With many great reasons to work abroad, Transitions Abroad provides expert advice, inspirational first-hand experiences, and practical resources for anyone wishing to explore the possibilities.
Internships leading to careers, teaching worldwide, volunteering, summer jobs, and remote work are increasingly popular options to extend your time overseas meaningfully.
The movement towards remote work and the life of the digital nomad is accelerating, such that there are projections that in a few years, as many as a billion people will have more freedom regarding where they work, allowing for more freedom to roam about the globe.
With every work experience, you build a more impressive international resume while developing key contacts and enriching your life. Surveys by business and academic organizations demonstrate that working and living abroad increases your job possibilities and income over time.
a Virtual Job is the Best Job for Working Abroad by Tim Leffel
In an extract from his fine 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. And you are free to choose locations with a low cost of living.
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.
6 Key Questions to Ask Before Your Job Searches for Work Abroad by
An experienced but still young international working traveler describes the path to finding paid work abroad with an eye towards a career, including 6 key questions to ask before starting your job search, including his favorite job resources.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Best Places for Teaching English in Asia by
In addition to sharing large areas of the world's
largest continent, many nations in Asia
also share another striking similarity: most
are experiencing strong demand for English teachers.
From South Korea to Vietnam, Asian countries remain
geared towards getting their population to learn
the lingua franca of globalization.
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 a book that is now an instant classic, 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