This is my first time posting in this specific thread category, so I might not be posting this in the best place, but it looked fitting based on my first glance at things.
I wanted to see if anyone had experiences either volunteering abroad after college (for more than 1-2 months preferably) or working abroad in a different country (temporarily). I was hoping to get general advice and/or tips from someone experienced. Working abroad is complicated, especially with the specific country I have in mind (the one I'm studying abroad in). However, it is the more financially stable option even with the modest salary.
With volunteering, I obviously have to pay to do it, which kind of sucks. However, I would guess it'd be much easier to get language exposure and to make friends (unless I stayed with a family). And the work would be intensely more rewarding, generally speaking.
On a less related note, is volunteering abroad after college in a position not related to your career goals disadvantageous to your resume when you come back? I personally don't believe it should be a disadvantage, but given how competitive it is to get jobs, I wonder if they'd see it as "not following the path" (and thus, "risky" to employ.