September 7, 2010

Work Abroad Credit Card Tips

Inspired by a recent New York Times article “Advice on Using Your Credit Card While Traveling Abroad”, I thought I’d take a break from volunteer abroad or work abroad-specific posts and focus on some things about living abroad that are a little more general – like how to make sure your credit cards don’t get frozen.

September 3, 2010

Resume Tips for Volunteers

Let’s say you’ve had a great volunteer abroad experience, helping people, cleaning up communities and encouraging development. The experience is no doubt formative, and worthwhile in and of itself. You’re back in the States and ready to tackle the job market with your new skill set and passion. How do you translate your volunteer abroad […]

August 30, 2010

Turning Middle East Study Abroad into a Career

Everything about the Middle East – the culture, the economy, the controversy – have been hot topics over the past few years, and as a result more and more students have chosen to study abroad in countries like Egypt, Israel, and even parts of Iraq. And according to a recent New York Times article, this isn’t just to gain a broader understanding of the Middle East, but to leverage the study abroad experience into a career.

August 27, 2010

Free and Low Cost Volunteering in Latin America

It’s probably not a surprise that I have some mixed feelings about paying to volunteer. On the one hand, most organizations abroad who really, desperately need volunteers simply can’t afford to pay for things like airline tickets and room and board. Paying to volunteer in these situations is simply a part of the reality of working with small non-profit organizations.

August 22, 2010

Volunteer Abroad Spotlight: WorldTeach

There are quite a few teach abroad programs out there, many of which we have talked about on this blog or on JobMonkey. World Teach is a small program with more than 20 years of experience sending volunteers abroad to teach English and other subjects in host communities in Latin America, the Pacific Islands, Asia and Africa. Read on to learn about what sets them apart from other teach abroad organizations.

August 8, 2010

Volunteer Abroad Spotlight: Amigos de las Americas

Amigos de las Americas is an international volunteer organization for high school students that really speaks to me, not only because they work in Latin America, but because they have a truly awesome website. But is that reason enough to spotlight Amigos as a great organization with which to volunteer abroad? Probably not, but they have many other great things to offer.

WHO are they?

Amigos de las Americas (Amigos) is an international non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas whose mission is to “build partnerships to empower young leaders, advance community development and strengthen multicultural understanding in the Americas”. To date, more than 200,000 teenage volunteers have performed community service activities in locations throughout North and South America, primarily (but not exclusively) related to healthcare.

August 6, 2010

The Visa Series Part IV: Top 5 Visa Questions

Since we covered all of the major topics in parts I, II and III of the visa series, I thought I would use this final series post to simply answer some questions, some really specific, and others more general about getting visas for work abroad. If you have any visa questions that aren’t answered here, please visit our posts on Tourist Visas, Temporary Visas and Permanent Visas for more information.

Top 5 Work Abroad Visa Questions

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