This is a unique equine experience found nowhere else. A once in a lifetime opportunity for those passionate about horses. Receive a high level of teaching from our very qualified team, who will ‘Australianize’ your existing horse skills and set you up with a professional, paid job in the Australian equine industry.


8 - 26 weeks

Au Pair in China

China is such a varied and exciting country – most travelers barely scratch the surface. As an Au Pair in China, you can experience living as a local in an extraordinary country – all while earning money!

Qualify as a CSIA Level 1 ski instructor in Whistler Blackcomb and join a world-renowned ski school, teaching children how to ski for the season. You get a job and staff accommodation for the whole season. This is the perfect opportunity to spend every day on some of the best slopes in the world.

Join our 4 or 6 week Anwarter ski instructor course in Austria and have a guaranteed job for the rest of the season.

Our course is based in Kaprun, Zell am See, and you could then work anywhere in Austria as an instructor.

Take our CSIA Level 1 course in Whistler and then begin work as a qualified ski instructor teaching adults to ski for the rest of the season.
Guaranteed and central accommodation is provided for the season, along with full support throughout.

Spend a season working outside at Whistler Blackcomb as a Tube Park Attendant. You’ll spend your days working with guests, helping them to have fun and enjoy the tube park in safely.

Head to dynamic Vietnam – a country rising in popularity with the traveling community. Take part in cultural and sightseeing activities, gain a TESOL qualification and teach in Vietnam for up to a year!

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!

Experience the buzz of working in the heart of a busy snow school as a member of support staff for Whistler Kids. Depending on your experience, we have a variety of roles available. Choose from being a kitchen assistant, preparing meals for the students and instructors; work as a den master, or as an Outdoor Ranger supervising the outdoor play facilities.

Work in one of Whistler Blackcomb’s most prestigious hotels or spas for a whole winter season. The work is tough but the pay is good and the days off are awesome! If you have hotel or hospitality work experience, use your skills to work in Whistler. All of the jobs are in Whistler Village and everything is within walking distance of the ski lifts. On days off, getting up on the mountain is a must!

Sunny Sydney is the place to live and work for up to a year! Following a fantastic orientation week including a trip to the Blue Mountains and a 2 day surf camp weekend, get support in setting up your admin and find paid work with access to an exclusive online job database!

23 - 26 weeks

TEFL China

Spend 6 months in China – a vast and fascinating country. If you are over 18 and keen to gain a TEFL, earn money in China, learn Mandarin and experience cultural activities like Tai Chi and calligraphy – this is the program for you!

52 - 52 weeks

Teach and Earn in China

Work for 12 months teaching English in China on a teaching program that includes a Beijing induction and excellent salary. This is a great opportunity to teach English, learn Mandarin and travel to see China’s unforgettable sights.

Earn money working full-time in a hotel in the resort town of Banff. Expect an entry level position, such as housekeeping. There are certainly worse places to do this job, on a tough day at work, you can look out of the window and see the awesome Rocky Mountains. On your days off, you can be hitting the slopes!

Spend your summer living and working in the popular resort town of Banff in Alberta. You’ll be in the heart of all the action that Banff National Park has to offer. Make the most of your days off with all of the hiking, biking and water sports that are available. How are you going to afford this for a summer season? This is where the guaranteed job comes in!

Perfect your French language skills by spending a summer living and working in the resort of Mont Tremblant in Quebec. We will have a job lined up for you before you leave home, working either outdoors at the Tremblant Luge or in a restaurant in the resort. This is a great place to spend a summer, enjoying all that the region has to offer.

Improve your French, earn money and ski during your season-long stay in the French-speaking resort of Mont Tremblant. Depending on your French language level, you could be working in a wide range of jobs, from dishwasher to bar tender.

13 - 52 weeks

Farm work in Australia

Experience life as a jackeroo or jillaroo by completing an introductory farm work in Australia course in the vast and beautiful outback. Learn to ride dirt bikes and horses, muster and work with cattle, pick up fencing skills, use chainsaws and operate tractors. Oh, and did we mention you are guaranteed a paid job at the end of the programme?

Why work abroad?

Why not combine travelling with one of our working abroad programs? This is a great way to experience what a country and culture is all about by living and working as a local. Oyster offers a variety of paid work abroad opportunities in different locations around the world.

Our paid working gap year programs include teaching abroad in Thailand or China and gaining a TESOL qualification. We can help you gain a hospitality or city job in either Canada, Australia or New Zealand or help you to become a paid ski or snowboard instructor in one of the worlds’ top ski resorts. For the outdoorsy types, we offer amazing rural farm work and horse work opportunities in the Australian Outback.

The benefits to our live and work abroad programs means you can earn money to finance your tourist and travelling activities. This may mean utilising the amazing surroundings and pursuits in the area you are living, or saving it for expeditions further a field such as getting involved in marine conservation or animal welfare projects.

All these experiences will aid in making your CV look more interesting and desirable to future employers and universities by showing off your paid work abroad experience. Gap year work abroad helps demonstrate that you have the maturity and independence to live away from home and that you can commit to a job or a course. Whilst immersing yourself in a new culture, you may even develop skills in learning a new language.  Don’t forget, you will make loads of life long friends from all over the world!

Oyster Worldwide can help you when it comes to looking for jobs abroad and in some cases assist with organising holiday visas. To help keep costs down even further, some employers include food and accommodation when you work abroad.

If you are not convinced yet, check out our top 5 reasons for working abroad. We have over 15 work abroad programs for young adults.

Learn more about how we select employers to work with on our paid work policy page.

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