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What career travels around the world a lot by plane?

I like to travel and I am interested in studying abroad in college. Although, I have not developed what career path I want to take yet. What careers travels around the world? Thank you.

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Kim’s Answer

There are many opportunities to teach English abroad. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programs are one way to prepare for such a career.


I would like to say that I think it is wonderful that you want to do a Study Abroad program. We are a society with greater inter-cultural dependency, many of your future employers will be very interested by your experience abroad.


My advice is to pursue a career path in something that interests you and then seek out ways to incorporate that into an international lifestyle. I know people who have studied theater and travel the world working on international tours. I know people who became chefs and work on cruise ships. I know people that studied international relations and work for American Embassies abroad. I know people that studied health care and work with non-profits in less developed countries. Keep thinking about what interests you, keep exploring, and good luck!

Thank you comment icon Thank you for your input. I think mixing teaching with travel sounds like an amazing opportunity :) Andrea
Thank you comment icon I never thought about being able to teach English to others as an option. Thank you so much for bringing this idea up. Daniella
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Christine’s Answer

Well, the first thing that comes to my mind is flight attendant! Once you get in with an awesome company and work your way up the ladder, they pretty much take you just about anywhere and everywhere. Look into JetBlue, Southwest, US Airways. Also, there are many sales, marketing, and general business career paths that give you plenty of opportunity to travel the world. For me, I'm in the hotel industry and work for an amazing company that has several international locations. I've been with the company for a while now (Over a year) and if I wanted to transfer to say, Spain, then I could. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Thank you comment icon What other careers are similar to what you do in the hotel industry? Savera
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the help! Flight attendant definitely came to my mind as well. Andrea
Thank you comment icon A fun thing to do is to study Archaeology. You will get to travel often and explore new things in the world. You even have the opportunity to make a new discovery! You would be learning about past cultures, so if you are into history or things like lineage, then it is perfect for you! Skye
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Lisa’s Answer

Flight Attendant. You get paid to see the world. It is a great job but not an easy one to get, esp. with the major carriers like Delta, United and American. The smaller carriers don't fly internationally. Most airline require you to have a college degree, be at least 21 years old and have a passport. Any type of hospitality experience is a plus as is a foreign language. I have been a flight attendant for 22 years and have been all over the world. It is a job that requires flexibility and independence. You will be working weekends and holidays for many, many years and the pay isn't great until you have done it a least 5 years. You fly with different flight attendants and sometimes you will be alone on a layover. If you don't enjoy exploring new cities and staying in hotels and being on call, this is not the job for you. There is no routine days and flights are delayed, rerouted and cancelled all the time. But is you are looking for a job that isn't 9 to 5, and allows you to layover in Europe or Asia on someone else's dime, then look into becoming a flight attendant after you graduate college.

Thank you comment icon Thanks for adding more info about the benefits of being a flight attendant :) Andrea
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Mia’s Answer

Hi Alexis:


A great opportunity to see the world is joining the Military. You most definitely will get to travel the world.


I hope this helps.

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Tommaso’s Answer

Hi Alexis, you can get into Sales/Business Development.
You probably won't be traveling the entire world in the beginning but you will have the chance to travel your state, then your country and if you will work in a global company you may end up traveling around the world.
Keep in mind that traveling for business is not like traveling for pleasure, sometimes you go from one meeting to the other and back on an airplane but you are in motion.
I'm assuming you are young and without many constrictions (husband/kids) so I'd give it a shot now and see if you like it. Worst case scenario you will get to see places that most of your fellow friends would never get to see.

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Amanda’s Answer

Hi there,


I went into translation and language studies in college and am now employed in the localization and translation industry. I get to travel a ton - definitely look into languages if that is of any interest, particularly ones that are currently high priority for the government and military (ie: languages spoken in the Middle East and Mandarin Chinese). There is a high demand for these!

Thank you comment icon I just started looking into this career path. What language do you teach? What are your experiences with this career? Thank you! Daniella
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Lakshmi’s Answer

Flight Attendant, you get paid to see the world. Job requires flexibility, work over the weekends and fly anytime in the day as there is no fixed shift timings.

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Genfu Felix’s Answer

I would say being a Pilot, member of the arm forces or for the Department of State.

Thank you comment icon Awesome thanks! Alexis
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Divya’s Answer

Hi,


You can opt for a career as a Flight attendant or a pilot. Also, Ground office jobs for airlines makes you get free or discounted tickets that can enable you to travel the world.

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Vivian’s Answer

Hi Alexis,


I have a friend that would be an awesome person to talk to, she teaches and has flew around the world teaching English, she has a blog (http://cdvillan.blogspot.com.tr/) you might be interested in. I'll ping her now. Hope she helps open your eyes to the world of traveling.


Dream big, Vivian

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