Life after LanguageCorps

While the LanguageCorps experience is first and foremost an international adventure, LanguageCorps Teachers return from their international adventure with new perspectives, broad experience, and a skill-set applicable to a variety of careers.

In addition to increased independence, self-reliance, collaborative skills, and interpersonal communication skills, LanguageCorps also provides our returning Teachers with a Re-Entry Package, including career tips, resume guidance, references, recruiting contacts, online resources, and, of course, your own teaching practicum.

A recent study by Thompson Education* analyzes employers’ perceptions of candidates with overseas qualifications. Their findings include the following:

  • Candidates with overseas experience find that “employers are impressed that I had the courage to study overseas” and that “international education/experience is sought after”
  • 98% of employers agree that candidates with international experience are likely to possess cross-cultural communication skills
  • 94% of employers agree that candidates with international experience are likely to be mature
  • 97% of employers agree that candidates with international experience are likely to be independent
  • 96% of employers agree that candidates with international experience are likely to be culturally aware

Professions to Consider

“Americans need enhanced international skills and knowledge to guarantee our national security and economic competitiveness. An educational opportunity outside the United States can be among the most valuable tools for preparing a student to participate effectively in an increasingly interconnected international community that demands cross-cultural skills and knowledge… Many corporate CEOs are eloquent on their need for managers with international skills.”
– Securing America’s Future: Global Education for a Global Age, Report of the Strategic Task Force on Education Abroad (NAFSA)

A partial list of professions that value the specific skills brought back by LanguageCorps alumni:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cross-Cultural Training
  • Diversity Management
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence Field Operations
  • Intercultural Consulting
  • Intercultural Health and Human Services
  • Intercultural Management
  • Intercultural Program Development
  • International Affairs
  • International Business Development
  • International Development
  • International Education Exchange
  • International Exchange Program Counseling
  • International Law
  • International Marketing
  • International Policy
  • International Program Management
  • International Student Advising
  • International Trade
  • Multicultural Education
  • NGO fundraising/management
  • Regional Operations
  • Social Work
  • Study Abroad Coordination

Recommended Graduate Degree Programs

School for International Training
The School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Programs prepare students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. Through an academic curriculum that incorporates field-based practice, reflection and application, SIT prepares graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators and compassionate advocates with exceptional intercultural abilities and awareness.

Degrees offered by SIT include: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation, Master of Arts in International Education, Master of Arts in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations, Master of Arts in Sustainable Development, Master of Science in Organizational Management

SIT Homepage
SIT Admissions / Application

SIT Admissions
The School for International Training
Kipling Road, P.O. Box 676
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302-0676
tel: 802-258-3510 (800-336-1616, toll-free in US)
fax: 802-258-3500

The Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
The Moore School of Business International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program is designed to equip students with the ability to think and act globally, preparing them for life as a global manager in the U.S. or elsewhere. Each of the three IMBA tracks—Language, Global, and European—provides graduates with an internationalized business-core, a strong foundation in global business issues, significant international experience, and concentrated skills classes in an area of interest.

Moore School of Business Homepage
Moore School of Business Application

Reena Lichtenfeld
Director, Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Management
1705 College Street
Columbia, SC 29208
tel: 803-777-6749; 800-236-6427

New York University
The NYU Master of Science in Global Affairs has been designed to provide a context for understanding critical issues in international politics, economics, dispute settlement, law, human rights, humanitarian assistance, energy, the environment, and related areas.

Students obtain the knowledge and tools necessary to understand today’s complex, interconnected society and to function effectively within it. The core requirements of the curriculum ensure that every graduate will have a grasp of the most important elements of international affairs, while the elective concentration allows each student to become expert in a specific subject area.

NYU Global Affairs Homepage
NYU Global Affairs Application

Marci Schwartz
New York University
145 4th Avenue, Room 219
New York, NY 10003
tel: 212-998-7100
fax: 212-995-4674

Lesley University
Lesley University’s Intercultural Relations Program offers challenging graduate study in understanding and working with culturally diverse populations, both domestically and internationally.

In today’s increasingly interdependent world, the need to provide culturally responsive services has been acknowledged by human service providers, managers, advisors, development specialists, government staff, educators, and other professionals. For two decades, Lesley’s unique focus on the human dimension of intercultural interactions has set apart from the traditional macro-political approach of international relations programs. Lesley’s Intercultural Relations graduates pursue careers in various areas, such as managing diversity, international education exchange, international student advising, intercultural management, international development, multicultural education, intercultural training, conflict management, and intercultural health and human services.

Lesley University Homepage
Lesley University Admissions / Application

Jana M. Van der Veer
Assistant Director, Advising and Student Services
Intercultural Relations and Creative Writing Programs
Lesley University
29 Everett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: 617-349-8369 (800-999-1959, ext. 8369)
fax: 617-349-8124

Other Graduate Degrees
A partial list of other graduate degrees building on the international experience gained by LanguageCorps Teachers:

  • Degree of Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)
  • Global Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master in Public Administration / International Development (MPA/ID)
  • Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)

*”An Exploration of the Demand for Study Overseas from American Students and Employers,” J. Walter Thomson Education for the Institute of International Education, the German Academic Exchange Service, the British Council, and the Australian Education Office

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