8 Simple Ways to Move Abroad This Year!

8 Simple Ways to Move Abroad This Year!

Are you looking to move abroad but not sure how? Let me show you 8 simple ways how you can move abroad. Not someday. But this year!

I’ll not only give you 8 incredibly simple ways to move abroad, but I’ll also give you online resources to kickstart your move abroad.

So without further ado, let’s dive straight in!

#1: Teach abroad

All around the world, there is a huge demand for teachers, particularly English teachers. Teaching abroad allows you to improve your teaching skills while exploring a new country. And with the incredible demand for (English) teachers, it’s one of the easiest ways to find a job and move abroad. Yes, you might have to dust off your English skills, but there are some quick ways to do that, allowing you to move in a matter of months. A TEFL certification often gives you a greater chance of landing a job. Still, if you have other teaching credentials and experience, you can find great opportunities too.

Here are some resources you should check out:

Teach abroad

#2: Volunteer abroad

Fresh out of school or in between jobs and no idea what you want to do? Why don’t you try volunteering abroad? Volunteering abroad allows you to travel the world with purpose and gain new skills and work experience. It’s an incredible opportunity to build your confidence and give you a great sense of achievement. Moreover, you will meet new people and create strong bonds in a community outside your home country. In short, a great and easy way to get a taste of living abroad!

Here are some resources you should check out:

Volunteer abroad

#3: Working-Holiday Visa

Another fantastic and simple way to move abroad? A working-holiday visa! If you’re under 30 (in some cases even 35!)There is an excellent variety of working-holiday visas, and generally, they are easy to obtain (if your country has an active exchange program with the other country). 

A working holiday visa is exactly what it says: a visa that allows you to work and travel. You can usually work for the same employer for six months and travel for the remainder of your visa. Some countries with a working holiday visa are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, Japan, Germany, and South Korea.

More information about Working Holiday Visas:

Simple Ways to Move Abroad

#4: Work on a boat

Want to see a lot of the world in a short amount of time? Have you considered working on a yacht or cruise ship? There is an incredible variety of boat or cruise ship jobs, like deckhands, chefs, lifeguards, doctors, beauty specialists, entertainers, security guards, and so much more. 

Here are some websites to get you started:

Simple Ways to Move Abroad

#5: Study Abroad

I studied abroad in my early twenties, which was an incredible experience. I can highly recommend it to everyone! Even if it’s just for a semester, or summer school, the experience of living and studying in a foreign country is priceless. Of course, an ideal scenario is an exchange program with your school/university. But, even after you’ve graduated, you can apply for a student visa and enroll in some inspiring classes abroad. 

Some websites that will kickstart your abroad studies:

Simple Ways to Move Abroad

#6: Become a (seasonal) instructor

Have you ever thought of becoming a ski instructor in Austria, a dive instructor in Australia, or a yoga instructor in Thailand? Well, what if I told you that you could travel and work in incredible destinations doing (seasonal) instructor work. There are tons of short-term, seasonal work opportunities around the world. In fact, in some countries, there might be a skills shortage that you can fill, which will make it easier for you to obtain a visa (if you need one).

What are you waiting for? Check out some wandering job opportunities here:

Simple Ways to Move Abroad

#7: Work as an au pair

Want to work with kids and explore a new country at the same time? A great, simple way to move abroad is to find work as an au pair. Often these jobs are for 6-12 months (or longer) and are a great way to explore a new country, learn a new language and increase your skillset. 

Some websites to get you started:

Simple Ways to Move Abroad

#8: Work remote

Ever since the Covid pandemic, remote work opportunities have grown. What’s more, there are now more countries than ever before that offer remote-work visas. You can work remotely for a company or freelance and work on your own projects. In short, working remotely is a great way to travel the world and see incredible places.

Interested in working remotely, check out these websites:

Simple Ways to Move Abroad

Ok, that’s a wrap!

That’s 8 simple ways to move abroad. Considering various options allows you to explore a broader range of opportunities and increase your chances of moving abroad this year! I hope this list has shown you that there are more ways to make your dream come true and move abroad. 

If you want to take the next step and get support with planning your move, check out Move abroad: 3 essential steps to go from a dream to a moving abroad plan or read how Krissi landed a job as a teacher in South Korea and don’t forget to get your copy of the Let’s Move Abroad book

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