Jobs Abroad in Asia

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220 Jobs Abroad Programs in Asia

International TEFL Academy

Each year, thousands of people of all ages from a variety of educational backgrounds become TEFL TESOL certified. In a few months, you could be an International TEFL Academy graduate telling your friends how great it is to live and teach English abroad!

Teach in Thailand this Fall

The 'Teach and Travel Project' by Global Training Academy in Koh Samui, Thailand brings an amazing opportunity of teaching in exotic oriental country of Thailand. The eligible candidates who will sign up through the 'Teach and Travel Project' will be guaranteed a short term ESL job in Thailand with @1000 USD appox. per month + Housing + Medical Insurance.

GeoVisions

Individuals looking for a job in Asia can consider a teaching position with GeoVisions in China, South Korea, and Thailand. Applicants must be native English speakers from the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Some of the responsibilities of these positions include teaching English in a classroom setting, planning lessons and presentations for the class, and attending faculty mee...

Au Pair in China

Indulge in the uniquely-remarkable Chinese culture through this job post offered by Smaller Earth. Based in China, participants may choose from around five program locations where the employment opportunity is available. As an au pair, part of their everyday task is to mentor the children of the English language in order to broaden their cultural education. Work as an Au Pair for up to 25 hours...

LanguageCorps

The LanguageCorps TESOL Certification Programs will give you the skills and methodology needed to be comfortable and competent teaching English abroad. While the particular details of the Programs vary by country, all include approximately 140 hours of training, and as many as 30 hours of actual teaching practice. The TESOL Certification Programs incorporate classroom instruction in effectiv...

Job Placements with Knowledge Must in India

Secure a job in Asia with Knowledge Must. Offered throughout the year, applicants have the opportunity to receive a reasonable salary while working in either China or India. Employees will gain a dynamic work experience, be able to grow professionally, and learn more about business etiquette in Asia.

LoPair Education

LoPair Education is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and intercultural learning between China and the world. Au Pair China is a cultural exchange program with strong intercultural education components. Conducted under the general guideline of International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and China Au Pair Association (CAPA), LoPair's APC program connects families in China with Au Pairs fr...

TEFL Course and Guaranteed Job with TEFL Heaven in Thailand!

This comprehensive program offers first time TEFLer's, and even those with experience, a fantastic opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification in paradisical surroundings, and have a great time whilst doing it! Through this 3 week TEFL Heaven Internship, which includes complimentary accommodation, you will gain an 120-hours face-to-face TEFL course whilst training in a b...

Paid Teaching Jobs in Thailand with TravelBud

Teaching English in Thailand is without a doubt the best way to see all that this tropical paradise has to offer. At TravelBud, we have all taught in Thailand in the past and have the first-hand experience and passion to ensure that each experience is as incredible as ours once was. We offer guaranteed teaching positions to both degree and non-degree holders, and couples and friends can be plac...

Teach Abroad. Make a Difference. Contact HESS Today!

Let HESS be your gateway to a new exciting world! Imagine a life filled with fireworks, kung fu, red lanterns, karaoke, hot springs, pushcart vendors, tai chi, fried rice, cute kids, and students who want to learn. Now imagine enough income to take it all in! You can sample all this and more and still save money when you are teaching English in Taiwan. We have teachers from all walks of life...

Work in India and enrich your profile!

Live and work in Asia with Bridge Global. Have a cross-cultural experience while creating a professional network in India. Job opportunities are open throughout the year for all participants.

i-to-i TEFL

You can spend 5.5 amazing months living & working in Thailand in October 2015! If you're a native English speaker, you have the incredible opportunity to set off to Thailand for the best TEFL adventure you could ever imagine.

China Internship Placements

Internship in Qingdao! Our Internship Program in Qingdao presents a career enhancement opportunity for young graduates. Known as one of China's fastest developing cities as ranked by the World Bank, Chengdu has massive presence of International Organizations and so much opportunities worth exploring. Chengdu is a port city and has been planned according to German Architecture. Our internship i...

Teach English in Japan with AEON Corporation!

Teach English in Japan with the AEON Corporation, one of Japan's largest English Conversation schools. AEON provides an opportunity for teachers from all over the world to live and work in thriving metropolises such as Osaka and Tokyo, or smaller, cozier parts of Japan. At AEON, there is an emphasis not only on the academic qualifications of the teaching staff, but also on their personal qualif...

MIC, Urgently in need of 8 part time teachers in Hanoi

We are looking for 8 part-time teachers to work in Hanoi. Placements include teaching general English in Kindergartens, Primary and Secondary Schools, and some private classes. Full materials supported. Available ages, levels and time to fix the schedule. Total teaching hours up to 20 hours or more per week. Trained freely if less experience or no teaching method.

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Working Abroad in Asia

Well over half of the world’s population lives in Asia, a fact that is sometimes lost in the Western world. Indeed, with so much cultural and historical complexity, it seems unfair to even group the entire Asian continent under one category. Yet, geographical ties do create some similarities amid the vast diversity. While much of the continent remains underdeveloped, many Asian countries’ have economies that are beginning to catch up at exponential rates, making it a great place to seek out jobs abroad.

Locations

There are around 50 countries on the world’s largest continent, each with a distinct national and cultural identity.  As an English speaker you can look for work just about anywhere – which countries present the best opportunity really depends on the line of work your are looking to get into.

In the far East, China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea are some of the most popular destinations where to work abroad. Though very different culturally from one another, each country has a booming economy and a moderately to highly developed infrastructure (Japan easily the most so).

In Southeast Asia, countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines are also all promising locations to find jobs abroad. These are the four so-called “tiger cub economies,” countries where many investors and economists see the emerging actualization of great potential for growth.

The Indian subcontinent, which encompasses countries south of the Himalayas including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, can be another rewarding place to look for a job abroad. Though one of the world’s poorest regions, there is great cultural richness and complexity to the area, and it is truly a fascinating place to live abroad.

Finally western Asia, including countries such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and the UAE, is the choice of many where to work abroad as well. Though currently hindered by regional instability, Western Asia is a beautiful and fascinating region with many promising job opportunities.

Jobs Abroad in Asia

As you would expect from a continent with over 4 billion people, you can find a job abroad for pretty much any line of work in Asia. The primary difference will be between whether you plan on working abroad temporarily, or whether you plan on moving abroad permanently to begin a career as an expatriate.

If you want to work abroad for a short period of time in Asia, the best way to go about doing so is apply through a jobs abroad program for temporary positions. The most available openings across the continent are typically for teaching, au pairing, and working in the tourism or hospitality industry. These jobs often last for one or two years, and there is always the possibility that you can extend if you fall in love with your new job and country.

If you are looking for a more fruitful job, say in a global city such as Tokyo, Shanghai, or Dubai, then the situation can become a bit more complex. You will almost always need to be endorsed for a work and residential visa to move abroad, and this can be harder in some countries than others. Often the best strategy is to work for a multinational company in your home country with the objective of being transferred abroad.

Salary & Costs

A lot of Asia is underdeveloped and therefore less expensive to live in than the industrialized Western world. This is just a rule of thumb however, and there are obviously exceptions. Japan is one of the most expensive countries on the planet, and global cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore can prove equally as much so. Salaries range widely, though you can generally expect your relative pay scale to reflect the costs of living in the country you are living in.

Accommodation & Visas

Again, housing situations will vary widely depending on the type of job you attain and the place where you are working abroad. In most cases you should not expect accommodations to be as spacious or luxurious as abodes in the West, due to population density and less advanced infrastructure. All part of the experience of working abroad!

Most employers in Asia will help you to obtain the proper visa and work documentation, either prior to departure or upon arrival. You can get more details about the specific visa you might need via checking out GoAbroad's Embassy Directory.

Benefits & Challenges

Culture Shock. Wherever you go in Asia, there is bound to be some degree of culture shock embedded in adapting to life abroad. This turns out to be one of the most valuable aspects of the experience, expanding your comfort zone and common ground with people from all over the world!

Communication Expert. Learning a new language, or at least picking up enough to get by, should be a top priority while working abroad in Asia. Not only will it make life easier while abroad, but it will greatly enhance your future job prospects back home.

New History. One of the most fascinating parts of working abroad is all that you learn about your host country. Asia’s history is incredibly complex and interesting, and will teach you so much more about the way the world has developed.

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