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20 Easy Ways to Earn Money from Your Creativity while Abroad

Traveling to another country is an exciting and rewarding experience. If you are an international student or a volunteer, you have a great opportunity to explore a different culture, learn new things, and meet interesting people.

The most important thing that worries most young people who go abroad to study or volunteer is finances. Unfortunately, the pleasure of being abroad is an expensive one, and one has to pay for food, drinks, accommodation, leisure, and numerous other expenses.

In this article, we are going to look at 20 ways to earn money for international students, volunteers and other people who need an extra income in a foreign country.

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Can You Teach an Old Traveling Dog New Tricks?

When you're young, free and foot-loose it's a very appealing - and simple - matter to head off (maybe on a planned gap year break) or simply to head off wherever and follow your travelling instincts.I know - when I was in my early 20s my brother and I drove my old Morris Minor estate "wagon" from south London to Greece to hang out, see places and eventually I was to return with my then girlfriend and her belongings. She'd been living with an aunt near Athens...... but that's another story.

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The Best Countries to Study Masonry Abroad

Although studying masonry abroad may be something to consider, be sure to speak to a professional masonry contractor here in the U.S. if you need masonry work handled before you are finished with your studies. You may even be able to find a quality masonry contractor who could use your skill to work as an assistant for the company learning the trade during your studies. Licensed masonry contractors are in great demand worldwide, so be sure to take your time to carefully select where you will best learn the trade so you can ensure a secure future in your chosen field of expertise.

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12 Practical Language Learning Tips for Travelers

Learning a foreign language is both satisfying and useful, but most of us don't have the will to put in the necessary time and effort. Even when you know you are going to be travelling to a country whose language you don't understand, the idea of memorizing a few words or phrases enters your mind just days before the actual trip. Needless to say, you go there unprepared, which is a shame, because even a basic knowledge of the language can make your stay a more pleasant. Plus, you will feel more at ease, knowing that you can establish a conversation with the locals.

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The Ultimate Guide to Combine Work and Study Living Abroad

Working while studying may seem impossible at just the mention of it. Aside from this, most people would wonder why one would even consider juggling both. It even gets complicated when you're studying abroad. Even so, circumstances may force people to work while still studying, perhaps to cover their tuition fees or even living expenses. Whatever the case, juggling both is possible as we are going to discuss in this article. Thousands have made it regardless of their geographical location and so can you.

The following is a guide on how to combine work and study while living abroad.

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6 Tips to Choose the Right Course for Study Abroad

 When you're studying abroad, there are lots of things to be careful about. You're careful who you hang out with, you're trying to see as many sights as possible and learn as much as possible while you're there. You have to become the master of budgeting, too. Before you get to those worries, you have a more important one on your mind: what program do you choose? There are few things to consider:

  • Does that course fit into your vision for the future?
  • Will it be useful in the country where you intend to work?
  • Will it be fun?
  • And, finally: is it the right choice for you?
  • We'll give you 6 simple tips that help you choose the right course for your studies abroad.
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The World is Your Oyster - Where Do You Start?

Travel has never been easier or more accessible, but for those of us in the grips of wanderlust, it can be difficult to even know where to begin. There are so many choices and options, it can seem overwhelming - and choosing a travel option that really suits you can be tricky. 

Regardless of whether you're an experienced and world-wise traveller, or setting off on your first global adventure, choosing your next travel experience will require some time and thought. The factors that will influence this decision will be different for everyone, and will inevitably require some careful consideration. 

There are all kinds of things you'll need to think about, from your budget to how much time (if any) you'll need to take off work, and it can be easy to get lost in the complexity of it all. However, making the right travel choice doesn't need to be a stressful or frustrating experience - in fact it can be quite enjoyable. Simply taking a logical and mindful approach can help you identify the perfect travel experience for you.

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Six Tips for Coping with Expat Stress

Whether you've been offered a job abroad, have chosen to settle down in a new country, or are following a partner's job, the expat life can be pretty stressful. Adventure and discovery can go hand-in-hand with culture shock and loneliness, and with all that change and transition stress is inevitable. While many would not choose to give up on living in another country, dealing with the pressure of setting up somewhere new is incredibly important in order to make the venture a success.

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5 Great Tips for Negotiating a Higher Salary as an ESL Teacher

  After considering all of your options for teaching abroad, you have a potential employer interested in your CV. It is a great place to work and you love the area in China where they would like to place you. But what about the salary? Teaching abroad comes with an array of perks but can also present some new challenges. The last thing you wan...
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7 of the Best Places in New Zealand to live in on a Working Holiday Visa

The best way for you to see New Zealand is to work and travel throughout the country with a Working Holiday visa. This type of visa is great because it allows you to legally work and travel in New Zealand for one year, so you can make money as you travel, instead of having to save up tens of thousands of dollars beforehand.

In fact, a Working Holiday Visa was how I was able to travel the majority of New Zealand. However, I did it without much of a plan. When I arrived I didn't have any idea where I was going to stay. My lack of planning lead me to some pretty great adventures, but it also caused me to have to look for work in some places where it wasn't worth my time to do so.

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