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Discover your path to working abroad!
Read advice below from experts and stories by those who have taken the plunge.
Abroad: Ideas and Expert Advice
Transitions Abroad has always been about finding the best possibilities and exploring new ideas. Here are some suggestions in the form of in-depth articles by insiders who offer ideas for short- and longer-term jobs overseas.
English Online, from Anywhere by
An 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.
to Find a Paid Job Overseas by
I understand the dilemma of the first-time international
job seeker: You cannot get a paid job abroad 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.
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.
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...
Up to New Jobs Abroad: A Personal
Odyssey by Carolyne Nye
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, care-giving, volunteering, etc. — providing
resources and ideas for others who wish
to follow her adventurous lead.
the World by Sailboat: How to Find
...Amazingly, I was along for this trip of
a lifetime as volunteer crew — the owner
had paid my way, provided the food on-board,
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.
and Working as a Tour Leader by Lies Ouwerkerk
Paid travel 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
Work in Europe
An overview of work opportunities
in Europe, from summer to seasonal, describing
what is involved when seeking jobs in the EU.
Why and Where to Work in Europe as an Au Pair or Nanny by Susan Griffith
A prolific author on classic books used by more than a generation of students and people of all ages provides advice and a plethora
of websites to help you find jobs abroad, especially in Europe, where the
demand remains huge.
Keys to Au Pair Work Abroad
Au pair work allows for full cultural
immersion since you live with a local family
and generally have time to explore the adopted
Work Abroad Successfully, Put Down Roots by Tim Leffel
A prolific travel writer and freelancer
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.
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.
Stories About Jobs Abroad
Discover paid travel jobs worldwide, from summer au pairing in Italy to crewing yachts in the Pacific, teaching English in Spain, seasonal farm work in Australia, to STEM internships.
Experience working holidays in select countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, seasonal or lasting up to a year.
Embrace the Digital Nomad Lifestyle: Live as a digital nomad within your visa limits, then travel to new locations.
Pursue Sponsored Transfers: Consider well-paid, long-term work opportunities sponsored by European corporate branches, with international finance, marketing, and STEM as popular options.
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.
A Job Teaching English in Spain
An experience on the Teach in Spain program with CIEE transformed the life of Sagan Pope, led her to 5 years in the country, and to success thereafter.
on an Internship in Madrid
Gain insights into working as an intern in a private hospital in Madrid, improving your knowledge of Spanish while contributing to your career. Explore the city and culture with your homestay and new friends.
in the Cayman Islands
There are many short-term jobs on a unique Caribbean island where the money flows freely, ideal for a working vacation. Extending your time beyond a month is not easy, but possible.