Programs that will let me travel to Europe
December 26, 2013 10:25 PM   Subscribe

Hello folks! I am looking for a way to spend the next 4-6 months travelling around Europe (I have some money saved up). Does anyone know ways to work for money or volunteer in Europe, preferably with a group of others? I don't have EU citizenship. Has anyone had any positive or negative experiences doing this? Thank you, and Happy (upcoming) New Year!
posted by Kombucha3452 to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
posted by empath at 10:34 PM on December 26, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks, empath, I forgot to mention that I know about WWOOF. I'm looking for other options, ones with more structure/organization, if possible. I'm already exploring WWOOF.
posted by Kombucha3452 at 10:38 PM on December 26, 2013

The TLG program - teaching English in the Republic of Georgia. I did it for just one semester a couple years ago and they paid to fly me out and everything. Not sure if you can still do it for just one semester but it's worth looking into.
posted by aniola at 10:53 PM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

How old are you? That will make a difference in terms of what kind of volunteering might be a good baseline match.

Also, are you aware of the Schengen Area? I don't think you can get a tourist visa for longer than 90 days, so if you want a 4 - 6 month trip, that will involve time at the beginning or end in the UK or Ireland.
posted by DarlingBri at 5:23 AM on December 27, 2013

How about Traveling Nanny? Here's an agency.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:10 AM on December 27, 2013

DarlingBri is correct, you will only be able to stay a max of 90 days in the Schengen Area.
posted by signondiego at 6:38 AM on December 27, 2013

Response by poster: This all seems do-able. A 3 month trip would be perfect. Thank you for all the info on that, it's been very helpful!

I'm 26, if that helps, DarlingBri

I'm going off a book called "Delaying The Real World," but that is 8 years old. Does anyone know of good resources that are current?

Thank you!
posted by Kombucha3452 at 8:20 PM on December 28, 2013

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