Teaching Abroad

  • Fulbright teaching assistantships in nearly every country
  • Teaching English abroad in Asia
  • Signing up to be a teacher for the Peace Corps

Co-Working Companies

Go abroad and work on your freelance business alongside other entrepreneurs in a curated, beautiful living space. Most co-working programs have fun activities like yoga, local language lessons, dance classes, and cooking, etc available to participants.

  • ROAM: Bali, San Francisco, Barcelona, Buenos Aires
  • Digital Outposts: Bali, Thailand, Puerto Vallarta
  • Unsettled: Bali, Argentina, Colombia

Study Abroad

During college (or in high school/during a gap year) you can do exchange programs or study with study abroad insititutions:

  • IES Abroad
  • ISA (International Studies Abroad)
  • SIT
  • Semester at Sea
  • Class Afloat
  • Erasmus (exchanges)

Volunteering Abroad

Whether it's for a week or two years, there are so many programs for volunteering abroad. If it's manual labor like building latrines or houses, a short term stint would be good. If it involves working one-on-one with the locals at an orphanage, school, or hospital, I would encourage you to think about volunteering for at least 6 months to a few years. Getting to know the community and local culture takes time, and you don't want to go home and leave your community hanging just when you start to get the hang of it!

  • Peace Corps
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Amigos de las Americas
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • SOL (Seeds of Learning)

Yoga Teacher Trainings/Retreats

There are so many amazing programs out there for 200, 300 and 500 hour teacher trainings! There are also a ton of retreats for a few days to a week. Personally I would suggest a longer teacher training to have time to soak in the surroundings and be more of a resident than a tourist, but that's just me :) Many programs also have permaculture components if you're interested in learning about sustainable agriculture too!

  • Awakened Life
  • YogaWorks
  • Frog Lotus Yoga

Solo traveling/Backpacking

Hey why not? Think about signing up for a house sitting service like trustedhousesitters.com to try and live for free (in exchange for house/pet sitting) while abroad. You can also sign up with Workaway to work in exchange for lodging and food! It can save you a ton of money! Also, hostels are a super fun way to travel cheap AND meet some really cool people. If you travel in Europe, Ryan Air, Vueling, EasyJet, etc have cheap flights– trains are cheap too, but make sure to get the right tickets :)

Curated trips

These are trips that are already planned with everything included so all you have to do is enjoy. Whether you want hiking, biking or other outdoor adventures, or cultural and historic site visits like checking out the local artisan cooperatives, these trips are for you! You don't even have to take photos– now they have personal photographers who do that so you can enjoy yourself without worrying about snapping a thousand photos!

  • El Camino
  • Backroads Active Travel

Do you have other travel ideas? I'd love to hear from you! Contact me and share here!