I Want to Work Abroad for Months!

You: “I Want to Work Abroad for Months!” Us: Here’s How

The first time you plan to move abroad, the first question comes to your mind is How long do I want to work abroad? What types of work can I do abroad? And what should I know before I go?

But, don’t stress! We’ve got you covered. We put together a few things to keep in mind before you leave, a quick look at the pros and cons of one, three, and six months working abroad, as well as a few  awesome short term work abroad programs.

Essential to-do’s

Moving abroad is as exciting and at the same time hectic. With the swirling emotions of goodbyes, planes to catch, and a looming new life to start,  it can be easy to make silly mistakes. To help keep your transition as carefree as possible, here are a few things to add to your checklist:

Get the Proper Visa

Don’t get stuck at your gate without the proper visa for your final destination! Scrambling to contact a visa agency, trying to pay over the phone, and battling language barriers as your plan is pulling away from the gate is a horrible experience.

Setup a Method for Sending Money Back Home

Trying to conduct banking from abroad is a total pain. Assuming you are planning on bringing some money back home when you are done working, make sure you have a way to legally transfer your paycheck either directly into your US account or that a wire transfer is possible. Don’t be forced to leave money behind due to poor planning.

Figure Out How Long You’re Going to Stay

This seems like an obvious question, but it often catches people by surprise. The types of locations, programs, and job opportunities available to you can greatly differ based on how long you are interested in working abroad. Not to mention your experience abroad will be totally different between staying one month and six months.

Which is for you? Below are some of the pros and cons of working one month, three months and six months abroad.