According to Portland State University, many of the graduates from their International Studies program go on to jobs in overseas sales, diplomacy, translating and interpretation, journalism and non-profit work. The public, private and non-profit sectors are all well represented on the university's list of prospective employers.
International Studies students develop a flexible skill set that qualifies them for many different jobs, both overseas and in their home countries. The majority of graduates choose to work abroad, but some stay at home and coordinate work overseas or build relationships with visitors to the country. Some employment opportunities require a post-graduate degree, but many can be had with only a Bachelors.