Resignation Letter for Travel Abroad Sample

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Are you quitting your job to travel abroad? Congratulations! That's a big, exciting decision. As with any resignation, it's best to write a letter to your employer to formally resign. 

Why Write a Resignation Letter

If you search the internet, you can find round-ups of "epic" and "hysterical" resignation letters. It might feel tempting to send a no-holds-barred frank summation of your time at the company, and flaunt how happy you are to be leaving.

That would be a mistake. You don't really want your resignation letter to wind up on one of those internet lists. It could harm your future employment opportunities. 

Writing a resignation letter is one of the final impressions you'll leave on your employer — aim to make it a good one. Along with being an important professional gesture, a resignation letter serves as your official notice. Writing this letter helps ease the transition for both you and your manager. 

What to Include in Your Resignation Letter

Along with stating that you will be resigning, the most important information to share is your last day of employment. (Ideally, provide the company with at least two weeks notice.) As well, it's customary to express appreciation for the opportunity. While it's common to offer to help during the transition, it's not required. Keep the letter brief and to the point. Here are more resignation letter writing tips.

 

Avoid complaints and criticisms in your resignation letter. A resignation letter is a formal document that may be placed in your employee file, and consulted if the company is ever asked to provide you with a reference. Ultimately, this is an HR communication, so it's best to be professional in your message.

See more resignation do's and don'ts, and also review this advice on how to quit a job

Use this resignation letter sample below to advise your employer that you are resigning to travel abroad. Customize the letter to fit your own circumstances.

Resignation Letter Sample - Travel Abroad

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
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.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Sending an Email Message

If you’re emailing your resignation letter, here's how to send your email message, including what to include, proofing, double checking that you have all the information you need, and sending a test message.

Review even more resignation letter samples, and see resignation email message examples.

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