Working Abroad Items
If you have a spare year on your hands and fancy getting out of the country and heading somewhere new, there are so many opportunities waiting for you. Whether you want to take a year out from study or work, make sure you grab the chance while you can.
A recent search reveals that an estimated 2.5 million young people in the UK will be planning a gap year in 2012. The findings, by youth travel specialist, STA Travel predict a boom in student travel this year as unemployment soars and university fees rise.
Europe is a fantastic destination for those planning a gap year. With so many different countries and cultures to take in, you can be sure of having an amazing trip. However, while the wide choice of places to go can make deciding where exactly to visit difficult, it may be a wise idea to incorporate the following countries into your travel plans.
Planning a gap year is certainly an exciting prospect; however, while you are drawing up a list of places to see and activities to take part in, it's important to think about your travels will be funded. By going on a working gap year, you'll be able to gain paid employment in an exciting overseas destination.
If you're planning a gap year, your thoughts may be preoccupied by the destinations you wish to visit. However, it is important to consider how you will finance your travels and while you're likely to already have some money saved up, it may be an idea to work while abroad.
If you're keen to give something back to the places you visit while on a gap year, teaching English can be a great way to do this. And while this can be done in countries all over the world, there are perhaps few better places for such work than Thailand.
If you've always dreamt of going travelling and are looking for ways to enhance the experience, you might be interested in getting involved in volunteer work abroad.
There are many different working holiday options for your gap year and while many people from the UK decide to head to Australia or New Zealand, Canada could be a great option too. There are over 35,000 participants from all over the world who decide to work in Canada for a year and you could be one of them.
One great gap year option that allows you to earn money, learn a language and completely immerse yourself in another culture is working as an au-pair or nanny.