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It’s the dream – living and working abroad. The freedom, excitement and adventure abounds. Working in a country that isn’t your home country is something that many people dream of doing, but don’t always know how to accomplish and where to go. Sure, it can seem daunting at the best of times to pack your things and hit the open road, looking for somewhere to work, but you don’t need to do it that way. In fact, there are a lot of ways you can find good places to work before you ever leave your home country. Here are just a couple of great ideas for those of you who are looking to take your travel experience to the next level.
Namibian Safari Tour Companies
For a vast country filled with diverse wild life, Namibia is probably one of the most amazing places to work abroad. Granted, a lot of Namibian Safari tour companies like to hire locals to fulfill various roles, especially when it comes to tour guides and camp/lodge management and employees, but you can sometimes luck out and get these roles as foreigners as well. Some of the most amazing experiences come from unique African countries like Namibia, where safari tours take you out into the wilderness to come face to face with some of the most elusive and beautiful animals on the continent. These tours can sometimes be basic, camping style, in tents but others can be five star lodges with glamping style accommodation or even high class hotel level suites, so there are many for you to choose from when looking for work.
Villa Jobs In Europe
There are literally hundreds of villa jobs to be found around the world but villa jobs in Europe can be very easy to come by. These jobs are similar to those in African Safari companies, where you’d be likely helping to care for either the inhabitants of a villa, or standing in for the owners to care for guests as a type of concierge or housekeeper. There are some jobs out there that specify in childcare, nannying, or full household management, so it depends on what your skills and expertise are. A particularly large portion of these jobs are in European countries like France, Spain and Switzerland which is also good for employees due to the EU’s stringent employee labour laws.
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Freelancing In Thailand
Finally, one of the most popular ways to work abroad these days is quite simple – it’s to actually put your skills to work for you through freelancing. This is a great option for those who just want to work a little bit to supplement their travels without needing to worry too much or have too much stress. One of the most popular places to do this over the last few years has been Thailand. This is due to the low cost of living and reliable and high speed internet available even in rural areas. Another benefit of freelancing Thailand is that there is a big community of digital nomads in cities like Chiang Mai and Bangkok, so if you work in graphics design, content writing, virtual assisting or other internet based jobs, you have many people connect with to make your adjustment of living abroad much easier.
With so many cool places to find foreign jobs or work online, it’s no wonder so many people continue to move abroad to make a go of things. If you want to take your time and see the world, working abroad might be just the thing the doctor ordered. Enjoy!