International Opportunities

Are you considering a job or internship abroad? Explore these online resources to get started. Feel free to drop by our office to meet with an advisor to help plan.

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Alumni To Know

Virginia Brumby '01

Despite all advice to the contrary, Virginia Brumby '01, insisted on majoring in Romance Languages at W&L. Since graduation, she has lived, worked, and travelled across six different continents, working as everything from a translator for VIPs and Royalty in Asia, to an assistant to a National Geographic aerial photographer in South America; from a Paralegal at the Department of Justice in Washington, to a Travel & Leisure journalist in India, from a language teacher for teenagers in France and Spain, to a Diplomat for the Netherlands and Quebec. She earned her MBA from INSEAD in 2001 and, with French husband Christophe, currently resides between Singapore and Cambodia, running a Lifestyle Membership that she founded in 2010, Survival Chic.

Viginia offers this advice: "To all the current W&L students with a  sense of adventure, 3 short pieces of advice: Travel! Learn Languages! Work Abroad! The world is your oyster."


Skye Justice '03

Skye graduated from Washington and Lee in 2003 with a degree in Politics.  He is an Officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, having joined the State Department in 2006.  Currently, he is the Economic and Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  His previous assignments include the U.S. Embassies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Political and Economic Officer and Vice Consul) and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Political and Economic Officer).  In Washington, he has worked in the Department's Office of Central American Affairs and Bureau of Diplomatic Security.  In summer 2014, he will take up a new assignment as the State Department's Coordinator for Refugee Affairs for North and West Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal.  

Skye is also a 2006 graduate of the George Washington University Law School.  During law school, Skye was a Human Rights Fellow in the office of the prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he supported the prosecution of accused perpetrators of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.  He also clerked for the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition, where he advised clients seeking asylum in the United States, and at Huddleston Bolen, LLP, a West Virginia-based law firm.  Skye speaks French, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Italian, and Swahili.    


J.R. Smith '91

J.R. graduated from Washington and Lee in 1991 after majoring in Journalism and East Asian Studies. He spent three years in Japan post-graduation and prior to law school.  As a lawyer, J.R. has lived and/or worked in over 40 countries throughout the world, including spending the past three years opening and managing a new office for his law firm in Tokyo.  His legal practice involves corporate finance, infrastructure development, restructuring and commercial litigation.


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