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.”
The mighty mouse is prevalent on the high seas, in Europe, America and elsewhere. From selling soft toys to dressing up as the face of the company, Disney can help pay the bills racked up on a year out.
Travel blogs and websites tend to make travelling out as an always great experience, emphasising the wonders of the world and neglecting the negative. We are no less guilty in our working abroad niche so here are some horror stories for Friday the 13th.
Today we feature three places those handy with a hammer, sensational with a screwdriver and dazzling with a drill can get some holiday job action next summer.
If you are comfortable on a bicycle saddle, try applying to the three companies we have selected today, whose tours range from gentle meanders sampling the wares in Californian or French wine regions to climbing thousands of feet in the Himalayas or the volcano pitted landscape of Chile.
American companies centred around adventure and educational travel for high school and middle school students are beginning their recruitment for tour leaders and counsellors for summer 2016.
Though a few UK tour operators’ websites still mention 2015, or are focusing on the upcoming ski season, some UK tour operators are already recruiting summer staff for summer 2016. Here are three jobs in European holiday resorts you can apply for right now.
PGL began recruitment for overseas positions on September 1, signalling the first step on the route for up to 2,500 successful applicants to take up their roles in the UK, France and Spain in summer 2016. PGL have varied roles for next summer, including in retail, housekeeping, admin, maintenance, instructor positions, and language jobs. Positions are already filling up but the three we have highlighted here are all available now.
Armed with university deferments around 7% of UCAS applicants will taking a gap year, with many choosing to let a gap year organisation handle the fine details. Those of us with exams consigned to our past can have our own overseas adventure by joining a gap year organisation as a paid, or expenses paid, staff member.
A good leader can make or break a tour and will need to suit the company they will keep. For Southeast Asia backpacker tours this means having the energy of a Duracell Bunny, able to cope with both alcoholic overindulgence and cultural overload.