Travelling abroad is one the most expensive things to, and is probably on your to-do list, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Working abroad both immerses a traveller in the culture of a new environment and save immensely on costs. Here are some options to consider to help you accumulate an income and travel across the world.
- 1. Teaching English as a Foreign Language
If you have a degree, you can take a TEFL or ESL course to boost your skills and impart the English language to people who are looking to learn the language. Most institutions will cover your airfare and even your accommodation. This is one of the best ways to be immersed in a culture because English is a universal language most non-English speakers are keen to learn the language and EFL course are in high demand across the world.
- 2. Have you heard of WWOOFing?
Do you have green fingers? Well, the World Wide Organization of Organic Farms (WWOOF) offers the opportunity to travel to different countries and offer your services on a farm for about 4-6 hours a day. In exchange for your services, a family hosts you and provides food. The rest of your day is up to you and this time can be used to explore the town. WWOOFing is particularly popular in Japan and South America.
- 3. Working on a Cruise Ship
Cruise Ships accommodate people from different countries the opportunity to get to know the world, experience different cultures with basic living costs covered. Your salary is all yours and you don’t have to pay for food or accommodation. Cruise ship jobs generally require staff to commit to a 6 month contract and then you can save up money for your travels and have a proper holidays for about 3 months and then decide if you would like to go back.
- 4. Consider Au Pairing
If you love kids, then au pairing might be ideal for you, you can look after children for families and experience the town or city you’re in during your spare time. Usually travel and accommodation are covered and you can save a lot of money that you’re earning to travel once your contract is up. Au pairing is also a career option that can take you to different places over the years.