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Top Volunteer Abroad Programs Top Volunteer Abroad Programs by Wandering Educators Contributing Editor Jessica Voigts
A review of the top volunteer abroad programs and organizations in 2018.
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 traveler provides feasible examples of ways to live overseas, including some you may not have considered.
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 fine book on living abroad for half the price who researched moving to Mexico and made it happen successfully.
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 of two classic books on the subject explores a most important activity and what she thinks should be the core motivations..
Worthwhile volunteering abroad Volunteer Overseas to Protect Wildlife Effectively by Amy E. Robertson
With so many options to volunteer helping to care for wildlife, which projects to choose, where, for how long, and what are the considerations?
Teach English in Spain Teach English in Spain: Open Up Opportunities by Sagan Pope
An experience on the Teach in Spain program with CIEE transformed the life of the participant, led her to 5 years in the country and to career success thereafter.
Why teens should volunteer abroad 10 Reasons Why Teens Should Volunteer Abroad by Dr. Jessica Voigts
The words and images of young volunteers speak to the many rewards of their experience abroad.
Top Internship Programs Abroad Top Programs Offering Internships Abroad by Chelsea Baldwin
Now is a good time to look into an internship abroad. 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. Anf now more than ever, internships are a key to gain experience and earn credibility with future employers.
15 questions to ask for a job abroad 15 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,
Teaching english resume A Guide to Landing Your First Job Teaching English Abroad by John Clites
You have completed college and want to explore the world. 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 detailed examples.
Internship in China How an Internship in China Can Lead to a Dream Job
An internship in exciting Shanghai, China proves to be 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.
From intern abroad to CEO How to Start as an Intern Abroad and Become CEO
The path from an internship abroad to becoming a CEO described by one who has succeeded.
Why I Travel: Burkina Faso Why I Travel: The Impact of Exploring the World by Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated essay by a very adventurous traveler, who has explored some of the most remote regions of the earth, about what motivates her endless voyages. 
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.
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.
Budget Travel in Europe Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget
An interview with Andy Steves on his book based on his extensive independent experience as well as while leading group tours. He offers advice on how to explore and get the most out of visits to 13 great cities in Europe.
Travel in Shanghai, China Under the Spell of Bustling Shanghai, Hotspot of Modern China by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
Shanghai is perhaps the most bustling city in modern China, with endless spellbinding attractions to see and things to do, and a very eclectic mixture of the old and the new.
White-water rafting in Andorra China’s Best-Kept Secret: Festivals in Guizhou Province by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
The ethnic minority festivals in the Guizhou Province of China are a spectacular experience, in a beautiful land, with great hosts. This highly illustrated article bursts with color and life.
Off-season budget travel in Europe 8 Great Reasons for Off-Season Travel in Europe
The many advantages to choose off-season travel in Europe, from maintaining a budget to greater opportunities for immersion to encounters with welcoming locals.
Living abroad for four years Teach English Online: Your Ticket to the World by John Clites
A very experienced expat and successful teacher of English, our ESL columnist for years, has developed an online course allowing you to earn income while living abroad or at home. Multi-media guides help you through the steps necessary to build a client base that will pay you to teach conversational English from any location you choose using online tools such as Skype.
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.
6 qiestions about working and living abroad How to Find Work Abroad: 6 Key Questions to Ask Before a Successful Job Search by Troy Erstling
A practical and no-nonsense guide regarding the keys to consider before seeking paid work abroad.
Living in Mexico An Insider's Guide to What You Need to Know to Move, Live and Work in Mexico by Ted Campbell
A long-term expatriate, author, and teacher describes all that is involved in moving, finding work, and living in Mexico in his Transitions Abroad Expatriate Writing Contest winning article.
High School and Teen Study Abroad Guide Why Your Teen High School Student Should Go Abroad by Dr. Jessica Voigts
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.
Teaching English in Morocco Teach English and Live in Morocco by Lucas M. Peters
What you need to know to teach in Morocco, where jobs are increasing in a land of very hospitable people, and enjoy a great quality of life.
Working abroad for less How to Live and Work Abroad for Less by Nora Dunn
The author, who has managed 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.
Living abroad for four years How to Spend Four Years Living Abroad by Tim Leffel
If you are looking for a great place to move and live abroad for four or more years, here are some ideas by the respected author of "A Better Life for Half the Price."
Temple in Bangkok Teaching English and Living in Bangkok by Nathan Edgerton
The demand for English teachers in Bangkok remains high. Jobs exist in many different types of schools, from corporate training centers to small private schools to public schools. There are opportunities for beginning teachers as well as those with more experience.
Featured Organizations and Programs
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.
The International TEFL Corporation 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.
Internships worldwide Internships Abroad with ELI Abroad
Get a head start on your career through an international internship! ELI works with a variety of private companies, NGOs, and governmental organizations worldwide. Interns can work in the fields of healthcare, legal aid, human rights, engineering, IT, communications, wildlife and range management, microcredit, fashion, economic development, marketing, tourism, law, finance, and more. Working in another country challenges interns to develop cross-cultural competencies, independence, self assurance, and flexibility—all traits desired by employers.
Teach English in Thailand Paid Teacher in Thailand with GEOVISIONS
This is a full-time, paid position to teach English in Thailand. Start dates throughout the year. Teaching positions are available all over Thailand and the jobs are guaranteed. You get National Holidays off and accident and medical insurance. We screen 100% of the jobs. Degree holders are placed very quickly. We can also place individuals without a degree. Come see why Thailand is called, "The Land Of Smiles."
Volunteer teaching worldwide WorldTeach Teaching Worldwide
WorldTeach is a non-profit organization that has sent thousands of volunteers to teach in countries all around the world. Summer placements are available in Ecuador, South Africa, Nepal, Namibia, and Morocco. Longer placements are available in Ecuador, Namibia, the Marshall Islands, American Samoa, and China. Volunteers teach a broad range of subjects, including English, math, science, computers skills, and HIV/AIDS education.
Teen Volunteer Abroad High School Volunteering Programs and Teen Leadership with GLA
Like Peace Corps for Teens. Programs are offered in 12 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Participants explore historic and natural sites in different countries while they learn the local culture and history, and serve the community through meaningful volunteer efforts. GLA’s goal is to provide life-changing experiences that will cultivate a global perspective and open-mindedness in students that will ultimately inspire them to become great leaders and global thinkers who will seek positive change in their own communities.
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.
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.
Study Spanish in Ecuador Centers for Interamerican Studies: Semester in the Andes SPRING​ - FALL
The Semester in the Andes program combines quality academic content with an extended intercultural and language experience. Live and study in Cuenca, Ecuador, while also traveling to some of South America’s must-see sites: Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest! The semester is open to students from a wide range of majors with or without previous Spanish knowledge. The semester is divided into two academic terms, allowing students to begin with intensive Spanish courses and then choose from several options: further Spanish courses, internship/service learning project, or courses from several academic disciplines.
Teach English abroad Via Lingua International TEFL Programs
Via Lingua is a worldwide educational organization with schools in numerous locations. Our goal is to equip students with English language teaching skills in a professional, supportive environment. We provide students with teaching opportunities throughout their TEFL career thanks to comprehensive training.
Volunteer Abroad with GO ECO
Internships Abroad with ELI Abroad
Study Abroad with NYU
International Summer Schools Cambridge University
International TEFL and TESOL Training
Teach Abroad with TIEOnline
Teach English Worldwide
Center for Study Abroad
Teach English Abroad with Via Lingua
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