Have you ever worked overseas?

@maximax8 (28559)
United Kingdom
August 11, 2008 4:43pm CST
Many people think traveling is expensive but not if you take a job overseas. I have been a children's nanny in Finland and got a working holiday visa for Australia. I did work like looking after children, collecting money for charity and packing in a factory. Have you ever worked overseas? If so what did you do and did you enjoy it? If not what job would you like to do overseas and in which country?
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• China
12 Aug 08
I never have a job overseas. if i get this kind of jobs, i will be very glad. i would like to ENGLISH-spoken countries. in that way, i can improve my English and also can enjoy oversea life. it will be a great experience for me in my life.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
You could work in England, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada or South Africa because all of these are English speaking countries. Living overseas can be exciting and memorable. Good luck.
13 Aug 08
You are right about the english speaking countries, but I would be careful before trying South Africa. Although the country is English speaking (?) there are many local African languages and different areas of the country have different languages. There is also Afrikaans which is widly spoken in some areas, so although SA is an English speaking country, it is also a country where there is a very wide mix of languages and cultures. Good luck and I hope you find somewhere good to work. violet dreams
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
I have been teaching English here in Thailand for almost ten years, so it's hardly on a holiday. Howevr back in the sixties ,on my first overseas trip I worked in an Englosh pub. This was an experience I still treasure today, and thanks to the Internet I've been able to download all many of the songs from the "Hoop and Toy's" jukebox. When I play the CD I created from the downloads I can remember different characters from the pub. I was working there in 1966, the year England last won the World Cup, so you can image the parties. Isn't Hoop and Toy a cute name for a Pub?
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
Wow, you have been teaching English in Thailand for ten years. Which age groups do you teach Mipen? Yes, Hoop and Toy is a sweet name for a pub. I can just imagine the atmosphere when England actually won the World Cup. What awesome memories you have.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
The Language School I work for is located on a university campus, whicn also has a high school there, so the majority are students. However on Saturdays and Sundays most of the students are workers. I don't teach any children under the age of thirteen, which is a blessing. We get many different kinds of work from students who study with us, and from a wide variety of backgrounds and jobs. A few years back I made some English tapes of instructions for the Immigration Department here. It' very interesting work and I love it. I have made a lot of good Thai friends since arriving here.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
11 Aug 08
Hi Maxi. Yes, I have worked overseas. Mainly in the Asia-Pacific Region. My specilization is "trading business". There is a lot of potential in the countries of the Region. I like living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
Hi Green Line. I think that your work in Asia sounds excellent. I have been to Singapore and Malaysia and think they must be great places to live and work. Japan is an expensive country I have heard.
11 Aug 08
I have never worked overseas but if I did I would like to go and volunteer to work with animals in a sanctuary somewhere - maybe like Borneo. x
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
I hope that you go to work as a volunteer in Borneo helping the wildlife there. That would be so worthwhile and memorable for you. Good luck. x
@SViswan (12071)
• India
14 Aug 08
I'm Indian and I've worked in Kuwait. But I don't know if it can be considered overseas...because I grew up in Kuwait though I completed my education and then went back to Kuwait for work. The experience was good....and I'm not sure if it was because I grew up there.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
I would Love LOVE LOVE to work in America. New York would be great however I'd be happy working anywhere. I'm a veterinary nurse so to do that in the states would be really cool.
13 Aug 08
Hi there I have worked in many countries... Israel - as a volunteer on a kibuttz - picked fruit, did laundry, ironing, turkey shed, fruit picking UK - Aupair, Bar Work USA - Aupair, childminder for a church group After the above, I would love to work as a ski instructor in Austria! Not that I can ski particularly well, bu what the hell! Violet Dreams
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
13 Aug 08
I left my country of origin not to work but to immigrate permanently. I left my wife and kids with the intention of getting them at a later time. So technically I am also working overseas, right? I like working here in Canada, the pay is good and the salary you take home has a high buying power. The job is almost the same, however, I need to adjust to the new culture.
@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
13 Aug 08
As you probably know I am from Latvia. So one summer I spent working in USA and really enjoyed it. Even now after 6 years I still remember work in USA like the best adventure in my life. I lived for 5 month in the states and worked as a waitress in the restauant and sales person in the beach department store. I really enjoyed the job, because it involved a lot of talking and working with people. I would love to work overseas again one day, maybe Europe this time. It is great experience everyone should once take.