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Mexico: Expatriate Writing Contest winner Enter the 2017 Expatriate & Work Abroad Writing Contest!
Tell us your story or write a mini-guide about the country where you are living or have lived and win $500, with many other prizes for other entries due May 15th.
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.
Volunteer vacation in Latin America How to Plan an Unforgettable Volunteer Vacation in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
If you are making summer plans, read this piece by an expert author on the diverse options for volunteer work and meaningful vacations in Latin America. Prepare a turtle hatchery in Costa Rica. Teach English in Mexico. Build a home in Brazil. There are important and interesting projects where you can make a difference.
Top Internship Programs Abroad Top Programs Offering Internships Abroad by Chelsea Baldwin
Now is a good time to look into a summer 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. Now more than ever, internships are a key to gain experience and earn credibility with future employers.
Volunteer work in Samos Volunteer to Help Refugees on the Greek Island of Samos by J. Kathleen Thompson
The need for volunteers on the Greek island of Samos is enormous, and you can offer your own contribution.
Going Global: Responsible Trave Going Local: Travel Tools and a Travel Philosophy from Nicholas Kontis by Amy E. Robertson
Transitions Abroad reviews and discusses Nicholas Kontis' new book, Going Local, and the author's responsible travel philosophy. Transitions Abroad has been a trailblazing advocate for responsible travel and finds in Nicholas Kontis' book a very interesting and good read.
Why I Travel: Burkina Faso Why I Travel: The Impact of Exploring the World by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated essay by a long-time traveler on what motivates her endless voyages to all regions of the earth. 
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.
Budget Travel in Europe Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget
An interview with Andy Steves on his new 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.
Worthwhile volunteering abroad How to Volunteer Overseas to Protect Wildlife Effectively by Amy E. Robertson
With so many options to volunteer this summer helping to care for wildlife, which projects to choose, where, how long, and what are the considerations?
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.
Why teens should volunteer abroad 10 Reasons Why High School Teens Should Volunteer Abroad by Dr. Jessica Voigts
The words and images of young volunteers demonstrate the many facets and rewards of their experience abroad.
Perugia, Italy Study Abroad in Perugia, Italy: A Student's Guide to Cultural Immersion in Europe by Katie Tozer
A Student Travel Writing Contest winner describes her transformational experience in the beautiful and culturally rich region of Umbria.
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."
Trekking in Oman Trekking in Enchanting Oman by Lies Ouwerkerk
Hiking around Oman reveals a land that is beautiful, friendly, hospitable and largely untouristed.
Cooking classes in Italy Cooking Lessons in Italy: Mamma Knows Best by Amy E. Roberston
A review of some of the top cooking schools across regions in Italy, where food is prepared with love in classes, markets are explored, and local accommodations are often available.
High School and Teen Study Abroad Guide Why Your Teen High School Student Should Go Abroad: Parents' Guide 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.
Guide to Guanajuato, Mexico Guanajuato, Mexico: Love at First Sight by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated guide—with key background information in the form of a narrative—to one of the most beautiful cities in a country with a complex history, people, and a rich culture.
Living abroad in Spain as a student Congratulations to the Winners of the Student Writing Contest!
Students and recent graduates have written articles describing what are almost always life-changing experiences abroad with long-term impact. The essays also provide insightful advice and inside tips for others contemplating spending time in countries worldwide.
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,
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.
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.
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 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.
Small Group Travel The Practical Guide to a Successful Small Group Tour by Stephanie Dyson
If you are considering an adventure or cultural tour to an exotic or otherwise inaccessible location, here is a guide to let you know what to expect.
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.
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.
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.
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 a book on the subject explores the important activity.
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.
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.
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.
Featured Organizations and Programs
Volunteer and Intern Abroad with Global Vision International 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
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.
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!
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 Experiential Learning International
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.
Summer volunteering with Worldteach WorldTeach Summer 2017
What will your summer adventure look like? Expand your community by teaching abroad in Brazil, Ecuador, India, Morocco, Namibia, or South Africa! Open to current college students and graduates.
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 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.
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
Geovisions
Volunteer Abroad with GO ECO
Volunteer Work Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Internships Abroad with  Experiential Learning International
Study Abroad with NYU
International Summer Schools Cambridge University
International TEFL and TESOL Training
Volunteer Teaching Abroad with WorldTeach
Teach English Worldwide
Teach Abroad with TIEOnline
 
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