There are so many benefits to expanding your cultural horizons later in life, and there are many more opportunities than you might think. If you haven't considered heading abroad in your pre-retirement or retirement years, hopefully the quick tips below will inspire you to do so!
- Healthier and happier than ever! Most modern seniors have many years of health and vitality to look forward to. More than ever, baby boomers are looking for ways to build perspective and enrich their lives after retirement. Going abroad is, arguably, the best way of doing that.
- There are many reasons to head overseas: From intellectual stimulation to humanitarian concerns, work and leisure abroad will allow you to meet your personal needs.
- Assess your skill level: Can you transfer into a professional, salaried position? Would teaching abroad be better suited to your skill set? Do you have sufficient experience to transfer into the field of humanitarian aid? Ask yourself these questions to determine where to begin your job search.
- Age equals experience: You may be concerned that potential employers will see your age as a detriment. Don’t be surprised when you come across employers who prize your extensive experience highly.
- Evaluate your circumstances: Health, financial security and family concerns should all be taken into consideration before deciding to travel abroad.
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