Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Pursuing an Expat Career

January 17th, 2012

by Megan Fitzgerald, Founder of Career by Choice
From GoingGlobal.com

When exploring the idea of working abroad, it is important to examine the challenges involved with such a move. By understanding and addressing the challenges, it is possible to discover solutions.

It’s important to understand the challenges you will face if you decide to pursue an expat career. I always recommend making a list of these obstacles so you can develop a plan to address them. This will set you up for success as you start your search for jobs overseas.

Those who have been considering work abroad for some time are likely aware of many of these challenges. However I’ve found that many people are not aware of all of the solutions available to overcome these obstacles and realize their dream of living and working abroad.

For this reason I’ve shared possible solutions to the some of the most common challenges.

Teaching Assistant Program in France

November 28th, 2011

Teach English in France! Are you ready to expand your cultural horizons and share your language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,400 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion.

Assistants are assigned a 12-hour per week teaching schedule that may be divided among up to three schools. Classes are conducted in English. The teaching assistant may conduct all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in English. Duties may include serving as a resource person in conversation groups, providing small group tutorials, and giving talks related to American studies in English classes. Assignments vary depending on the schools needs, the assistants abilities, and the educational level to which he or she is assigned (elementary or secondary).

Qualifications:

ELIGIBILITY CITIZENSHIP:  Must have U.S citizenship or permanent residency (with valid green card). French nationals and French-American dual citizens are not eligible to apply.

AGE: Must be between 20 and 30 years old on the start date of the program (October 1, 2012).

EDUCATION: Must have completed at least two years of higher education by October 1, 2012.

BACKGROUND: Must have completed the majority of your elementary, secondary and university studies in the United States.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be proficient in French. French majors and minors are encouraged. Applicants who do not have a major or minor in French may apply if they have at least a basic proficiency (3 semesters) in French and/or have lived abroad in a Francophone country.

Interested? For more information, view the complete job posting in CISTERNonline.