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Making Money While Studying Abroad

Making Money While Studying Abroad

If money is the only thing standing between your dreams of studying abroad then there’s no excuse to book your next trip because there are plenty of ways to make money while living in another country. However, if you’re still in the planning stages, check out “How To Save For Future Travel” and “6 Proven Ways to Afford Study Abroad” on the Globally Abroad blog.

There are two options when attempting to work in another country, depending on the visa you have they may allow you to take on a part-time job, but if that isn’t an option making money under the table still is! If you have already decided you want to do a program but want tips on making money while overseas below are sure ways to get some extra money in your pocket.

English tutor or teacher

Teach English or tutor- Students studying in a country where English is not the official language have a built-in job opportunity. You can pursue this through a company that may require a visa, or you may pursue this informally which you would not need a visa for. Advertise your services on campus or even online via Facebook groups.


Become a waitress or server (visa permitting)- This is a great consistent opportunity, that can not only help you make money but can also help with learning the language even faster.

Selling Via eBay or Depop
As you spend time overseas you may acquire clothes, and knick-knacks to bring home, to avoid not having space to bring things back try selling old clothes or things you don’t like anymore using eBay or Depop. eBay is supported in over 100 countries worldwide and Depop also offers international selling when the settings are changed.


If you have any skills like writing, graphic design, or editing working from home with websites like Fiverr and Upwork is a great way to showcase your skills and make money working odd jobs online. This is perfect for a student with a busy schedule.

Tour Guide

Chances are the country your studying in is a tourist attraction. Apply for English tour guide positions. This will give you the opportunity to make money while learning more about the country’s history and language.

Although juggling a job along with your study abroad program can be challenging, working while studying abroad is a savvy financial move. Having a job may even enhance your experience, by offering you more opportunities to meet new people, learn the language, and make unforgettable memories.

If you haven’t already, make a LinkedIn account and keep it updated, and make sure you list the country you’re currently in, job opportunities can always present themselves through there.

Article written by Jelani Bonds.

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