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Graduates of the International Education Management (IEM) program pursue careers in education abroad, international student and scholar services, language programs, citizen diplomacy programs, and government agencies.

Alumni in the Field of International Education Management

Maren Haas, IEM graduate

Maren Haas

Employment: International Programs Advisor, International Programs in Engineering at the University of Michigan      

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Institute Advantage: The course work at the Institute, especially partner-based projects and independent study, prepared me for professional work in international education management. The Institute alumni network, professional conferences, informational interviews, and staying in touch with my Institute cohort all continue to help me.

Expertise: Student affairs, international communication, project management

Julia Kelly, International Education Management graduate

Julia Kelley

Employment: School in France Program Officer, Middlebury Schools Abroad

Location: Paris, France

Institute Advantage: The International Education Management practicum offered through the Institute was crucial to my finding my current job. I had a very supportive team of colleagues, and when the position opened up, I was offered the job. The Institute alumni network is a great asset, and I would advise students to tap into it as much as possible. The Institute’s connection with the Middlebury Schools Abroad opened up my possibilities for a practicum, and then eventually led to my current job. 

Expertise: Student affairs, program development, French

Angelique Stevens, International Education Management graduate

Angélique Stevens    

Employment: International Student and Scholar Advisor, Florida State University

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Institute Advantage: The International Education Management classes I completed continue to help me professionally. I gleaned so much about best practices in the field of international education management, and these have served me well in my career.

Expertise: Intercultural communication, student affairs, program development

Yuki Ueda International Education Management graduate

Yuki Ueda

Employment: VIA Programs

Location: Pacific Grove, California

Institute Advantage: Faculty and advisors at the Institute who knew my interests helped me amplify the range of my job search. The Center for Advising and Career Services helped me consider whether this job was the best next step to advance my career in international education—ultimately, it was.

Expertise: Student success

Dan Watson, IEM graduate

Daniel Watson

Employment: Marketing and Technology Coordinator, University of Utah Learning Abroad Program

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Institute Advantage: My practicum work played a huge role in preparing me for my career; I created a strategic marketing plan and worked daily in the student enrollment system. The work I did in my practicum is work I do in my current position. The Marketing and Recruiting class was very helpful, as was the mentoring from the International Education Management faculty.

Expertise: Higher education administration, Spanish, intercultural communication


This information is compiled from surveys of the Classes of 2011–2016 and refers to the first job after graduation (unless otherwise stated).


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Employment Status (One Year After Graduation, %)




While the majority of IEM graduates go into education, our alumni also work in the following industries: 

  • Language Services
  • Consulting
  • Development (international, economic, community)
  • Environmental
  • Policy
  • Agriculture/Food
  • Technology/Science


Select Employers

  • American Councils for International Education
  • American University
  • Appalachian State
  • Arizona State University
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito
  • CEA Study Abroad
  • Free The Children
  • Girls Inc.
  • Hawaii Tokai International College
  • Institute of International Education
  • Intercultural Communication Institute
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Pomona College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Stanford University
  • Thinking Beyond Borders
  • VIA Programs

Practica and Internships

Employer Testimonial

The Institute has a stellar reputation in our field, and [the student’s] skills and value to our team confirm this reputation!

—Practicum Supervisor

Summer 2018

Secured opportunity: 91%

Locations: Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Peru, United States


  • Carpe Global / UN Migration Agency (IOM)
  • CEA
  • CIEE Portland
  • Education First
  • Gla
  • Global Glimpse
  • Greater Chicago International Academy
  • ICADS 
  • IFSA Butler
  • Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS)
  • IPSL
  • KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad
  • SDSU Office of the President
  • SILP
  • Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage
  • UC Berkeley Extension
  • UC Riverside
  • UCSF 
  • US Pathway Program
  • Via-TRN
  • World Savvy
  • Yale University

Select Position Titles

  • Activities Manager
  • Fellow
  • Graduate Assistant 
  • Graduate Student Intern
  • International Program Assistant
  • International Program Liason
  • Mentor
  • OISS Intern
  • On-Site Manager
  • Operations Assistant
  • Partnership Associate
  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Design Specialist
  • Program Fellow
  • Program Leader
  • Program Liaison
  • Research and Resource Development Intern
  • Student Advisor
  • Volunteer


Past Internships

Year: 2017

Locations: Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Malaysia, Spain, Cameroon, France, Mexico, Peru, United States


  • Case Western Reserve University
  • CEA Study Abroad
  • CIEE
  • DC Language Immersion Project
  • DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
  • Diversity Abroad
  • KEI Abroad
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Middlebury Schools Abroad: Madrid
  • SIT Experiment in International Living
  • Northeastern University 
  • Performing Arts Abroad
  • The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Education USA
  • EF Language Travel
  • EUSA Centro Universitario Sevilla
  • Florida International University 
  • Girl Scouts of Badgerland Council
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Middlebury College in Cameroon
  • Student Diplomacy Corps
  • Summer Institute for the Gifted
  • University of Washington—ISS Office and FIUTS
  • UC Berkeley