how to move abroad and work overseas

7 ways how to move abroad

Want to live abroad but you’re not quite sure how to tackle it? You’ve had a fabulous Erasmus year and want to move overseas again sometime? Getting bored with things at home and the thought of going abroad seems attractive? Don’t just wait for the occasion. Make it your goal and find a way to get there.

Living abroad will definitely be character building and open a new world with different points of view. You’ll strengthen your personal skills such as flexibility, courage and tolerance. At times it will push your limits and you’ll be out of your comfort zone. …

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Work and Travel in beautiful Australia

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Ever thought of taking a gap year? So what stopped you from leaving work for inspirational time off or from taking a sabbatical year?
In 2009 I resigned from my job, sold most of my belongings and went to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. For a whole year I carried all I had in a backpack and never planned ahead for more than a week or two. I just went with the flow and had some of the best times of my life!…

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Life as a Jillaroo (Part II)

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Apart from working on horseback as described in Part I, I experienced true remote living on a cattle station in the Australian outback of the Northern Territory. I vividly remember my first day at work having to vaccinate about a 1000 yearlings of wild Rahmen cattle. Not that I knew much about it; I had once vaccinated a pig during a school internship with the local vet… And here I was again, 14 years wiser and holding a gun like syringe in my hands dreading to hurt any animal. I also had a drenching gun in order to spray worming …

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How is your vacation diet?

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Toothbrush? Check. Passport? Check. Your diet? That’s all too easy to forget. Travelling on a budget can make your diet the most boring part of your adventure trip being more of a necessity than prime pleasure – especially when money is tight. Diet is a challenge on longer trips such as a gap year or when your mode of travel restricts your eating habits; think of long distance hikes where the weight of your food is more important than choice and taste. So here I share my top three favourite dishes which could spice up your next travel experience. For …

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Life as a Jillaroo (Part I)

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Most of you might ask: what’s a Jillaroo? Wikipedia explains it as the “female equivalent of a Jackaroo” which is the Australian expression for a “trainee working on a sheep or cattle station to gain practical experience in the skills and traditions of Australian stockmen”. In North American terms it’s somewhat like a cowgirl. Except that I was in the Australian bush of the Northern Territory: that’s crocodile and snake country where Crocodile Dundee was from. And I really loved it!…

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