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first_img6. Farm work in AustraliaSee the real outback and learn to work in a completely new environment by working in Australia on a farm or ranch. Companies such as Visitoz and WWOOF train you on how to interact with farm animals and use the machinery in order to work the land. This alternative experience in rural Australia is hard work but massively rewarding, from enjoying the magnificent open countryside to weekend jaunts to cities like Perth and Melbourne. Just mind out for the spiders! Plan some travel adventures after your work in Australia finishes, with our tips on the best road trips across the Land Down Under. 5. Work on a yachtAhoy! Set sail on an aquatic adventure and apply for a summer job on a yacht. Your days may be long (and indeed strenuous) helping to run summer boating holidays but…well, you’ll get to do it all on board a luxury yacht, with the open seas for company and destinations like the Greek Islands, Monte Carlo or even as exotic as the South Pacific. Companies such as The Crew Network and YPI Crew offer the experience of working in a professional environment whilst getting to travel the world, and there are both entry-level deckhand positions as well as more specific roles such as stewarding and catering. Credit: thomas_sly, CC BY 2.0.3. Internship in New YorkWhat can be more exciting than stepping out of your apartment into the 24-hour madness of New York City? Grab a Starbucks, jump on the subway and make your way to your New York internship – complete with skyscraper office and many, many places to go for Friday drinks. Yes, you may still be doing the boring office jobs like making coffee and filing, but you’ll be doing them in the most exciting city on earth! Central Park lunches and the bright lights of Times Square beckon… For more on what to do in New York on a budget, check out our brilliant guide to all the free attractions of NYC! Find out more about where travel could take you this year…Working abroad: how to find jobs overseasNew year, new job? Guest contributor Megan Lee of Go Overseas offers her expert advice on broadening your employment horizons.5 places you’ve go to go to before you’re 25Get ticking those bucket-list destinations off the list, with these holiday hotspots for under 25s.Weekend breaks for every type of studentAre you the student who is always stuck in labs or the one who is never in lectures? We reveal the 5 best cities for a student break.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 7. Ski resort work in CanadaThere are several reasons why this is possibly the coolest job overseas you’ll find. Getting to work in the beautiful Canadian mountains, using a chair lift to commute to work and finishing off your day in a chalet, drinking hot chocolate, all the while working in a shop, resort or restaurant. The ski season at major resorts like Whistler-Blackcomb generally lasts from November to April, making it ideal for anyone looking for a gap year job abroad. UK residents (aged 18 to 30) should apply for a Canadian work and travel visa through the International Experience Canada programme. 4. Teach English in SpainTeaching English is one of the best ways to integrate into a local Spanish community, whether it be living and working as an au pair in a family home, or participating in teaching programmes such as TEFL or British Council. You’ll gain invaluable work experience and also get to pick up one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Spain is a fantastic country to live in, packed full of history and tradition with wide and varying regions that are distinctly proud of their local identity, from the flamenco style of Andalusia to the lively capital, Madrid. Head off the beaten track after all your hard work and discover the rural delights of regions such as Extremadura or Castilla la Mancha. Don’t forget to feast on local cuisine while you’re here – find out what to try first with our guide to Spanish food and drink from all corners of the country. 2. Community work in South AfricaThere is nothing more rewarding than seeing how your actions can positively affect the lives of other people (or animals). Taking part in community-based programmes organised by the likes of Go Abroad and African Impact will give you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people in South Africa, whether it be through Sports Development programmes in the city, or in Orphan Care projects in rural Zululand. It’ll also give you the opportunity to experience both sides of large cities such as Cape Town, where the busy commercial centre sits alongside some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the world, as well as working alongside locals to help struggling communities. center_img RelatedTop 10 most environmentally pure countriesWorried about the world around you? Us too, and while we want to discover every corner of it, we also want to make sure we’re travelling responsibly. These destinations have sustainability at their core and while the European countries may be leading the way in green tourism, we’ve found a…Nature Holidays in World’s 10 Greenest CountriesNature Holidays in World’s 10 Greenest CountriesTravel on the Cheap: Working HolidaysTravel on the Cheap: Working Holidays 1. Conservation work in Costa RicaCosta Rica has perhaps the largest number and variety of species in the world. It’s a country that has risen out of poverty over the past 60 years and developed a highly profitable and expanding tourist trade… at the detriment of its vast rainforests and delicate eco-system. To tackle this, the country relies heavily on ‘eco-tourism’ that combats pollution brought by visitors and turns their experience into something mutually beneficial. Summer volunteer projects allow you to get deeply involved in the amazing jungle, marine and volcanic habitats here, researching and monitoring rare species from primates to turtles. Programmes such as Project Abroad and Frontier offer the chance to not only work closely with Costa Rican wildlife, but you can also gain vocational qualifications and contribute to protecting the natural environment. Credit: Barney Moss, CC BY 2.0.10. Human rights volunteering in ThailandAs one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations, Thailand sees its fair share of student travellers, understandably keen to enjoy the dazzling white sands of Ko Phi Phi or the culture (along Khaosan Road) in Bangkok. If you want to put back as much as you gain from this friendly country, make a difference where it’s most needed by promoting human rights in Thailand. Labour exploitation and poverty make both men and women vulnerable in both rural villages and the big cities. Friends of Asia run projects to do with skills-building for young single mothers, or if you want to make your own arrangements, many international charities such as Amnesty International and UNICEF have bases in Thailand, so it’s worth enquiring directly to see what skills are needed – it could be anything from admin to social media and fundraising. Don’t forget to give yourself a break while you’re working in Thailand, and check out these incredible paradise islands. 9. Summer camp work in FranceTake advantage of the EU rules allowing you to pick up a summer job in France with minimal paperwork and work in the idyllic – and blissfully warm – French countryside at a campsite (if you are working for longer than three months, you will need to register with a French employer). There are plenty of opportunities through organisations like Vacansoleil in the south of France, and you’ll find either paid positions or volunteering opportunities with free onsite accommodation. Tasks can include anything from running kids clubs to reception duties or gardening. Great for improving your language, teamwork and interpersonal skills for future employers, it’s also a good option for couples or friends wanting a working holiday together. 8. Become a nomad in MoroccoLearn a thousand-year-old way of life, and see first-hand how the tribes of the Sahara desert live, working with a nomadic host family as a volunteer in Morocco. You’ll learn how to care for camels, how to make delicious local dishes, artisan crafts and how to build a Berber home. Much more than the usual overnight tourist safaris, spending weeks or months with these self-sufficient people will gift you true cultural insight, as you in turn can teach the language and arts of your own country. How’s that for an alternative gap year experience? last_img

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