Bard Abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Alumni/ae Opportunities

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Want to go back? Students who have attended our Bishkek programs tend to fall in love with Central Asia and wish to return whenever possible.  Below is a growing list of opportunities for our alumni/ae:

Career Resources

Fulbright Program 
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Peace Corps
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, 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.

Idealist
A website that provides customized searches for jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships, organizations, events, programs, resources, and people, mainly in the nonprofit field.

Relief Web
This website is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. It provides listings of humanitarian and development jobs.  It also lists current international disasters, humanitarian training programs, and general updates about the international news scene.

Foreign Policy Association
Website of the foreign policy association. Users can search or post global jobs and events.  Users can also search for foreign policy schools, career “boot camps,” and can also sign up for job alerts by becoming a member.

East West Institute
The website of the East-West Institute, which is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with offices in New York, Brussels, and Moscow. The website offers information on jobs and programs in Russia, China, the United States, and Southwest Asia.  The website also offers news, ideas, and resources specific to each program.

More Career Resources

Institute for International Education Job Listings
This job search for the Institute for International Education offers a small search for jobs in any of the IIEs locations including New York, Washington DC, Texas, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and the Philipines. IIE promotes educational ties among people all over the world and works to strengthen institutional links globally. If this kind of work interests you, you should search for jobs with IIE on their search engine listed above.

GoinGlobal
Going Global provides country-specific employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings, employer listings, and career resources that are updated daily.

Uniworld
Uniworld remains the most trusted source for up-to-date multinational business contact information with listings in over 200 countries. While Uniworld is not free, it offers a number of private job opportunities that may not be listed on public search engines. What is truly unique about this website is that you can access a number of more helpful resources within it; you can differentiate between foreign firms working in the US, and American firms working in foreign countries.

American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia is committed to creating a more business-friendly environment in the Russian Federation by acting as a link between business leaders, policy-makers, and members.  You can find companies through this website and then look for jobs at each individual company.

US-Russia Business Council
The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC) is a Washington-based trade association that provides significant business development, dispute resolution, government relations, and market intelligence services to its American and Russian member companies. Again, this site should be used as a reference to guide your research of individual employers.

Ex-Pat Jobs
One of the largest global job searches with over 1 million opportunities for jobs. Thousands of new jobs are uploaded every day. This website is convenient for searching for jobs in Eastern Europe and Asia, in different categories.