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Mexico: Expatriate Writing Contest winner Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Expatriate Writing Contest!
We wish to thank those who have written on interesting experiences living in countries far and wide.
Travel in North Sudan Cruising Through the Magical Desert of Northern Sudan by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
Travel through Northern Sudan reveals a wealth of historical and cultural surprises making for a great adventure.
Finding Your First Job Abroad How to Find Your First Paid Job Overseas by Zahara Heckscher
I understand the dilemma of the first time international job seeker: You cannot get a job overseas unless you have experience. But how do you get experience if you cannot get a job? I will share five proven strategies to break out of this Catch-22.
9 Ways to Live Overseas 9 Sensational Ways to Live Overseas by Amy E. Robertson
An experienced expat, author, and long-time traveler provides realistic examples of popular and interesting ways to live overseas, including some you may not have considered.
Dharamsala host family How to Select the Right International Program as a Student: 10 Key Steps by Rachel Rueckert
A winner of our annual Student Travel Writing Contest offers her insightful advice.
Benefits of Service Learning Abroad The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad by Jessica Voigts, PhD
The many benefits of service learning abroad — for local communities and your developent as an educated global citizen — possible through the options available to students of all ages, from teens to college and beyond.
Teen travel abroad Why Travel Abroad is an Essential Part of High School Education by Steph Dyson
An exploration of the many main reasons teen high school students should travel abroad as part of their education, along with recommendations for the best destinations.
Volunteer vacation in Latin America How to Plan an Unforgettable Volunteer Vacation in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
Prepare a turtle hatchery in Costa Rica. Teach English in Mexico. Build a home in Brazil. Whether you call it a volunteer vacation, a service trip, or voluntourism, combining travel and volunteer work is an increasingly popular way to see the world.
Teaching english resume How to Create a Great Resume for Teaching English Abroad: A Guide to Landing Your First Job by John Clites
Our TEFL Abroad Columnist explores how to land your (first) job teaching English, and why preparing the appropriate resume is critical. Here is a detailed guide explaining how to do so, complete with examples.
South Africa elephant Camping Safari in Northern South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe by Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated series of varied adventures through remarkable regions and countries while in a small group, camping and seeing spectacular wildlife and natural wonders, while meeting some local people along the way.
Athens, Greece The Beckoning of Mount Lycabettus: Sacred Sentinel of Athens by Sonja Holverson
Mount Lycabettus stands as a sacred sentinel above Athens, even as many people struggle to live in the city below. A photojournalistic story and reflection about contemporary life in the original capital of Western democracy.
Worthwhile volunteering abroad How to Volunteer Overseas to Protect Wildlife Effectively by Amy E. Robertson
With so many great options to volunteer helping to care for wildlife, which projects to choose, where, how long, and what are the considerations?
Top Internship Programs Abroad Top Programs Offering Internships Abroad by Chelsea Baldwin
Participating in a international internship offers a travel experience like no other, since you are both a foreigner and live the life of a local. Internships are now more than ever a key to gain experience and earn credibility with future employers...
Get work at the United Nations How to Get Jobs with the United Nations: The Unauthorized Guide by Amy E. Robertson
A guide to the many ways to get a job at the United Nations. Explanations of the many and varied UN organizations and a plethora of resources are provided.
Teen High School Study Abroad Guide Why Your Teen High School Student Should Go Abroad: Parents' Guide by Jessica Voigts, PhD
A guide to the many short- and long-term advantages of going abroad to study, volunteer, travel, and learn languages for teen high school students—an investment that will provide returns many times over.
Finding Your First Job Abroad Why Volunteer Overseas? Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer for Any Age by Zahara Heckscher
An experienced volunteer, teacher, and author explores in a unique and educational manner a very important subject and activity.
Internship in China How an Internship in China Can Lead to a Dream Job by Rebecca Shapiro
An internship in exciting Shanghai, China proves to be very fruitful as a career path, just as it is rewarding educationally and culturally. More young people are going to China to study and intern, and more employers value such work experience. The author highlights the short- and long-term personal and professional benefits.
Teaching English China location Teach English in China: Work and Live in a Great Location
Nick and Dariece provide a guide to help you find the right location in China for you, be it big city or smaller town, to teach English and live.
Virtual jobs Why a Virtual Job is the Best Job for Working Abroad by Tim Leffel
In an extract from his fine new book, "A Better Life at Half the Price," Leffel explores the many options for virtual jobs abroad, an increasingly popular combination of work, long-term travel, and living abroad offering incredible flexibility.
Peace Corps Director of Volunteering The New and Improved Peace Corps: An Interview with Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
The Peace Corps has made recent exciting changes—emphasizing diversity and flexibility—to the organization that has produced exceptional alumni who continue their good work to this day. The Director spoke to us about the mission to help people worldwide.
Volunteering overseas over 50 Over 50 and Volunteering Overseas by John Dwyer
Well over 50 and still volunteering overseas, our Contributing Editor on Senior Volunteer Service, describes his vast and unusual experience. This honorable man offers volunteers of all ages advice and resources. John joined the Peace Corps in 1991 at age 56 to make a difference and his service since has been invaluable and inspiring.
Study Spanish in Panama Why Study Another Language Abroad?
10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Study and Volunteer in Latin America

How to learn a language abroad while volunteering. Amy uses top language schools in Latin America as examples of programs providing full cultural immersion.
Solo Traveler Tips 10 Tips From a Seasoned Solo Traveler: How to Make the Best of Your Travels Abroad by Ted Campbell
Advice derived from years of solo travel, mistakes and all, by one who has seen the world from many perspectives.
Living Abroad in Mexico Living in Mexico: The Why, How, and Where by Tim Leffel
Inside tips from an experienced expat and author of a very fine book on living abroad for half the price who researched moving to Mexico and made it happen successfully.
15 questions to ask for a job abroad 15 Critical Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Abroad by Matt Scott
A practical and realistic look at what is involved in seeking and finding rewarding work overseas from one experienced in doing so worldwide,
Working abroad for less How to Live and Work Abroad for Less by Nora Dunn
The author, who has been managing to live overseas since 2007, writes in detail about her year-over-year income and expenses while working and living abroad in a location-independent manner.
Vietnam language school Teaching English and Living in Vietnam: A Southeast Asia Giant by Nathan Edgerton
The guide to teaching English and living in Vietnam—where the options are almost endless—by an expert and author.
Temple in Bangkok Teaching English and Living in Bangkok by Nathan Edgerton
Bangkok has a high demand for English teachers in many different types of schools, from corporate training centers to small private schools to public schools with 50 students per class. There are opportunities for beginning teachers as well as those with more experience.
Teaching in Spain How and Where to Find Jobs Teaching English in Europe: An Overview by Susan Griffith
The author of many classic books on working and teaching abroad offers inside tips and resources to succeed in the difficult task of securing jobs in Europe.
Work Your Way Around the World
Short-Term Work Abroad
Susan Griffith, Work Abroad Contributing Editor for Transitions Abroad, offers a selection of key employers for short-term and summer jobs overseas. Susan also provides an overview with essential resources for those who are seeking work teaching English in Asia, Latin America, Western Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe. Work Abroad as an Au Pair or a Nanny offers extensive details and links for in-demand jobs in Europe.
Living Abroad in Costa Rica
Living Abroad in Costa Rica
Erin Van Rheenen paints a picture of life as an expatriate immersed in the lush tropical lands of Costa Rica and the renowned hospitality of its people. In extended excerpts from her guidebook, which is part of the Living Abroad series by Avalon Travel, she offers step-by-step details and advice on local history, culture, geography, residency requirements, working visas, moving considerations, safety, retirement, and much more.
Living and Working Abroad
Jean-Marc Hachey shares his insights into international employment trends and offers inspirational advice to short- and long-term job seekers.
Living Abroad: Choosing a Country That's Best For You 
Experienced long-term traveler, volunteer, expatriate, and Living Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl describes the lure of life overseas for the estimated 6.3 million Americans who have already decided to take the plunge. In addition, Volker provides a list of the top twelve countries for those contemplating a new life in another country.
Internship Work Abroad
William Nolting identifies and categorizes student internship jobs overseas.
Teaching Abroad: The Recession-Proof Employment Option
Michael G. Hines describes in practical terms why teaching is one of the most recession-proof jobs available in these troubled economic times as he initiates a series on this most common form of work abroad by region.
Work Abroad as a Freelance Foreign Correspondent
Jason Motlagh describes the tough but fascinating world of the freelancing journalist abroad. He provides practical tips on how and where to land your first job while providing a checklist for journalists first arriving for work overseas.
Work Abroad as a Nurse
Caroline A. Polt, RN, describes her experience working as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and documents the many jobs available overseas.
Teaching English Abroad
Randall Davis offers his expertise and selected resources to help you prepare and to find paid work overseas as an ESL teacher.
Teaching English and Living in Mexico as a Mex-Pat
Jonathan Clark provides inside tips on finding work teaching English in Mexico, and offers a variety of perspectives from the many mex-pats making it their new home.
Volunteer Work in Europe
Volker Poelzl explores options for volunteer work in Europe while highlighting sample organizations, including those which offer volunteer vacations or work camps.
The Changing Face of International Volunteering
An overview of trends in volunteer service and work abroad as well as short-term volunteer vacations, with statistics to back up the assertions, including a new emphasis on responsibility.
Leveraging Your Volunteer Experience To Find Paid Work Abroad
Strategies and tips offered by Zahara Heckscher on how to transform your volunteer experience into international employment, from aid work to working in the solar panel industry.
Volunteer Vacations: Seniors Have a Different Agenda
Alison Gardner describes the characteristics of volunteer vacations selected by seniors, while discussing the many volunteer programs available for this meaningful combination of educational travel and service work abroad.
Study abroad for your career
Job Strategies While Abroad by Jean-Marc Hachey
Practical options for those seeking to prepare for a future international career while studying abroad laid out clearly by an expert who also describes How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience.
Study art in Florence Study Abroad and Living in China by Maggie Simons
What is it really like to live and be a student in China? Maggie describes daily life and provides her own insights. The current administration is actively encouraging students to study and live in the vast and fascinating country with initiatives such as the 100,000 strong.
World Cheapest Destinations Budget Travel in Mexico and Central America
Author Tim Leffel discusses bargains which can be found in the region and provides inside tips for the budget traveler with an adventurous spirit.

Budget Travel in South America, Budget Travel in Asia, and Budget Travel in the New Eastern Europe are part of a series of articles on regional options for a richer form of travel on the cheap.

Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing by Dr. Jessica Voigts
How to practice the type of educational travel that motivates many fascinating explorers and writers currently and historically.
Budget travel in France: an apartment.
France on a Budget
Rewarding travel on the cheap in France is still possible, especially with the recent rise in the value of the dollar. Here are many options for affordable trips, preferably taken slowly, to some of  the most enjoyable locations in France, with links to accommodations, dining, and transportation that can fit many budgets this summer and fall.
6 Tips for Budget Travel in Europe
Volker Poelzl provides practical tips on how to how, when, and where to go to Europe to save money while enjoying an authentic cultural immersion experience.
Featured Programs and Essential Resources
Volunteering Worldwide with GVI Volunteer Programs with Global Vision International
GVI has a huge range of volunteer programs to suit the environmentally conscious traveler who seeks adventure and new experiences around the globe. Be it training as a safari field guide in South Africa, teaching English in Laos, or diving as part of a marine research team in the Indian Ocean, you will find a huge range of exciting opportunities with GVI. Visit our website for further details
Volunteer Abroad with CCS Volunteer Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit changing the way international volunteering works. We have 20 years of experience and have worked to make the volunteer adventure of a lifetime possible for over 35,000 people. We proudly believe we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
Internships Work Programs with Connect123 Internships in Argentina, China, Ireland, South Africa and Spain!
Connect-123 helps you find career-related international internships in business, human rights, education, health care and many other fields. From your first days on the job, roll up your sleeves and dive in, working on projects that make a real contribution to local organizations and add real-world experience to your resume. Both start dates and durations are flexible and all programs include 24/7 support.
Teaching English Worldwide Teach English Through InterExchange — No Teaching Certificate Required 
InterExchange Working Abroad offers a wide variety of Teach English programs in every corner of the world, from teaching in formal classroom settings to private family tutoring as a Conversation Coach. Some programs allow you to earn a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Our current programs include Austria, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam.
Shanghai, China internships Internships in China
As China rapidly expands into a world marketplace and economic powerhouse, employers are increasingly looking at experience with China as an extremely valuable asset in new applicants. An internship in China can boost your resume, supply you with valuable experience, and vastly improve your cross-cultural communication skills. ELI offers internships in Shanghai for students in nearly every major, from engineering, to marketing, to medicine... expand your world!
Teaching English in South Korea Paid Teacher in South Korea with Geovisions
Gain international experience while enriching the lives of students in South Korea. As a native speaker you can become an asset to educational establishments by improving the standard of English in South Korea. Teaching can be an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, while experiencing the rich culture of the Eastern world.
TEFL Training with ITTT ITTT: International TEFL and TESOL Training
With in-class courses available at over 30 locations worldwide and a wide range of online courses, ITTT prepares you to teach, travel and live abroad.
Language Vacation Students LanguageVacation: The Language Immersion Experts
Language Vacation offers short- or long-term language courses and total cultural immersion abroad. Studying abroad in the country a language is spoken is the most effective way to learn another language. Enjoy year-round language programs worldwide for adults and junior summer language camps and programs for Teenagers. We will provide help in choosing the right type of language course abroad to match your needs and requirements.

Volunteer and Intern Abroad with Global Vision International
Volunteer Work Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Volunteer in 40+ Countries with United Planet
Volunteer and Intern Abroad with ELI
Study Abroad with NYU
International Summer Schools Cambridge University
The International TEFL Corporation
Teach English Worldwide
Teach Abroad with TIEOnline
Volunteer Abroad with GO ECO
Center for Study Abroad
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