Have you recently graduated from university and are looking for some cool graduate opportunities abroad? Perhaps you’re looking for international graduate jobs because you want a little bit of a break before you go into the real working world or perhaps you’re at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Never fear, there are plenty of graduate jobs abroad, which include internships, volunteering and teaching English abroad to name but a few.
There are so many benefits to working abroad after graduating from university. Such benefits can be both professional and personal. Getting a grad job overseas can not only boost your employability, but it can also help you develop your various skillsets while immersing yourself in and experiencing a different culture. But there’s one problem – grads find it more difficult due to their lack of work and life experience, so what are some of the best jobs hiring abroad without experience?
INTERNSHIPS FOR GRAD STUDENTS
You’ll soon find that there are a number of job opportunities abroad for grad students. International internships are one of them.
The grad student takes up a position in an organization to gain valuable work experience and grow within their interest area. There are a number of excellent international internship programs that you can gain invaluable work experience from. Erasmus+ is probably the most well known, and this provides excellent grad intern opportunities throughout Europe.
There are also a few specialized internships such as AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales), which caters to business grads or IAESTE (International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience), which is specifically for grads with science and engineering backgrounds.
VOLUNTEERING OVERSEAS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Have you ever fancied working in rural school helping children learn? What about feeding and looking after rescued elephants in Cambodia? There are literally thousands of volunteering work opportunities for grad students abroad.
Typically there’s no payment and you usually have to pay for your flights, but if you’re looking to give back to the community, there are a number of volunteer projects looking for grads to work within local communities in a variety of sectors such as social care, health, education and conservation.
TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD
Probably the most popular job opportunities for grads that continues to grow is that of teaching, more specifically teaching English as a Second Language. As the need for knowing English continues to grow so does the need for teachers. China alone requires thousands of English language teachers to teach English across the country from private one-on-one English lessons to business English classes to group English levels.
One of the great things about teaching English in China is the perks you’ll receive. Return flights, visa sponsorship, paid accommodation, and Chinese lessons are just a few things you’ll receive in lieu of one year’s service working as an English teacher in China. And the best thing is this is still one of the few jobs hiring abroad without experience – all you need is your University degree and a ton of enthusiasm, and you’re good to go! You never know, you might just find a new career path.
When it comes to international graduate jobs, there are plenty! It’s a matter of doing the right research to find the right post-grad work for you whether it’s teaching English as a second language in China or helping rebuild villages in Africa.
The most important thing to do is to do your homework. Find out the credibility of the graduate work abroad program, check out the visa requirements and make sure you’re up to date with all your health checks and necessary vaccinations – the world really is your oyster!
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