<p>These regions offer a wealth of diverse career break opportunities. South Asia and South-East Asia are great for volunteering and backpacking, while Central Asia has more opportunities for adventure travel (there are a few volunteer opportunities there too).</p>
<p>Central Asia includes the Middle East and most of the '-stan' countries, South Asia is India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc and South-East Asia covers Thailand to the Phillipines and down to Indonesia.</p>

<p>Some useful Asia facts for career breakers:</p>

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<li>If you want to do paid work in this region, <strong>teaching English as a foreign language</strong> is your best bet.</li>
<li><strong>Volunteer opportunities</strong> in South and South-East Asia tend to focus on community projects and working with children. This enables you to get a real feel for the country, as you will be living and working amongst the locals.</li>
<li>The <strong>different religions</strong> across the region will have a big impact on your travels, especially if you're lucky enough to be there at festival time!</li>
<li><strong>Backpacking and overland travel</strong> are popular in South and South-East Asia, whereas <strong>adventure tours</strong> are a good bet for Central Asia and the Middle East (they keep you safe, and enable you to be responsible).</li>
<li>OMG, <strong>the food</strong>!</li>

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