International education encompasses careers in teaching, curriculum development, technical assistance, interpersonal exchange, capacity-building, training, public diplomacy, tourism, and the promotion of intercultural understanding. Professionals work in schools, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, foundations, and private firms.

Recently, international education programs have experienced dramatic growth. Universities are setting increasingly higher goals for study abroad participation. Additionally, capacity-building programs in health, human rights, democracy building, and other development fields have been enhanced. Consequently, the demand for international education professionals should continue to increase.

Pro Tip: Almost every university now has offices that assist international students or offer study abroad programs.  An assistantship or internship in your school’s office is a great place to start a career in international education.