Christmas can be an expensive time of year for everyone and if you like to spend the festive season abroad, your costs can really mount up. From the cost of presents to hotel bookings and travel, there’s no doubt that going abroad over the Christmas holidays often requires some careful budgeting.
Christine Thompson, originally from New Hampshire, has taught EFL for the past 20 years in the Kansai Area of Japan, as well as in the Slovak and Czech Republics. She currently works as Director of Studies for Threshold Training Associates and as Lead Trainer and Career Placement Specialist for TEFL International Prague. Today she gives her take on living and working in Prague.
Keeping yourself on a tight budget means you can travel longer. Because of its limitations you take different opportunities, meet people you wouldn’t find otherwise, and generally see a world those travelling with lined-pockets can’t. It only goes to say that the shoestring way is the better one right? So says Andrew Fraieli, author of this week’s guest post.
We’ve recently joined up with VIPKID to offer the readers of our Jobs Abroad Bulletin the opportunity to make a roving living teaching English online to children in China. Part of the reason we did so was thanks to Kathryn Smith, our guest writer today. Though she has found a number of interesting roles to finance her travels, from teaching in Korea to working on a private yacht, she describes working for VIPKID as “hitting the jackpot.”
Phillip Garlick is Head of Commercial at the travel money provider H&T. He shares his top picks of the countries you can travel to affordably this year.
From preparing for the move abroad and choosing the right type of visa to becoming a qualified language teacher and applying for jobs, Shaun, a British expat working as an Assistant Language Teacher, offers his advice and useful tips to help us decide which route is best for becoming a language teacher in Japan.
We've turned over The Working Traveller once again to Cez and Agness of eTramping, asking them to share their first hand expertise on teaching English in China.
With the polar ice caps melting, you should hurry to the Arctic and the icy South. Key facts about the melting ice caps and travel locations included!
Nelson Santos discovered a passion for volunteering in his mid-20’s but financial reality brought his plans to a halt until he figured out how to travel the world without saving up first.
Shay Gleesom found his purpose after spending six months travelling, working on farms, helping in back packer hostels and volunteering teaching, exchanging a few hours’ help for accommodation and board. Those experiences gained and people encountered guided him to his future path and into something that he genuinely wanted to do with his life.