Searching for your chance at a job abroad BUT not sure where to start? Looking for new companies and pages to search for adventures abroad?
First, look below where you can find dozens of places to search opportunities to work worldwide categorized to help you get started traveling faster and better.
Then, check out our Jobs Abroad Open Now page to find openings we think are exciting and hiring this week.
Be creative and don’t be afraid to contact companies directly. This page is growing every day so check back for more ideas! Good luck, think sustainable and have fun!
WEBSITES WITH A VARIETY OF TYPES OF JOBS ABROAD AVAILABLE
Sites like these can be excellent for finding work abroad that you may have never tried. There are OFTEN opportunities for entry-level adventures in extremely unique places!
- Jobs Abroad Bulletin www.jobsabroadbulletin.co.uk
- Jobs in Travel https://jobsintravel.work/
- Verge Magazine http://www.vergemagazine.com/program-search/work-abroad.html
- Adventure Jobs http://adventurejobs.co/
- Outdoor Industry Jobs http://www.outdoorindustryjobs.com/
- Adventure Work http://www.adventurework.co.uk/
- Season Workers https://www.seasonworkers.com/outdoorjobs/
- Cool Works http://www.coolworks.com/
EXCHANGE WORK AND VOLUNTEER WEBSITES
These sites can have some of the most immersive, sustainable and rewarding opportunities that not only give access to meeting local people and learning about culture, but can help you gather new skills and certifications to continue your travels!
- World Packers https://www.worldpackers.com
- Workaway https://www.workaway.info/
- HelpX https://www.helpx.net/
- WWOOF http://wwoofinternational.org
- Overseas Job Centre Latin America http://www.overseasjobcentre.co.uk/latinam3.shtml
- Overseas Job Centre http://www.overseasjobcentre.co.uk/countries.shtml
TRAVEL TOUR JOBS
Adam and I have worked several tour leader jobs and think they can be an insanely awesome way to travel. Working with a tour operator doesn’t necessarily mean you lead, there are so many jobs including cooking, hosting, driving and repair work. As a leader you will explore destinations with a group of people to some of the best sights to see in the world! However, you can learn and see so much in any of the jobs with the company often with free food, lodging, travel and tips!
- Backroads backroads.com/leaders/how-to-apply.htm
- Alaska Wildland Adventures alaskawildland.com/employment/kenai-fjords-glacier-lodge
- Tauck tauck.com/~/link.aspx?_id=226C1A4C61734D3DA4CD3F362631C031&_z=z
- GAdventures gadventures.com/careers/positions
- Intrepid intrepidtravel.com/about-intrepid/employment
- ARCC Programs adventurescrosscountry.com/learn-more/job-opportunities
- Gobroadreach gobroadreach.com/employment-opportunities.asp
- Moondance Adventures moondanceadventures.com/about-us/jobs/
- Projects Abroad projects-abroad.org/about-us/jobs-with-projects-abroad/
- International Guide Academy www.bepaidtotravel.com/
HOSTEL JOB ABROAD
Finding work in a hostel could be your ticket to meeting new friends and starting fantastic adventures while you move around every couple of weeks or months. Rarely any experience necessary! Hostels aren’t just for partying anymore–there are high adventure hostels, quiet hostels, yoga hostels…all sorts of themes and expectations. The exchange can land you free food, housing, trips and more!
- Hostel Jobs http://www.hosteljobs.net/
- Hostel Travel Jobs http://www.hosteltraveljobs.com/
- La Iguana Perdida laiguanaperdida.com/volunteer-with-us/
- List of 347 hostels that will exchange for housing! http://www.the-working-traveller.com/hostel-jobs-worldwide-347-hostels-guest-houses-open-to-volunteer-work-exchanges-europe-asia-africa/
- How to Work in a Hostel http://www.finstospurs.com/work-in-hostels-worldwide/
BIKE TOUR JOBS
Working for a lot of the big bike tour companies can be an intense and well-compensated way to travel in extraordinary places. The companies listed tend to have a hiring season with applications in winter and interviews starting early in the year for work from May to September. Therefore, apply carefully with attention to seasons! The team needs many jobs filled including those with little bike experience, but lots of travel/language experience. This can become a career job abroad that rocks–careful!
- Trek Travel https://trektravel.com/employment/be-a-guide/
- Trek Travel https://trektravel.com/employment/compensation-benefits/
- Backroads https://www.backroads.com/leaders
- Butterfield http://www.butterfield.com/work-for-us/
- Easy Rider http://www.easyridertours.com/employment.html
- Transitions Abroad http://www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/magazine/0705/guiding_bicycle_tours_abroad.shtml
A surfing job abroad tends to be the ULTIMATE seasonal job, taking you to gorgeous beaches worldwide, working reasonable hours and often meeting travelers from all over the world! Photographers and manager jobs seem to be on these sites as well, and lots of exchanges for those who can’t surf who want to learn!
- Surf Travel Jobs https://www.surftraveljobs.com/
- Surf Careers https://www.surfcareers.com
- FACEBOOK- Surf Careers Jobs https://www.facebook.com/surfcareers.jobs/?fref=ts
- FACEBOOK- Jobs for Surf, Wind, Wake and Kite Instructors https://www.facebook.com/SurfJobsForYourLife/?fref=nf
- How to Become a Surf Coach http://surfcareers.com/blog/how-to-become-a-surf-coach/
Skydiving and other extreme sports are being taught all over the world! If you are ready to see new destinations from up above as well as below, look into this roller-coaster ride of a travel job!
- Drop Zone http://www.dropzone.com/classifieds/Employment/
- How to Be a Sky Diving Instructor http://www.jobmonkey.com/uniquejobs/skydiving-instructor/
JOBS ON BOATS AND YACHTS
There is a HUGE opportunity to travel short and long-term by working on boats. Think of the possibilities–yachts, sailboats, small day charters, cruiseships…and so many other options with endless jobs on every deck. There are some certifications that are usually required, but pay on boats can be much higher than most other travel jobs. If you are interested in sailing your way from country to country, don’t delay. This can be a life-changer!
- Azamara Careers http://azamaracareersatsea.com/
- Cruise Ship Job Listings http://www.cruiseshipjob.com/
- Crew Bay http://www.crewbay.com/
- YaCrew www.yacrew.com/
- Super Yacht Jobs www.superyachtjobs.com
- Deckhand and Fishing Jobs in Alaska http://www.alaskafishingjobsnetwork.com/
- Job on Yachts www.jobonyachts.com
- Cruise Jobs http://www.allcruisejobs.com/
- What’s it like Working on a Cruiseship? http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/whats-it-like-to-actually-work-on-a-cruise-ship/
HIKING AND CLIMBING JOBS ABROAD
Hiking and climbing jobs are just a great way to travel. You often need little experience to begin, and will gain certifications along the way. If you love to spend your travel time outside, don’t hesitate to contact outdoor leadership companies. Adam and I absolutely love the people we have met and the memories we have made working alongside locals and travelers exploring the world on foot.
- Asia Outdoors http://www.asiaoutdoors.com.vn/hiring.html
- OX Tours http://guatemalavolcano.com/WorkWithOx.html
- Wildland Trekking http://www.wildlandtrekking.com/about-us/employment-opportunities.html
- EcoCamp http://www.ecocamp.travel/en/Adventure-Jobs
- Teen Camp Hiking Jobs http://www.hikingjobs.com/
- Tree Top Asia Zippers https://www.treetopasia.com/employment
- How to Become an Outdoor Guide https://aoa-adventures.com/how-to-become-an-outdoor-guide/
SNORKELING, SCUBA DIVING AND FREE DIVING JOBS
Working in the water introduces you to a whole different part of the world. If your image of dream travel consistently includes playing in the ocean, you may want to pursue jobs in the water. Experience required varies greatly, but there is a whole new market for unpaid internships that can get you experience and certifications required to guide and teach. This is also a great way to observe big animals like dolphins and whales on your long holiday!
- Divers Jobs http://www.diversjobs.com/
- Aquastaff http://www.aquastaff.com
- Dive Zone http://divezone.net/jobs
- Aggressor Fleet https://www.aggressor.com/employment.php
- GROUP ON FACEBOOK- BEST DIVE JOBS WORLDWIDE https://www.facebook.com/groups/594569720629875/
- GROUP ON FACEBOOK- PADI PRO JOBS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/padiprojobs/
Yoga job postings are often for not only people who are interested in teaching their amazing trade around the world, but also for people who are interested in working in a yoga practice or a place of wellness/spa, often in a remote paradise. The jobs on these sites can include opportunities all over the spectrum including social media consultant and yoga/surf instructor, so if you are interested in any aspect of yoga at all, it is worth checking out these sites for your travel!
- Yoga Trade http://yogatrade.com/yoga-jobs/
- Yoga Travel Jobs http://www.yogatraveljobs.com/
- The Yoga Forest http://www.theyogaforest.org/worktrade-opportunities/
- Mystical Yoga Farm https://mysticalyogafarm.com/work-opportunities/
- Yoga Farm Costa Rica http://www.yogafarmcostarica.org/yoga-volunteer/
- How to Find Yoga Travel Jobs http://www.theyoganomads.com/how-to-find-a-yoga-teaching-job-abroad/
- Yoga Jobs All Over the World https://www.facebook.com/groups/4176939886/
FARM AND RANCH JOBS
One of the most rewarding jobs Adam and I have taken was working on a ranch in Nicaragua. The relationships formed with the local ranch hands and cowboys were …indescribable. Spending your days with animals, travelers and locals is an amazing combo and gives you chance to really get to know your community. This is immersive travel!
- The Dude Rancher’s Assoc. http://www.duderanch.org/employment.php
- The Job Shop http://www.thejobshop.com.au/
- Farm Travel Jobs http://www.farmtraveljobs.com/
- Cool Works http://www.coolworks.com/
- Jobs Abroad Bulletin http://www.jobsabroadbulletin.co.uk/category/jobs-abroad/farm-animal-jobs/
RAFTING AND SEA KAYAKING JOBS
Rafting and kayaking jobs are often seasonal, can require little to no prior training and can be SO FUN!!! Think lots of time outside, hours of conversation with guests and tons of potential for sharing local knowledge and fun stories! Depending on where you end up, three to six months’ commitment is common. Wildlife is a serious bonus on this one!
- OARS www.oars.com/employment
- Association of Canadian Sea Kayak Guides http://www.acskg.ca/Jobs.aspx
- Job Trekker http://www.jobtrekker.ca/
- Adventure Jobs http://adventurejobs.co/
TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE
Teaching English online is a new approach to teaching English to travel. The commitment can be similar to traditional schools (over 6 months) but you can travel as much as you want as long as you can consistently get on a high-speed internet connection and work at least 10 hours a week! Finally, English teaching can be a great way to keep adventuring with an income!
- Open English http://www.openenglish.com/en/careers/teachers/
- Teach Online English http://www.teachonlineenglish.com/
What has been your favorite job abroad?
Tell us your best experience with work and travel! And if you know of a helpful work website, please let us know! Just like this website, the job abroad page is a growing resource for everyone to use to get more immersive, amazing travel! PLEASE share your insights!!
Keep Exploring, Christine and Adam