Hello guys, welcome back to my how to travel series,
basically my web series where I give you a step-by-step guide
on how to plan your own trip or travels.
So this is a part two of my last week’s video
which was the Travel Styles video.
If you haven’t seen it, click here.
Alright, I was meaning that we’ve all seen it now.
So basically last week I covered
more of the vacation or holiday
or shorter trip styles of travel.
In this week’s episode I’m gonna be focusing a lot on
kind of the longer term ways that you could travel,
that you can be abroad for a longer period of time.
Working holidays. Studying abroad/exchanges. Volunteering.
工作 工作 工作
Work work work!
Okay, I apologize for that.
How long normally if you want to work in a country,
foreign country that’s not your own.
You need to apply for a working visa.
is a very long complicated expensive process
to be able to work and get a job and to make income,
so you can live in another country.
Working holiday visas are kind of this…
um…program that came about to allow youth,
most of you guys to live and work abroad
without having to go through all of the annoying paperwork,
having to have secured a job already.
That’s one of the beauties of having a working holiday visa,
if you don’t already have to have a job.
And let you to easily do that.
Normally they last between six months to two years,
on average, it’s about a year.
That’s you’re allowed to come to a foreign country work, live, travel,
do all that fun stuff.
Now working hoiday visas.
This is the way that I first started traveling,
because I really want to go someplace for a very long period of time,
but I didn’t…I didn’t have a bunch of money saved up.
Well, working holiday visa was my solution.
So I got one for New Zealand in 2010,
and I moved there,
and honestly guys,
it was one of the most rewardingpersonal experiences of my life.
I learned so much for myself and I gained so much independence.
It was ridiculous.
Now, with working holiday visas, there are two ways you can go about doing it.
You can go through an agency or company,
which will provide you with basically a support group.
It provides you, helps you set up your bank account,
helps you set up your social insurance number,
gives you a place to stay,
provides you a job aboard,so you can look for work.
Kind of just takes care of a whole bunch of admin for you in that country.
‘Cause so when you move to another country,
you don’t necessarily have those resources or know where to find those resources.
If you are a first first timer,doing a working holiday visa.
Highly recommend going through an agency.
But if you are feeling more confidentyou can totally do one on your own,
just Google how to apply for a working holiday visa in the certain country you’re looking for,
and you can just get a visa once you got it you can go.
So a couple of things to note about working holiday visas.
Typically the jobs that you are going to get
are not really of the professional sort.
They are going to be kind of…a lot of them are
restaurant, waitress thing, cafe,
um…working on farms picking,
are like… yeah, like fruit picking…um, eggs men work,
uh yeah kind of like office jobs that are usually
usually like taking over for somebody on maternity leave,
mainly because your employer knows that
you are only there for a short period of time.
And that you are there to in a sense travel.
That was the point to gain the working holiday visa.
Sounds you can just go to a country and work.
It’s so you can work a job that’s flexible,
and you can take day trips here and there,
and see the country that you’re living in,
in smaller short bursts that are not as financially dreaming.
And you get really a more of an immersive experience.
You can earn more money while abroad. Take shorter day or weekend trips.
Become one of the locals.Can last 6 month to 2 years.
Typically lower end jobs. Typically hard work/labour intesive.
Usually take 1-3 weeks to find work.
Now if you’re a student,
a fantastic way for you to travel is a
study abroad program or an exchange program.
Chances are if you are registered in a university at this moment,
or going to be going to a university,
your university will have this program already.
This is something that I highly regret not doing,
when I was in university I always wanted to do it,
never ended up doing it.
So if you are in University and you don’t necessarily have the time,
or you don’t really want to take
a break between your universities and your studies.
Fantastic option is an exchange program.
This isn’t just limited to universities, high schools
also have a wide variety of exchange programs
that you can participate in as well.
Now each of the programs and specifications for your study abroad will
vary for universities.
But in a sense,
most universities have a reciprocal program
that lets you take a semester or two semesters abroad
in their reciprocal university
where you are essentially studying
the same courses or close enough to…
to the court…to close enough courses…to the courses that you are currently studying in University.
So you are working,
so you are living in another country
where you can study and learn the same stuff you’ve learned in your own country.
Put you’re in another country.
How amazing is that.
And in that time abroad it gets credited toward your degree,
which is awesome.
You don’t have to take time off school
Most universities have a program.
Courses are credited to your degree.
Some high schools have a program.You have to apply and be accepted.
Selected contries vary by school.Typical only 1 semester(3-5)months.
And the last topic I was a touch on was
volunteering abroad programs.
So if you are looking for a
very…I wanna say shocking,
but…not…it’s not always shocking but just…
just immersing yourself
a hundred percent in a different culture,
really having an opportunity to give back to do some good,
to learn about yourself and to do some hard work.
Because in a volunteer program you are going to be doing work.
You are volunteering your time,
or your knowledge or your resources.
That’s what you’re doing.
But it is a fantastic responsible way to travel,
if you just don’t feel like doing
all the touristy typical
photo here photo there travel experiencing.
If you are looking for something a little bit more, a little bit different.
Like I mentioned with the working holiday, programs.
There are a lot of agencies that run volunteer programs.
If you are doing a volunteer program, you can either go through an agency,
or you can do it on your own.
It just depends on how you,
how much, how comfortable you feel about the travel that you’re doing,
and about how confident you are in yourself.
The biggest benefit of going with
a volunteer program and an agency
is the support group that you’re gonna get that comes along with it.
Because essentially that is what you are paying this agency for
when you do volunteer work.
Now, of course you don’t have to go through an agency,
you can always do volunteer work on your own.
It’s just personal preference.
You can also yeah, mix it, do it on your own.
You could research organization, contact them
and volunteer your time.
Now a few things to note about volunteering abroad is
really really do your research.
If you are going to do a volunteer program
or if you are going to volunteer toward an organization or charity,
there are so many different kinds and types
that help out so many different causes that
for them to get the most out of you,
you need to be satisfied and happy with the work that you’re doing.
Right, don’t we all want to be feeling like we’re contributing to a cause
that we feel proud about.
I don’t want to say horror stories,
but there are a lot of stories of people doing volunteer abroad programs
paying a lot of money,
and that money just does not get used the way that it should be used.
So really do your research and make sure the company that you’re going through
that what they say is what like what they say they’re gonna do is what they do.
A lot of them should show you their financial breakdowns
of how they’re going to go about spending the money that you do give to them.
Most volunteer programs will ask for some sort of money, some sort of donation along with your time.
It’s kind of comes with volunteering just to help support them.
嗯 说实话 志愿者项目是你们一生中最有成绩感的事情之一了
Um honestly, volunteer programs are one of the most rewarding things that you can ever do in your life.
So I do recommend doing that at least
even if it’s just a small one.
I’ve done plenty of smaller volunteer projects.
项目没必要持续一周 两周 三周
It doesn’t have to be a week, two-week, three-week long volunteer project.
It can just be a day, couple hours here and there.
Everything helps and everything makes a difference.
Rewarding, life changing experience.Can make a difference in the world.
Go through an agency or plan yourself.Responsible travel.
Research the company beforehand.
Know the type of work you will be doing.Can cost $$$
Also thank you guys so so much for watching.
And I really hope you enjoy itand learn something from this video.
I’ll be making another video next week.
As I really wanna know what you guys want me to talk about.
Questions down below,
I’ll be going through them and answering them in future videos or in the comments.
So yeah, thank you so much!
And I will see you next week.
So for this episode we’re going to talk about the different types of travel,
different styles that you can travel in.
Yeah we’re gonna go through all the styles of travel,
and really figure out what is it that you are looking for,
what would suit you best and what you can enjoy most.