and relief organizations. Peace Corps oficial web site, with information on how to apply to the program that sends the most Americans to work in developing countries. Volunteers for Peace site, with extensive links to other international volunteer organizations.

International Careers Impact Publications has the most complete catalog of books about international careers. International Affairs Web contains info about U.S. graduate degree programs in international relations.