Extend your travels in Asia by working

Asia is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. The region offers travellers unique insights in to different cultures, food, beautiful places and manic cities. Travellers love to extended their time in this part of the world and they do it if they work and travel. And there are a number of work options available.

Working Holiday Visas available

The Asia region includes many countries and a number of them have working holiday visas available to citizens of other countries. The countries currently with a working holiday arrangement include Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. You will need to check with the High Commissions and Consulates of these countries as to whether your country has a working holiday agreement available. They are usually only available to people aged 18-30 (sometimes up to 35 years) inclusive. Visit our Asia Destinations for more visa details www.liveworkplay.com/asia/.

If successful in obtaining one of the working holiday visas you can usually stay in that country for up to 12 months (sometimes longer) to undertake work and immerse yourself in all that country has to offer.

Typical traveller jobs

Travellers will often take on different types of work including working in hostels, domestic work, hospitality work in tourist hot spots, digital nomad and one of the biggest types of employment – teaching English.

Now if you didn’t qualify for a working holiday visa don’t worry as teaching English has long been a way for travellers to extend their stay in most countries. This is because many English Language Schools will sponsor travellers to teach English. Now just because you can speak English doesn’t mean you can teach it so having a qualification such as the TEFL Certificate will help you obtain a good job.

English language schools cater to different learners including children, business people and those who just want or need to learn English. Classes are often out of business hours because most will be going to school or work and will be wanting to learn outside of these hours.

You might want to read our blog on Teaching English. We also have an ebook available providing extensive information on getting qualified to teach English and the opportunities available in Asia and other areas of the world. Click on the link to download your copy.

If Asia is on your list and you want to extend your time there consider working and travelling throughout the region.

About the Author:

Sharyn McCullum has been travelling most of her life thanks to a dad who worked at Sydney Airport. She currently calls Melbourne home.

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