Finding International Work Experience: How to Find Work Abroad (Overseas and Virtually)
Gaining international work experience will introduce you to a world of new experiences – both personally and professionally! From developing your communication skills to strengthening your cultural awareness. International experience is a fantastic addition to have on your CV/resume and gives you plenty to discuss in future applications. All while making lifelong memories and having fun. It’s no surprise why many people strive to work and study abroad!
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Our Top 3 Tips to Finding International Work Experience:
1. Learn a Second Language
Applying for international work experience is often highly competitive. In many cases, knowing additional languages is a required skill when completing international work applications. This is why learning a second language is the best step to take to securing your dream role overseas!
Chances are, recruiters are more likely to favour your application if you can speak more than one language. This is because having the ability to communicate with colleagues and partners across the world in a second or third language, adds value and leverage to you as an employee. One of many reasons why taking a language course will work in your favour when applying to future international roles.
Ready to start learning a language and working towards your international career goals? Cactus offers immersive language courses in over 120 locations across the world!
2. Apply to a Global Internship Program
Applying to a Global Internship Program is a great way to get your foot in the door when it comes to gaining international work experience. Many global internship providers offer you support and flexibility when searching for your dream internship.
Global internship providers help you in ways such as finding your ideal placement, visa-processing, accommodation and more. Best of all, many global internship providers offer a variety of options on where you can work abroad. For instance, CRCC Asia offer internships in a variety of locations. From Japan to Korea, to Vietnam. Alternatively, you can even take part in a Virtual International Internship and gain international experience in the comfort of your own home.
Not only do Global Internship Programs provide you with great opportunities for career progression. You are offered a unique experience of working abroad where you can immerse yourself in a new culture. An amazing way to gain valuable work experience whilst having fun.
3. Volunteer Abroad
Why not take your passion for working overseas and use it to provide help for a good cause? Volunteering is a great way to gain some international work experience whilst giving back to communities abroad. You will be involved in meaningful projects where your help will really make a different to others. In addition to this, volunteering abroad will help you stand out to future employers when you eventually pursue a paid role. It’s a win-win!
GVI – Volunteer Abroad are an ethical volunteer and internship provider who offer fantastic volunteer programs to support a variety of global issues. With a mission dedicated to achieving long-term positive impact, GVI offer plenty of meaningful projects to get involved in. From Wildlife Conservation to Women’s Empowerment to Animal Care – there are so many ways you can help!
Best of all, GVI offer an award-winning level of safety and support to all volunteers taking part in the programs. There are members of staff around at all times to enforce maximum security and to answer any questions.
So what are you waiting for? With options available for both virtual and physical international volunteer programs, there is always an opportunity to start volunteering and making a change.
Prepare for your future by taking a language course
Want to secure some international work experience? Start a language course today and make yourself stand out when applying! Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process.
Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:
Evening language courses: 23 different languages in 11 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Junior language camps: immersion programmes for children and teens across the world
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: 23 languages online and for teacher training