Studying, Interning, and Working Abroad
Study Work Create with the British Council - Offers opportunities for UK students, recent graduates, and young professionals to go abroad to study, work, or develop their creativity
Third Year Abroad - Provides useful articles, information about international CVs, Erasmus Schemes, and case studies of students who went abroad
Go International website - Shows the benefits of taking a global opportunity, an extensive pre-departure guide, next steps and more
Going Global - Search jobs and internships in around the world! Also has country guides with information on work permits and visas, resumes and CV’s, cultural advice and job market trends
Prospects - Information about working in abroad, including useful links for job hunting
Targetjobs - Find information on language requirements, where you can work, job hunting tips, application methods and visa basics
Global Graduates – Database of overseas work opportunities for students and graduates
Jobs – Careers Advice - Country specific information and international careers advice. You can also search for work opportunities according to geographic regions and countries
AIESEC - The world's largest youth-led organisation, bringing you opportunities in leadership development and international experiences.
Teach English as a Foreign Language
teflSearch - Find English teaching jobs and discover a wealth of information about TEFL.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) - Comprehensive site with opportunities to teach English in different countries all over the world.
www.tefl.org.uk - The largest and most accredited TEFL provider in the UK.
Further Guidance for Going to Work Abroad
Workpermit.com - Commercial organisation offering information and advice on work permits in many countries.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Information on travel and visas.
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|Print out all important documents||
Flight bookings, other travel documents, documentation from your employer abroad, addresses and phone numbers to contacts. Keep the documents in your hand luggage and email them to yourself
|Take a few photocopies of important documents||Notably your passport, visa, credit and debit cards, in case of theft or if you lose them. Keep the copies separate from your actual passport and cards. You should also scan these documents and email them to yourself|
|Have you got the necessary vaccinations?||Check online or with your GP|
|Have you got the required visa and is your passport still valid?||Check this well in advance as visa application processing can take a number of months. Your passport needs to be valid 6 months after you return home as well.|
|Will your debit and credit cards work in the country you're going to?||Check with your bank. As a safety measure some banks have restrictions on international transactions. You could also consider getting a currency card.|
|If you are a British, EU, EEA or Swiss national going to Europe then register for a free EHIC card||The application procedure takes seven days. This card will entitle you to low cost medical treatment in the EU.|
|Make sure you have travel insurance||Thirdyearabroad has comprehensive information on travel insurance. This is essential for any travel abroad|
|Check if you need adaptors for your electronic devices and if your phone will work||Try to sort out a mobile phone/internet deal, buy adaptors if necessary, and download some messaging apps (Viber/WhatsApp)|
|Find out where your nearest embassy is|
|Accommodation||Make sure you have somewhere to stay for at least the first few days and find out how you will get there once you've arrived at your destination|
|UK Government foreign travel advice||For both home and international students it is useful to have a look at this to make sure you stay safe and healthy while you are abroad|
|Have you got your Passport, visa, wallet, phone, chargers and toothbush?||You are ready to go!|
- Handy blogposts about moving abroad: Moving Abroad: The things I wish I'd known, 9 essential apps for your year abroad and The Official pre-Year Abroad Guide from ThirdYearAbroad.com.
- You can also find out from UEA students about their own global experiences on our CareerCentral Blog: Sophie's Summer at Camp America, Rosie's experience of the Study China programme. We would also love to share your stories on our blog too - keep in touch with us at CareerCentral and share your experiences.