Travelling is always an amazing experience and it’s even better when you can travel for free or get paid travelling. We assure you this isn’t some kind of joke; there are thousands of students each year like who get to do something they love whilst getting paid. To make things a little easier for you, we have come up with a variety of options that will lead you to the most enriching travel experiences and adventures.
Get Paid To Ski
Like thousands of students each year why not get paid to ski ! You can take part in seasonal work in ski resorts which means you don’t need to take a gap year to have this awesome experience. If you’ve ever wanted to ski but never tried then in your extra time you’ll be able to ski with new friends that have heaps of experience and will happily show you a thing or two. With so many positions to fill such as lift operators and desk clerks, ski resorts are always hiring young people from all over the world which means you’ll definitely be in the running of getting your dream position. Popular spots for seasonal work include the French Alps, New Zealand and a lot of the North American resorts. There are a range of amazing places to choose to spend your season, but remember to apply early for positions as they do fill up fast and you’ll want to have something sorted long before the season starts.
If you’re an explorer then you will love hotel hopping. Stay in the weird and the wonderful and write your own personal review and get paid for it. If you’re backpacking or taking a gap year travelling then this is the job for you; as you’ll be able to write in your spare time whilst giving your honest opinions for other travellers to see.
Volunteer to Speak English
If you speak English fluently then you’ll be able to sign up for a work exchange program which requires you to have conversations with students in English who want to improve their language skills. Check out Diverbo as they offer these programs in their sites in Germany and Spain which provides volunteers with a full room as well as transportation. This is an awesome experience as it will give you time to familiarize yourself with the culture, people as well as learning another language.
Train as a Missionary
If you’re very religious or looking to find yourself then you can try joining the missionary. It must be said that missionary work can be challenging as you will be engaging with people from all different walks of life and fundraising in a country you may not know a lot about. However being a missionary can be fulfilling and allows you to gain the necessary skills that you can take onto employment.
Become a Travel Writer
If you love writing then why not become a travel writer. Not only will you be going to a range of countries but you’ll be able to get your experiences to other budding travelers. Check out BackpackForever.com , they accept travel content in exchange for money. You can start by writing a blog as this will be your foundation and reputation you will need so that you can apply for journalism roles within travel magazines.
Try your hand at travel photography
Like travel writing this is a very hard field to get into but is defiantly worth the try. With the so many different forms of social media you can build yourself a portfolio and get your work out there. Here at StudentUniverse we love receiving your images; you can submit photos for competitions which mean you can win great travel experiences and your images can be featured on our website and Facebook account which is viewed by many!
Find employment on a cruise ship
If you’re looking for some fun why not try working on a cruise ship. You’ll be able to experience a variety of countries, cultures and people. With so many positions there will be something for you. You’ll get a free room, food and a free ride for zero pence whilst getting paid!
Work as Cabin Crew
Why not work as Cabin Crew as this will allow you to visit a variety of destinations without money coming out of your pocket. If you love flying around then this is defiantly the job for you though it comes with its challenges, you’ll be able to experience luxury in some of the most amazing hotels and no day will ever be the same. To find out how you can get involved check out the different courses you may need to make your dream a reality.
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.