It may not seem like it right now but before you know it, it’s going to be summer once again. In the meantime, to help get you through the cold winter months why not start planning for your best summer ever? Just think, rather than sitting through another soggy British ‘summer’ you could be off enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime in an exciting foreign country.
Perhaps you love children and would love nothing more than spending your summer working as an Au Pair somewhere like Spain, China or the USA? With the opportunity to earn money whilst working abroad, gain new skills, live with a local family, do something you enjoy and learn all about the culture of a completely new country, Au Pair work has become hugely popular in recent years. Entry requirements vary but in most cases, basic childcare experience and a clean criminal background is an absolute minimum requirement.
If you’re a bit of a football fanatic, then coaching soccer abroad could be right up your street. The perfect way to have fun, travel abroad, meet fantastic new people and even work towards a future career, this is an opportunity not to be missed by sports enthusiasts. Whether you want to work towards a career in coaching or are simply looking for a unique experience, there are many different programmes available depending on experience and coaching ability.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has become hugely popular amongst students, university leavers and those looking to take a bit of time out from their studies or career. With opportunities all over the world from the beautiful and thriving city of Prague to the diverse and incredibly stunning country of Vietnam, applicants can open their eyes to a whole new world. As well as working towards a professional qualification, teaching English abroad can provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in a foreign country, discover new cultures and pick up invaluable life skills.
As the second largest country in the world, Canada offers a whole host of opportunities regardless of what you’re looking to achieve. From the cosmopolitan city life to the relaxed yet exciting attitude that makes days on the ski slopes so enjoyable, there is so much to enjoy in Canada. One of the most popular Canadian experiences amongst keen travelers is a work placement at one of the country’s brilliant ski resorts. Whether you fancy yourself as a tour guide, lift operator, chef, ski instructor, bartender, receptionist or car park attendant, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone regardless of their experience.
So what are you waiting for? Make sure your summer of 2014 is one that you are going to remember for the rest of your life. Forget washed out barbecues and jump on that flight so you can enjoy sun, fun and life-changing experiences.