EdAbroad and Career Services Center are happy to set up an interactive session with practical advice for job seekers. Learn how your study abroad experience can help you distinguish yourself from the competition and land that job! Please bring copies of your cover letters and resumes for review. International Experience and Your Resume.pdf
As a returned study abroad student, consider applying to be a Peer Advisor in the Education Abroad office. The position requires an academic year commitment and a strong desire to assist students, faculty, and parents with education abroad experiences.
Asia University America Program (AUAP)
- International Peer Advisors (IPAs): IPAs work with students from Asia University, Tokyo, Japan studying English and American culture at WWU. IPAs serve as resources, encouragers, and facilitators for AUAP students to make connections with WWU students and to have successful study abroad experiences. IPAs live in the residence halls and work approximately 19 hours a week. IPAs take a spring quarter, two-credit class in preparation for their work. For more information visit the AUAP website.
- Campus Friends: Campus Friends spend at least one hour a week for a quarter with an AUAP student. During the weekly get-together, individuals discuss topics of interest over coffee, at lunch or dinner, while shooting pool, or hanging out at the Underground Coffee House…whatever both parties decide they would like to do. For WWU students, this is an opportunity, not only to help an international student learn more about American culture, but to learn about Japanese culture as well. For more information visit the Campus Friends website.
- Room with an AUAP Student: Living on-campus with an AUAP student is another excellent way to share American culture and learn more about Japanese culture. Call Housing Assignments at 360-650-2951 to sign-up.
If your experience abroad sparked your interest in future travel, go abroad after you graduate as a Peace Corps volunteer. In the Peace Corps, you’ll have the unique opportunity to live and work for 27 months in one of 72 countries around the world. You can use your education and international experience to launch a career in health, the environment, agriculture, education, community development, information technology, or business development. During your service, you’ll receive a student loan deferment, paid vacation, three months of training, medical and dental care, a living stipend and money upon completion of services – not to mention the memories that will last a lifetime. To find out more visit the Peace Corps website, call 1-800-424-8580, option 1, or visit WWU’s Peace Corps office in Old Main 280, call 360-650-3017.
LIVE AND WORK IN JAPAN
The only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan.