||Embracing Ancient Greek Traditions in Poros and the Peloponnese by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
A visit to the beautiful island of Poros and the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece allows for immersion in ancient Greek traditions going back thousands of years to the days of Homer.
||Top Volunteer Abroad Programs by Jessica Voigts
A review of the top volunteer abroad programs and organizations in 2018.
||10 Great Reasons to Learn a Language Abroad by
Check out this guide to learn 10 great reasons to learn a language abroad, with stories by many who have taken the plunge and have returned much richer for doing so.
Programs Offering Internships Abroad by
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. And now more
than ever, internships are a key to gain experience and earn
credibility with future employers.
to Find Your First Paid Job Overseas by
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.
||Guide to Teaching English as a Second Language Abroad by Ted Campbell
10 practical tips in an essential guide, including key resources provided by an experienced expat who has taught extensively in Mexico and South Korea.
||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.
||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.
in Mexico: The Why, How, and Where by
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.
||Top 5 Ways for a Teen to Summer Abroad by
Great ways spend a summer abroad, including adventure / sustainable / cultural / teen travel, volunteering, language learning, study abroad and work/internships. All offer a great return on investment and some are cheaper than a camp at home.
Volunteer Overseas? Top 10 Reasons
to Volunteer for Any Age by
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..
||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: 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.
||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.
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,
||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.
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
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.
||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.
||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.
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.
to Live and Work Abroad for Less by
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.
||How to Find Work Abroad: 6 Key Questions to Ask Before a Successful Job Search by
A practical and no-nonsense guide regarding the keys to consider before seeking paid work abroad.
||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.
English and Living in Bangkok by
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
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.
||ITTT: International TEFL Certification
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 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.
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
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.
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.
||Abbey Road High School Summer Educational Travel and Pre-College Programs
Summer educational programs for high school and pre-college students in Florence, Italy; Nice and St-Laurent-du-Var, France; Barcelona and Cadiz, Spain; Quebec, Canada; and Boston, Massachusetts.
||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.
||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.