Working abroad can be a great option, especially if you’re having a hard time finding a job in your home country. However, there are both pros and cons to working abroad – getting an international job isn’t for everyone. If this option interests you, but you want to stay in the United States (or your [...]
From becoming an ESL teacher overseas to moving to a foreign branch of a company where you already work, there are tons of job options in other countries that you can consider if you want to start working abroad. This career path has both advantages and disadvantages, no matter which new country you’re considering calling [...]
A full-time job that pays well is the dream of many. But the reality of a lot of us, especially in this job market, is that we have to piece together a number of part-time or even full-time jobs. If you are looking for some quick ways to earn a little extra money online, here [...]
One of the main points that we always touch when considering the pros and cons of working or volunteering abroad is the idea of culture shock. Imagine that you are in a new country where you:
* Don’t speak the language
* Don’t have access to a network of friends or family
* Can’t get home to see your family frequently
This means, you are likely going to run into some odd situations. For example, in Chile (and other South American countries) you have to weigh and pay for your food and bread at different sections around the supermarket, before you checkout. This might seem like a minor detail, but imagine that you are new in town and just want to get some groceries, and when you go to pay, everyone is yelling and pointing…this can be disheartening to say the least. This is culture shock.
An article on today’s ABC News on Campus section tackled the ongoing trend for students who, facing a recession and limited job market upon college graduation, are looking for alternatives to the traditional U.S. job market, and more and more they are looking for these alternatives abroad. According to the article, India, China and the Middle East are the top choices out there for people looking to get into American businesses abroad – most of the companies hiring are actually U.S. based companies who are expanding into new markets.
Usually when we are focusing on work abroad, cruise ships don’t come to mind But few other industries can give you the opportunity to see such a large part of the world while doing what you love. There are all kinds of jobs on cruise ships, from food service to entertainment. Many people who love playing and instrument or singing can find success working the cruise ship circuit as part of the house band or other entertainer.
The first few months living and working in a foreign country can be daunting for a number of reasons, including language barriers, access to friends and not feeling part of your new community right away. It can feel especially strange to not be familiar with the names and faces on the news – politicians, celebrities, even local personalities. So how do you keep up with the news while you are living abroad?