Resources For International Students
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Resources for All International Students
iStudentCity.com - Feel at Home in America
Excellent site - includes a free job placement service, advice on adjusting to college in the US, TOEFL tips, an "Ask the Experts" link to ask your questions about life, study and work in the US, and advice on job-hunting. Including Immigration Updates.
International Students and the Job Search
An excellent overview, both for students wishing to stay in the US and those who want to return to their home country to work.
BC Intercultural Office Newsletters
News and updates on immigration issues, events, jobs and internships, entertainment, and academic issues.
Legal Information for International Students
Social Security and Driver's License, Visa/Immigration Regulations, Embassies and Consulates, Tax Information. NOTE: as this is a University of Michigan Web site, some of the information may be specific to U of M students.
Studying in America and Canada
For your friends or relatives who are considering higher education in the US or Canada. (Since you're already here, there's not a lot of you at this link, but it be valuable for people you know back home.)
Career and Job Fairs Outside BC
Some of these are international in scope; some are specifically for students returning to their home countries.
Boston College's Global Proficiency Program
Assists students in documenting and certifying their outstanding achievements in gaining a broad global awareness through both academics and extracurricular activities. This certification is then added as an accomplishment to a student's resume.
CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange
Programs and information regarding: Study Abroad; Short-Term Work Exchanges; Internships; Japan Exchange and Teaching Program; English Language Testing; and Travel.
Global Vision International
Field work placements and career opportunities ideal for graduates, students and professionals looking for practical experience in local non-governmental or aid reliant organisations.
Union of International Associations
Links to International Associations selected from the Yearbook of International Organizations.
CampusCareerCenter links international companies and graduating students.
Major career fairs for American and foreign-born students and alumni.
This is the sole publisher of two unique multinational business contact directories. BC students have free access to this, provided by the University Libraries.
- A short-term (one to four weeks) stay with an American family for visitors from other countries.
- The purpose of the program is to provide participants with a special insight into American society through experiencing daily American life, customs, language and values. It provides a chance to help your host family and community learn about your own culture, as well.
- The homestay is an intensive cross-cultural experience, not a tour or travel program.
- SWAP offers short-term work programs in 10 countries: Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Jamaica, and the United States.
- SWAP participants pay a registration fee, and receive all necessary working papers, two nights accommodation upon arrival, and a host of other services.
- Contact: 1-888-838-CUTS (977-2185 in Toronto), Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., EST. E-mail: email@example.com
Resources for Students Returning to Their Home Country
Asia Business Society, Carroll Graduate School of Management
ABS has assembled the following websites to help members find permanent jobs as well as summer internships in the Asia region.
The Electronic Embassy
Listing of foreign embassy sites which can possibly provide work-related information.
The European Business Directory
Listing of 150,000 European suppliers from England, Denmark, France, Italy, and Spain. This can be a helpful research tool.
A new MA startup company, which lists international opportunities that are applicable for both American and international individuals.
European Employment Services
Covers all 18 countries in Eures and jobs are only for people entitled to work in those countries: Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. Jobs are supplied by state employment offices.
The Riley Guide
Resources for international job opportunities.
CareerForum.net (in Japanesse)
Job fairs, internships and employer listings for Japanese/English bilinguals.
Scroll down to the "Global Network" section.
HiTech Career Centre
Canadian and international job fairs. Review dates, locations and the most recent show guides.
- Assists U.S.-educated graduates, postgraduates, and professionals from the following Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies: Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Vietnam.
- Students and professionals use ASPIRE to help them prepare for their home country job searches, find jobs, and prepare to face the issues of reentry.
UC Irvine's Work Abroad site
Though much of this site is designed for American students seeking work abroad, they do provide numerous links to Web sites for opportunities in individual countries.
Information from Proctor and Gamble about jobs available in home countries.
Resources for Students Staying to Work in the US
- NOTE: come to the Career Resource Library for a copy of the brochure, It's Easy To Hire An International Student, which you can photocopy and provide to prospective employers.
- Job search will be very much like that of American students. You must be proactive and take responsibility for your own efforts.
- Identify the employers in your field of training and interest.
- Research them and prioritize according to importance.
- Use networking methods to develop inside contacts and information.
- Create an American version of a resume and cover letter.
- Try to identify and contact the individual who runs the division/department you want to work for.
- Be prepared to explain your international work status during the interview.
When to Tell Employers About Your Work Status
Advice from Adrienne Nussbaum, Director, Intercultural Office, Boston College.
I got my degree, so how come I haven't been hired yet?
Advice from iStudentCity.com
- Enter your Email and Password (above) in the "Current User Login" box at the top of the page and click the "Login" button
- Click on the "VIEW" button next to the "All Directories - Unlimited users" service heading.
Offers the International Practical Training Program, which enables international students and recent graduates an opportunity to participate in a period of practical training in their field with a company in the US for up to 18 months.
A new MA startup company, which lists international opportunities that are applicable to both American and international individuals.
Women of the World Initiative (WOWI)
- For female international graduate students - WOWI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping graduate and postgraduate international women to further their careers.
- WOWI works to provide international women with mentoring services as well as unique networking opportunities in the fields of government, politics, law, education, economics, banking and health care.
- Headquartered in Chestnut Hill, WOWI has had several years of experience in partnering students throughout Boston with appropriate mentors or consultants in their particular fields of study.
- If you are interested in finding out more about this valuable resource, please contact the Intercultural Office at 617-552-8005.
- Works to promote academic freedom and defend the human rights of scholars worldwide, to responds to attacks on academic communities
- They have established a fund that will provide grants of up to $20,000 to institutions that play host to persecuted academics.
US Immigration for Canadian Businesses and Professionals
Contains information about temporary and permanent US immigration work permits for Canadian businesses and professionals.
Purchase involved ($). A broad reference work for foreign nationals studying in the United States who wish to remain here.
- Business Administration & Management
- Computer Science
- Education & Research
- Life & Health Sciences
- Math & Physical Sciences
- Other Professions