Tips for Finding a Part-Time Job Abroad
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Tips for Finding a Part-Time Job Abroad

Jan 12, 2016

Many students choose to earn extra money by finding part-time work overseas. Not only is it a great way to help cover the costs of your adventures abroad, it can be an amazing learning experience too! You can meet new friends and colleagues, learn valuable work skills and maybe even discover new interests. Read on for tips to help find a part-time job as an international student.

First, check your student visa restrictions
If you are on a standard student visa to the UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you can usually work up to 20 hours per week during school and full-time during the holidays. In the United States, you are restricted to on-campus work for up to 20 hours per week. Find more about applying for a student visa.

How to find a job
A good start is your university’s career center. In addition to providing listings of on-campus and local jobs, they can help you write your job application, prepare for interviews and answer any questions you may have.

You can also check out career websites to search and apply for jobs. Here are a few to get you started:

What type of job is right for you?
When studying abroad, it’s usually best to find flexible, part-time shifts that you can easily balance with your course work. Many international students find jobs with dining or retail establishments. Sales and data entry are other popular fields. You can also earn extra money tutoring, working at the library or other jobs available on campus.

A part-time job is just one of many ways you can help pay for school. Find information about scholarships and other financial assistance here