If you are a 18 to 30 year-old full time university student and you are looking for a new and different work, learning and leisure experience abroad you have many chances to do it through ‘Work and Travel’, a program of international cultural exchange that allows students from different countries of the world to depart on summer vacations to work and travel.
There are many portals where you can find the opportunity to work and travel, although the most popular and updated is www.globalworkandtravel.com. This website is a big treasure hidden in the web, a trove full of information about working holidays, participating in volunteer programs, being an au pair, teaching your language in fairy-tale like countries or getting international professional experience doing internships. Obviously, work experiences but with traveling facilities, as the name of the project indicates.
What does ‘Work and Travel’ offer you?
Work and travel provides you with an internship or working placement and contract, supplies the traveler of the necessary documentation for the visa, offers regular counseling support services and gives necessary documentation to gain academic credit for existing studies. Although meals, flight tickets, local transport and accommodation are not provided, there is professional assistance to find a suitable and affordable accommodation. ‘Work and Travel’ also offers flexible airfares and low cost travel insurances.
There are many things to do! You can be a teacher or a nanny for a short time, you can assist and learn next to professionals in your field or you can help non-profit organizations to develop volunteer projects such as animal conservation and rehabilitation, wildlife photography, humanitarian and medical assistance or working with refugees.
Gain practical and professional experience, improve your language skills, put theoretical knowledge into practice, meet new people and go deep into unique cultures through ‘Work and Travel’ but, especially, let you know yourself. How far are you prepared to go?