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5 Great Alternatives to the Peace Corps

Many people dream of volunteering in the Peace Corps, making a difference in the world and getting all the benefits that come along with service.
Unfortunately for some, joining the Peace Corps requires a 27-month commitment …

Examples of Jobs That Allow You to Travel

There are many ways of making money on the road, and many great jobs that can allow you to do so.
In this modern age, there are more jobs than ever that a person can do …

9 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Joining the Peace Corps

The U.S. Peace Corps is (in their own words) the “toughest job you’ll ever love.”
As many Peace Corps veterans will tell you, there’s usually an unpleasant or startling moment when you truly realize what it …

A Guide to WWOOFing

What is WWOOFing?
‘WWOOF’ stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
The term ‘WWOOFing’ means ‘to volunteer in a WWOOF program’, whereas a ‘WWOOFer’ is a WWOOF volunteer.
WWOOFing allows you to go and work on a …

How to Find the Right Teacher Exchange Program

Various organizations offer different types of teacher exchange programs for teachers, school administrators and even support staff.
Teacher exchange programs allow teachers to work overseas and experience other cultures, as well as learn different educational practices.
If …

Idealist.org – Helping You Change the World

Idealist is a website that “helps connect non-profits and charities with volunteers, interns and employees”.
In other words, it’s essentially a job site for non-profit organisations
The great thing about Idealist is that it allows you to …

How to Choose an Overseas Language School to Study at

There are many benefits to learning a new language.
It’ll allow you to interact with the local people and understand their culture better, it’ll make you seem like less of a tourist (meaning the local people …

How to Travel the World Absolutely Free

As a former university student, I’m no stranger to living on a budget.
As most backpackers will tell you, the costs of traveling can quickly add up if you’re not careful, so being able to travel …

How to Work Well Whilst Traveling

Ever thought about working while you travel?
I’m not talking about volunteering overseas or finding a job abroad – I’m talking about bringing your work with you.
In this digital age where the internet is accessible almost …

What are the Benefits of Studying Abroad?

Studying abroad in another country (either for a semester or an entire year) can be expensive and disruptive (as you have to adapt to temporarily living and studying in another country).
Because of all of this …

Want to Study Abroad? How to Choose the Right Study Abroad Program for You

There are many reasons to study abroad.
Perhaps you want to take on an academic endeavor in an unfamiliar location.
Maybe you’re just looking for an excuse to travel (and you want your parents or a student …

Should You Write a Blog When You Go Traveling?

Writing a travel blog of your adventures when you go traveling can be a great idea, and thanks to blogging platforms such as Blogger and WordPress, starting writing your very own travel blog has never …

10 Quick Classroom Tips for Teaching English Abroad

Many gapers (i.e. people taking gap years) and travelers have found that teaching English abroad is a great way to travel, get paid and meet lots of new and interesting people all at once.
Because so …

How to Work and Travel at the Same Time (and Not Go Crazy)

With laptop computers getting smaller and the internet getting faster, it seems that more people than ever are taking to working while they travel.
While the thought of sitting on a tropical beach all day with …

Jobs Abroad for College Graduates

More young people than ever are traveling abroad before college/university or for a semester as part of their course.
Upon doing so, many people will often develop a taste and a hunger for traveling, and will …

Creativity: Mixing Things Up & Keeping Long-Term Travel Interesting

If you’ve been traveling for a good amount of time you may find yourself falling into a familiar set of routines.
Certain activities (such as eating, sleeping, wandering around, reading and surfing the internet) will become …

How to Get a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries on the planet (just watch the Lord of the Rings films to see how spectacular it can be), and is well worth seeing for …

How to Get a Working Holiday Visa for Australia

Getting an Australian working holiday visa is the starting point to living, working and traveling around Australia (undoubtedly one of the most amazing countries in the world).
Many people dream of traveling to Oz, and by …

How to Get a UK Working Holiday Visa

The EU (European Union) allows people from all over Europe to come and live and work in the UK without any sort of special visa.
But what if you want to work in the UK and …

Jobs Abroad for Couples

These days, a lot of relationships break up because one person gets a job working abroad and the other person is stuck at home.
Going abroad by yourself can be a lonely experience that can be …

How Teaching English Abroad Can Lead to a Gap Year-Like Lifestyle

Many people dream of taking a gap year abroad because of the amazing lifestyle it offers.
But what if you wanted to have a similar lifestyle permanently? And what if you want to find love …

How to Become a Professional Travel Photographer

Years ago, being a professional photographer and taking pictures around the globe was something only afforded to an elite few.
Nowadays, with great quality digital cameras, Photoshop and cheap flights almost anyone (with enough determination and …

How to Fund Your Travels By Becoming a Professional Poker Player

Looking for a way to make money as you travel the world? Playing online poker could be the answer…
Lots of people think that winning at poker is about luck. If you get the right cards, …

10 Amazing Travel Jobs (and How to Get Them)

Always wanted to travel the world but never had the money to be able to afford it? What if traveling was part of your job? Sounds like a fairytale?
Despite all the doom and gloom about …

Gap Year Courses

There comes a time in most people’s lives when they wonder what they’re going to do next. For most people, it’s when they leave high-school, college or university.
For perhaps the last time in their life …

The Top Websites for Planning a Gap Year

Year on year it seems that gap years become more and more popular. This may be down to the fact that they allow you to experience new cultures in ways you’ve never seen before, increase …

How to Work Full-Time in Your Gap Year (Without Damaging Your Career Prospects)

Living and working abroad can be one of the best things a person can do, as it’ll require you to expand your horizons, learn new skills and to mature and become more independent as a …

Finding Work Experience Placements During Your Gap Year

In the current economic climate where even top professionals are having trouble finding jobs, the workplace continues to become more competitive as thousands of young people graduate every year.
I you have a clear idea of …

Cruise Ships, Yachts and Driving – How to Get Paid to Travel (By Working Your Route)

When traveling the world, transportation is often one of the most expensive costs you’ll have. What if there was a way to travel the world and get paid for it? If you’re willing to put …

Volunteering Overseas – The Definitive Guide

Not everyone wants to have their entire gap year experience pre-determined and planned out for them (as I mentioned on this page about gap year organizations).
If you want to work abroad (doing some kind of …

Overseas Teaching Jobs – A Definitive Guide Teaching English Abroad

Teaching abroad is becoming more and more popular these days. This is down to the fact that it’s well paying, fun to do and because there are so many opportunities to teach in foreign countries …

How to Get a Job as an Au Pair Abroad

What is an Au Pair?
The word ‘Au Pair’ is French, and loosely translated means ‘on a par’ or ‘equal to’, indicating that the relationship between the Au Pair and the children/family is one of equals. …

Working While You Travel – How to Find a Job on the Road

Working while traveling is becoming more and more common these days, as it’s a great way to earn money, meet new people and have new experiences.
If you want to extend your trip (but can’t currently …