||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.
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.
||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.
||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.
||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?
||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.
||Camping Safari in Northern South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe by Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated series of varied adventures through remarkable regions and countries while in a small group, camping and seeing spectacular wildlife and natural wonders, and meeting some locals along the way.
||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.
Programs Offering Internships Abroad by
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...
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 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.
||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.
||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.
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.
Volunteer Overseas? Top 10 Reasons
to Volunteer for Any Age by
An experienced volunteer, teacher, and author
explores in a unique and educational manner
a very important subject and activity.
an Internship in China Can Lead to
a Dream Job by Rebecca
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
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.
50 and Volunteering Overseas by
Well over 50 and still volunteering overseas,
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 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.
Tips From a Seasoned Solo Traveler:
How to Make the Best of Your Travels
Abroad by Ted Campbell
Advice derived from years of solo travel,
mistakes and all, by one who has seen the
world from many perspectives.
in Mexico: The Why, How, and Where by
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.
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,
to Live and Work Abroad for Less by
The author, who has been managing
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.
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 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.
and Where to Find
Jobs Teaching English
in Europe: An Overview by
The author of many classic
books on working and teaching
abroad offers inside tips
and resources to succeed
in the difficult task of
securing jobs in Europe.
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, residency
requirements, working visas,
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 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.
Abroad and Living in China by
What is it really like to live and
be a student in China? Maggie describes
daily life and provides her own
insights. The current administration
is actively encouraging students
to study and live in the vast and
fascinating country with initiatives
such as the 100,000 strong.
Immersion Travel: Learning
by Experiencing by
Dr. Jessica Voigts
How to practice the type of educational
travel that motivates many fascinating
explorers and writers currently
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.
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.
Featured Programs and
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.
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.