Over 30 – your work and travel options

Living, working and playing abroad in your twenties is almost a rite of passage these days. You finish high school and live your dream of travelling around the globe by having a gap year (or more). But what if you didn’t do that? What if you went to university or started working immediately after leaving school instead of travelling in your twenties? And now, in your 30s (or over) you are struck by the wanderlust bug only to discover that pretty much all of the working holiday visas out there are for those aged 18-30 years. So what do you do if you are 31 years of age and over? Stay home? Not likely! Even though opportunities have thinned out, there are still opportunities for you to live, work and play around the globe. In fact, in many ways, your age and work experience can be a big advantage to finding work while you travel.

Types of work available

Although options are less than on a working holiday visa there are still opportunities like Teaching English, working on a cruise ship, volunteering or maybe even travelling and working around your own country.

Our e-book Over 30 work/travel options offers suggestions on how you may be able to live, work and play around the world when you are over 30.

Over 30 work and live overseas

Don’t let being over 30 stop you from your travel dreams.