To visa or not to visa? Most countries will not require a visa for short-term work, but if you plan to work or stay for more than a few months, a visa becomes essential.
While a small, political slip of paper shouldn’t greatly affect your decision (where there’s a will, there’s a way), it’s not a bad idea to check out which countries you can stay in, for how long, doing what before setting your eyes on the prize.
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Just as diverse as world locations are the types of jobs you can tackle abroad. Ultimately, you can do anything, so we recommend focusing on something you are genuinely interested in or that will prove beneficial for what you want to do later in life.
Most of us still cannot answer the question that parents have been asking us since we were four whatch wanna do when you grow up, honey pie but that’s alright. Getting a job abroad doesn’t mean a lifelong commitment, and you don’t necessarily have to pave a way to your ultimate career. In fact, the global sphere makes for great experimental wiggle room.
If you aren’t sure what jobs are available abroad or you are just getting your career dreaming started, here are some of the most common jobs abroad for foreign workers:
The most common, sure-fire way to secure a job abroad is to teach English. Many teaching jobs abroad require teachers to have TEFL certification, but after the initial investment you’ll have a lifelong certificate and boundless opportunities.
Au pairing has been used as the way to get out of the familiarities of home and into someone else’s way of life for centuries. Usually pair placements are more short-term, but it remains an excellent way to get thrown head-first into a new culture, language, and location.
While teaching the ABC’s to little kiddos, you can also network in the surrounding community and potentially find additional, future job opportunities.