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Work Your Way Around the World [Paperback]

Susan Griffith
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21 Oct 2011 Work Your Way Around the World

You want to travel around the world. But how can you afford such a trip?

A grim spell of working overtime and denying yourself a social life is one route to being able to join a safari in Tanzania, a water sport instructor's course on the Mediterranean or a bungee jump in New Zealand. But what if it were possible to skip this stage and head off towards the horizon sooner than that?

Work Your Way Around the World is the trusted guide for the self-funded world traveller, now in its 15th edition and fully updated to explain how you can fund your trip by finding temporary work opportunities abroad – both in advance and on the spot while travelling around the world. Work-for-keep arrangements on a New Zealand farm or Costa Rican eco-lodge will mean that you have to save far less than if you booked a long-haul package holiday to those destinations.

Incorporating hundreds of first-hand accounts from people who have actually done the jobs with a mass of hard factual information to offer authoritative advice on how to find work from selling ice cream in Cape town to working as a film extra in Bangkok, Work Your Way Around the World gives information on all the main industries offering temporary work including:

Teaching English
Voluntary work
Hotels and catering
Pubs and Clubs
Ski Holiday companies
Activity holidays
Farming and many more...

Work Your Way Around the World also includes useful information on dates and details of harvest from Denmark to New Zealand and contains a clear, country-by-country guide to all the job opportunities to be found around the world. Work as you travel around the world to self-fund your trip of a lifetime.

Working abroad is an excellent way to experience a foreign culture from the inside, but job and work opportunities abroad, like jobs at home, must be ferreted out. Work Your Way Around the World will help you do just that.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Vacation Work; 15 edition (21 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854586963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854586964
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susan Griffith is a freelance editor and writer who has specialized for more than 30 years in writing books and articles about travel, especially working and volunteering abroad. The first edition of her best known book Work Your Way Around the World was researched in 1982 mainly by listening attentively to the stories of travellers met abroad. At that time she had plenty of personal experience of working abroad since she had left her native Canada after doing a degree in English at the University of Toronto to study at Oxford and then decided to stay on working in England. Susan has also been a contributing editor to Transitions Abroad since the early days of its publication and contributes occasional articles to the travel pages of The Independent.

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Guaranteed to give you wanderlust
--The Sunday Telegraph

From the Back Cover

Want to travel the world but can't afford to?

Written by the world expert on working around the world, this book is crammed with information and tips from people who are out there living their dream. It reveals the best job opportunities, how to get work permits, tips for travelling safely and much more:

-A broad range of jobs from the everyday to the extraordinary
-Up-to-date contact details for hundreds of jobs
-Advice from other travellers who have been there and done it
-Help on finding and securing work whatever country you are in

Working your way around the world is an adventure - and yours starts here!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Really great to see this book is still being published.

I read one of the earlier versions, aged 22, back in 1996. I was very fed up with my life...office temping, still living with my parents.

I picked up this book in a bookshop (in the 'olden days' before the internet!!) and was inspired by peoples stories.
I had always wanted to live in Switzerland, since seeing the childrens' drama 'Heidi' on TV!
I thought 'why don't I just go for it?! Things can't get worse, I've got nothing to lose!'...I quit my work, booked a flight to Zurich.

The book actually was slightly negative about the possibility of finding official work in Switzerland..it was one country in Europe that was very strict with visas etc. But after a great week of staying in hostels, meeting new people & walking miles through the snow in gorgeous Switzerland , knocking on hotel doors, (that week alone was amazing)..I eventually was offered a job as a chambermaid in Grindelwald...and had a brilliant 3 months, earnt very good money, lived in a chalet with the other staff (mostly from Spain)...one of the best times of my life!

After that experience, I knew I didn't want to go back to office work, upon returning to the UK I got a job as an air hostess, so I really thank the book a lot, it really encouraged me to turn my life around.

Read this book & go for it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 5 Oct 2012
By Debs
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Great purchase packed with fantastic jobs and opportunities for the would be traveller. My duaghter loved this birthday gift and has started planning for next year
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 19 Sep 2012
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Excellent book jam packed with tips and advice! Just can't wait to get out there and starting living the dream!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 17 Feb 2012
By helen
Really interesting book which gives idesa and encourages thought re a wide variety of work opporrtunities in different parts of the world. Excellent condition and speedy delivery
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