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Paid jobs programmes all around Spain in Hospitality Management, Teaching English, etc. You won't get rich, but you will earn enough to cover basic expenses. Paid Job Placement: From 1 month - No maximum stay! * Eligibility: EU members, USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea. * Required Level: All levels welcome, from initial. * Affordable accommodations in shared apartments from 2...

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BUNAC's Work in Ireland program allows current students or recent graduates the opportunity to live, work and travel anywhere in Ireland for 4 or 12 months. BUNAC will help secure the visa and find jobs and accommodation. Bunac's Work in Ireland program is run in conjunction with USIT and authorized by the Irish Government. The program allows you to spend up to 4 or 12 months living and wor...

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China has captivated the minds of people around the world for thousands of years. In recent decades, China has been widely acknowledged as a global powerhouse, from cultural exports to business prowess, from the fine arts to technology. Chinese organizations have long understood the value of foreign employees for enhancing the effectiveness of their work. With an increasing number of multinatio...

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Start your new career in China! Gain experience in an international environment in today’s one of fastest growing economies in the world. As The Specialist in full-time jobs in China we will help you to find and secure a job position in China. Apart from the job placement, we prepare you for your interviews, assist in finding a suitable accommodation, support during your visa application proces...

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Hong Kong's startup scene is gaining immense traction. A study done last year by Google and CUHK's Center for Entrepreneurship show that the startup scene in Hong Kong has grown 300% since 2009, and an influx of tech hubs have been essential to its growth. With new co-working spaces, accelerators and incubators, Sage Corps Fellows (students) who choose to intern in Hong Kong will expose themsel...

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The ImmerQi China Internship Program offers you the opportunity to gain international work experience in a dynamic economy, learn Mandarin and become culturally immersed in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. This is the ideal program for undergraduates looking to get international experience before graduating or recent graduates trying to get their foot in the door. You c...

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Have you always wanted to live abroad but never knew where to start? The Language House helps you turn dreams into reality by guiding you from a rough idea thru to a solid action plan to actually carrying out that plan. Why continue to put off having the life you really want? Don't postpone joy, come and join us. The Job Abroad Coaching Package is designed for those who want to live and work ab...

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Intern in Chengdu. Kick-Start your career with an Internship in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province and up and coming cosmopolitan city. Based on your own selection of internships we will help you secure your ideal internship in Chengdu. Besides famously known as the home of China's national icon, the giant panda, Chengdu is becoming more and more politically and economically influential. ...

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You’re unique; your internship should be too. It will be with Top Intern’s PIC Program, where you will: 1) Be considered for an internship in some of China’s leading companies 2) Intern in a positive and challenging environment that fits your criteria 3) Receive an internship package that is tailored specifically to you 4) Have the assurance that we’ve got your back from the moment you s...

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Looking to intern and advance your career in the United States? You are in the right place. Cultural Vistas provides thousands of international students and professionals every year with the necessary visa sponsorship and support to enhance their skills and gain exposure to American business practices and culture through internship and training programs with U.S. organizations. In additio...

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China Internship Placements offers internship opportunities in Qingdao, which is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations in China for placements. Internship programs in Qingdao combine executive internship placement with entrepreneurial training and grooming. The program and the location present a complete immersive atmosphere where interns learn more about China. Internship app...

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Receive lessons in Spanish for a minimum of four weeks while earning money through job placements in resorts located in Malaga, Salamanca, Madrid, Granada, or Barcelona. Participants will live on the stunning Spanish coastline of Costa Del Sol and most likely work in the resort areas of Marbella and Puerto Banos. A wide range of placements are available in the retail business and hospitalit...

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Architecture Jobs Abroad

Architecture jobs abroad can be very competitive, as more and more architects are turning abroad in search of the most fruitful job opportunities. Whether a recent graduate fresh on the market, or a seasoned architect looking for a change, finding a job abroad in architecture can be a life changing decision and the chance to construct the project of your dreams.

Why Work Abroad in Architecture

Architecture is a tough field to enter into in many countries, but luckily there are ripe job opportunities for architects overseas. Especially in developing countries that are currently building an advanced infrastructure, trained architects are given the chance to design and oversee projects they may never have had the chance to in their native country. Ranging from high-rise buildings to public parks and entire cityscapes, architecture jobs abroad afforded by urbanization and industrialization around the world are extremely vast.

Locations

Technically, you can find architecture job opportunities pretty much anywhere in the world. However, some markets present much more profitable jobs for architects than others. Architects from industrialized countries are often frustrated by the amount of red tape and limited number of major projects that they have access to. On the other hands, in many developing countries architects are guided by less bureaucracy, more building, in most cases.

Countries in South and Central America, such as Brazil and Panama, in the Middle East, such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and in Asia, such as India and Vietnam are all current hotspots for architecture jobs abroad that include contracted work. China is also a booming bed of architecture currently, as it continues its process of rapid economic growth and massive urbanization.

If you do not want to work abroad as an architect in the developing world, architecture jobs will likely be more competitive and projects less grandiose. Still, opportunities remain nonetheless. Countries such as Norway, Switzerland, and Australia are examples of nations within the industrialized world where architects can find jobs abroad.

Depending on where you find an architecture job abroad, you will have to deal with the language barrier and subsequent challenges of communicating with your local team. English is spoken commonly enough in most places that native English speakers with limited foreign language skills can get by. However, if you make a sincere effort to learn the local language, then your life and job as an architect abroad will become a hundred times easier.

Architecture Jobs Abroad

The types of architecture job opportunities you might find abroad will depend largely on your prior professional experience. For many fresh graduates, the search for architecture jobs begin with an internship, before landing any significant contracts or becoming employed full time by an architectural firm. Alternatively, seasoned architects have more flexibility when looking for architecture jobs abroad.

Basically there are two routes you can take to landing an architecture job abroad: either working for an international firm and being sent to design/oversee an international project or looking for employment directly with an architecture firm abroad. Either way, it is likely that you will be working as an architect abroad along local staff, so cross-cultural communication skills will be important.

One of the most frustrating aspects of working abroad for many architects can be the varying standard of quality and sustainability that countries adhere to. Sustainability is simply not a top priority in many developing countries, who are playing catch up economically, and therefore many private contractors lean toward profitability above environmental considerations and quality control. Despite this frustration, architects working abroad in a developing country will have an immense opportunity to share their skills, education, and outlook on the field, in order to help improve local standards.

Nevertheless, there are many NGOs and non-profit developmental organizations with branches all over the world, which have an eye directed toward more long-term sustainability. You may not see many architecture job opportunities constructing skyscrapers working in this realm, but the work can be very rewarding on a whole different level.

Salary & Affordability

Intuitively, the primary reason that architects look for jobs abroad is because they tend to pay better than the ones available at home. Some countries (for example Dubai) can pay close to double the annual wages that one might receive working as an architect in Europe. This tremendous pay increase will obviously not be the same all over the world, but it is an indication of the type of lucrative architecture job opportunities one can find in developing markets.

On the other end, some architecture jobs abroad, particularly entry level positions or those in sustainable planning or focused on volunteer building projects, will not pay nearly as well. Many architecture jobs abroad offered to international architects are lower paying because they are projects that are funded and overseen by not-for-profit organizations. As in any profession, you can expect to make a lot more money working as an architect in the corporate sector rather than in the public or non-profit sector.

Benefits

More Projects. By expanding your search for architecture jobs to the global sphere, you will gain access to a larger variety of employment opportunities which you may not have available in your home country or be eligible for. Working abroad in architecture is a great chance to test your own diversity and range as an architect.

Better Pay. The simple truth behind why many architects look for work abroad is that they receive better compensation for their efforts. The market tends to be fairly crowded in industrialized countries, and taking your skillset overseas can sometimes ultimately lead to the most profitable outcome.

Global Mobility. When entering the international job market, you will not be confined to work in just one location. By having a diverse range of projects in your portfolio, in different locations, you will become an increasingly qualified candidate for architecture jobs all over the globe.

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