International Student Resources

As Middlebury's international students, you are presented with a unique set of challenges and opportunities as you consider the transition from college to career. The links on this page are intended to provide you with the tools you need to engage your particular challenges and make the most of your opportunities. Also, be sure to contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office on campus for complete information.

General Information:

OPT Guidelines for Students in F-1 Visa Status—Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization is granted by the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after recommendation by International Student and Scholar Services for F-1 visa students to legally work in the U.S. Please contact the International Student and Scholar Services office for details.


GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information. The site will aid in your development of global competencies and knowledge about the world; supporting your search for international jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences.

  • Country Career Guides and U.S. City Career Guides
  • Key Employer Directory with corporate profiles for 100,000+ companies 
  • More than 600,000 internship and job listings (updated daily)

To access these materials, login to Handshake and access the GoingGlobal Resource article.

Job Search Resources:

U.S. Department of Labor Database —a large database listing employers who have applied for H-1B visas on behalf of international employees. Users can search the database by employer name, occupation family, and state.

Global Health Council's Career Network —a list of positions in nongovernmental and governmental organizations, academic institutions, and foundations.

My Visa Jobs
Information about employers that sponsor for a visa.

The Riley Guide International Job Opportunities —a directory of links to job-listing and job-placement services all over the world.

Idealist —a list of employment and internship positions in nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries.

Employment Registries for International Students

The International Organization for Migration —"Return of Talent" program recruits Latin Americans to return home to work in specialized/professional jobs.

The Hong Kong Labor Department —special register provides placement assistance to Hong Kong nationals wishing to return home to work in the public or private sectors.

Financial Resources