Jobs Abroad in Asia

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276 Jobs Abroad in Asia


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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!


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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...


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Work as a teacher in Chiang Mai, Thailand. You will be handling students within the age range of 6 to 14 years old. The classes have less than 30 students each. Qualified candidates will be teaching English conversational skills, and will be provided with material and textbooks. The classes will be fun, interactive and you are very welcome to use games and activities. Teaching hours are under 2...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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Good Teachers Union began in 2009 and has helped over 1000 teachers from all around the world find teaching jobs in China. Our primary objective is to not only provide you with a suitable job in China but also help you have a positive and memorable China teaching experience. Good Teachers Union is looking for Entry Level Teachers to join their schools in China. These schools have centers in a v...


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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.


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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 you in finding a suitable accommodation, support during your visa applicati...


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An English-speaking Au Pair has been requested for a family living in Shanghai. The host parents own and operate a business. They have one 4-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. They are currently hosting an Italian Au Pair. She routinely spends quality time with the children in the evenings and on the weekends. The family offers separate room, meals, Chinese classes, pocket money, insura...


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Work and live in mystical Asia for a few months through an ImmerQi internship program. Select from hundreds of positions at over 150 companies across various sectors, including non-government organizations, marketing, engineering, finance, and law, in two of the most exciting cities in China -- Shanghai and Beijing.


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Teaching in Thailand is our most popular program by far and it’s not hard to see why! Thailand is one of the friendliest countries on earth and a place where teachers are treated with huge respect. It’s also a lot of fun to travel around with great beaches, tropical islands and jungle-clad mountains all waiting for you to hop on a bike and explore with your friends. We’ve all taught in Thail...


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We remove the stress and hassle of coming to teach in Thailand, the Training and Placement (TAP) program is unique in that it hires you before you arrive and pledges to pay for your TEFL training! * Full 120-hour TEFL International certified course in Chiang Mai with fun culture and adventure excursions * Everything taken care of for you from the moment you arrive * Competitive salaries ...


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We offer the internationally-recognized 5-week Trinity Cert. TESOL course in Oxford TEFL Kerala. India is an inexpensive option if you are thinking about taking a TEFL course and promises to be an amazing cultural experience too. Our centre is located in a large, newly developed business park landscaped with tropical trees and flowers, in South Angamaly, about 20 minutes from Cochin Internation...


Mandarin Spring developed the Career Boost Program to help students, professionals, and everyone who want to transition their career to China. We developed the curriculum to cover business topics, social conversation, survival skills and more. In addition to studying Mandarin, we are partnered local companies who are in search of young foreigner talent and eager to hire. We will help coordinate...

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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.


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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