Working on your gap year is a brilliant way to both reinvigorate the travelling funds and to really experience the culture of any given place; there are few more authentic ways to experience a destination than to work in it, among its local people.
Some countries are better than others for working holidays, and further still some countries are better for certain types of jobs. Australia, for example, is a great place for unskilled labour, like fruit-picking, due to the abundance of work and high wages. Many countries in Asia, like Thailand, China and Japan, are great for those who want to teach English as a foreign language, while countries in North America, like the USA and Canada, are perfect if you want to work in a summer camp or at a ski resort.
Use the links on the left side to filter down working holidays and gap year jobs according to specific countries.
N.B. At the moment, South African citizens are unable to get Working Holiday Visas - sorry!
Combine some of the best things in life with this complete gap year - surfing, chilling on Australia’s East Coast and working while on your gap year in Australia.
Change the lives of those around you for the better and leave a legacy that will last for decades to come on Mafia Island, a true tropical paradise.
You will explore, chart and monitor extensive areas of coral and seagrass beds, record populations of fish and commercially important species and assist in annual reef health check.
On this project you will work closely with the other staff reporters and will be involved in the intricate day to day running of a newspaper or various magazines on the beautiful island Suva
Always wanted to be paid to ski? This is your best way to do it. Head to Canada, find the best powder and lay the freshest tracks in North America with this complete gap year!
So you need some accommodation with work when you arrive in Oz? This provides you with all the essential products and services necessary to live, work, study and travel in Australia.
Melbourne is the perfect blend of culture and commerce. This internship gives you the chance to work in the skyscrapers, ride the trams and relax on its beaches.
Australia is such an epic place to travel and work, this package lets you do both with ease. Not only does it cover your return flights to Sydney, but also completely sets you up to find employment.
Soak up the mystical beauty of China. You’ll teach English to friendly children, living alongside them and learning the local language as you go, making lifelong friends.
Snap up this Aussie working holiday starter pack. Loads of options of destination and masses of support, you won’t need anything more to get started!