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Work & Study

Add both language skills and professional experience in a foreign country to your CV!

Work and learn a language abroad

These programs combine a general language course with an internship, a paid job or a volunteering program. Putting your language skills to the test in a real-world situation is priceless, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result!

Key information

Course duration:
4+ weeks
Minimum age:
Class size:
Entry level:
Intermediate - Advanced

What kind of work experience can I get abroad?

  • Internships: divided into two stages, this program includes a language course and an internship in a company
  • Online Internships: also divided into two stages, this programme starts with a language course to boost your communication skills and ends with a remote internship placement to work online from anywhere in the world. 
  • Volunteering: learn a language while you get involved in a highly worthwhile local community project
  • Paid job: during your language course at one of our high level partner schools, you’ll receive assistance and guidance to find a job at your chosen destination

More about our Course + Work experience programs

Language course + internship

Getting an internship in a foreign country is an incredible asset to add to your CV, and doing it abroad is even more impressive. We’ll work with you to find an internship placement that corresponds to your interests, where you’ll get hands-on experience and learn the ropes at an international company. You’ll become increasingly proficient in the language as well, as you’ll complete a language course prior to starting your internship to boost your confidence and gain the skills you need to make it a success.

Language course + online internship

As the digital world has transformed the traditional workplace, experience with remote working has become increasingly important in the modern job market. Complementing your language course with an online internship is a great way to get the soft skills and experience that you need to jumpstart your career as a digital nomad! ESL will work with you to find the language course and internship placement that suits your preferences and talents. Once you complete your language course, you can remotely work on your internship from home or anywhere else in the world.

Language course + volunteering

Giving back to the community is a priceless experience that you can enjoy during your long-term language program. Volunteering can be an incredible capstone to your course and will really consolidate the language skills you’ve learned along the way. Enjoy total immersion in the local culture and provide support where it’s most needed.

Language course + work

Working during your time abroad is a great way to put your language skills to the test in a real-world situation, make some extra cash and extend your stay while living in full immersion. Getting practical work experience abroad is a great experience to add to your CV, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result! It’s also a nice way to get to know locals and become further immersed in your host country’s culture while you make some money to support yourself while abroad.

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Want to hear more about what we can do for you? Reach out to us for more information, you’ll be under no obligation to book! If you’d rather read more about our courses and destinations, don’t hesitate to ask for your free brochure.

Frequently asked questions about our Course + Work experience programs abroad

What language level do I need to have to apply for a job abroad?

You need to reach at least an intermediate level to qualify for a job placement. The more fluent you are, the more job opportunities you will have.




What industries can I find a paid job in?

This will depend on your language level, your skills, your availability, and the time of the year. There are plenty of job opportunities available to you: from entry-level positions in the tourism and leisure industries (hotels, restaurants, transport, bars and clubs, casinos…) to fruit picking and farm work in orchards or vineyards. 

How long will the work experience last?

Courses can be tailored to your personal preference, however, the initial language course part of the program is normally a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, you will get your language skills on point before you start working, while you also work with your school to coordinate your placement. Most internships and volunteering experiences will not last longer than 12 weeks.

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