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My child wants to work abroad - the questions you might have as a parent

Last update: 2 July, 2024  ◦  24 June, 2024 by Photo from Laura Laura  ◦  4 minutes reading time
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When your child tells you they want to work abroad, it's natural to feel a mix of emotions. You’ll likely feel excited for their adventure, but might also have some questions about the whole process. Let us enlighten you! In this blog, we talk about the most important concerns and questions you might have as a parent when your child wants to work abroad.

Safety and well-being

One of your biggest worries might be the safety of your child in a foreign country. Moving to a big city comes with its own perks and downsides, such as pickpocketing. Yobbers provides detailed information about the country and city where your child will be living and working. We give our candidates tips on how to stay vigilant and protect themselves from common scams. 


Yobbers understands the anxiety that comes with moving abroad, most of our team members have worked abroad as well, or still are doing so! We offer comprehensive support to ensure they never feel truly alone, from tips about loneliness to homesickness. From providing emergency contacts to assisting in difficult situations, we are always a call or text message away, even after they start their job abroad. Encouraging them to start their job abroad with a friend or sibling can also provide extra comfort and security!

Finding an apartment

Finding a comfortable place to live is crucial. It makes you feel at home and is a safe space to always come back to. Some of our vacancies abroad provide accommodation, which is perfect and less hassle. There are possibilities to live alone, or together with colleagues, who will most likely soon become friends after being close housemates!


For our other vacancies, we offer guidance to find suitable accommodation. Our very own Relocation Experts can give you all the best insider tips. We collaborate with trusted local agencies and landlords to provide reliable housing options and even offer discounts, so your child doesn't have to navigate this process alone!

Understanding finances abroad

Living abroad can come with varying costs, depending on the country and city. Overall, the salaries abroad, especially in the south of Europe, are lower than what you might be used to. However, the quality of living is higher! Groceries, restaurants, and shopping are cheaper than in other European countries. We help candidates understand the cost of living in their new location and advise them to save up some extra money for the first few months.

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Reputation of employers abroad

Working abroad might come with different cultural expectations and working conditions. We prepare our candidates for these differences, helping them to adapt and thrive in their new environments. Since we work with many international companies, this usually isn’t a big difference. We are totally transparent about the employers we work with and Yobbers only partners with reputable employers who meet our criteria for fair working conditions, a diverse international culture, and proper tax and insurance coverage. We’ve been working together with most of these employers for years, ensuring your child’s workplace is professional and supportive!

Sorts of jobs

The vacancies we offer abroad vary a lot: from sales to marketing and from HR to finance. Most are entry-level positions that you can start without any relevant work experience. These jobs offer career development opportunities and are perfect to start your international career. Many people come back with a wealth of experience, a broader perspective, and new skills!

Communication with your child abroad

Maybe your child still lives at home right now, and is getting ready to move to a totally different country. That’s a big change! Fortunately, staying in touch with your child while they are abroad is now easier than ever. We encourage regular communication through various platforms like WhatsApp, Facetime, and social media. This constant connection can provide reassurance and helps you to stay up to date with all their travel pictures. Remember that your child might be busy and overwhelmed in the first few weeks: starting a new job, navigating through a new city, and meeting new people. Show them that you are there for them and don’t worry too much about them not texting you for a few hours!

Organizational things: pension, insurance, paperwork, etc.

Navigating the paperwork involved in working abroad can be overwhelming. Yobbers assists with all necessary documents, including work permits and social security numbers. We provide tips on pension and insurance, which is sometimes covered by the employer! This way, we can ensure your child is fully prepared and compliant with local regulations.

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Embracing the adventure together

Your child moving abroad for work is a big step, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences for them. With Yobbers as their Travel Partner, you can feel confident that they are in good hands. For any further questions or support, don’t hesitate to contact us via the website chat. We are here to support both you and your child every step of the way, ensuring a safe, enriching, and unforgettable journey. Embrace this opportunity together, and watch as your child grows and flourishes in their new environment. Their adventure abroad is not just a job; it’s a life-changing experience that will shape their future in wonderful ways!

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