Resources & Opportunities
See what your peers have accomplished as they present their study abroad research! Presentations are held during the Festival of Scholars in Smith Hall, keep an eye on your email for an invitation!
Help out with Lewis and Clark’s Annual International Fair, held every Spring, here on campus! Take the knowledge and love of the country you visited and share it with the rest of the student body.
Open to all undergraduate students, 100 Projects for Peace is an opportunity for students to design a grassroots project for peace to implement anywhere in the world in the summer. The winning proposal will receive $10,000.
If you want to share your views on international and cross-cultural issues, then The Meridian is for you! The Meridian, apart from their spring publication, also has a year long website which you can find here! Look for their page entitled “stories from abroad”.
Do you have photos and artwork from your program? Did you write a poem or story in a foreign language? Do you still want to? Check out Polyglot, the foreign Language journal that Lewis and Clark publishes every spring!
Want to branch out and share your experiences and ideas with an even wider audience? Then check out Boston College’s Kaleidoscope International Journal, open to students around the world!
Apply for a Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) grant to go abroad again. SAAB sponsors a competitive grant program supporting: student-motivated research, attendance at conferences, visiting scholar programs, and performances or artistic displays.
The Pioneer Travel Program offers alumni, parents, and friends of the college opportunities for lifelong learning. Our programs are characterized by participation of Lewis & Clark faculty and staff with an expertise in the region of travel or theme of study. Our trips seek to build greater connections among the Lewis & Clark community. We look forward to providing travel experiences that are enriching and engaging adventures.
This guide, created by AIFS Abroad, was developed to help study abroad participants unpack the full experience they’ve had and provide them with resources for processing their experiences as they return to their home countries/cultures.
International Opportunities in Portland
The Mercy Corps’ mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Individuals can volunteer at the office in Portland, staff and table at community events, or help fundraise for the organization.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Volunteers can serve at donation events, call possible donors, volunteer on a weekly basis, work at the Portland Headquarters, and more.
Green Empowerment provides villages in the developing world access to clean water, electricity through renewable energy, and sustainable solutions. Volunteers can work as field staff members in downtown or work in on-going service opportunities.
The AWC aims to mobilize, advocate and empower African Women living in Oregon and Southwest Washington by providing a culturally supportive and nurturing environment that builds the capacity of the community to help itself and allows other members of the community to reach their highest potential through support, guidance and educational opportunities. Volunteers can work at organizations sponsored events and directly with organization members.
The Harambee Centre’s mission is to help connect the people of the Pacific Northwest with the people and cultures of Africa but supporting development projects in African communities, provide educational resources about Africa for local educators and residents, and to help celebrate and share the African culture. Volunteers help with different program events and fundraisers for the organization.
The PCASC educates and mobilizes community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. Volunteers can work in various committees within the organization ranging from grant writing, translating, office work and more.
10 month fellowship in leading Indian NGOs that provides development training in education, livelihoods, public health and social enterprises. Other volunteer and work opportunities are also available through AIF.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others’ countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
Davies-Jackson Scholarship (England)
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first generation in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are admitted as affiliated students and have the opportunity to take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for a Cambridge BA in two years instead of the usual three. Following the completion of their first year of study some Scholars have opted into a one year M. Phil program at the discretion of the Senior Tutor at St. John’s.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, in partnership with GoFundMe, with support from NAFSA and the APLU (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities), has launched the third edition of the France on Campus Award under the patronage of film director Wes Anderson, to discover, celebrate and support initiatives that explore France in new and creative ways.
This Award is intended to help student organizations eager to launch or continue a major France-related project on campus by providing a unique package of funding, mentorship and networking. With this support, awardees will be expected to expose new audiences to France and French culture on their campus and beyond. Please note that the call is not limited to student organizations with strong ties to France.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship (England)
The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are: outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying. While at Cambridge, Scholars pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program (Ireland)
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel.
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded. Applicants may affiliate with Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin) for award year, if selected.
The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) supports the future global leaders and promotes the international cooperation in education by inviting talented international students to Korea for an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea.
Luce Scholars Program (Multiple Countries in Asia)
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.
Marshall Scholarship (England)
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success.
Peace Corps (Worldwide)
The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.
PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 20 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. The essence of PiA is to provide transformative, service-oriented experiences for bright, talented graduates and to serve the needs of Asia as determined by our host institutions and Asian partners. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations in the fields of education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, engineering, technology, law and business.
PiLA matches partner organizations offering year-long socially responsible service opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent graduates from North American colleges and universities.
Rhodes Scholarship (England)
The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors.
Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective scholarship program designed to prepare young leaders for a world where China plays a key role. This fully-funded, one-year experience is anchored in a professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, where each class of Scholars will develop their leadership skills through practical training and internships, a network of senior mentors, and travel seminars around China. We encourage you to explore the website for a tour of Schwarzman College and to hear directly from Scholars about this unparalleled experience. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer and Faith Based Organizations
JDC Jewish Service Corps (India, China, Japan, Russia, Germany, Greece, Morocco, Cuba, and more) JDC offers service opportunities for young Jewish adults who want to make an impact in overseas Jewish communities around the world in non-sectarian development work. Service programs work to meet real, pressing needs through intensive participation in JDC initiatives and peer-to-peer education.
Nine month teaching assistant experience in bilingual schools in Madrid and other cities around Spain.
Explore the opportunity to teach in South Korean, government run schools.
Twelve Fellowships are awarded to recent graduates from universities in the U.S. Fellows, who serve as young ambassadors, are expected to work with Greek students of all ages in both schools and summer camps.
InterExchange Working Abroad can help connect you with the best opportunities all over the world. We will help you through the entire process—from choosing a program to understanding visa requirements to finding assistance during your program. Programs include, Au Pair, Teach English, and Volunteer Work.
Through the Japanese government, participants can spend a year working as an assistant language teacher, sports exchange advisor or coordinator for international relations across Japan.
Work as a language assistant for 9-10 months with Spanish students of all ages in various regions throughout Spain.
Through the South Korean Ministry of Education, participants can work as a language assistant in rural, elementary schools during after school hours
The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.
Applications for 2022-2023 will open on tapif.org in mid-October 2021.