Post-Graduation Job Search: Work, Int...

Post-Graduation Job Search: Work, Intern or Volunteer Abroad

There are 7 comments on the story from May 13, 2009, titled Post-Graduation Job Search: Work, Intern or Volunteer Abroad. In it, reports that:

Is a traditional nine-to-five job not your style? Or are you just not having luck with the job search, despite persistent efforts? Consider working or volunteering abroad.

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New York, NY

#1 May 13, 2009
It's a nice idea, but it's frustrating that one has to pay for volunteering abroad so often. Also feels somewhat self-indulgent to use volunteering as an excuse to travel.

Oregon City, OR

#2 May 13, 2009
Working or volunteering abroad is a great option, unless you really have to make money for a living.
Harrison Smite

Vancouver, Canada

#3 May 13, 2009

Great article! I have encouraged all of my friends to try out teaching overseas as I had the chance to do it a few years ago and it was amazing. I had the good fortune of having a friend tell me his cousin's experience in the beautiful beach town of Busan, South Korea and I knew I had to go there and try it out. I tried finding a job on my own through dave's esl, but eventually came across Footprints Recruiting and they did a great job helping me out. They placed me in the city I requested and also made sure to follow up with me once I was over there. If you can try teaching abroad it's the best opportunity you'll find in these terrible times.
Harrison Smite

Vancouver, Canada

#4 May 13, 2009
I should have mentioned that the reason I went through Footprints Recruiting was because their services were free and my school gave me a salary, reimbursed the airfare and paid for my housing. Sweet deal.

Woodstock, NY

#5 May 13, 2009
If you have student loans this just isn't an option.

Since: Jun 08

New York

#6 Sep 29, 2009
Lua wrote:
If you have student loans this just isn't an option.
You can always defer your loans and if you teach in Asia or the Middle East you'll make good money.

Since: Oct 09

Varna, Bulgaria

#7 Oct 29, 2009
You should check . it is a study abroad website and has lots of
information on this topic.

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