Here are the best ways for one to go overseas and have income coming in, too. There are many ways to make this happen. Google is a powerhouse of information about this topic. Here are some of the careers I think can help one get overseas. If you want to live overseas, start reaching out to people and connecting with others to find out how they did it. For most, it is an achievable goal, but get ready to do your homework. Once you have everything together, it will be all worth the time and homework! You will be on the other side, living where you want to be.

Getting into IT

  • It is a field where you can get educated fast or free.
  • There are jobs all over the world.
  • The common languages used are coding and English.
  • It is a creative field.
  • One can earn a lot of money.

Teaching ESL

  • There are jobs in Asia, Europe, South America, the Middle East and other places.
  • Some jobs give you free housing.
  • One needs a TEFL or university degree.
  • If one is a native English speaker, you will have bonus points for teaching.
  • It is a great after-university job.

Working for an international company

  • There are many companies out there.
  • You should research the company you want to work at.
  • You should email and offer to volunteer to help get in with the company.
  • You will have chances to move around the world.
  • It is a great way to have a stable income and see the world.

Working in an exchange program

  • There are many of these programs out there for people between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • You can work in a country for a year to get the chance to live your dreams.
  • Check out these sites BUNAC, InterExchange, Jobs et Stages for more on jobs overseas.
  • These programs can be short or year-long gigs.
  • You can live with a host family, learn a new language or find ways to stay longer.

Create a Start-up or Business

  • Find something that hits a niche.
  • Open up shop in a country you want to call home.
  • Do something online, so you can work with people all over the world.
  • You can be your own boss.
  • You will be able to live the nomad life you want.

Tourism & Hospitality

  • An easy job for the tourist hot season.
  • You can live on a boat or possibly in a new city.
  • You will get discounts on rooms and flights.
  • The field always needs people.
  • The job can open many doors.


  • There are places with staff shortages.
  • These professionals are needed to assist in international development and humanitarian relief.
  • You can get a fast residency in another country.
  • Medical people are in high demand.
  • There are countless opportunities.

Remember, you can do this! You need to start by making a plan! If you need help, reach out to seasoned ex-pats! I have 8 years of living experience in Europe and Asia. You can achieve this too!