Introduction to Short-Term Paid Work
Programs for Students and Recent Graduates by
A concise overview for students provided
by a long-time advisor for those who seek
jobs abroad after graduation.
to Find Your First Paid Job Overseas
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...and
provide a worksheet.
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
Jobs Abroad for Long-Term Travelers by
17 short-term jobs available to those who
wish to extend their long-term travels indefinitely.
to Live and Work Abroad for Less by
To many people, the dream of traveling the
world and earning a living while doing so
seems impossible; common excuses against
living and working abroad include a lack
of career options or an overly expensive
lifestyle. I had those same excuses myself,
until I proved myself wrong...
to Live and Work Overseas While Freelancing
on the Web by Nora
Many people dream of a life working abroad,
with scarcely a care in the world besides
finding an Internet connection...That life
is not as hard to achieve as it might seem
at first blush.
Jobs, Sustainable Living and Endless Travel by
Over the past decade, there has been an enormous
growth in interest and activities relating
to permaculture jobs as a means of farming
abroad, sustainable living, and the endless
travel this enables for people of all ages.
and Working as a Tour Leader
Jobs overseas as a tour guide can be both
exhilarating and challenging, and there
are some pros and cons, but it is very
flexible way of living offering great
Keys to Au Pair Work Abroad by
Au pair work abroad allows for full cultural
immersion since you live with a local family
and generally have time to explore the adopted
Overseas for Students After College by
After graduating from college, one option
is to go abroad to see the world and work
teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Jobs Abroad by
An author and experienced expert
provides advice, descriptions, and resources
for jobs abroad available as a house-sitter.
Such enriching long-term living stretches your
travel budget. In a similar and overlapping
Jobs Abroad: Some Creative Ways to Travel the
World Long-Term often involves
a bit more work in exchange for free shelter.
Work in Europe
Volker Poelzl offers an overview of work opportunities
in Europe, from summer to seasonal, and describes
regulations to consider when seeking jobs in the EU.
Work Abroad Successfully, Put Down Roots
Travel writer, and entrepreneur Tim Leffel
draws from his own experience working overseas and
interviews others to illustrate how taking the plunge
and living as a local is often the best path to interesting
and fulfilling jobs abroad.
a Freelance Job Building Your Professional Travel
Professional writer and travel blogger Matt Gibson
offers practical tips on one of the few mobile travel
jobs which can help sustain you abroad.
to Work Abroad After College
Katie Kreuger tells the story of a transition from
college study towards her goal to travel and support
herself via short-term jobs abroad.
Jobs Abroad After Graduation
Tamara Hughes explores the reasons to seek work abroad
after graduation and the primary job resources for
Abroad as an Au Pair or Nanny
Author Susan Griffith provides advice and a plethora
of websites to help you find jobs abroad where the
demand is huge.
Andy Page outlines some of the many possibilities
for jobs abroad, a choice he has made in order to
combine work, travel, and living overseas while running
his profitable websites.
as a Freelance Foreign Correspondent
Jason Motlagh describes the opportunities as a foreign
correspondent as jobs abroad for freelance journalists
grow in demand.
Up to New Jobs Abroad: A Personal
Odyssey by Caroline
A series of articles on the many eclectic
short-term and seasonal jobs overseas that
she has undertaken over the years—including
work in ski resort hotels, campsites, entertainment,
eco-lodges, caregiving, volunteering, etc.—providing
resources and advice for others who wish
to folllow her adventurous lead.
on a Cruise Ship and Get Paid
Kristin Carter describes travel to beautiful
areas overseas while taking a variety of
cruise ship jobs.
the World by Sailboat: How to Find
the Jobs by Andy Schell
...Amazingly, I was along for this trip of
a lifetime as volunteer crew—the owner
had paid my way, provided the food onboard,
and would pay for a return ticket from Tortola
upon our successful delivery of his yacht
to the islands, where he planned to use it
over the winter months.
Working Abroad in Australia by
Working in Australia, in this case through
the BUNAC program, can be a truly memorable
year-long adventure. Here are one such series
Fishing Jobs Abroad in Australia:
Big Dollars and Big Adventures Down
Under by Amy Knapp
A little-known fact is that an industry in
Australia exists for the adventurous traveler
that is quite lucrative...The average season
of Tiger Prawns (four months) will earn you
about $10,000, potentially a little more
or a little less. On average you'll take
home about $15,000 for a ten-week season,
but that figure could be as high as $20,000,
if you get a good catch.
Pair Life Abroad: Combine Long-Term
Budget Travel and Work by
I lived in uptown Barcelona for seven months
without writing a single rent check or mailing
one utility bill. I did not even pay for
groceries. Before that I spent two months
free of charge in a medieval town by Oxford.
How did I manage to stay so long in Europe
gratis? I was an au pair...
Year Living and Working in New Zealand by
At this time two years ago, I would not have
been able to tell you a great deal about
New Zealand. In fact, I had never really
given the place a second thought until the
day I discovered it was the only westernized
country where my partner and I could both
legally live and work.
and Travel on a Small Cruise Ship by
If I had a dollar every time I heard somebody
exclaim "that's my dream job!" I'd
be a far richer woman than I am today. Working
on a National Geographic cruise ship as a
massage therapist was, in many ways, my dream
Pair Jobs in Italy: Immerse Yourself in the
Culture Without the Stress of Living Alone
Kylie Groombridge describes her cultural immersion
experience while providing practical and legal details
necessary to find such jobs.
Jobs in Barcelona
Alexandra Kain describes how she found a variety of
jobs in Barcelona, Spain, and provides advice and
resources for others to do the same.
as a PADI Divemaster
Anna Marie Davis on her training for an extraordinary
job in Vietnam.
for Jobs in Italy
Emma Bird provides inside tips for finding work in
Italy, where networking for jobs can be as important
as your credentials, according to a woman who has
found work abroad as a journalist, an English
teacher, and a freelancer. She follows up with practical
and inspirational advice in Work
in Italy Creatively.
Summer and Seasonal Jobs in Australia
Lisa Ponefract finds that the best jobs in Australia
are off-the-beaten-path and offers her inside tips
and prime resources for summer and seasonal work.
in Australia’s Tropical North
Laurie Pritchard suggests finding jobs in Australia's
tropical north in order to take advantage of the country's
new working visa for Americans and offers practical
Seasonal Job in New Zealand
Jules Bass describes her experience on an appie-picking
seasonal job in New Zealand—where the pleasures
far exceeded the pains.
Tour Jobs in Europe
Heather Wynn describes how to go about finding summer
jobs in Europe leading tours.
Ship Jobs: The Right Way to Get Hired
Renee Ruggero offers inside tips and key resources
to help you seek and procure cruise ship jobs.
in Italy: Work in Tuscany and Umbria
Lucia Mancini describes practical options for work
in two of the most beautiful regions in Italy.
Study, and Travel: The Combination Allows You
to Live Abroad as a Local
Jen Swanson has traveled round-the-globe
sustaining herself with short-term jobs, while also
finding time to study. Her second article, Working
to Travel Is Worth It, continues the description
of her own personal odyssey — where she finds
work in Greece.
Your Travels Abroad: How to Find Work at Hostels
in South America
Isabel Eva Bohrer describes her experience, as well
as that of others, in Latin America working at various
jobs at youth hostels.
Leading Nature Trips Abroad: Summer Programs
Seek Experienced Leaders
Erica Rounsefell describes the many jobs
available for those who wish to work abroad leading
summer camp programs which emphasize nature tours
Student Groups: Rewarding Summer and Adventure
Slawka G. Scarso describes a variety of
programs which provide jobs to qualified teachers
to lead students abroad.
Educational Tours Abroad as a Teacher
Jennifer M. Eisenlau on jobs leading summer
student educational travel tours.
to Work as a Journalist at an English Language
Eric Thiel writes: "Do you love writing? Do
you want to travel the world? Here are my top
tips for getting your foot in the door working for
an English language paper overseas.
...With English the lingua franca of international
commerce, development aid, and diplomacy, almost every
country has an English language publication of some
sort. Businessmen, tourists, aid workers and other
visitors rely on English publications for everything
from new commercial regulations and business opportunities
to events featuring local artists and musicians..."
Kristen Carter on how her experience abroad provided
a chance to see many countries and get to know the
Jobs in Germany
Katreen Hardt describes her work experience acting
in Germany, where well-rounded American performers
are being called on stage.
Jobs In Prague as an Expat: You Do Not Have
to Teach English
Suchi Rudra describes the optiions for finding jobs
as an expat in Prague — a shining jewel in the
Czech Republic and still a happening city.
Turkey: Jobs Abound
Dan Eldridge reports on the types of work he discovered
while traveling as a backpacker through Turkey.
in West Africa
Daniel Morris describes the job opportunities in West
Africa, and notes that it is far better to already
be there before searching..
in the Cayman Islands
Christine Casale provides the inside scoop.
Available at Language Schools in Guatemala
Gabe Stein describes the rewards, including learning
a new language.
in Brazil as an Artisan
Sonya Angelica Diehn describes how freelance artisanal
jobs in Brazil offer both financial and cultural rewards.
Judy Van Rhijn on the seasonal job opportunities in
Australia—in her case picking grapes.
for Travel in New Zealand
Matt Kaiel reports that seasonal jobs are plentiful
and other programs provide longer-term work.
Jobs in New Zealand
Emma Pownall describes the trials and tributations
of work in New Zealand as a fruitpicker.
to Find Work on SuperYachts
An overview, tips, and many resources to find an exciting
job that can be short- and long-term.
Crewing a Yacht
Resources to find one of the most demanding yet exotic
a Yacht in the South Pacific
A man with many years of experience reports that there
are many jobs available on private yachts.
a Boat: Follow the Seasons and Ride the Wind
Julia Bartlett describes jobs on sailboats and yachts
on Cruise Ships
Margie Davis reports that working on cruise ships
is hard but rewarding work.
Benjamin Murray tells you how to find work in one
of the most exotic regions on earth. In Camping
for Cash: Live and Work in Antartica,
David Devere provides his own perspective.
Jobs in Alaska
Judith A. Ballard describes an unusual yet rewarding
summer job destination.