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Work Experience Australia Program

Alliance Abroad Group GUARANTEES a 6-12 month PAID hospitality job BEFORE you land in Australia. How do we do it? We have a great team in Australia and the US that have established excellent relationships with leading Australian hotels and resorts. We also ensure you are taken care of every step of the way. We help with your visa, housing and even organize Meet Ups with other AAG participants i...

Work and Travel in New Zealand

Smaller Earth provides job opportunities in New Zealand which allows participants to immerse themselves into Kiwi culture while working for up to an entire year in any job. Home to remarkable mountains, dramatic coastlines, and lush rainforests, the country is recognized for being a playground for those who have the thirst for adventure. The participants receive 12-month access to a job board, ...

Instituto Hemingway

Peruvian cuisine is among the most varied and best in the world. It's a reflection of its three main geographical zones, the coast, the Andean highlands and the jungle, and an incorporation of influences from different times and immigrant cultures. While the Peruvian cuisine only is recognized internationally in the last few years, food and its preparation is one important part of the Peruvian ...


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 months living and working in Ireland. On this program you are able to take any job anywhere in the Republic of Ireland in order to support yourself financially. Ireland has an incredibly youthful culture with half of the population under the age of 2...


The Programs Advispr is part of Maximo Nivel's Admissions & Client Service team and reports to the Director, Admissions & Client Service. This is a program advising/inside sales/client service role and is responsible for managing matriculations and pre-departure information for Maximo’s international programs. These programs include: Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad TEFL Certification, Native Spa...


New Zealand offers you an unforgettable adventure. Our Work & Travel program gives you the freedom to experience the best of New Zealand for up to a year while taking on short-term jobs. Job boards, a job referral service, an orientation session, plus additional in-country services are available through our cooperator's office in Auckland.

Job Placements with Knowledge Must in India

Find the best jobs in the Tourism industry abroad through Knowledge Must. Work in one of the world's top companies, meet new people, and develop professional skills. Prospective applicants worldwide can work in China or India.

Stint Ireland: Work and Travel in Ireland

On our path to becoming an adult, we're often pressured to follow what's deemed to be the "normal" way of doing things. A working holiday is a chance to break away from that. Whether you're looking for an alternative to your normal summer job, or you've graduated from college and you have a burning desire to travel and live abroad, a working holiday is an experience that will take you out of yo...

USEH International Inc.

The program will allow participants to have a rotation within the Culinary Department where they will be able to see applications in different outlets including; Main Kitchen/ Banquet Kitchen/ Inventory obtaining positions based on their experience and interest areas such as hot kitchen/ cold kitchen/ pastry.

Visitoz - An Australian Outback Challenging Adventure

Have you asked yourself what you want to achieve during your time abroad? Is it experiencing a new way of living or challenging yourself beyond your usual comfort zone? If this is the case, The Visitoz programme may be just what you are looking for. We provide a short introductory course to Australian farm work and then arrange a suitable job that will match your skills in outback Australia....

Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu Summer Internships

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...

Nikitas Language Abroad Schools

The Nikitas Language Abroad Schools work and study program in the United Kingdom combines English courses in several destinations with a job placement after the course in the region of London or Dublin. The school offers young student travelers the opportunity to experience English culture firsthand. Students also learn or improve their English language skills with an in-country course, and lat...

Paid Instructor Internships  Ski and Snowboard

Get qualified in an industry you love and become a certified Ski or Snowboard instructor in New Zealand. Includes guaranteed job offer!!! The inclusive EA Ski and Snowboard Training course packages combines your exam fees, training costs, lift passes, training accommodation and VISA assistance as well a job offer and much more! New Zealand positions are limited and courses start in J...


Get hired in the Tourism industry abroad through Frontier. The organization offers placements in the United States and Australia. Participants will take part in a highly rewarding and fun tour and training program.

Program Leader

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) is seeking Program Leaders committed to the process of education, cross-cultural learning, and leadership development for its High School Summer Abroad program in 2015. These programs are three and four weeks in length and are offered at CIEE Study Centers in 14 countries around the world for US high school students in the 2015-2018 graduat...

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Tourism Jobs Abroad

For those addicted to travel, a tourism job abroad is often the first and most natural career choice. Since there are a number of employment paths in the tourism field, what you choose to do is somewhat dependent on where you choose to live. It is also always exciting to live and work abroad in countries that most people only dream of traveling to!

Why Work Abroad in Tourism

Working in tourism abroad is an excellent way to get real experience in the field you are interested in. It also demonstrates on your resume that you have the practical knowledge necessary to be successful in the highly competitive and always developing world of tourism.

While working abroad at a hotel, resort, restaurant, local attractions, events and conferences, tourism board, or travel company, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the core of the industry: travel and each of its moving parts to accommodate guests. While working abroad in tourism, your skills will grow significantly by learning the systems and processes utilized abroad. You’ll learn how local issues impact the tourism industry as well as how tourism impacts local communities.


With international travel expanding to include regions and countries otherwise overlooked in previous years, tourism jobs abroad can stretch to all corners of the world. However, there are certainly a few areas on the globe that have a higher concentration of tourists annually. 

Europe is one of the most highly-visited continents by travelers throughout the world. These countries have been popular for centuries, making a culture of tourism deeply rooted in European societies. Destinations such as France, Italy, and Spain are especially popular, and the tourism industries there are concentrated on the historical and cultural traditions of each country. 

Australia and New Zealand have been experiencing an increase in tourism in recent years. From the coasts, to the mountains, to bustling cities, these countries are prime locations for those looking to explore beyond the well-beaten path of Europe’s historical landmarks. Tourists in Australia and New Zealand are typically younger, making for a very vibrant and energetic travel culture that can be exciting to work in.

South America and Central America, with their various indigenous and Hispanic cultures, ancient ruins, and delicious food, have been making a name for themselves in the tourism industry. Specifically, ecotourism has boomed in certain countries, such as Costa Rica, shifting travelers’ typical exploration of cities to the rainforests and beaches and emphasizing an appreciation for natural beauty as well as man-made wonders.

Tourism Jobs Abroad

There are a number of different paths to take when searching for a tourism job abroad, and your decision on what career to follow is entirely dependent on your skills, goals, and where you plan to work. 

Perhaps one of the most common jobs in tourism is working as a flight attendant, which provides you with endless opportunities to travel the world while working. If you don’t mind living out of a suitcase and you can’t decide on which country to settle in, a career in the airline industry might be right for you.

In some countries, you can legally work as a freelance tour guide. In order to work abroad as a tour guide, you must truly know the area in which you are working, everything from the history, to the language, to the culture, to when the buses arrive and where the best food is. Working abroad as a freelance tour guide allows you to live amongst locals, but also constantly share the beauty of your adopted country with travelers just like yourself.

Many hostels, hotels, beach resorts, and ski lodges throughout the world typically hire great numbers of staff for seasonal hospitality work. These tourism jobs are usually offered during the peak tourist seasons for each particular location—for the urban hubs of Europe, this typically lasts from late spring to the end of summer whereas ski resorts in South Korea will hire primarily in the winter months. Most temporary tourism jobs abroad are filled by young adults from all over the world, creating a multicultural and entertaining workplace.

For those interested in a more corporate environment, travel companies that organize group tours abroad may be a good choice. These can be boat cruises, walking tours of different cities, or perhaps even multiple countries within a continent. Some of these tourism jobs may include the operations and planning of the trips beforehand or the on-the-ground execution and logistics of leading groups of tourists through unfamiliar country. Working abroad in large travel agencies allows you to work within the field of tourism in a career-driven and competitive environment.

Salaries & Affordability

Salaries for international tourism jobs will vary depending on what part of the industry you decide to work in and what country you choose to live in.

The average flight attendants’ salary is around $38,800, whereas those interested in working as a tour guide can make anywhere between $27,000 and $40,000, although your salary is commensurate with your level of knowledge and experience. When working as a contracted tour guide (hired by another company to give tours), the company will typically pay you a lower base salary, with the assumption that you will earn more in tips.

In Europe, full-time work in hospitality will pay approximately $1,500 a month, sometimes with a room and some food provided. However, this may vary from country to country; the type of establishment (hostel vs. resort) may also affect your salary too.

Although the corporate world of travel provides less on-the-ground experience, you are compensated by a higher salary. Tour consultants for companies that organize tours abroad can earn on average around $41,000 with the opportunity for bonuses.

Benefits & Challenges

International tourism jobs can set you on a path towards an exciting career that allows you to continue to experience the rewarding challenges and excitement of living and working abroad. Future employers will see that you have practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the tourism industry, which will be helpful as you continue your career.

Some countries require you to have a sponsored visa in order to live and work in-country. Additionally, working as a freelance tour guide in certain parts of the world requires a level of education on par with that of a university history professor in order to be a certified guide. You must know your chosen region or country thoroughly in order to be an effective guide.

Working in tourism abroad does not necessarily mean that you will simply be paid to travel. It is a challenging, time-consuming field of work that requires a great deal of dedication and know-how in order to succeed. However, it is also an incredibly rewarding career path that connects you with other travelers and the country in which you decide to work abroad in. Not to mention the opportunity to live where others are merely vacationing is a huge bonus!

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