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Work abroad

Working, learning and volunteering abroad is a great way to travel; we love nothing more than getting to know a new language, culture or environment and we've always believed in giving a little something back. For us, this is what travel is all about and we have hundreds of opportunities for you to work and volunteer abroad on your Gap Year, career break or sabbatical. Trust the experts with your working holiday abroad and enquire about our working holidays.

Work and travel abroad

Surfers walking into the sea

Work in Australia

The Aussie lifestyle is envied all over the world, with its year-round sunshine, beach culture and vast landscapes. Take a gap year down under by working and travelling in Australia! Under 31? You can apply for your visa right now, and be out there within a few months, in employment and living the dream. .
Geisha walking through an old town in Japan

Work in Japan

Japan is becoming increasingly popular as the destination to travel to! It's easy to see why: the mix of authentic and modern vibes, stunning scenery, striking temples and food that will make your tastebuds do somersaults, Japan is opening up a whole other world to travellers who want to live and travel like a local.
Lake and mountain view in Banff

Work in Canada

Whether you're heading to Canada to soak up the vibrant atmosphere in Toronto, the mountain biking in Whistler or the skiing in Banff, a flexible working holiday is the perfect way to pay for it all. Together with BUNAC we've got the ideal programme for anyone embarking on a working holiday in Canada.
Forest in California

Work in USA

Live the American dream on a gap year in the USA! Discover the real America away from the tourist crowds on one of our amazing summer programmes. Whether you're spending your summer with kids in a summer camp or in a job with your working holiday visa, we have all the info you need!.
2 friends jumping into a lake in New Zealand

Work in New Zealand

From the giant sand dunes of Ninety Mile Beach to the ice-capped Southern Alps, New Zealand has it all. Work out in the wild, or in the vibrant cities of Auckland or Wellington. Under 31? Grab your working holiday visa and one of our work starter packs, and get ready for an amazing gap year.
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Work in South Africa

This cultural exchange programme is the perfect opportunity to travel in South Africa whilst supporting your travels with casual work alongside for up to 12 months. From on-ground support team, comprehensive orientation, airport pick up & accommodation in a central hostel.Have everything needed to fully prepare and set you up for your new life in South Africa and you will receive ongoing support.

Other work abroad opportunities

Want to do something a little different from the 9-5 grind? We don't blame you. We can help you find the perfect internship Down Under, the perfect volunteering opportunity in Asia, or even help you with studying abroad in order to learn a new language or skill.
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Frequently asked questions about working abroad

Why work abroad?

Why not? Jobs will vary depending on where in the world you end up, but working in a different culture and environment is always going to be exciting. Working abroad allows you to experience a country as a local, not just seeing the tourist sites but living the culture. Earn money to fund your travels, making your trip last even longer! Not only that, but working abroad looks great on your CV and gives you something to talk about in those job interviews back at home. It's the perfect way to spend a gap year!

Where can I work abroad?

Although our most popular work abroad destinations are USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, you can work in pretty much any country in the world providing you have the correct Visa and documentation. Book an appointment with an STA Travel expert today to discuss where you’d like to go and what work you’d be interested in doing and we’ll hook you up!

Can I work abroad without a degree?

Of course! There are plenty of opportunities for those travelling without a degree, including fruit-picking in Australia, bar work in New Zealand and summer camps in America. Teaching abroad in some countries requires you to hold a degree in order to obtain a valid Visa. However, for the majority of unskilled, non-professional work around the world, all that’s needed is an appropriate working Visa.

What extras do I need to consider when I move abroad?

Asides from flights and accommodation (if it isn't aready included in your package of choice), you need to make sure you get the right level of cover. Our insurance is tailored for people who are working abroad - you can get covered for up to 24 months for a variety of bad ass jobs including farm work, ski seasons and volunteering in Asia. Cover is even possible if you're travelling on a one-way ticket - you can find out more here.

Terms and Conditions

Free work pack is an optional free service offered as part of an Australia working holiday visa application. The service includes back account and tax file set up and associated refund services as well as advice on settling in Australia.

For full terms and conditions of each product, please ask your Travel Expert at time of enquiry or booking