Working Abroad

The prospect of working on an international assignment for any length of time can bring feelings of both excitement and uncertainty. The information below is designed to provide a brief insight into the issues that should be considered when taking on a foreign assignment. Specifics will vary by location and situation. More detailed advice, particular to the individual assignment, should be discussed with HR, once the terms of the assignment have been determined.

It is important to remember that moving overseas to work is very different from relocating in the US or Canada and that adequate preparation for an assignment in another country is necessary for you and your family, as well as the University.

Areas for consideration include: