Sample resignation letter due to better opportunity abroad

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of sample resignation letter due to better opportunity abroad.

Sample resignation letter due to better opportunity abroad

A resignation letter due to better opportunity abroad can be issued due to several reasons.

Some of them consist of being accepted at a higher institution abroad, getting a job in a different country, marrying someone that lives abroad or just deciding to travel the world taking a sabbatical year. 

Therefore, unless you can work from your laptop, it is necessary to hand in a resignation letter due to going abroad.

Here are a few examples of how to write it but remember, you will need to adapt any of the samples to your own circumstances. 

Sample 1

“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email






City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from the company. I have loved my time here at XXT and I will look back on my job fondly, but I have decided to take some time away from work to travel abroad.

I am giving my two weeks notice and my last day will be June 15th. I hope I can be of assistance in the replacement process. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. 

The opportunities and experiences I have had here at XXT have been irreplaceable, and I appreciate your acceptance and understanding. Thank you again for all your help during my time within the company. I wish you all the best and I hope to keep in contact.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name”

Sample 2

“Maria Yang

123 Main Street

Anytown, NY 12345


September 1, 2018

Robert Smith

Director, Human Resources

Acme Software

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 12345

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am resigning from my position as a production supervisor on September 15. This resignation letter provides you with two weeks’ notice to plan for job coverage or my replacement.

Working at Acme Software for the past twelve years was an opportunity that I appreciate. Starting as a production worker, I progressed through the ranks to my current supervisory role and I appreciate the help and support that I had from you along the way. I’ve enjoyed my coworkers and the company provides an excellent work environment for employees.

I have been offered the position of plant manager. This is a new job opportunity for me, a job opportunity that will not be available here for quite some time. So, I will pursue this new job opportunity even though I hate to leave Acme Software.

I start my new job on June 1 and had hoped to take several days of vacation in-between positions as I have not used any vacation time this year. Between now and then, I’d like to help with the transition of my job and responsibilities to another employee. It is my sincere wish that my leaving does not cause you undue hardship.

You’ve been a good boss and a good employer. I’ll help all that I can until I start my new job. Just let me know what you need me to do.

I wish you nothing but the best. I have been thankful for and happy in my job with Acme Software. My memories of Acme Software and my coworkers will be positive.


Employee Signature

Maria Yang”

Sample 3

“(Date of letter)

(Supervisor’s Name)

(Supervisor’s designation/rank)

(Company’s address)

Dear (Supervisor),

I am writing to inform you that I will be tendering my resignation from my employment as a (your position) in (company’s name). Therefore, I would like to give (period of notice required) notice, effective from today’s date. My last day of employment in (company’s name) will be on (your last date).  

I am resigning from (company’s name) as I have decided to further pursue full-time studies to obtain my (name of educational certificate – Bachelors/Masters/PhD etc) in (subject you are planning to study) from (school’s name). While this was a difficult decision to make, I would like to obtain further education, which I believe would help me in my career progression in future.

I would like to thank you and the team for the unconditional support and guidance when I was in (company’s name). Being a (your position) at (company’s name) has exposed me to many opportunities and I have honed my (insert skill type) skills here. I believe that these skills will still be valuable to me when I am pursuing my further studies.

Please be reassured that I will assist you with the transition of my job and responsibilities to (your replacement’s name). Do let me know if there is any other help I can offer to make this a smooth process.

Once again, I would like to thank you for all your guidance and assistance during my stint in (company’s name). I hope to keep in touch in future. I wish (company’s name) and (your team/department name) all the best.


(Your signature)

(Your name)

(Date of resignation)”

Sample 4

“Dear [your manager],

Please accept this letter as my resignation as [your title] at [company name]. My last day of work will be [date], one month from now.

I have truly enjoyed working at the company. However, I have recently decided that now is the time for me to broaden my horizons and gain some invaluable experiences that will benefit me not only in my career but more importantly as a person. I have decided to take an extended period of time off work to live and travel abroad.

Thank you for the support and friendships I have made at the company and I will look back on my time here fondly. I look forward to keeping in touch with you. Please let me know what I can do to ease the transition and I wish the company every success.


[Your name]”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.

Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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