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Fall 2012
Vol. 56, Number 3
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Fall 2012, Vol. 56, Number 3

Helping others travel abroad: Careers in international preparation



People travel abroad for reasons as diverse as their destinations. Many travel to sightsee, some to work, and others to study. Some stay indefinitely.

Behind a number of these trips, there are workers who help travelers overcome the challenges of going to a different country—such as learning about local customs and finding safe accommodations. As travel has become more affordable and the world grows increasingly interconnected, demand has risen for these international preparation workers.

This article covers some career options in international preparation. The first section of the article describes some of the services international preparation workers provide and the occupations related to those services. The second section explains how to prepare for jobs in international preparation—and what to expect if you get one. Sources for more information are listed at the end of the article.

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Last Updated: June 29, 2012