UNI Overseas Placement Service For Educators

Overview and Registration Process

University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Placement Service for Educators

The UNI Overseas Placement Service is a non-profit service based in the UNI Office of Career Services, within the UNI Division of Student Affairs. We have proudly served the K-12 international education community for over four decades. Over 28,000 educators have utilized our services since 1976.

If you want to use your teaching, counseling, or administrative credential as a passport while you explore the world, then the UNI Overseas Placement Service may be for you.


Only currently certified school counselors, PK-12 teachers, and administrators may register.  A state-issued license from the U.S. or Canada is required. Those with an expired license are not eligible to register.

Current-year college graduates completing an educator preparation program leading to an initial educator license (those securing a license prior to Fall, 2018) are also invited to register (registration contingent upon required documentation).

Only educators interested in accepting overseas employment beginning fall 2018 should register with our service.

$50 Registration Fee:

Registration gets you access to all of the following (registration deadline January 12, 2018):

  • UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair: February 2-4, 2018:
    Over 120+ American international schools representing more than 70 countries will be in attendance at our 42nd annual event. The UNI Fair gives you the opportunity to network, interview and get hired during the event. Over 1,000 jobs are posted with us annually, and candidates average 5 interviews each.
    You should be present at 7am on Friday, February 2, 2018, to fully utilize the Fair.
    It is strongly recommended that all educators seeking their first international job attend the UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair in order to make the key personal connections that are so critical in deciding on your first overseas assignment.

  • UNI Employment Database:
    Entry into our database allows you to view posted jobs, review school profiles, set-up interviews, and communicate directly with international schools at any time. The UNI Employment Database is a key resource and tool for educators seeking international employment. As a registrant, your candidate profile as well as access to the database remains active until the end of June each year.

  • UNI Staff Support and Publications:
    We are here to support your efforts, and our publications (newsletters and fact book) also provide important data to assist you in your search.

What Is The First Step?

In order to register with the UNI Overseas Placement Service, the first step is to order the free Registration Packet Here. Once you have ordered the registration packet, you will receive it electronically along with a username/password that allows you to begin the registration process.

The registration packet will provide you a detailed overview of our services, procedures and deadlines. Once you have submitted the required paperwork and paid the annual $50 fee, you will receive a confirmation of registration from the UNI staff.

Need Additional Information?

We encourage you to carefully review all sections of our website for additional information on hiring restrictions, a list of registered schools, testimonials and much more. Please contact the UNI staff at any time with specific questions that may be related to your candidacy, we're happy to help!

Email: overseas.placement@uni.edu Phone: 319-273-2083