Today’s college students are faced with the constant pressure of traveling and studying abroad for a summer or semester long program. They are told in order to be successful you have to be worldly. Well given the fact that international job opportunities are steadily increasing this isn’t short from the truth.
Over the past year the increase of international jobs on AgCareers.com has increased by more than 350%! With opportunities knocking on doors and offering benefit packages that include plane tickets home twice a year, double the salary, cheaper cost of living in some places or housing paid for and the opportunity to save more money towards retirement, international job opportunities are getting more attractive!
There are many high paying opportunities in the international agriculture markets. Many of them are not glamorous locations, but from what I mentioned, they can offer very glamorous benefits. Make sure when working with International companies that they are always paying you, and not the other way around. You should never have to pay a company to hold a spot, or make a deposit on housing, etc. Negotiate a prior trip to check out the company, your future employers, and the area you will be living. Above all, do your research on the culture! There are many books that teach you about the history and current culture of countries.
Many employers on our site are looking for talent that will move across the pond and bring their expertise and willingness to help their business grow.
Nonprofits are a great way to explore the world and also for a cause. ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth, higher living standards and vibrant communities in low-income countries and emerging democracies. They are constantly looking for Chief of Party in specific countries. A Master’s degree in international development, agricultural economics or related field and a minimum 10 years of experience is required to be considered for their opportunities.
Many on farm positions come available such as a Production Manager in Uganda or a Swine Production Manager in Russia. If you are a senior farm manager, your children have left the nest and you and your spouse aren’t ready for retirement but want to go on an adventure these might be a wonderful opportunity for you seek out.
Taking an international job opportunity is an adventure of a lifetime and you can find that adventure on AgCareers.com.