Do you like to travel? Do you like to make money? If the answer to both questions is yes, the good news is you can do both at the same time. If you can’t wait to explore and get to know new people and new cultures, you should seriously consider work and travel. Of course, an important condition is that you’re not lazy and that you are actually ready to get on the required work. You can choose any destination and any type of work you like. If you’re not doing it just for the sake of the money, but there’s more to your motivation, you can consider volunteer work too. Whichever job and destination you choose, you’re bound to have an unforgettable experience.

Think of the type of work

The first thing that should be on your mind when it comes to work and travel is the type of work you will be doing. In the beginning, it’s best to focus on this. Ask yourself whether you want to work alone or in groups. Can you function as a team member? Would you like a job with as little responsibility as possible? Are you trying to avoid tiring physical jobs and looking for something that requires less effort? These questions will help you decide on the type of job you are looking for. You don’t want to end up in the opposite part of the world and realize that you can’t do the job, for any possible reason.

Your skills and personal preferences are very important. If you like to cook and know-how, then that would be a perfect job for you. Not liking cooking, but loving food can be a good reason to be part of the kitchen staff. Dishwashing is another interesting option for a job placed in the kitchen. Housekeeping is a popular job for work and travel. You can be a salesperson or a bar attendant if you like customer service and working with people. Cashier, too, is a cool job to be done for a few months abroad. Ice cream selling is also an interesting idea. For a more athletic type of people, a lifeguard can be a very interesting option. You can even work in construction, building houses. On the other hand, if you’re a more quiet and calm type of person, but with huge love toward children, you can even teach.

Choose the right destination

Choosing a destination is the most exciting part of the process. This is the perfect opportunity for you to go out in the world and learn more. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and pick a country on the other side of the globe. Exploring different cultures will broaden your horizons; it will make you wiser and help you understand the world better. If you are a more introverted person and don’t like huge changes, you can always choose a place closer to home. Living in a foreign country will be a perfect opportunity for you to study a new language, or ameliorate your knowledge of a particular language. You will also notice personal growth. The teamwork is just one of the things you can practice while working abroad. 

The previously chosen type of work you plan to conduct will help you narrow your destination options. This is useful because otherwise, you would have to pick just one place from all the places in the world. If, for example, you’ve been dreaming of seeing Spain, this is a great opportunity to make that happen. You can be a fitness instructor in Andalucía next year. If you love French, is there a better way to improve it than spending a few months in Paris, working as a salesperson? You can visit Uganda or Chile and provide your medical help to the people of these amazing countries. You can even build houses in Vietnam if that is close to your interests and possibilities. You can help improving housing in Guatemala, Cambodia, and El Salvador, too. 


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A really cool and advantageous type of working abroad is volunteering. It’s advantageous both for you and the community you come to. You won’t be paid in money for this work, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not rewarding. This will enrich your experience and benefit your life in many ways. You will be creating contacts and lifelong friendships around the world. You will be helping someone. People need help in every corner of the world, and if you help just one community, you’re still doing a great thing. All you need is goodwill and some money.

If you are ready to explore cultures and share your knowledge, volunteer teaching overseas is the right call for you. You can pass your knowledge to children, adults, monks, athletes, women, whichever group you choose. Go to India and take part in women empowerment projects. In India, you can also work with elephants if you want to share your love with animals. In Costa Rica, you can monitor the turtle eggs or clean the beaches. Malawi provides you with an opportunity to build homes for orphaned children. Volunteering is great because it gives you a chance to be a better person while making the world a better place. 


If you weren’t sure before whether you should go abroad and work, you must be convinced by now that you definitely should. Work, in general, is a positive and important part of life. It gives you a sense of accomplishing some purpose, and it provides money for a better lifestyle. If you have an opportunity to travel and, at the same time, work, you should do it. Pick the type of job you are most interested in. Look for a destination that suits your personality best. Don’t be afraid of changes. They are a big part of life, and they help you grow. Don’t wait anymore, book your tickets as soon as possible, and have the time of your life!

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