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A Guide to Getting a Gap Year Job Abroad

Does talk traveling the world get you pumped for adventure? You want to get out there, but there’s one thing holding you back… money. No need to fret any longer! There are heaps of paid gap year jobs all around the globe. Work in a small coffee shop along the coast of Portugal or guide a safari in South Africa. Not to mention, you can volunteer abroad as well. Dedicate your time to saving sea turtles in Maldives or working with elephants in Thailand. Go get ‘em, tiger — find the best gap year jobs!

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Costs. Variation of prices will always play a factor in how much you’ll spend on your gap year jobs program. A lot of the time, people will pay their flight, application fee, and depending on the gap year job, room and board. Different types of gap year jobs will have their own benefits, but expect to pay between $5,000-$10,000. 

Accommodations. If you’re performing a paid gap year job, a lot of companies will place you into housing, or they will at least pay for your stay in a hotel until you find an apartment. Others will have you stay at the place you’re working at (such as a hostel or dorm if you find gap year jobs in hospitality). It’s best to live with locals of the land, so they can introduce you to other locals. Then, before you know it, you’ll have a friend group in no time.

Visas. You can’t embark on the best gap year jobs without a visa. Don’t freak out or think it’s hard, just follow these guided steps. Find the country you want to travel to, look up to see their visa requirements, fill out the paperwork that specific for your requested visa, visit your nearest embassy with all paperwork and necessary ID in hand, and apply for your visa in person. Not sure where your local embassy is? Check out to find where.

Safety. Here’s the rules, folks: Have fun, travel off the beaten path, don’t let the big news anchorman scare you, but most of all, have common sense. Don’t go into dark alleyways alone at night and make sure to travel in groups after a certain time during the day. Always, always, always, read the government travel warnings on where you’re going. Also, make sure to read where the best hidden travel destinations are.

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Start a blog and share it with your friends and family. Everyone has that caring, overprotecting mother who wants to FaceTime every night before bed, am I right? Instead, update your blog daily or a couple times a week so people can see what you’re up to on your cool gap year jobs. It’s also a great feeling to read it once you’re home from your gap year jobs.

Also, put your gap year jobs abroad on your resume. Paid gap year jobs are something that not only helps out your bank account, but can boost your job experience as well. It shows future employers that you’re not afraid to try something new and work well out of your comfort zone. 

Gap year job opportunities are guaranteed to be the BEST job you’ve ever had!

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