It is very possible to work abroad without a degree. If you dream of living & working overseas, we encourage you to not let the fact that you don’t have a degree stop you from going after this dream.
At HCG, we believe that a degree although useful is not a prerequisite for working abroad. Having a skill is more important and can earn you money that allows you to pursue your dream to work abroad.
Here are 5 opportunities that allow you to work abroad without a degree:
1. Teach English abroad
To teach English overseas, you will need to complete a certification but you don’t need to have a degree. You can complete in-person and online programmes to become certified and most companies offer opportunities for you to work abroad after you gain your certification.
2. Apply for an internship
Internships are fantastic opportunities for you to learn, work and live abroad for a specified period of time. If you have not developed a skill as yet, then this also provides you with an opportunity to do so and gain work experience.
3. Do a job that allows you to work remotely
Offer your skills online on sites like Fiverr and other Freelancing sites. This type of work allows you to be mobile and work from the location of your choice. We share a list of sites that allow you to be mobile here
4. Complete a gap year
A gap year is a great way to live and work abroad. Although typically geared towards those in their early twenties, I’m a firm believer that anyone can take a year out to pursue a new interest or direction.
5. Land a job overseas
Successfully securing a job at one of the large multinational companies with offices in multiple countries is another way to work and live abroad.
The majority of roles in these companies may require a degree. However, there are usually some that do not require this. It’s, therefore, worth taking a look and seeing what may be available for you. Visit our jobs page here.
I hope this post has shown you that there are opportunities available to work abroad without a degree. Your attitude and persistence in exploring your options and putting in effort required are bigger determining factors than a degree.
I look forward to hearing about your experiences.