You want to travel and you want to go now but reaching into your pockets all you pull out is a crumpled fiver, a used bus ticket, and a bit of lint that for some reason hasn’t coalesced in your belly button as usual. Clearly you won’t be going anywhere far anytime soon. There is an answer though: get a job, ya bum! Just don’t get it where you are now.
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 trawl through our boards and, looking beyond the more obvious driving jobs such as transfer rep or overland truck driver, explore seven positions where being able to drive will give you the edge over your rivals for a job.
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.”
Recently we compared the services of six organisations offering TEFL teaching internships in Thailand. Of the choices available SEE TEFL is the only one that focuses solely on Thailand and we often see them praised in forums and groups. We asked John Quinn, director of SEE TEFL, to give us a little background to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and why Chiang Mai is such a great place to begin your career as a travelling teacher.
If you are new to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a TEFL internship in Thailand is a great way to experience life in an exotic yet easy going country. Several companies offer the opportunity to get TEFL certified and quickly placed in a job with a Thai school, while providing the support that can be the difference between deciding to go or backing out and staying at home.
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.