Missed out on studying overseas? Go abroad as an adult.

Are you getting older and increasingly regretting the fact that you didn’t study abroad in college? Feeling like you missed out? You don’t have to nowadays. Many opportunities have popped up that allow you to go abroad as an adult, whether it be for a few weeks, a few months, or even a year. You might even be able to get professional experience while living overseas!

What kinds of options do you have?

Volunteering abroad: Sites likes Greenheart Travel provide different ways to satisfy your desire to give back to the global community, from helping developing communities to working with animals. You can also often choose your length of stay (from 2-12 weeks). This gives you the flexibility to choose between a life change or a volunteer vacation.

Other great providers include Cross-Cultural Solutions or Projects Abroad.

Internships abroad: If you’re starting (or restarting) your career and don’t know where you want to settle, an internship could be the right thing to get you started. You’ll still have to pay a program fee, but you’ll get some professional experience while you’re away. You’ll most likely need to go through a provider or your University to do this. Go Overseas provides numerous programs to inspire you: https://www.gooverseas.com/internships-abroad.

Working while traveling abroad: For those of us who want to escape for a while, but need to continue to earn money, there’s organizations called Remote Year or We Roam to help us. It’s not as easy as we’d like it to be, but these programs help you find remote work — or help you convince your employer to let you work remote. Then, they essentially set up a year of travel for you, coordinating co-working spaces, accommodations, and transportation. This is a new phenomenon and they’re still working out kinks, but it’s worth keeping an eye on!

Teach English abroad: You will need to get your TEFL certificate, which is an undertaking, but if you’re looking to make a big move, teaching English abroad can allow you to support yourself for years in another country. Many providers get you certified and place you as part of one service. If you search for “teach English abroad”, you’ll find a large selection of these! Or, you can take on the challenge and find your own placement in a country of interest! Visit teachaway.com for job listings directly from Ministries of Education around the world.

Study abroad (for the non-student): Want to get the real ‘study abroad’ feel and take classes or learn a language while you’re away? If you’ve got a thirst for learning, you can satisfy it even after college. Road Scholar has a 38-day Paris or Florence immersion program for adults. Providers like Center for Study Abroad and International Partners for Study Abroad welcome adults and have a variety of offerings, from larger cities to small, tourist-free towns. Some programs and universities, like the University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy (a great university town!) directly enroll adults. If you find a program you like — especially summer programs — chances are the provider is open to college grads. Just pick up the phone and call!

You just have to start with a destination in mind and you’re sure to find an opportunity that fits your interests, goals, and lifestyle.

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  1. I am the owner of ABC ESL Canada. Come study and live with your native Canadian teacher (if available) in the safest city in Canada. Right beside Toronto. We teach all ages and all levels of ESL including TOIEC, TOEFL and IELTS Preparation. Families are welcome. Skype Classes available. Come on a Tourist Visa and stay up to 6 months. We have skype classes as well $30.00/hour
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    REGULAR PROGRAM: The Prices are for 4 weeks, but you can study longer if you wish.
    $670.00 for 4 weeks homestay (room and food)
    $680.00 for 4 weeks classes (60 hours)
    $10.00 for 4 weeks limited internet access
    $50.00 airport pick up
    $50.00 airport drop off
    We cannot guarantee your spot until you register and send a $200.00 non refundable registration fee.

    NEW!!! We now offer emergency medical insurance including Air Flight/Common Carrier Accident Insurance for a low price of $2.00 per day. (optional)
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    We are getting very busy as we only take 5 students per class. This makes sure you get very intensive classes and lots of attention and time to speak. Most private schools have over 15 students per class. Spring and summer are my busiest times.
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    NOTE: We have group excursions as well, ask us about 2, 3 or 4 week programs of class, homestay and activities.

    A group of 10 to 15 of your students/friends can come to Canada for 2 to 4 weeks to study, homestay and go on activities. We can tailor group class/activities to your needs. Here are two possible programs.
    1. Prices start as low as $800.00 per student – 2 weeks, homestay, classes and airport pick up (one non-escorted activity included)
    2. Another possibility: $3250.00 per student – 4 weeks, homestay, classes, airport pick up with escorted activities included

    SPECIAL DEAL FOR DECEMBER. Groups of 10 or more will pay only $700.00 each. This price includes airport pick up, homestay, classes and one trip to Niagara Falls. Students will have a chance to see a traditional Christmas celebration.
    Remember you must get medical insurance before coming to Canada and have it available at the airport.
    When ready to register for Tourist Visa Only!!!!
    You can send the $200.00 (non-refundable) registration fee, by Western Union (Cheapest) or wire transfer. We will send you information on how to send it when you are ready to register.
    INFORMATION NEEDED FOR LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE (Canadian embassy requirement) We need:
    Your full name:
    Complete address:
    Date of birth:
    Passport number: (if they have it)
    What month they will arrive in Canada:
    What month they will finish classes in Canada:
    You need to contact the embassy by phone, mail or online to get the documents you need, http://www.cic.gc.ca As of March you might require an eTA Electronic Travel Authorization. Some countries need to apply for an eTA use the link below to see if this is a requirement for your country.

    If you have further questions, please let us know. We hope you choose our regular or group program.
    Yes check the currency converters and you will see this is the perfect time to come to Canada. That means you have more money to spend in Canada. Also prices on merchandise drop before and after Christmas.
    Why not enjoy all the Canada has to offer during the holidays and see snow for the first time. Go for walks and see the decorations and lights at night. During the day, learn and use your English living with your teacher and meeting new people.

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