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..
Vacation Rental Apartments in Europe
with Local Hospitality by
Staying in vacation rentals in Europe is
an inexpensive and immersive way to travel
while also enjoying local hospitality.
an Internship in China Can Lead to
a Dream Job by
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.
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.
Spirit of Genghis Khan: The Stone Monoliths
of Kanas, China by James
An exploration of the origin and meaning
of sacred stone monoliths in Northwestern
China, from the era of the historical
figure Genghis Khan — shaman and legendary
on a Budget
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.
Jobs Abroad for Long-Term Travelers by
17 short-term jobs available to those who
wish to extend their long-term travels indefinitely.
to Select the Right International Program:
10 Key Steps by Rachel
With the plethora of study, volunteer, work,
and other programs abroad available, how
do you determine the one best for you in
the short- and long-term? The winner of the
Student Travel Writing Contest breaks
it down, and provides advice based upon experience
Volunteer Overseas? Top 10 Reasons
to Volunteer for Any Age by
An experienced volunteer, activist, teacher,
and author explores in a unique manner a
very important subject and activity.
50 and Volunteering Overseas by
Well over 50 and still volunteering overseas,
John describes his vast and unusual experience.
He offers seniors and volunteers of all ages
advice and accumulated resources John joined
the Peace Corps in 1991 at age 56 to make
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.
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.
Ways to Become a Better Travel Writer:
Great Storytellers are Perpetual Students by
Dr. Jessica Voigts
Jessica links travel writing, education,
and experience by showing how the greatest
storytellers learn endlessly throughout their
lives to hone their art.
Path Appears — Transforming Lives,
Creating Opportunity: An Interview
with Nicholas D. Kristof
Nicholas D. Kristof discusses an important
new book cowritten with his wife, "A
Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating
Opportunity," with John Dwyer. Nicholas
goes on to discuss related issues such as
volunteering abroad, and other ways individuals
can make a positive impact around the world
in terms of changing lives and tackling inequality.
to Stay an Expat Indefinitely: 10 Tips
from a Decade on the Move by
After 10 years living around the world, working
on a variety of jobs, Jonathon describes
his unique experiences and provides some
time-tested tips for prospective expats.
and Living as an Expat in Bhutan
Catherine Joy Perkins
2014 Expatriate Writing Contest 2nd Place
A student vividly describes life studying
and living abroad in the fabled land of
Bhutan with Wheaton College.
is the Value of an International Internship
in Today's Job Market?
In an interview with AIESEC, the
largest internship internship organization
in the world, we ask senior members key questions
and receive useful answers.
Programs Offering Internships Abroad by
Participating in a international internship
offers a travel experience like no other
as you are both a foreigner and live the
life of a local. Internships are the key
to gain experience and earn credibility with
Important 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 who is experienced
in doing so worldwide, and continues to do
so in France at this very moment...
Guide to Teaching English and Living
in Brazil by John Clites
There is a very high demand for English teachers
in Brazil, and that demand will only increase
in the foreseeable future. Demand is fueled
by a number of factors: flourishing tourism,
expanding international trade, a burgeoning
oil and gas industry, and the looming Olympic
in Mexico: The Why, How, and Where by
Inside tips from an experienced expat who
researched and made the move abroad happen.
English and Living in Bangkok by
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.
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
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.
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
by Avalon Travel,
she offers step-by-step
details and advice on local
history, culture, geography,
working visas, moving considerations,
safety, retirement, and
and Working Abroad
Jean-Marc Hachey shares his insights
into international employment trends
and offers inspirational advice
to short- and long-term job seekers.
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.
William Nolting identifies and categorizes
student internship jobs overseas.
Abroad: The Recession-Proof
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
Abroad as a Freelance Foreign
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
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.
Randall Davis offers his expertise
and selected resources to help you
prepare and to find paid work overseas
as an ESL teacher.
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.
An interview with an experienced expert,
Zahara Hecksher, who is a co-author of a
classic book on the subject, and Transitions
Abroad's Volunteer Abroad editor. As always,
Zahara goes to the core of the altruistic
impulse and offers very subtle and invaluable
advice for prospective volunteers.
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.
Your Volunteer Experience To Find Paid
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
Vacations: Seniors Have a Different
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 in Europe
Volker Poelzl explores options for volunteer
work in Europe while highlighting sample
organizations, including those which offer
volunteer vacations or work camps.
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.
on a Budget
Kelby Hartson Carr asserts that rewarding
travel on the cheap in France is still possible
and includes links to websites which offer
cheap accommodations, dining, and transportation.
Featured Programs and Essential Resources
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
English Abroad in Europe with LanguageCorps
For many, Europe is the destination of
choice and with LanguageCorps you have
a range of options including popular,
traditional destinations of Spain, Greece,
and Italy as well as the Czech Republic,
Hungary, Russia, and Turkey—some
of the hot new Eastern European countries.
There is still a high demand for English
teachers, and as one, you will be able
to live in one of these cultures instead
of just visiting!
Work Teaching Around the World with WorldTeach
WorldTeach offers opportunities for volunteers
to make a meaningful contribution to international
education by living and teaching in low and middle
income countries. By partnering with Ministries
of Education, our volunteers teach English where
there is a need. Fee covers: visa & work permit,
3-4 week orientation (TEFL training, teaching practicum,
language and cultural immersion), health & emergency
evacuation insurance, housing, monthly stipend,
full time in-country field staff, transportation
between training and placement sites. Requirements:
native level of English fluency; BA or equivalent
for year-long programs.
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.
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.