Working abroad can be many things: fun, exhilarating, challenging, new, different, scary and exciting. You could be working on the other side of the world for half a year, or spending a couple of weeks picking fruit in Europe. You can organize everything beforehand and start working straight away, or fly out tomorrow and start job hunting when you arrive. Perhaps you want to stay with a local family, use accommodation provided by your employer, share a flat with others or just kip on the beach? Whether you volunteer in an African animal sanctuary or work as a Rep in the Mediterranean – the choice is yours! All you can say for certain is that working abroad will change you and your outlook for good!

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The Big Work Abroad Recruiters

There are many different overseas recruiting companies, including British and foreign businesses. The big British ones include TUI, an international umbrella company that has thousands of people working in different resorts all year round, and Mark Warner, one of the mighty ski companies which has also branched out into summer holidays. Greek recruiter InGlobe places hundreds of applicants into jobs in the Greek islands every summer, and there are dozens of other companies that recruit for the summer and winter seasons. Many of these big recruiters will offer you accommodation and half board together with flights to and from your resort. They will often provide excellent training and progression and more importantly – a safe and secure environment that’s been tried and tested by many before you!

Going Abroad Alone

Taking off into the blue yonder is a romantic notion, but is it that practical? Combining working abroad with traveling is a great way to see the world, and it would be a shame to spoil your trip through bad planning. Be prepared for a few knockdowns if you don’t organize work before you leave. Traveling alone opens a lot of doors and gives you more flexibility, but it’s important to consider safety. Female travelers need to be especially cautious, and don’t be too trusting of new people until you have got used to the country, it’s culture and the attitude or beliefs of the local people.

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6 Comments on Working Abroad

  1. christelle Jansen says:

    I am planning to work at any lodges or resorts in the US. I have a disploma in travel and tourism and have been working in the hospitality industry for 6 years. Can you provide me with the needed information of how your reqruitement works and how much it wil cost.


  2. Patricia says:

    I would like to know whether you are situated in South Africa.
    Thank you

  3. kevin says:

    No, we are not. Our headquarters are in Seattle, Washington.

  4. kevin says:

    Christelle – thanks for visiting the WorkingAbroadMagazine website. As the name implies we are a magazine and not a recruiter. To work in the USA, as a foreign citizen, you’ll need to be sponsored by an employer. Some seasonal employers will help facilitate this if and when they can’t fill available jobs with Americans. You’re seeking a seasonal job?

  5. Josh Mennie says:

    I’m REALLY interested in working in America for a while, mostly for life experience. I’m 18 years old and from Scotland and have always wanted to work in the states doing pretty much anything that involves working with people.

  6. amber abraham says:

    how much would i need to save before heading to ibiza for a season? i fancy going june and july because im going to ireland for august. also, is it hard to get a nei number whilst there?

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