Six Jobs That Can Take You Overseas


For recent college graduates with a sense of adventure and a desire to see more of the world, a standard office job just doesn't fit the bill. For ambitious young professionals who want to see and do more, these six jobs offer a chance to start a long and successful career without giving up on your dreams.


English Teacher


English is now one of the most widely spoken language on the planet, but more people speak English as a second language than a first. People in countries around the world are anxious to learn English, and schools in many countries want native speakers to come work as teachers. The market is strongest in China and South Korea, but work is available almost everywhere. See if you can find opportunities to teach and even use your degree in these kinds of positions.




Major news organizations need correspondents in every city around the world, so journalists have the opportunity to work for a few years in exotic locations from Africa to Southeast Asia. Landing a gig with an established organization can be tough, but anyone with good writing skills can start a career by working as a freelance journalist.




Well-trained healthcare professionals are in short supply almost everywhere in the world, so nurses can find work in a dazzling array of countries. Nurses with degrees and certifications can often find work in foreign countries by tapping into expatriate communities. If this is your major, ask your professors about areas where your skills might be needed most.


Flight Attendant or Pilot


For people who love to travel, life as an airline employee can be a dream come true. Airlines need pilots and flight attendants willing to travel the world at a moment’s notice, and often encourage their employees to live near their major hub airports.


Supply Chain Management


The global economy allows goods from all over the world to be bought and sold in nearly every country, but keeping supply lines open is a challenging for many businesses. Businesses like doTERRA oils and other franchises hire supply chain professionals to live in countries that supply their products. These workers are charged with finding great deals, assessing product quality, and facilitating communication. You’ll really be immersed in a cultural experience with this kind of work.


Disaster Relief Worker


When natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes strike, organizations from around the world respond with food aid and medical assistance. These organizations need small armies of professionals standing by and ready to help. Many organizations deploy their staffs to an afflicted country for two to six-month stints, making these jobs appealing for travel-lovers.


In today's world, a job doesn't have to be a lifetime sentence to a desk in an office park. These careers let workers see the world while making a difference.


By: Eileen O'Shanassy

Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.