Live, Work & Travel in Azerbaijan

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While the oil industry centred around the capital Baku attracts many well paid foreigners (the region once accounted for more than half the world's oil production), unskilled travellers will have to limit their work activities to teaching English and voluntary work.



Teaching & TEFL in Azerbaijan

Thanks to the oil boom English teachers are in greater demand than across the at times unfriendly border with Armenia. Foreign workers need international schools for their kids and some local families have the extra money required to pay for tuition. A list of English language schools in Azerbaijan is provided by ESL Base, most of which are found in Baku. TeachAway had a couple of vacancies listed on its Azerbaijan page when we looked, while the Fulbright Program had a handful of teaching assistant positions available to Americans.


Au Pair & Nanny Jobs

As in the rest of the Caucasus au pairs will find few childcare positions in Azerbaijan but once again the knock on effects of the oil industry will mean a few expat families will want native English or other language speakers to look after their children.


Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free

Stay for free in return for caring for local residents' homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link).You can get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here.


More Resources from our Sites

Directory > Russia & Eastern Europe Links - A selection of links for finding work, searching for a home and travelling in Azerbaijan.

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