Career Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities at Notre Dame

Study Abroad

For information, contact Hong Zhu at the Office of International Studies at 574-631-3229 (phone), 152 Hurley, or

Office of International Studies

Semester and year-long ND programs are available through OIS, including CIEE programs in Beijing and Shanghai, CUHK, Japan: Sophia and Nanzan

Summer programs through OIS through Peking University and Summer Language Grants.

Jonathan Noble
Provost’s Office, 505 Main

Off-campus summer programs for languages taught at Notre Dame, but not handled through OIS

Suggested Summer Programs for Chinese and Japanese Language Learning (courses taken at any of these sites will come in as a transfer credit)




Summer grants for languages not taught at ND administered through the Center for Asian Studies

Research Grants and Internships for ND Students

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)
Agustin Fuentes
101 O’Shaughnessy
631-7531 or 631-7530

Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROPS)

Kellogg Institute

Holly Rivers
130 Hesburgh Center

Service, Internships, and Careers

Center for Social Concerns

Andrea Smith Shappell
138 Center for Social Concern

Career Center

International Student Association

  • Teaching English in Asia (Contact Jonathan Noble)
  • Colorado China Council. A number of ND graduates have participated in the program. Professors Lionel Jensen, Howard Goldblatt, Susan Blum, and Sylvia Lin are all on the council’s board.

JET program

Post-Graduate Opportunities

  • Fellowships: Fulbrights, Marshalls, Rhodes, etc.
  • ISLA:  Agustin Fuentes, 631-7531

Graduate School

  • Office for Undergraduate Studies, Vicki Toumayan 631-8636
  • FAQ

Careers in Asia

Career Center
Susanne Thorup
248 Flanner Hall

Career Opportunities for East Asian Language Majors

What Can You Do With Your Degree?


  • Translation
  • Teaching
  • International Relations
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Linguistics
  • Diplomacy
  • Civil Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Armed Forces
  • Customs

Arts, Media, Entertainment

  • Advertising
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Publishing/Editing

Important skills for Foreign Language Majors

  • Research and Data Analysis
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Social Adaptability
  • Notre Dame Career Center Online Library
    • The Career Center has assembled a comprehensive Online Library providing Notre Dame students access to top notch resources. Some of these resources have been purchased by The Career Center and require a Notre Dame NetID and Password.
  • Job & Internship Databases:

Asian-Specific Links

Career and Internship Links

The Career Center Global Internships Initiative

The Career Center is pleased to have the opportunity to provide a limited number of internship expense funding opportunities for Notre Dame students. Internships are important opportunities for students to gain experience and training related to their career and academic interests. A successful internship should contain a learning component and a greater understanding of the organization and the industry within which the internship takes place. The Career Center recommends students participate in internships to help clarify their career decisions.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes - State Department

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers(CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer 2009. The CLS Program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. In 2007, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian institutes were added along with increased student capacity in the inaugural language institutes. More information >