Jobs for Students in Bolivia

Current openings in Bolivia

One of the best and most cost-effective ways to see more of the world is to actually take yourself off and live somewhere new and different.

Not only will you get a more authentic experience and really get to know a city or country, but you can also use it as a base for exploring a region and maybe find ways to earn a few.

Unless you are a student on an Erasmus program or have a lot of cash saved up you will probably need a job, weel, finding a part-time job abroad is easier than you might think.

For the most part, you will get a niche in language practices since Bolivia is purely a Spanish- speaking country! Teaching English is a strong possibility pretty much anywhere and if you’re a native speaker or even if you’re not (if you are reading and understanding all of this in English then you should be fine) then you have a good shot at finding work. This comes with exceptions since in some places you will need a TEFL qualification but you can get this in 4 weeks and can do it in a large number of destinations around the world.

While you can get lucky with some job slots, English related jobs are the most pronounced here. Students earn from taking online classes and tutorials with the natives. This affords them quite a decent life over the period of their stay in the country!

Teaching English here is an unquestionable possibility in both paid and volunteer positions. As Bolivia’s tourism industry grows, the demand for English tutors is also growing, with most citizens recognizing the importance of learning English in order to keep up with social and economic progress.

English teaching jobs in Bolivia typically start in February/March and July/August. In most cases, schools interview and recruit teachers locally on the ground in Bolivia. While there aren't necessarily degree or citizen requirements to teach English in Bolivia, a TEFL certification is typically a pre-requisite. Wages are modest - you will certainly not get rich teaching English in Bolivia - the cost of living is very low, so you should expect to cover all of your expenses and to live comfortably over your study abroad period.

Please note, that while a Bachelor's degree is not required to secure a job in Bolivia, it still can be strongly preferred by employers. If you do not have a degree, you should be prepared for a more competitive job search on vacations.

Some students have tried their luck with local bars, restaurants, and call-centers in recent years and this has grown into prospective markets for international students aspiring to work on summers. Be sure to check our website for any available job vacancies and placements!

"I am currently working as a Guest Relations Officer for Merit hotel. On a day-to-day basis I get to meet or work with people from everywhere." - Diyora Muattar from Uzbekistan

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