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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. There has never been a better time to move or plan for extended life abroad.
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.
6 qiestions about working and living abroad How to Find Work Abroad: 6 Key Questions to Ask Before a Job Search by Troy Erstling
A practical and no-nonsense guide regarding the keys to consider before seeking paid work abroad.
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.
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 exploring questions regarding what motivates her endless voyages to all region of the earth. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Featured Programs
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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