You can work or teach abroad after you graduate from UCSD or for short periods of time while you are still a student.
Paid work abroad ranges from short term/fixed term (up to 6 months) to long term, international career-related job opportunities. Typical short-term work includes restaurant work, childcare (au pair), farm work, and temping. Programs who help you find work abroad charge a small fee to provide you with work authorization and possible job placement support but do not include expenses such as airfare, housing, and initial spending money.
Teaching English as a foreign language is one of your best bets for working abroad. Remember, as a college student or recent graduate, English is one of your most portable skills.
In order to get paid work in any country, you will need special permission from that country’s government in the form of a work permit or visa. For more information on obtaining work visas, contact the country’s embassy in the United States (http://www.embassy.org).
Exceptions to the above include U.S. citizens with dual citizenship and citizens of other countries. For example, if you are a citizen of any country in the European Union, you are eligible to work in the European Union without a work visa. EU citizens should checkhttp://www.europa.eu.int/.
BUNAC, CIEE, and other work authorization programs provide you with a work permit and allow you work legally in the countries included in their programs, but for only a limited period of time. These programs function through a reciprocal exchange with the United States and are usually limited to full-time students and recent graduates.