Best College/Career path for working abroad?
August 28, 2013 8:17 PM Subscribe
Asking for a friend--
"I need advice on a career path: How do I prepare for a career working abroad and helping people?
posted by empath to education (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Bachelors in Social Work, and I'm just starting my second year working with Americorps.
My long term career goals are that I want to work in another country, work directly with people and possibly help run or administer a program. If I go the social work route, I am especially interested in working with youth, human trafficking, or child welfare.
I have considered the peace corps, but for many reasons do not think that is the right path for me right now.
I have also looked at international non-profits, applying to be a foreign service officer, and applying for jobs for USAID.
My questions are these, in order of importance: If I go back to college next year, what kind of graduate programs should I be thinking about (or specific schools) -- specifically would a MSW help or should I be looking at something else like public policy or international development or a dual-degree? What kind of careers should I be thinking about in the long term? What organizations or government agencies should I be thinking about working for (non-profits and government preferred because of student loan deferments)? Are there any scholarships/fellowships that I should apply for that would help?"