EYES ON THE SEA­SONS

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An­other way to get a short-term work visa abroad is to seek out sea­sonal work. Whether you’re fruit-pick­ing in New Zealand or pro­vid­ing ca­sual labour dur­ing snow sea­son in Ja­pan, a sea­sonal job af­fords you room and board, a visa, and some­times a sup­ple­men­tary in­come. Ski re­sorts al­ways need in­struc­tors; cruise ships al­ways need bar­tenders. Sea­sonal work at­tracts a so­cial scene of its own, and can be a per­fect source of ideas for your next des­ti­na­tion and gig. “There is only one way to do South Amer­ica, and it has to be for at least three months, be­cause it’s a long way to fly,” says PC, a news pro­ducer. “I chose to quit my job and travel prop­erly. I had money saved, but along the way – be­tween Mex­ico City and Buenos Aires – I did some part-time work in winer­ies. It doesn’t pay much, but there’s com­pany, and plenty of wine. You meet other trav­ellers this way, and they all have great travel tips for your next stop. When I re­turned, I landed a job pretty quickly ’cause the in­dus­try was grow­ing.”

And one more bonus re­gard­ing sea­sonal work: As the sea­sons change, you’ll find your­self on dif­fer­ent con­ti­nents through­out the year!

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