The 7 Best Countries to Work Abroad

Have you ever found yourself day dreaming of what it would be like to live and work overseas? The opportunity to travel and experience new cultures, all while gaining valuable experience, is certainly enticing.

What if we told you your dreams could become a reality? Would you do it?

Online travel brand travelcuts has found the top seven destinations worth considering for those seeking a 9-5 abroad. And if these aren’t enough, make sure to check out the upcoming film fest on October 6th for more inspiration on where you could live, work and play.

So take a breath of fresh, foreign air and add some spice to your resume.

1. Australia
If you want to go as far as possible, then Australia is the place for you. There’s a reason why the land Down Under is so popular – from scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef to hiking the red rock of the Outback, there is a wide range of unique activities to do during your free time. There are many job positions to choose from, especially in the hospitality and agriculture industries. While the culture is similar to that of the West, it’s best to be prepared to eat Vegemite and adapt to Australians’ dry sense of humour. We would start the conversation with a simple “G’day.”


2. England
As the home of creative geniuses like Shakespeare and the Beatles, it’s evident England has something to offer to those seeking jobs in theatre, music and literature. It’s also home to the business elite, like Richard Branson – which is why many flock to London for positions in marketing, finance and international relations. Whether it’s London, Liverpool or Cambridge, England provides an abundance of resources and opportunities. England is known for its museums, unique architecture, performing arts and shopping – so you’ll have plenty to do in your spare time.


3. China
China has industry-leading companies with a plethora of possible positions. If your focus is in business or you desire a unique intellectual experience, Shanghai is ideal as it is one of the top investment centres and a trading port. In Beijing, the need for English teachers and au pairs are very high. Teaching in China is a great opportunity not only to develop your international career potential, but also to experience an education system very different from home. When not working, discover the rich history of China at the Great Wall, Mogao Caves or Shaolin Temple in Henan. The best part about China? It’s inexpensive – you can get delicious handmade noodles for only $3.


4. Spain
Say hola to the beauty of Spanish culture and add some Mediterranean flavour to your life by working in Spain. It will be hard to not fall in love with the history, art and nature that make up the country. While you could work in Madrid, an influential force in the global economy, you can also try Barcelona – a laid back destination with available jobs in the service and information technology industries (and let’s not forget the lively nightlife and beaches). If you want to travel around Spain quickly, it’s easy to do so with Spain’s AVE high speed train. While enjoying your time in Spain, don’t miss out on the many cultural and popular festivals offered.


5. Germany
Situated in the heart of Europe, Germany is a lively hub of art, music, beer-brewing and architectural treasures. The country’s charm remains apparent throughout the four seasons (in case you were still craving skiing or snowboarding). Known as a leader in research and scientific innovation, there are plenty of available jobs in these fields. You’re sure to be content with an average of 35 vacation days a year. Even offering one of the best vacation times in the world, Germany is still amongst the most productive as well. Visit the Berlin Wall, Cologne Cathedral, Neuschwanstein Castle and Miniatur Wunderland for epic photos to send to your family and friends back home.


6. Chile
Recognized for its high-income economy, Chile has become one of the most stable and prosperous countries in South America. From the driest desert in the world to beautiful lakes and ice caps, Chile’s incredible landscape is just one of the reasons to work in this vibrant country. Head to the country’s capital, Santiago, for jobs in business, tech and communications – many multinational corporations have headquarters here, making it a globally-connected city. With a strong education system and Chileans’ desire to increase their English skills for work, there are plenty of teaching jobs available. If looking for a position far away from city life and skyscrapers, discover Concepción and Valparaíso – these geographically diverse cities are popular for those seeking work in the environmental field. Whatever city you choose, there is no shortage of opportunities to explore the one-of-a-kind countryside from the Andes to the Pacific.


7. Ireland
Amongst the lush greens and intricate rock formations lay whimsical towns with the friendliest people. Ireland, a country with a unique blend of history and modernity, has jobs in every sector imaginable. As an up-and-coming top tourist destination, positions in the field of tourism and hospitality are plentiful – especially in the country’s capital, Dublin. Dublin is also currently growing as a hub for innovation and creativity with its increase in tech start-ups and pharmaceutical companies. Head to the town of Galway, also known as “Ireland’s cultural heart” for its charming cobblestone streets and lively art scene. Whether you choose Ireland for its wide range of pubs, cycling trails, castles or golf courses, the Emerald Isle and its many work opportunities will not disappoint.



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