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Portable Employment Options


EDUCATION AS A MOBILE PROFESSION

In addition to full-time contracts with American and/or international schools, certified teachers can work as substitute teachers, tutors, or ESL instructors. EFMs should be aware that the salary package for local-hire teachers overseas is sometimes lower than for staff recruited internationally.

To find out about the various opportunities and more in-depth information regarding teaching overseas, see the FLO website.
Information on international recruitment can be found on the Office of Overseas Schools website.

HOME BASED BUSINESSES / TELEWORKING

FLO recognizes the many challenges associated with family member employment and supports alternative employment options such as home-based businesses and teleworking. Always notify the principal administrative officer of your intention to work and use USG government housing for your business.

For further information on resources, regulations and work permits for home-based businesses please review the, Home-Based Business Guide. FLO can also provide a list of family member home-based business/freelance ideas, a listing of resources for working virtually and information on portable legal careers and guidance for teleworking while overseas, please email FLOAskEmployment@state.gov for these resources.

THIS MATERIAL IS SPECIFIC TO FOREIGN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
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