A great way to fund your gap year is to combine work and travel. Work and holiday packages ensure you find work in a central location in major cities across the globe. Some packages even include visa applications, training, subsidised accommodation and meals, help with opening a bank account, creating a national insurance/tax file number, free money transfers, a mobile SIM card and more. As an added bonus, some companies can even secure your role for you before you leave home for that extra piece of mind.
Common jobs for those seeing to work and travel on their gap year include working as an au pair, bar steward, ranch cowboy or cowgirl, ski instructor, life saver and camp councillor amongst others. Work and travel holidays best suit those who are on their first big adventure but are on a budget. They are a great way to help find your feet when you arrive into that new city you will call home, so that you can settle in quickly.
A gap year is the perfect time to work and travel but if the myriad of options available to you has left you confused then check the articles below.
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