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7 jobs that involve traveling abroad

Travel is one of the best things in life, but it's also a great way to make a living. Many jobs involve traveling abroad and seeing new places. If you're looking for a career that involves travel and culture, these jobs can be just what you need!

Travel Writer

If you're a writer, and you can travel, then writing about your travels might be a great job for you. Travel writers have to be able to write well and in-depth because their stories are more than just a list of places visited; they need to tell us what it was like there, why they liked it or didn't like it, and more. They also need to be able to sell themselves as an authority on their subject matter so that people will want to read their work—and pay for it!

What's more: travel writers need excellent organization skills because planning trips can sometimes take months or years (depending on where your destination is). There's also research involved—the more research into your destination beforehand will make sure that what you say in your writing comes across as genuine rather than just "stereotypical" knowledge about that place.

Humanitarian Worker

A humanitarian worker is someone who travels to areas of crisis and disaster, in order to provide aid and comfort. They may be working on an international scale, with the aim of improving the lives of people affected by war or natural disasters.

Humanitarian workers can be paid either locally or internationally, depending on where they're stationed at any given time. Local salaries vary according to region, but international humanitarian workers will usually receive a living allowance from their organization which covers rent and food costs while abroad. As well as this basic income, many organizations offer additional bonuses such as hazard pay (a percentage added onto your salary if you work in particularly dangerous conditions).

International Model

If your dream job involves jet-setting around the world and living in glamorous locations, this might just be for you! It's important to note that international models must be able-bodied and able to work in different countries without any issues. They should also generally have an outgoing personality so that they can easily connect with people from different cultures.

Finally, it helps if you're fluent in another language as well! If not fluently spoken then at least somewhat conversational would suffice. Working internationally means having constant contact with clients who speak other languages so knowing at least some of the basics will go far when trying out for jobs or talking over drinks after hours ;)

Freelance Photographer

If you're a freelance photographer, you can work from anywhere. You could be travelling for a few months and then settle down in one place for a while. As well as having the freedom of being able to pick where they work from, freelance photographers have more control over their income than some other jobs. They can decide if they want to work on commission (where they get paid per image) or take on projects that pay well but might be risky because there's no guarantee that the client will buy all the images they shoot.

Foreign Correspondent

You've got to be a keen observer and have a lot of curiosity about the world. Foreign correspondents travel around the globe and report back on their experiences. You can expect to write articles that are published in print or online, usually accompanied by photos and videos. A good foreign correspondent will also be able to speak multiple languages (including the language of the country they're reporting from) and have experience as a reporter or blogger.

There are many famous foreign correspondents, including Christiane Amanpour who has reported on international news since 1991; John Oliver who hosts Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; Anderson Cooper who hosts Anderson Cooper 360°; Lara Logan who covers war zones across Africa and South Asia; Maggie Haberman currently working for The New York Times as well as David Rohde formerly an investigative journalist now teaching at Yale University.

Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English abroad is a great way to travel, make money, and meet new people. While the pay isn't always high (especially if you're teaching in Asia or Eastern Europe), some countries offer better wages than others. In South Korea for example, teachers are given accommodation and provided with food during the course of their contract. The average salary of an EFL teacher in South Korea is around £19000 per year which isn't too shabby!

International Aid and Development Worker

International Aid and Development Workers work with people in developing countries, providing humanitarian aid and development. No specific qualifications are required for this job but it can be challenging as you might have to deal with difficult situations (like being in a war zone). You may have to provide support for education or health services.

International Aid and Development Workers usually work for charities, but they can also be employed by national governments or international organizations like the United Nations.


There are many other ways to make money while travelling, but these are some of the most popular in today’s society. We hope that by reading this article you’ve found one or more travel jobs that might be right for you!

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