Interest among both new and seasoned professionals in pursuing international careers has skyrocketed in recent years. Such interest has been enhanced by periodic personnel shortages in global markets which are causing companies to actively search beyond their borders for talent.
As a result, entry-level and professionals of all ages are actively seeking career experiences outside their home countries for a variety of personal and professional reasons. It could very well be one has a need for a new challenge, with the opportunity to have more responsibility or a position that encourages creativity and initiative, or the wish to expose their children to another culture and the opportunity to learn a second language, and finally the recognition that many of those who have global work experience have climbed the corporate ladder at a quicker rate.
Working Abroad as a Volunteer
Most established volunteer programs will allow volunteer workers into countries where the work is needed. if you want to be in compliance and not have to get a work permit, make sure you're being paid by the volunteer organization including housing stipend, and not by a resident of the country. Moreover, if you won't receive any pay and you are actually paying the organnization for the right to volunteer, a work visa is not necessary.
- General information about a Safe Trip Abroad
- Information about the country Travel Warnings and CIA Facts
- Information about the weather to decide your clothing.
- Visa issue information.
- Insurance information
- Valid passport or identity card
- Tickets and reservations
- Insurance documents
- Money, traveler's cheques and credit cards
- Personal medicine or medical prescriptions (If you need special medical threatment bring it with you. Name of drugs varies from country to country.)
- E111 form (for citizens from EU countries)
- Country address given to parents etc.
- Do not forget any special adaptor for your personal computer, electric shaver, cellular-phone etc.