Our professional work placements abroad are available in the most exciting big cities and the smallest tropical islands!
Choose from the destinations below to read more about the country and types of placements available in each one.
Australia is perfect for people wanting to do their work placement in a developed country, where English is the native language.
You’ll also have fabulous travel opportunities to places like Ayers Rock, Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.
China has one of the world’s fastest growing economies and will be one of the most important countries to be familiar with in the future.
Those who learn Mandarin and learn about China’s culture and customs are helping ensure their future success. Oh, and it’s a fascinating country to travel around too!
Want to get away from the big cities and experience life in one of the world’s most beautiful locations?
Then this is probably the only time in your life you’ll get to live on a tiny tropical island! Perfect for people wanting a few months away from noise and pollution and to work with high class clientele in a 5 Star hotel.
The stunning Himalayan mountains and ancient Buddhist and Hindu cultures make this a unique destination.
Relax by the shores of Pokhara lake or join the hustle & bustle of chaotic Kathmandu during your time in this wonderful developing country high up in the Himalayan mountains. Widely spoken English helps communication whether you’re at work or trekking in the mountains!
One of south east Asia’s most popular tourist destinations and an important regional business hub.
One of our most popular destinations, Thailand is famous for hot weather all year round, long sandy beaches and crystal clear seas. Great for people wanting to either live in a big cosmopolitan city like Bangkok or experience a quieter life on the coast or small island but with relatively easy access to local towns.
Vietnam is less developed than it’s close neighbour Thailand but is a great destination for adventurous young people who want to be more independent during their placement year overseas.
Work amongst the unspoilt coastline in the south of Vietnam or the busy cities of Da Nang, Nha Trang or Ho Chi Minh City. You will experience live in a developing country with it’s own unique culture, language, food and geography.
One of the world’s most developed countries, with low unemployment and a blend of people and cultures on the doorstep of Europe.
Despite Brexit, the UK still has one of the world’s strongest economies and many other attractions which make it one of the best places to do your placement. Whether you want to work in London with it’s theatres, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Oxford Street and constant life and energy, or experience life in another city or more traditional setting you will become part of the amazing blend of cultures which make the UK a special place to live and work.
The world started working virtually in 2020!
Companies have accelerated shifting their work online and now have many staff working from home. Our Virtual placements enable you to join this global online workforce from anywhere in the world.
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Nepal Business, Jan 2022
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