Work, or Volunteer Abroad
Studying abroad is one cost efficient way to see Europe for an extended period
of time and continue with your education. Some high schools and most
universities offer study abroad student exchange programs.
Colleges encourage students to study aboard. Studying
aboard has shown to have positive influences in the career path, world-view, and
self-confidence of students. If you are
interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, check to see if your school
offers any kind of study abroad program.
at Sea A Voyage of Discovery
Many study abroad programs require students to
have International Student Cards. In addition to proving your student status,
they also offer tons of great discounts all around the world.
ISIC Student, Youth, or Teacher Identity Card If you are a full-time student or
teacher, or if you are under 26, there are many discounts and special
arrangements available to you at home and when you travel. Recognized in over
100 countries, an international identity card can prove you belong to one of
these special groups anywhere you go.
ISE Student, Youth, or Teacher Identity Card Worldwide
network of discounts currently includes Europe, USA, Korea, Singapore, Egypt,
and Australia. This card allows you to obtain discounts ranging from 10% to 50%
on entrance fees to tourist attractions. You'll also qualify for the special student rates and discounts
offered by hostels, hotels, restaurants, shops, language, schools, theaters, concerts,
operas, cinemas, recreational facilities, vehicle rentals, bus routes, boat routes, railroads, and selected European airlines.
Airfare Discounts for Students
If you are a high school or college student you are
entitled to many travel discounts. With these discounts, you can get a roundtrip
ticket to Europe for as low as $350 (depending on the origin of your initial flight--east
coast fares are cheaper than west coast fares). To find out what reductions you are
eligible for try
STA Travel, Council Travel, or Travel
Working abroad may seem a bit
daunting at first, but there are many programs designed to help you find a job in Europe.
If your country is a member of
the European Union, no visa is required to work in another European Union country.
Australians, Canadians, New
Zealanders, South Africans and any other country that is part of the U.K. Common Wealth
are all eligible for
Youth Mobility visas in the U.K. (click
here for full list of eligible countries). So if you are lucky
enough to be a native of one of those countries, finding a (legal) job shouldn't be too
difficult. Go to
Americans can obtain visas to
work in the United Kingdom through BUNAC
(you must be a student to participate in their
If you are not from any of the
countries listed above, a student, or don't wish to pay for a visa, don't despair
there are "under the table" jobs to be found in Europe. These jobs,
while not legal, will provide you with enough money to continue your budget conscious
Where to look for an "under
the table job":
hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts
restaurants, pubs, bars, night clubs
any other company associated with the tourism
Working illegally makes you subject to deportation. I do not advise doing
Work Abroad Links
jobs and resources for work and travel throughout the UK and worldwide.
Be an Au Pair overseas.
It's easy enough to visit most of the globe as a tourist but, and it's a big but, it's not
always easy to work and spend extended time abroad so that you get to know another country
in a way a tourist never does. BUNAC programs make it possible for young people, all
over the world, to do just that.
Gap Work is the UK's
leading source of information on gap years, jobs abroad and overseas voluntary
work. If you're a student, traveller or gap year backpacker we'll have the
working holiday abroad for you.
Exchange Program specializing in Au Pair and childcare service, Work Abroad, Internships,
and summer camp programs.
Jobs for Backpackers in the UK! A
backpacker about to travel to the UK on a working holiday? There is a very easy
and free way to organize a live-in job waiting, bar, house, reception and chefing - all
over Scotland, England and Wales.
advice, links and jobs for a successful working holiday, gap year or job abroad. Receive
our regular free jobs abroad bulletin for work abroad in the tourism, childcare, tefl,
fruit picking, summer camp and voluntary industries.
Many organizations have programs seeking people who would
like to volunteer abroad in Eastern Europe and in countries all over the world.
Activities volunteers perform vary depending upon which organization you join.
Solutions is a non-profit organization that allows
volunteers to make a meaningful contribution to the community by working
side-by-side with local people, while gaining a new perspective and insight into
the culture and themselves. The volunteer work is with carefully selected
Partner Programs, all of which are dynamic and inspiring community-led
initiatives. CCS offers international volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa
Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, Thailand.
International Oxfam International is a group of independent
non-governmental organizations from three continents which share a common purpose - to
work together to make a real impact on poverty and injustice world-wide
Volunteer Offers tips, hints and information on being a
kibbutz volunteer, what Israel is like and what you can get up to over there, in the land
of milk, honey and LOTS of beer!
Corps Volunteers travel overseas and make real differences in the lives of real people.
Find out how to apply, explore the world, read volunteer stories, access global education
resources, and have fun at Kids World. Available for U.S. citizens only.
twelve months working in counties outside Europe, with Project Trust. A gap year
organization that sends school leavers abroad for a years voluntary work in 24 different
developing countries around the world, in Latin America, Africa, Far and the Middle East.
Quaker Information Center Volunteer &
service opportunities, workcamps, internships,
other potentially-transformational experiences, and some perennial jobs
Travel to Teach
is a non-profit organization, which provides
affordable volunteering opportunities to teach English whilst travelling abroad.
for Peace International Voluntary Service - 1500 short-term
intercultural adventures in 70 countries