Africa is largely overlooked by would-be expatriates in search of a better place to live. The perception of the continent discourages some foreigners from considering Africa as a destination to work, study or retire.
Most news reports we hear about Africa relate to war, poverty, political instability, economic problems, and the ongoing AIDS crisis, while there is so much more the continent has to offer visitors and expatriates alike.
Therefor JobnetAfrica has outlined 3 ways foreigners can make a positive contribution to the development of Africa even as they enjoy the incredible variety of cultures and subcultures.
1. Working in Africa
Despite social and economic problems in parts of Africa at the moment, there are many employment and career opportunities for adventurous expatriates who do not mind the challenge of living in a country and culture vastly different from their own. Have a look at JobnetAfrica's website for over dozens of jobs in Africa.
2. Internships in Africa
In addition to professional jobs, many organizations and companies offer internships in Africa in a variety of fields. Many positions are with NGOs in health care, social services, and conservation. Have a look at the website of our partner Intern Africa for possibilities in this area.
3. Retiring in Africa
South Africa is seen as Africa’s most attractive retirement destination, with a pleasant climate, low cost of living and great natural beauty. Several destinations in West Africa also offer great natural beauty, a pleasant climate and they are relatively close to Europe.
You can read more about 'How to Live and Work in Africa as an Expat' on Transitions Abroad.
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