About Us

After living and working abroad for 5 years, trying everything from Study Abroad to Teaching English to Volunteer Work to working with Startups, I realized that if you want to work outside of your home country, it's a pain in the ass.


Most of the opportunities I found were teaching English and volunteer work, and I knew there had to be a better option. I sought out to build what I didn't see in the world.

I started BrainGain to help people like myself find jobs outside of their home country that will be good for their careers and help them create a sustainable life internationally. I believe that you should be able to work anywhere in the world, regardless of where your passport is from, and I'm determined to help you make this a reality, if you're willing to take this journey with me.

By signing up with us, I pledge that I will personally help anyone who directly reaches out to me, and help you work abroad. Want to speak with me directly?  My email is, you can add me on FB at Troy Erstling, and you can tweet me on twitter @troyerstling or @teambraingain. Don't be a stranger, I (and my team) are here to help you.

Now, before you begin exploring opportunities, please take a few minutes to review our FAQ's. This will tell you everything you need to know about our process, and what will happen in the event you are successfully offered a job.

Haven't completed your profile yet? No worries! You can tell us what type of jobs you are looking for here.

We also post a lot of inspirational philosophy on Facebook and Twitter, and our Instagram will be your favorite discovery of the day, you should check us out.

Want to make us really happy? Please tell your friends about how awesome we are. I’ll personally give you a hug if you do :)

Quijani Flores 

Tech Lead

  • Ex Zoomcar, NEN, TEFL Instructor
  • Business, University of Arizona, Social Enterprise, Monterrey Institute of International Studies
  • 15 countries visited

Our Team

  • Ex Co-Founder & CTO Nextdrop
  • BS Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Berkeley
  • 5 countries visited

Troy Erstling

Founder & CEO

  • Ex TEFL Instructor, Startup Consultant
  • BSc Psychology, Swansea University
  • 30 countries visited

Matthew Williams

Head of Marketing

BrainGain 2016

629 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey