Are you wanting to live abroad, but are unsure of how to afford it? Need to find work overseas with no experience? Well, you have come to the right place.
The best way to travel and live abroad is by finding work abroad. Working while traveling is a great way to offset your costs and allows you to travel longer. So I have compiled a list of the best overseas jobs and work abroad programs for adults.
This way you can have a better work-life balance while traveling and living the life you have always wanted to live.
Some of these jobs will be only volunteer work and others will be paid positions.
However, most volunteer work will offer you free room and board, which is a great way to offset your costs if you are wanting to travel or live abroad for a year or longer.
So let’s dive into the best job opportunities abroad without experience. These will not only help you jump-start your career, but also a life full of travel and opportunities.
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Best Jobs Overseas Opportunities Abroad Without Experience
1. Working On Superyachts
If you want to travel the world, get paid and not stay in one place then working on a superyacht is a great way to do it.
This position allows you to make good money, travel the world and make great connections along the way. It also requires little to no experience!
The only thing required before you start working on the yachts is taking a 1-week course called your STCW 95 and a health examination called your ENG 1.
However, after you have these documents in hand the yacht will train you themselves. So no prior education or experience is needed.
These can easily be obtained within a week and once you have them you are free to get a job on almost any yacht anywhere in the world. There is also a great network that will help you find work.
2. Teaching English Online
The internet has changed the world in so many ways and opened up travel for many more people.
If you are looking for a way to ditch the job title and want to travel the world and make your own itinerary you might want to think about teaching online.
Magic Ears is a great way to be your own boss, make your own hours, and earn money while traveling.
You don’t need any experience in teaching, although it does help.
All they require is that English is your mother tongue and to pass a few tests before you are able to teach.
It is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to make their own hours.
Plus, you are able to pick how much you work. Giving you a great opportunity to either work a lot or work a little.
This gives you the flexibility you need to live and travel abroad.
If you are interested in teaching English online from Magic Ears you can find out more here.
You MUST Be a Native English Speaker to Teach with Magic Ears
Worldpackers is a community of travelers helping other travelers. It is a great work abroad program for adults.
Worldpackers is a great network to join if you are looking to work overseas with no experience. There are thousands of jobs listed all over the world, giving you plenty of options in almost any location.
Not only are there plenty of jobs to choose from there are also plenty of different time frames you can pick from.
So if you only have a short period of time to fill there are options for you as well.
The only downside of this program is most of the positions are not paid, though you are compensated with free room and board.
So it is a great way to travel cheaply.
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4. House/Pet Sitting
This job doesn’t normally pay, but you are able to work overseas with no experience, and I technically wouldn’t call it “work”.
Trusted House Sitters is a great way to travel for free. You are able to pick the places you want to travel to as long as you are willing to house/dog/cat/horse sit for someone while they are away.
For more information on Housesitting check out Trusted Housesitters.
As I said, it is normally an unpaid gig, but sometimes you are able to find paid gigs depending on how much work it entails.
Even if it is unpaid you are able to have free accommodation in exchange for watching someone’s pet while they are on vacation.
It is also great because you get to pick the duration of your stay. It is a fabulous way of offsetting your costs of travel.
If you teach online or have another online job, it makes it even better. There is a small fee to sign up for house sitting, but soon as you get your first job it will pay for itself.
5. Working in Australia
Australia has long had open borders to allow foreigners to come in and spend a year abroad, by providing a one-year working visa.
They offer plenty of international jobs for Americans and other countries where English is the premier language.
However, you are not able to fly over and do any job you would like, as they do have some requirements on which jobs you are actually able to take.
But all the jobs they do allow you to work require no experience.
They are trying to attract bartenders, servers, farmers, and other more manual labor.
The only requirements they have is your age and what passport you have. They require you to be under 30, but if you are under 30 it is a great way to for living abroad for a year while you are able to still earn an income.
Do you want to read more about how to get a Working Visa In Australia?
6. Ski Resort
If you love being outdoors and love the snow, ski resorts are always looking for international travelers to hospitality positions.
Here you will find great job opportunities abroad without experience.
There are so many jobs to choose from; anywhere from working in restaurants, teaching ski or snowboarding lessons, and even being a lift operator.
Working in a ski resort or a ski town will give you the opportunity to find a job overseas that can help you travel while making money.
The best part is you are able to work overseas with no experience and get paid. Normally, they are fairly decent-paying jobs as well.
Most mountains will sponsor your visa to work for the season and will even help you obtain it. So there is no need to worry about visas here either.
Enjoy a winter gap year, earn some cash and have some great fun while you do it.
Be sure to check out Goabroad for more information on where you are able to go.
7. Teaching English In Asia
Teaching English in Asia has always been one of the best jobs for living abroad and there are plenty of jobs abroad for Americans or any other native English speakers.
It does require you to invest a little bit of your time with obtaining your TEFL license. However, there are great programs out there that will help you get your TEFL and set you up with a teaching job right out of the course.
The course takes about 4 weeks and you can do it right online. After which they will help set you up with getting a job teaching English.
Every country has a different monthly wage, but it is usually more than enough to live in that country and save money while you are working.
It can be a very well-paid job with no experience abroad. A great way to travel and save.
So you will have money saved up for continued travel once you are finished with your contract.
Travel and Teaching pretty much go hand and hand, once you have your TEFL.
If you enjoy kids and want an overseas job with no experience, a great solution is to become an Aupair.
An Aupair is a live-in nanny. You get to pick the country and where you go, along with how many kids you are willing to nanny.
How many hours you are wanting to work and what environment you will be set up with?
Most sites work a lot like Tinder, but rather than matching guys and girls together, it matches families with Aupairs.
You can search for families in the areas you would want to work in. Most of the time you are given room and board and a small stipend as you work.
Every situation is different, so you have to find the right environment for what you are looking for.
Being an Aupair is a great way to get a local feel for the culture since you will be living with a family abroad.
If you would like to find out more about being an Aupair
Volunteering is another way to give back to a community while working overseas with no experience.
You typically won’t be able to earn any money from these positions, but they will likely pay you in room and board, allowing you to live abroad with very little cost.
It is also great for anyone who wants to follow their passion.
Whether you have always wanted to work with elephants, turtles, sloths or helping to build schools or houses for those in need. Volunteering is a great way to do that.
There are so many options to choose from that you are sure to find something that spikes your interest.
If you are interested in finding volunteer work this is a great place to start
10. Start a Blog
Ok, this one takes a little more time to get set-up and actually make money from.
So it is not an instant fix. You won’t start making money right away or even in the first year.
But starting a blog can be a great way to live abroad.
Travel where you want and make money while you do so.
Starting this blog has been life-changing for me and has allowed me to live and travel where I want to.
The best part about a blog is, you can start one on whatever you are interested in, it doesn’t have to be travel-related.
Let your true passion shine in your blog and start one about what you love.
If you live for horses, why not start a blog about horses?
There are food blogs, gardening blogs, woodworking blogs, and organization blogs, just to name a few.
The choices are endless when it comes to starting a blog.
However, if you want actually make money from it, you need to treat it like a business.
There is so much that I wish I knew starting off that I know now.
I highly recommend taking watching youtube videos and taking a course.
Specifically, the fast lane blogging course. It truly changed my blog and skyrocketed my traffic and income.
I am now able to make money from my passion and continue to travel the world.
11. Freelance Digital Employee
If you have any computer skills whatsoever you are most likely able to find work on Fiverr. From freelance content writing, SEO, and graphic design to even writing people’s dating profiles on bumble.
There is something for everyone on Fiverr and for all skill levels. You are able to create your own hours and work as much or as little as you would like.
It is also a great place to find freelance employees for anything you want to outsource.
Be sure to check out Fiverr and see what work you can find.
They are plenty of well-paid jobs abroad no experience, you don’t have to be stuck in your country thinking you can’t leave.
These are just a few ideas to help get you started.
Do you have any cool jobs that you do that allow you to work and live abroad? Leave a comment below to let us know and don’t forget to pin it for later.
42 thoughts on “11 Jobs That Allow You To Work Overseas With No Experience”
Would like to start a new life with my girlfriend and be able to learn something new everyday
Do it! There is a big world out there just waiting to be discovered.
I would love to start new life abroad, some place , i have few majors in few different career , hoping to find good work in any of them , love to help people and help society, just came out of divorce, i have nothing holding me here i live in the united states texas , love to start new life else where , looking for type work to be related to helping humanity, but i am not picky. As long as i love what i am doing because i love to succeed with what i do . 🤍
You just have to get out and do it. Move abroad and see where life leads you. The hard part is starting and leaving the US, once you do that everything else will fall into place.
I want to travel the whole world and work as well …. but I don’t have such experience in travel and tourism …. but I have gained lot of knowledge and information about travel and tourism , world geography , International Yacht training . please anyone show me the right way .
Aupair love kids
Teaching English online in Asia
I have no work experience and I have been love with idea to travel and make money to support myself financial.
Awesome. I hope this post helped to give you some ideas on what you can do : )
i would like to relocate to UK but i need to find a job first to obtain a work permit and start a new life with my kids and husband abroad . Its quiet difficult finding a permanent position in customer services abroad Is there any advise PLease
I’m sorry, but I mainly focus on jobs that don’t require you to have a work permit.
I have a tourism qualification that has been collecting dust because I am currently doing a job that I am not happy in, I would love to travel and see the world while getting paid, any advice.
Never stay in a job that doesn’t make you happy. Life is all about doing what makes us happy. It also sounds like you have the experience to be doing what you love. Have you ever thought about starting a travel blog?
Am I able to get a job there
I’m sorry. I only write about what jobs are available to easy to get, I am in no position to hire anyone.
Hello, I’m from Philippines. I have two jobs and not happy for both. I really wanted to go abroad to have a one job that I love and improves my well being. Hoping to work abroad. 😀
Yes! Do it. You won’t regret it : ) Travel is great for the soul.
Hi I’m Kwazi, I would like to go abroad to work I have experience for teaching but anything came up I’ll grab it.
Teaching online or abroad is a great way to live and work in a foreign country.
I’m 63 and looking for work in a new country. Most of the websites don’t offer jobs I could do. I would love to live out my senior years in a place like Denmark, Sweden,Norway., but jobs for a 63 year old seem scarce. Any suggestions
That depends on what your skills are and how much money you will need to survive. You are picking pretty expensive countries to live out your best years.
Maybe consider moving somewhere cheaper, where you won’t have that high of a living cost. Fiverr and Upwork are great sites to freelance and make money with skills you already have. I hope that helps.
I am Birhanu Bogale from Ethiopia. I have earned Bsc degree in Chemical engineering with CGPA of 3.11. it is been 2yrs since i have graduated, but still now i have no any job here in Ethiopia. I wonder if i get visa sponsored jobs abroad. I ‘m 26 now and i’m interested in any job abroad. So, please help me the way to get a job….thank you!!
I’m sorry, I don’t know much about visa’s especially from Ethiopia. There should be better websites to point you in the right direction though.
How do I apply for a job on a yacht? What’s the first step to take? Please respond.
The first step would be to get your STCW 95, you can’t step foot on a yacht until you get this. After that, finding a job on a yacht should be easy.
Hi Guys I’m living in South Africa im wanting to travel overseas and I’m looking for a job there.i am looking to start a new life there so please if there’s anyone that know of a opportunity or someone who can assist me with this please feel free to contact me via email [email protected] or call me at 0624023521 I’ll appreciate all the help I can get thank you
I think your best bet would be working on a superyacht. It is easy to get a job on one and work overseas.
I am an South African working as a green house assistant i love my job ..i am doing the display as well , any idea on how to apply for the green houses jobs pecifically Marryland Baltimore MD..or anywhere
I am sorry that my question is out..tnx in advance
I’m sorry, I don’t have much knowledge of greenhouse jobs.
I have 40 years in floral design and would love a change in another country.
Go for it… It is never too late for change.
Hie I am Zimbabwean living in South Africa wishing to get an anodizing job abroad 🙏. My major challenge is only have practical experience. I don’t have an qualifications for that job but I have 6 years experience in that field.
Keep trying and applying. Eventually, you will land your dream job.
I have no skill or experience but I learn very fast.I would like to work overseas and explore the world while making cash I’m only 23 years old.
Do it! It will be the best decision you will ever make.
Nice Post. very well written and very impressive
Hi, I want to work on superyacht where can I apply and send my CV’s ?
You can follow the link in my article for more information or you can read this article. It will tell you everything you need to do to get a job on a super yacht
Hi I’m a Nigerian 🇳🇬 I study biological science and I want to leave Nigeria to start a new life somewhere else I’m looking for a job that gives free accommodation and permits work visa.. do you have any recommendations in mind.
Only the ideas that are mentioned on this article. Best of luck.
Just what was listed in this article.