Students interested in working abroad must choose between short-termor long-termwork opportunities. Short-term work usually means three months to a year abroad and frequently means vacation-type jobs, as opposed to professional jobs. Most of these opportunities are for students only and you must be a student at the time of application. Long-term work opportunities, however, require more research by you, the student, on the country where you wish to work. Methods for hiring employees will differ by country, and you need to be aware of these differences. To be able to work abroad for a longer period of time, you will need a visa from the country where you will be working. This will usually be provided by your employer; therefore, it is important to secure a position before going abroad. Most U.S. companies with international branches will expect you to work in the U.S. for some time before they will consider you for an international position.
· BUNAC offers currently enrolled college students an opportunity to work in Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand for a short-term summer (4 months) or for a year. BUNAC will offer assistance in requesting a work visa for the respective country, orientation upon arrival, group flights, assistance with attaining a job, and support throughout the duration of your sojourn. *BUNAC does not guarantee placement in a specific job upon arrival.
Australian Work and Holiday Visa: http://www.australia.com/plan/before-you-go/working-holiday-visa.aspx
· Travel and work in Australia for up to 12 months with this visa. You must have a passport issued by an eligible country (USA is an eligible country), be between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of application, and have not previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday Visa.
Cultural Vistas: http://culturalvistas.org/
· Cultural Vistas is a host company that will assist you with job opportunities in Germany. They offer assistance in work authorization, financial matters, health insurance, the application process, and support throughout the duration of your trip. You must have two years of university level studies, a university degree, or substantial work experience to be eligible to apply. *Cultural Vistas does not guarantee placement of a job.
Summer Jobs Web: http://www.summerjobs.com/
· Primarily an online search engine that locates summer/seasonal job postings throughout the world. For jobs in countries where English is not the native language, familiarity with the native language is often required to sort through the job postings. The site offers minimal assistance in attaining work authorization. Eligibility and requirements vary by job posting.
ENLACE- Electronic Network for Latin American Careers and Employment: http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/enlace/
· Provides links to job databases and other employment resources in the following fields: government, higher education, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and think tanks. No assistance in attaining work authorization and no guaranteed job placement abroad. Eligibility varies by job opening.
· Search engine for job postings around the world, primarily in Europe. No assistance is offered for attaining work authorizations, job placements, or accommodations. Eligibility varies by job posting.
Experience Teaching Abroad: http://www.experienceteachingabroad.com/
· ETA sends around 150 teachers to teach English in Costa Rica, Thailand and other Latin American and Asian countries every year. The average program lasts one school year, which is approximately 6 months.
· GoinGlobal features Country and City Career Guides for more than 80 locations, plus expert advice on work permit/visa regulations, resume/CV writing guidelines, employment trends, professional and social networking groups, interview and cultural advice. Access this resource through DawgLinks on the UGA Career Center website.
International Staffing Consultants: http://www.iscworld.com/
· Search engine for job postings around the world. No assistance is offered with attaining work authorizations, job placements, or accommodations. Eligibility varies by the job posting. This site is a bit overwhelming and is more of an advertising hub. Some students may find it valuable, but it doesn’t cater to entry-level positions abroad.
Overseas Jobs: http://www.overseasjobs.com/
· Primarily an online search engine that locates job postings throughout the world. For jobs in countries where English is not the native language, familiarity with the native language is necessary in order to sort through job postings. Eligibility and requirements vary by job posting.
Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants: http://www.renardinternational.com/
· The Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants assist professionals seeking careers in the field of hospitality. The international network includes placement in Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. There is no cost associated with creating a profile. Potential applicants also have the opportunity to search job postings. Eligibility and requirements vary by job posting. No assistance is provided regarding work authorization.
Peace Corps: http://www.peacecorps.gov/
· Joining the Peace Corps is a life-defining leadership experience that will give you a unique opportunity to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities. The type of work a volunteer does is ultimately determined by the needs of a host country; however, nearly all volunteers fall under one of the following categories: Education, Youth and Community Development, Health, Business and Information and Community Technology, Agriculture, Environment, HIV/AIDs, Food Security, Earth Day, Stomp out Malaria. Potential host sites include Asia, Central America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Benefits include student loan assistance, training, living and housing allowance, a readjustment allowance, medical coverage, and travel expenses to and from the country of service.
The Riley Guide: http://www.rileyguide.com/internat.html
· The Riley Guide is an online directory to over 1600 job and career resources worldwide. Users have the ability to narrow down searches by location or job title. Each resource listed is reviewed by the host site editors and is accompanied by a brief synopsis of the services offered. The site also provides guidance to navigating the resources provided, lists networking and support groups, and offers resume, interviews, and job searching advice.
UGA Career Center:http://www.career.uga.edu/