Skip to Content

FREE Work Abroad Crash Course on July 27th Sign Up Here!

Can You Work Abroad Without a Degree?

Are you wondering “Can I Work Abroad Without a Degree?” And the answer is, yes, you can work abroad without a degree!

There are a couple of ways you can do this, some easier than others, but it definitely is possible.

How to Work Abroad Without a Degree

1. Work for Yourself

Although working abroad with a degree is going to be a lot easier, there are definitely ways that you can get around that. The best way is to work for yourself.

That might sound like a super vague and impossible thing to do, but anyone can do this!

Whether you are an online English teacher who has built up their client list so that they can teach from anywhere or a designer who creates pins for bloggers, or even someone who sells digital prints on Etsy.

Any skill that you have (or want to have) can be used to work for yourself. You can market yourself through Facebook groups or your Instagram, and then once you get a client or two, you can get referrals and work for them.

Online yoga teachers, life coaches, marketing consultants, etc. There are people out there who are willing to pay you to learn what you know.

And if you feel like you don’t have a skill that you can build a business off of, try getting into tech!

I‘ve lived abroad for many years and love helping others find work abroad and figure out their “Move Abroad Plan.” Check out my class below to get you started ASAP!

move abroad master class

2. Work Seasonal Jobs

This second option is more well-known, but working a seasonal job may not be something that you want to do forever. If you just want to work abroad for a certain amount of time and then head back home, this is a great option for you.

You can be an Au Pair in France, get a Holiday Work visa in Australia, become a yachtie in the Mediterranean, or teach skiing in the Alps.

Next Gen Leadership

There are thousands of seasonal jobs, and if you make the right connections while you are working those jobs, you might be able to find a job that will sponsor your visa!

Check out AnyworkAnywhere to find seasonal work opportunities.

Europe is a great place for this, here’s how to move to Europe without a degree.

move abroad starter kit

3. Start Studying Abroad And Working

Although you can work abroad without a degree, you may want to consider getting a student visa and working while you study.

A lot of student visas allow for 20 hours of work per week, and it is a lot easier to find work abroad as a student.

You can work at a restaurant part-time or any job in that country as long as you follow the rules of your visa.

And if you stick around to finish your degree, you can use that time to create the connections and the network that it takes to get a job abroad that will lead to a life in that country.

private coaching session

Read More About How to Live Abroad: