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Working Wanderlust: Why You Should Work Abroad

By Mark Neuzil

Summary: Expatcpa's Why You Should Work Abroad article offers insight into the reasons that many expats make the big move abroad.

Working Wanderlust - Why You Should Work Abroad

Just about everyone has fantasized about traveling the world at one point or another. However, there are numerous reasons why most people don't. The two biggest are likely that they don't have the money or time away from their jobs to make such a trip possible. What if you could see the globe and earn money at the same time? The truth is, working overseas is more feasible than you may think. Today's global marketplace means it's easier than ever to find a job in a foreign country that fits your ambitions, lifestyle and career path.

Working abroad can be a great way to realize your dreams in more ways than one. For example, the cost of living might be less in a foreign country. You could save more of what you earn and make your paycheck stretch further. You can also have a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture without feeling like a tourist.

As a contributing member of the everyday society, you'll gain a level of understanding and appreciation for your new home that you could not during a weeklong vacation. It's also possible that this could make you more appealing to employers by boosting your worldliness and giving you opportunities you might not have at home. If your career is stagnating where you are today, you may be able to find the position to help you break through in another country.

Gaining the time and money you need to see the rest of the world is one of the best reasons to work overseas, but it's not the only one. If you're considering taking the next step in your professional career by traveling across the ocean, take a look at the accompanying checklist.

Working Abroad Checklist

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AS ExpatCPAExpatCPA is a U.S. based certified public accounting firm with a sole focus on income tax preparation and planning for Americans living abroad. We have been serving the expatriate community since 1994 and we have clients in nearly every country of the world.

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First Published: Apr 27, 2019

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