Most gappers – especially those going away for a full year – will pause at some point to do some paid work to supplement that all important budget. Working abroad not only gives you brand new insight into any given country but also provides much needed funds to continue travelling. To legally work in most countries you will need a working holiday visa (or equivalent thereof), so it’s important to do your research before you go.
Working abroad can also be great for your career prospects. To have been travelling is impressive enough to potential employers, but if you can also prove you had the responsibility and drive to earn money when out there, that will look even better and show your general attitude in a really positive light.
Have a browse through the articles in this section to get an idea of what it is like to work in certain countries and to find out the kinds of jobs you can expect to find.
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