You can literally go anywhere in the world on your career break!

Depending on what you want to do, some places are easier to get to than others.

Europe is great for ski and snowboard instructor courses, watersports courses and paid work abroad. There's also some volunteering available in Europe. You don't need a visa if you're an EU citizen.

Africa has plenty of volunteering in all fields - business, community development, children, health, and conservation (including marine conservation). 

Asia is a favourite destination for people doing TEFL, as there are plenty of jobs there. South and South-East Asia also have plenty of volunteering opportunities in all fields. And it's cheap and easy to travel there.

Australia and New Zealand are the most popular destinations for career breakers. Many go there on a working holiday visa, and others simply to travel (and maybe do some adventure sports or a watersports course).

USA and Canada offer ski and snowboard courses and instructor work, as well as paid work (office or as camp counsellors). 

Central and South America have a wealth of volunteering opportunities across all fields, as well as some of the more unusual placements. Many come with Spanish courses.

Pacific regions (or Oceania as it's also known) have very few career break opportunities outside travel, although there are some volunteering placements here, particularly in marine conservation.


Not sure where to go? You can take a look at each region by clicking the links above, or have a look at all our career breaks here.