Discover inspiring stories, expert guidance, and practical resources for meaningful international experiences. From internships and teaching to volunteering and remote work, explore diverse options for paid and unpaid jobs abroad.
The rise of remote work and digital nomadism is revolutionizing every form of job and creating new types of opportunities. Soon, over a billion people could enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere on the planet.
Every opportunity adds to your international resume, expands your network, and enriches your life. Surveys demonstrate that working and studying abroad enhance job prospects and long-term income growth.
to Find Your First Paid Job Overseas by
I understand the dilemma of the first time international
job seeker: You cannot get work 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.
How to Write an Effective International Resume by
Creating a resume for work abroad is significantly
different in kind from those you
create domestically. Here is an overview
on how to do so successfully, with all
the primary criteria to consider in this
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 greater credibility
with future employers.
to Find Student Jobs and Internships Abroad by William Nolting
A long-time expert and student advisor provides a comprehensive overview
of the process for finding the type of work
to build your resume. A great resource for the student
seeking their first job overseas.
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. As
more young people are going to China to study and
intern, and more employers valuing such work abroad experience,
the author highlights the short- and long-term personal
and professional investment.
Abroad Increases Professional Job Prospects by
Isabel Eva Bohrer
IES Abroad surveyed over 1,000 study abroad alumni
in order to determine the impact of such experience
on the ability of recent graduates to find work after
completion of a college degree. The findings strongly
indicate that study abroad provides many advantages and often leads to international
to Spend a 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 one of the few
westernized countries where I could both legally live
and work abroad.
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 for not living and working abroad include
a lack of career options or an having an overly expensive lifestyle.
I had those same excuses myself, until I proved myself
Pair Jobs Abroad: Combine Long-Term Budget Travel
and Work by Rachel Ward
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...
Working Abroad in Australia by
Working in Australia, in this case through the BUNAC
program, is a truly memorable year-long adventure.
Here are one such series of experiences.
and Teach English in Smiling Chiang Mai
Voted one of the friendliest cities in the world,
Chiang Mai is an ideal place to dip your toes into
the world of teaching. The relaxed environment and
low-key attitude make for a gentle introduction to
TEFL for those just getting their feet wet.
How a TEFL Certificate Abroad Leads to a Teaching Job by
An experienced teacher provides practical recommendations and tips for gaining a TEFL Certificate overseas as a path to English teaching jobs worldwide. With the demand for English teachers still very strong, there are so many great options.
English and Living in Mexico by
...I was still looking for a job. I had long thought
about trying to live overseas and I knew that teaching
English was a good vehicle for doing so, so I enrolled
in a 1-month crash course in Teaching English to Speakers
of Other Languages (TESOL) to figure out how to do
Top Volunteer Abroad Programsby Wandering Educators Contributing Editor Jessica Voigts
A review of the top volunteer abroad programs and organizations.
Volunteer Overseas? Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer by Zahara Heckscher
Co-author of an instant classic book, Learning Service, the author is an experienced volunteer,
activist, and teacher. She has co-written a book that explores the subject,
motives, and activity in a unique and no-nonsense