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Alpha Mu Gamma

Alpha Mu Gamma (The National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society) has as its primary purpose the honoring of students for outstanding achievement of foreign language study. Students may be admitted at any stage in their college careers. Upon initiation a member receives a parchment certificate of membership, and may wear the society’s golden honor cord during commencement exercises. In addition to numerous activities, publications, and conventions, Alpha Mu Gamma awards three annual $1,000 scholarships. To Learn More about the exciting student activities happening within Fairfield's Eta Pi Chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, visit our Facebook page.

African Flagship Languages Initiative

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) is designed to increase the number of Boren Scholars and Fellows engaged in the study of critical African languages, and ultimately, to help meet the critical need for specialists in a range of academic and professional fields who can operate effectively in these languages. The languages targeted through this program currently are French/Wolof, Portuguese, and Swahili. AFLI offers both a U.S.-based summer program and an overseas component (Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania). The intensive summer program targets applicants who have limited proficiency or who have no previous experience in their chosen target language. The program is designed to prepare participants for overseas study.

Benjamin Franklin Travel

Travel grant giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject. Applications from students who are in a course combining French and a non-humanities major such as pre-med, law, engineering, sciences, computer sciences, mathematics, business & management are encouraged.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Cultural Assistants in Spain

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR: Jan 10, 2019 through April 10, 2019

The English Language and Culture Assistants provides university students and graduates, native speakers of English, with the opportunity to work in Spain supporting English teachers. Assistants will spend a full academic year in Spain, October 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 (Madrid: October 1 through June 30). They work for 12-16 hours a week. They receive full medical insurance and a monthly stipend of €700-€1,000 (tax-free) to cover for accommodation and food expenses. The whole application process is on line. Please review the documentation below. Assignments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once your application has the status of admitida, no further action will be required from you. 

Important notice for applicants who hold a US and a European Union passport or a Canadian and a European Union passport simultaneously. Please note that prior to arriving in Spain you must obtain a police background check and have it accompanied by a The Hague Apostille (US citizens) or a legalization (Canadian citizens).

DiMenna-Nyselius Library Prize

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library Prizes are awarded for excellence in undergraduate and graduate research projects which demonstrate:

  • Extensive use of library services, resources, collections, and
  • Significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information-gathering process

There are two $1,000 prizes, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students.

DMLL Study Abroad Scholarships

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures will allocate funds annually to outstanding language students who will travel abroad to further their studies of a foreign language.  Students of all languages taught at Fairfield University, including those who wish to gain competence in a language other than their minor or major, are encouraged to apply for this award. 

Fulbright Grant

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Includes Travel Grants, mtvU Awards, Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships, and Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

National Italian American Foundation Congressional Fellowship

The Foundation will place outstanding Italian American college students, graduate students and recent graduates in offices of members of the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD) to encourage and support the next generation of Italian American leadership. Five students and/or recent graduates will be selected as NIAF Congressional Fellows and will travel to Washington D.C. to work in a Congressional office from September 6 – December 14, 2017. NIAF will award fellows with a stipend of $1000 to aid with travel and living expenses while in Washington. Fellows will also receive training at NIAF headquarters and will be invited to participate in NIAF events throughout the fall, including NIAF Public Policy Forums and our 42nd Annual Gala Weekend.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, dental, and legal students. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two categories: 1) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. 2) Students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

National Organization of Italian American Women

Scholarships are awarded every year to matriculating undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree. We encourage students from each of our regions (Greater New York, Greater Washington D.C., Connecticut and Rhode Island) to apply. Preferential consideration is given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in fields of study of Italian language and/or culture.  

Order of the Sons of Italy in America Scholarships

Several scholarship opportunities: General Study Scholarship, for U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution; Italian Language Scholarship, for U.S. citizens of Italian descent in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study, majoring or minoring in Italian language studies at an accredited academic institution; Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento Lingue Language & Culture Study Abroad Scholarship, provides 2 scholarship for study abroad at its campus in Sorrento, Italy; a four-week Italian course and a fall semester program.

Programma Ponte

The Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE) is a not-for-profit organization, organized to enhance the Italian American image and presence in academia. The AIAE promotes discussion on educational issues impacting Italian Americans, supports formal and pertinent education, facilitates professional development for educators, sponsors the Programma Ponte Scholarship Program (a course of study given in Rome on Contemporary Italy, designed for Italian American college students and sponsored in Rome by FNCL and ISCOP), recognizes and presents awards to outstanding Italian American educators, community leaders and writers.

Rangel Undergraduate Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

The Rangel Undergraduate Affairs Summer Enrichment Program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Howard University.

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Pickering Fellows receive mentoring, professional development, and financial support as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service.  Upon successful completion of the Foreign Service examination, Pickering Fellows make a commitment to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as Foreign Service Officer. Candidates must be able to obtain medical, security and suitability clearances in order to remain in the program. The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors.

Career & Fellowship Opportunities

ABS prides itself in providing interpreting services to clients across North America and internationally for over 150 languages. The company is in need of interpreters who are capable of interpreting for Spanish clients of ABS for ongoing projects, and pays interpreters rates per each contract (average out to be around $25-$45), depending on project times and locations.

America Solidaria Fellowships

América Solidaria is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization founded and headquartered in Santiago- Chile. With offices in Bogota, Colombia; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Lima, Peru; and Washington DC, US, our mission is to build networks of cooperation throughout the Americas. Our Fellows strengthen local projects by increasing the impact and ability of disadvantaged communities, helping them become empowered and raise their standard of living.


American Translators Association

The ATA Certification Program's goals are to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and recognize translators who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality translation.

Brazilian Initiation Scholarship Award

BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to contribute to the student’s initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months), to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States.

Carnegie Foundation Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship is a paid, two-year program that provides recent college graduates with a chance to learn from and contribute to the Foundation’s efforts in the field of education.

Central Intelligence Agency Foreign Language Positions

The Central Intelligence Agency has a comprehensive program to foster the acquisition and maintenance of foreign language skills. The Central Intelligence Language Institute uses native speakers and the latest instructional technology to teach 16 different foreign languages. All employees who attain tested levels of language expertise through full-time training, part-time classes or self-study are eligible for monetary incentives.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial needs.

Connecticut Council of Language Teachers

The Connecticut Council Of Language Teachers (CT COLT) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization that promotes language proficiency and the knowledge of world cultures.  The organization has been in continuous operation since 1968. CT COLT advocates for world language learning for all students at all grade levels.  The organization supports teacher and student activities that demonstrate language teaching and learning, and it recognizes the successes of teachers and students of World Languages in Connecticut.

Consular Fellows Program

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions. Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, or Arabic, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals. Duties and responsibilities are similar to those of entry-level career Foreign Service Officers..

Don Quijote Spanish Language Learning Jobs

Positions relating to teaching Spanish as a foreign language

Global Health Corps Fellowship 

Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. We offer a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement.  

Global Language Network

Teaching Fellowship - Fellows deliver excellent classes and maximize student learning, and receive invaluable professional development opportunities and real experience from teaching a diverse group of learners.  

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.


Marketing software company, frequently looking for bilingual graduates for sales positions.

Inter-American Dialogue

The Inter-American Dialogue is looking for three enthusiastic professionals to join our team in Washington DC and engage our network of global leaders to foster democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Together, we work to shape policy debate, devise solutions, and enhance cooperation within the Western Hemisphere.

Reporter, Latin America Advisor

The Latin America Advisor is the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily flagship publication. We are looking for a Reporter for the Latin America Advisor to write daily content and assist in the editorial production and dissemination of the publications. Focusing on the Western Hemisphere’s most pressing economic, political and business issues, the publications are targeted to informed CEOs and leaders invested in Latin America’s future.

International Studies Abroad

ISA's mission is to provide high-quality education abroad opportunities to U.S. and Canadian university students at an affordable price. If you are interested in working for ISA in the United States, please note that all positions are based out of Austin, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Lexington, Kentucky, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Luce Scholars Program

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. 

Middlebury Language Schools Fellows for Peace

Each year, the program provides funding for 100 aspiring and experienced peacemakers to spend a summer at the Middlebury Language Schools or the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace receive the very best training in foreign language or policy studies and go on to use their skills for the greater good—in peace-related professions and initiatives all around the world.

National Association for Bilingual Education

NABE's Career Center-  Whether you're looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, we'll help you find the opportunity that's right for you. 

NYC Teaching Fellows

The New York City Teaching Fellows program is preparing a critical mass of exceptional teachers committed to a better future for the NYC students who need them most. More than 8,700 Teaching Fellows are currently teaching in New York City public schools. Together they are demonstrating the transformative power of great teaching – and proving what’s possible in public education.

Origini Italia Program - Postgrad Entrepreneurial Development Course

ITA (Italian Trade Agency) and MIB Trieste School of Management, under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, promote and organize “Origini Italia Program 2018”, an intensive Export Management and Entrepreneurial Development Course, aimed at the descendants of emigrants from Italy who are residents abroad, in particular in extra European countries. The main objective of the Course is to foster collaboration between local companies and Italian emigrants all over the world, thus strengthening the cultural and professional ties between the descendants of emigrants and their land of origin. The participants will have the chance to rediscover the culture, history and language of their forefathers and strengthen their own identity, while exploring new entrepreneurial and managerial experiences in collaboration with important local companies

The Course will last from October 29, 2018 to April 6, 2019.

MIB Trieste School of Management guarantees successful applicants travel expenses (a return flight from their country of residence to Trieste) and accommodation expenses for the duration of the course (December Holidays included).For more details please refer to the admission announcement. The deadline for applications is May 31st 2018.

Peace Corps

Our more than 215,000 current and returned Volunteers know that the Peace Corps changes lives—both their own and the lives of people in communities around the world. They learn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance, and relationship building and become global citizens. Peace Corps Volunteers reflect the very best of humanity, innovation and aspiration for a better tomorrow. When they return home, they share their stories and experiences and give back to their own communities, helping to strengthen international ties and increase our global competitiveness.

Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT)

PACT is a two year service teaching program within the School of Professional Studies at Providence College. Teachers in the PACT program earn a fully funded, tuition free, Master of Education degree and serve as full time teachers in Catholic schools in diocese throughout New England. PACT teachers complete course work for the Masters degree during two summers of intensive study on the Providence College campus.

Samuel Huntington National Service Award Fellowship

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Past award recipients have won an unsolicited, prestigious McArthur “genius” grant; been named U. S. Surgeon General; and been recognized as a Forbes “30 Under 30” entrepreneur.

Teach for all

Teach For All offers entrepreneurial leaders the opportunity to impact students and teachers across the globe by applying their skills in a variety of areas, including coaching, teacher support, fundraising, and complex problem solving. Each program recruits and develops leaders of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need classrooms and to work throughout their lives, both within and outside of education, to expand opportunity for children.  Network partners in Belgium, Argentina, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, México, Peru, Spain, and the U.S. 

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is a joint initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The program's goal is to strengthen English-language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence, while also providing American Francophiles with excellent teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French language and culture.

U.S. Department of State Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of State offers career opportunities to professionals in specialized functions needed to meet Foreign Service responsibilities around the world. As a Foreign Service Specialist, you will provide important technical, management, healthcare or administrative services at any of our over 265 posts overseas, in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere in the United States. You'll receive excellent paid housing or a housing allowance when serving overseas, health and medical coverage, federal retirement benefits, paid education for dependent children in K-12, generous paid leave, and an unprecedented chance to see the world and experience different cultures.

U.S. Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association is a dynamic, mission-driven association committed to increasing travel to and within the United States. U.S. Travel offers excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive environment where individual contributions are highly valued. U.S. Travel seeks staff who are committed to creating excellent work and contributing to a positive workplace culture. The office is conveniently located near Metro Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

United Nations Careers

The United Nations Secretariat is looking for competent and motivated persons with a strong belief in its purpose and mandates, who are willing to dedicate themselves to a rewarding international career in different locations around the world.  The United Nations provides an opportunity to serve in a dynamic, multicultural environment in a variety of jobs in the support of global causes. United Nations staff uphold the principles and core values of the Organization, including integrity, professionalism, efficiency and respect for diversity.

United Nations Development Programme

At the United Nations Millennium Summit, the world´s leaders pledged to cut global poverty in half by 2015. The United Nations Development Programme is charged with helping make this happen. We want your help to do it. As the UN´s global development network, UNDP is at the forefront of today´s development dialogue in championing the poor and disadvantaged. Our focus is on providing developing countries with knowledge-based consulting services and building national, regional and global coalitions for change. With a strong history of inclusion and consensus-building, UNDP has earned the trust and partnership of leaders across the developing world. We are now hiring a new generation of expert practitioners who want to contribute to those partnerships by offering strategic approaches to long-standing problems. We seek individuals who can communicate advice and new ideas across cultures and all strata of society.

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