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Work Your Way Around the World "The employment resources in this section represent a broad spectrum of opportunities; while most are short-term, seasonal or summer jobs, some are for a minimum of a year. Whereas some jobs are paid, many others involve volunteer work. Paid work is available, for example, in the field of English language teaching, for native speakers of English with a university degree or TEFL qualification (or both). The other fields of employment that sometimes rely on transient labor are the tourist industry and agriculture. In Europe and Australasia there are positions as au pairs, which will allow live-in child carers to learn a language and earn their keep by living with a family and helping to care for the children.

The distinction between paid and volunteer work is often blurred when considering work abroad. Internships arranged in companies in Europe, for instance, seldom pay a salary, and the agencies that mediate such job placements normally charge substantial fees. Similarly, many people are willing to subsidize themselves in order to join interesting volunteer projects abroad, a number of which are included here.

U.S. citizens may need special visas or work permits to work, volunteer, or intern legally in other countries. The officially recognized work exchanges programs listed in this resource section may be able to help."Susan Griffith is the author of many classic and constantly updated books, including Work Your Way Around the World and Teaching English Abroad.

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Featured Student and Summer Jobs Abroad
Work and Travel in Australia, Canada and New Zealand through InterExchange Working Abroad
Au Pair Jobs in Australia, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain with InterExchange Working Abroad
Au Pair Jobs in France, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Turkey, and The Netherlands with Geovisions
Work in Spain with Instituto Hemingway
Internships in Argentina with Road2Argentina

 Jobs Abroad Advisor
Jobs for students An Introduction to Short-Term Paid Work Programs for Students and Recent Graduates by William Nolting
A concise overview for students provided by a long-time advisor for those who seek jobs abroad after graduation.
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...and provide a worksheet.
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.
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.
Living abroad for four years Teach English Online: Your Ticket to the World by John Clites
A very experienced expat and successful teacher of English, our ESL columnist for years, has developed an online course allowing you to earn income while living abroad or at home. Multi-media guides help you through the steps necessary to build a client base that will pay you to teach conversational English from any location you choose using online tools such as Skype.
Top Jobs Abroad for Travelers Top Jobs Abroad for Long-Term Travelers by Jonathon Engels
17 short-term jobs available to those who wish to extend their long-term travels indefinitely.
Work and Live for Less How to Live and Work Abroad for Less by Nora Dunn
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...
15 questions to ask for a job abroad 15 Critical Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Abroad
A practical and realistic look at what is involved in seeking and finding rewarding work overseas from one experienced in doing so worldwide,
Freelance Work on the Web How to Live and Work Overseas While Freelancing on the Web 
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.
Work leading adventure tours Work Abroad Leading Adventure Travel Tours
If you are a born leader in search of work, here is a realistic view of various types of jobs leading adventure tours abroad, with resources.
Jobs as a tour guide abroad
Living 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 rewards.
ESL Jobs in Gautemala Student Jobs Overseas as Teachers After College
After college, one option for graduating students is to go abroad to see the world and work teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Work as an au pair in Europe Why and Where to Work Abroad in Europe as an Au Pair or Nanny 
A prolific author on classic books used by more than a generation of students and people of all ages, Susan Griffith provides advice and a plethora of websites to help you find jobs abroad, especially in Europe, where the demand remains huge.
Au pair work abroad 7 Keys to Au Pair Work Abroad 
Au pair work abroad allows for full cultural immersion since you live with a local family and generally have time to explore the adopted culture.
Housefitting jobs abroad Housesitting Jobs Abroad
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 way, Caretaking Jobs Abroad: Some Creative Ways to Travel the World Long-Term often involves a bit more work in exchange for free shelter.
Finding work in Europe Finding Work in Europe
An overview of work opportunities in Europe, from summer to seasonal, describing what is involved when seeking paid jobs in the EU.
Language exchange with Diverbo Teaching English to Children in a Summer Camp or Homestay Abroad
A great option for a summer job abroad is to English to children and teens at a camp, homestay program, or learn through a language exchange.
Working as freelance foreign correspondent Work as a Freelance Foreign Correspondent by Jason Motlagh
Opportunities exist as a foreign correspondent as jobs abroad for freelance journalists grow in demand.
Farm jobs abroad Permaculture Jobs, Sustainable Living and Endless Travel by Jonathon Engels
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.
To 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 Student Guide to Paid Work Abroad After College
The story of a transition from life as college student towards the author's goal to travel and derive income via paid jobs abroad.

 Stories of Working Adventures
Paid Travel Jobs from Summer Au Pairing while a Student in Italy to Crewing a Yacht in the South Pacific to Seasonal Farm Work in Australia.
New jobs abroad Waking Up to New Jobs Abroad: A Personal Odyssey 
A series of articles on the many seasonal jobs overseas the author has taken over the years—including work in ski resort hotels, campsites, entertainment, eco-lodges, caregiving, volunteering, etc.—providing resources and ideas for others who wish to follow her adventurous lead.
Around the World by Sailboat A Year Living and Working in New Zealand 
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.
Trampoline job in Australia Adventures Working Abroad in Australia 
Working in Australia, in this case through the BUNAC program, can be a truly memorable year-long adventure.
Work on cruise ship venice Work on a Cruise Ship and Get Paid
Travel to beautiful areas overseas while taking a variety of cruise ship jobs.
Market in Barcelona Au Pair Life Abroad: Combine Long-Term Budget Travel and Work 
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.
Around the World by Sailboat Around the World by Sailboat: How to Find the Jobs
...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.
Farm jobs abroad How to Find Jobs on Yachts and Superyachts by Matt Brown
A thorough overview of what it takes to work on yachts and superyachts worldwide from either the U.S. or Europe
Fishing in Australia Seasonal Fishing Jobs Abroad in Australia: Big Dollars and Big Adventures Down Under 
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 will earn you about $10,000... 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.
Internship on farm in Italy Summer and Seasonal Internships at an Organic Farm in Tuscany 
A unique internship program in idyllic Tuscany, Italy, where participants work on a traditional and organic farm in exchange for food and shelter.
Ship in Alaska Work and Travel on a Small Cruise Ship
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 job...
Au 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.
Work as a PADI Divemaster
Anna Marie Davis on her training for an extraordinary job in Vietnam.
Summer Jobs Leading Nature Trips Abroad
Many summer jobs exist for those who wish to work abroad leading nature activity camps and tours.
The Guide to Volunteer Farm Work Abroad While Your Travel
A great way to extend your travels in the summer or seasonally, as a student and beyond, is to exchange your farm work for food and shelter.
Networking 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.
Finding Summer and Seasonal Jobs in Australia
The best jobs in Australia are often off-the-beaten-path and the author offers her inside tips and prime resources for summer and seasonal work.
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 tips.
A Seasonal Job in New Zealand 
An apple-picking job in a beautiful land.
Summer Tour Jobs in Europe
How to go about finding summer jobs in Europe leading tours.
Cruise Ship Jobs: The Right Way to Get Hired
Inside tips and key resources to help you seek and procure cruise ship jobs.
Jobs in Italy: Work in Tuscany and Umbria
Lucia Mancini describes practical options for work in two of the most beautiful regions in Italy.
Work, 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 continuing to be a student.
Extend Your Travels Abroad: How to Find Work at Hostels in South America
Isabel Eva Bohrer describes her experience in Latin America working at various jobs at youth hostels.
Leading Student Groups: Rewarding Summer and Adventure Jobs Abroad
Slawka G. Scarso describes a variety of programs which provide jobs to qualified teachers to lead students abroad.
How to Work as a Journalist at an English Language Newspaper Overseas
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..."
Theater Jobs Abroad
Kristen Carter on how her experience abroad provided a chance to see many countries and get to know the locals.
Acting Jobs in Germany
Katreen Hardt describes her work experience acting in Germany, where well-rounded American performers are being called on stage.
Finding 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.
Jobs in the Cayman Islands
Christine Casale provides the inside scoop.
Working in Australia
Judy Van Rhijn on the seasonal job opportunities in Australia—in her case picking grapes.
Jobs Crewing a Yacht
Resources to find one of the most demanding yet exotic jobs available.
Crewing a Yacht in the South Pacific
A man with many years of experience reports that there are many jobs available on private yachts.
Jobs abroad with Geovisions
Jobs with Interexchange Working Abroad as a student
Work Experience Australia with Alliance Abroad
Student Jobs Abroad with the Intern Group
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