A career break is an amazing opportunity to learn something new. Whether you need a qualification to work as you travel, want to get more skills to improve your job prospects, or simply want to learn for its own sake, there are tons of options out there.
- Ski and snowboard instructor courses are really popular amongst career breakers - and no, you don't have to be young to do these! They have a very high pass rate, so in a few weeks, you could get your qualification to teach snowsports in resorts around the world.
- Instructor training also covers water sports like surfing, kitesurfing and scuba diving, and adventure sports like climbing. Qualified instructors are always needed at summer camps.
- Learning a language can really boost your career - not only if you work with international clients or suppliers, but also if you just want to prove you can learn and communicate. Many language courses abroad include cultural aspects as well, such as staying with a host family, learning about history and art, etc.
- Short courses are often combined with other career break options (eg travel, volunteering). For example, you might learn to dance the tango in Argentina, or take kung fu lessons in China!
You'll learn much more than what's on your course syllabus too. Your soft skills, such as communication skills, teamwork, leadership, etc, will come on in leaps and bounds. Plus, you could get a new qualification to stick on your CV!