Finding a part time job during your Residency Abroad can be a great way to earn extra money, improve your language skills and gain more experience. You will develop different skills to those you acquire studying abroad which will be useful to any future career path.

If you are interested in volunteering abroad there are plenty of opportunities to do so, organisations like the European Voluntary Service are a good place to look to see what’s on offer.

Am I eligible to work abroad?

It is important to note that not all students will be eligible to work during their Residency Abroad, as some countries do not allow foreign students to work whilst studying or impose restrictions on the type and hours of work.

What types of work available?

  • Work at the university
  • Tutoring
  • Au-pair
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Internship
  • Volunteering

Where can I find a job abroad?

There are plenty of websites which allow you to search for part time jobs and internships overseas which can be filtered by type of work, country and region:

European country specific job sites:

France – Job Etudiant

Germany – Teilzeit

Italy – Indeed

Portugal – Sapo Emprego

Spain – Trovit

CV and Documents

It is useful to have a CV and covering letter in the target language, the europass© website offers the facility to create a standardised CV in different languages. Modelo Curriculum is also useful to format your CV in the appropriate style for the country to which you are applying for jobs – the format and style of CVs and applications varies from country to country. Ensure that your CV is up-to-date and tailored to the job that you are applying for, it may be useful to create an email template which is adaptable for each enterprise.