Hi guys. Welcome back to global business environment course two. This is module five, and this is the fourth and final part of module five. I really love this topic, as I've mentioned, because I was an expatriate and had a great experience overall. It was just a great experience to, learn in my career. To meet new people, to really learn about a foreign culture that's helped me in teaching. It's helped me in, in working with students like yourselves. If I had to do it over again I would definitely do the same experience that I had it was financially a good move. It was, not, didn't hurt my career that way, and so all of you will have to decide at what point in your career does it make the most sense. For some people, it makes the most sense before they have families. Other people, I have friends, for example, want to take their families abroad. I have several friends right now who are in Saudi Arabia living as expatriates. Just as an example. One of the hardiest things to do though assuming that you want to do it is to actually find a position. Where do you go? Does you local university for example, have contacts with foreign companies? At my local university the University of New Mexico for example. Most of our students are interested in staying here in the state of New Mexico in the United States. And aren't, haven't historically been as interested in going abroad. Some of them have but not as many. And so therefore there haven't been as many companies hiring or seeking to place students in positions in foreign countries. And so that's a challenge. I went to an MBA program in the United States, which was specifically focused on international business, and that made it much, much easier for me to have an opportunity to go work for a company like American Express in Mexico City. If I wouldn't have been at that particular university, I don't know that I would have had that experience. And, so, you're going to have to position yourself for that opportunity. Some of you will face immigration and visa challenges if you if you just get started and try to do it all by yourself. Others of you may have opportunities where you get sponsored by a company. Some of you are already working for companies that have opportunities, internal placement opportunities for you to go and apply. And, and look for other positions in other places in the world. And so, each of you might be a different place. But I will point you, to a simple reality in our world with technology. That you don't have to be at a university. You don't have to be in an academic program right now to get hired in a foreign position. There are jobs on sites just like the one I was showing you previously, justlanded.com. That the, these sites list companies and positions that are looking to hire individuals for positions abroad. Here's another site that is focused on Spanish speakers called latpro.com or individuals who speak Spanish or Portuguese and so if you live in a country, where you speak Spanish or Portuguese. You might use this, and find out about companies that are looking to hire individuals like you, where they see your language skills as an advantage, as, as American Express did my language ability in Spanish at the time as an advantage. You'll find information about job fairs. Where if you have the means and the ability you might go apply. And so you don't have to currently be in a position, you don't have to currently be in a degree program to have access to companies that are interested in hiring you abroad. All right, here's another society called the National Society of Hispanic MBA's. That has an annual conference. I realize many of you might not, be able to access this, but you may in your country have access to a similar organization. You just have to do the work. This is an organization, in that's headquartered in the United States. You don't actually have to be hispanic or an MBA student to, gain access to their conferences or their job, placement opportunities. It's, simply, a site that values diversity and values the experience that you may bring, to a company. And so these are just a couple of ways. Another way that individuals gain work as an expatriate is to go and teach their language in a foreign country. For example, if you are from China, and you speak Mandarin, there are schools in the United States, that are looking to teach Mandarin, so there are jobs in that, arena. The same goes for individuals who speak English, there are lots of opportunities to teach English in places all over the world. And so you can look up those sites as well and find a lot of information on that. So there are a lot of ways to to expand your horizons, to be proactive and not wait for someone to give you the opportunity but to look for them. So I encourage you since you're getting your education through Coursera to use these alternative sources for placement. And I hope that if you choose an expatriate assignment, it is fulfilling as it was for me. And so this will end our module, module five. This has been part four. We've been talking all about what it's like to live and work as an expatriate. And how you might find a position as an expatriate. Thank you very much. And we'll see you back next time in module six.