There are a number of ways of working in education around the world.
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is an obvious choice for graduates interested in working in education, and can be a great way to get some international experience.
The university sector also presents good opportunities for international travel. The growth in this sector worldwide has resulted in unprecedented travel opportunities for academics and professional staff such as librarians, registrars, human resources specialists and administrators.
For many jobs, a postgraduate Masters degree is essential (a PhD for academic posts), along with previous work experience.
Even if you don't want to work abroad on a long term contract, increasingly collaborative university projects mean that there may be opportunities to travel for conferences and meetings. Grants and fellowships may be available in your field to enable you to spend some time abroad.
This article was published on Aug 6, 2010