Most of the careers I talk about on this blog require at least a bachelor’s degree. However, in the international affairs field, more and more employers want to see a master’s degree.
Everyone who comes to this site, may not have gone to college or have tons of work-related experience. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want to travel and see the world. I created a list of a few jobs that will allow you to see the world without tons of experience or a degree.
Being a flight attendant is a job that can help you see the world. Flight attendants definitely do not sit at a desk all day. They are constantly on the go and have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Also, you get travel benefits for your loved ones.
It’s important to note that there are downsides. Flight attendants work long hours. Many times, they have to work on holidays and weekends.
Flight attendants need a high school diploma.
If you have the travel bug and love children, being an Au Pair could be for you. Au Pairs are usually young adults who travel abroad to care for a family’s children. In exchange for caring for children, Au Pairs have the opportunity to learn a new language and explore a different culture.
Some duties of an Au Pair include light meal preparation, laundry, homework, or taking children to school or outings. I’ve heard of some parents requesting that their Au Pair speak to their children only in English so they can learn the language.
While I’ve never been an Au Pair, I’ve heard mixed experiences. Some people enjoyed it, and others hated it. It’s important to do your own research to see if this might be of interest.
Teaching English is a great way to be to see the world. That’s how I was able to live in Spain after graduating from college. While many programs require a bachelor’s degree to teach English overseas, there are some that do not have this requirement. To find these programs, it may take a bit of research on your part, but it is possible.
The internet has provided a way for so many people to create their own opportunities. It is up to you to decide what to do. You could teach online; or you could go into graphic design, freelance writing, or social media marketing. The possibilities are endless; all you need it a laptop and a stable internet connection.
If you are work for yourself, you have to have tenacity, grit, hustle, and persistence. If you put your mind to something, anything can be possible.
Also, if you don’t want to work for yourself, there are also opportunities to work remotely for someone else or another company.
If you are a U.S. citizen between 18-30 years old with sufficient funds, you could be eligible to work in Australia or New Zealand through their Working Holiday Visa program. At the moment, it does not appear that a bachelor’s degree is required.
There are other work holiday visa programs in South Korea, Ireland, and Singapore. However, for these visas, it seems that they require applicants to either be enrolled in or recently graduated from college.