A 26 week China experience for pre and post university students that combines teaching English in a school in China with exciting possibilities of learning Mandarin, Tai Chi and caligraphy – the best way to truly understand China and be much more than a tourist.
Work abroad and enhance your CV with a different perspective on your gap year or career break. Showing future employers that you have not only lived overseas but also held down a paid job will really help your future career prospects! Most of our paid work programmes run for 3-6 months. Some people even choose to work abroad for a year. Plus, working overseas and earning money means you can fund further travel at the same time.
From summer working abroad to paid ski seasons, read below for all of the options we have available.
If you are stuck for gap year ideas and the thought of volunteering is not for you, a paid work programme overseas could be just what you are looking for.
Experience life as a jackeroo or jillaroo on a ranch in the vast and beautiful Australian Outback. Learn to ride dirt bikes and horses, muster and work with cattle, pick up fencing skills, use chainsaws and operate tractors on our fantastic introductory farm training week. Oh and did we mention you are guaranteed a paid job at the end of the programme? What more could you ask for?!
This is the best way to experience true Aussie outdoor lifestyle and meet real rural locals. It is also a really great opportunity to save some money and fund further travels around this amazing country!
Gain a TEFL and teach English in Thailand. Earn a qualification on the tropical island of Phuket that prepares you for a well paid teaching job for 4-6 months.
Become part of a growing ski and snowboard school in Romania’s largest ski resort, Poiana Brasov. Train up to become a ski or snowboard instructor in just 2 weeks and work full time for the busy ski season. Whilst working as an instructor you will have the opportunity to explore Transylvania and the wider extremities of Eastern Europe in your free time.
Spend your summer living and earning in Jasper working in a hospitality role in one of its busy hotels. Enjoy all of the pursuits of this summer resort, from climbing to white water rafting, from mountain biking to hiking.
Enjoy the great Canadian outdoors as you spend the summer working in the Rockies. Work in either the hospitality or food and beverage areas of one of the resort’s leading international or family-run hotels.
Live and work in the beautiful year-round resort of Mont Tremblant. Improve your French and work in hospitality in one of the resort’s many bars and restaurants, making the most of the amazing opportunities in your free time. From water sports to hiking and from white water rafting to golf, there is almost too much to do!
Work for six months as an English teacher in China on a teaching programme that includes a Beijing induction and a good salary. This is a great opportunity to teach English, learn Mandarin and travel to see China’s unforgettable sights.
Qualify as a ski instructor on our 4 week instructor programme before going on to teach skiing on your ski season. Taking part in our programme means that, on successful completion of your Level 1, not only will you be qualified, you’ll also be eligible for employment by Whistler Blackcomb as a Whistler Kids ski instructor.
Feel fully supported throughout the programme; benefit from our comprehensive and personal pre-departure support and advice, and enjoy a complete welcome package on arrival, including transport, accommodation, a ZipTrek Tour and banking guidance from Tory, our Whistler rep.
Normally, Whistler Kids will only accept applications from people who are already qualified. Our programme is the way to qualify and teach in the same season!
Work in the fast paced environment of Whistler Kids in one of our support roles for the winter season.
We have three different types of role available: either working back of house in the ski school kitchens; helping to ensure all of the Whistler Kids Zones are safe and fun as an Outdoor Ranger; or working closely with the kids in the den, helping to keep them motivated and having fun both during and outside of their lesson timetable.
Work in one of Whistler’s top hotels on your ski season, working hard to earn the money to make the most of the incredible skiing and snowboarding opportunities here. Whistler is one of the world’s most renowned resorts for its variety of terrain and its amazing powder, so you could not ask for a better place to spend your season.
Spend a winter season in the Canadian Rockies working in hospitality roles in hotels. Have a guaranteed job before you leave home. Earn money to finance an awesome ski or snowboard season and make the most of life in this famous mountain region with its varied terrain and good snowfall.
Now includes a season ski pass!
Improve your French, earn money and ski during your season-long stay in the French speaking resort of Tremblant. Depending on your language level you could be working in a wide range of jobs, from dishwasher to bar tender.
Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island with a fantastic orientation including a trip to the beautiful Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga and a historic day of complete immersion into the rich Maori culture. Take full advantage of the support from our Auckland team who will be there to help set up bank accounts, tax file numbers and sim cards, and deliver detailed presentations on job finding. You will be entitled to 12 month assistance with paid work and lots of help in the most important part – travelling and having fun!
Sydney: a world-renowned city known for its beauty, its beaches and its fast pace of life. Join a group of like-minded backpackers and get set up for life in Sydney. With a full orientation, access to 12 months of job finding assistance as well as advice on accommodation and travel options you will to start your time in Oz with a bang.