Teaching ESL or Working Overseas
For info on teaching English overseas, two sources will lead you to almost anywhere you need to look. These are Dave's ESL Cafe
and Transitions Abroad
. Bookmark these sites and explore. Go Nomad
also has a good jobs listing board and FindaGap
lists some teaching positions. For other opportunities for working abroad, check the listings at ForeignCareers
, where a small subscription fee gets you access to over 1,000 international job postings.
lists hundreds of seasonal jobs and the Working Travel
website is a powerful searchable database of travel related opportunities. Kareeve
is packed with all kinds of great seasonal jobs, from winter resorts to summer camps.
This can encompass everything from a semester abroad to a one-month Spanish immersion class, so these links are just
a start. Transitions Abroad (link above) is a good source and you'll also find good searchable databases at GoAbroad.com
, Go Nomad
, and PlanetEDU.com
Again, start with Transitions Abroad and Go Nomad (linked above) and try Escape Artist's
volunteer links. Travel Tree
is a recent UK addition that lists jobs, internships, and volunteer programs. FindaGap
list plenty of volunteer options, but watch out for the ones with high fees. nGoAbroad
bills itself as a clearinghouse and referral service that custom-fits peoples' skills, interests and goals with international
My highest recommendation goes to Volunteers for Peace since the sign-up fees are reasonable and nobody is making a profit off your good intentions. The Global Volunteer Network also has reasonable fees and seems to be sufficiently choosy about who they partner with.
Want to find out about the cheapest places to live--or at least
which ones are a good value? International Living
has been around for 20 years and though mostly geared to retirees, it has some great articles about what life is like living
overseas, with plenty of real prices. Escape Artist
is more irreverent and the articles are free. Both will give info on the cheapest places to live and will offer advice and
ads that will make you want to pack up and move. If you're interested in a specific country, both sell detailed reports that
give you the low-down from an expat's perspective--well worth the price as they'll save you lots of hassles down the road.
For a truly dizzying array of information, see EscapeArtist.com's Expatriot Act
For expats planning to work (not retire) overseas for the short or long term should check out Family Life Abroad. Besides having some great articles and interviews on living everywhere from Poland to Ireland to China, it also has
links to great country-specific sites you can go to for more information. An American Abroad and British Expat give the lowdown for those who want to hold onto home. Expat Exchange is a more highbrow option, with essays on the meaning of it all.
Asia Expat Forum is a site for linking up with other expatriates in Asia and getting the lowdown on jobs, living, and vices. Allo' Expat bills itself as a one-stop information and service center for expatriates living in or moving to
the Asia - Pacific region