Posts tagged with: "language exchange"

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How to use your skills to travel the world for free: meet Leo, our Workawayer of the month

If you’re someone who loves children and travelling, here's a way your passions can cross paths! Meet Workawayer of the Month Leo, a traveller and babysitter who discovered that Workaway as an aupair is a brilliant way to travel immersively, connect with local cultures, and learn new languages...

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How to travel the world as a language teacher

Being a language teacher is perfect for someone who enjoys travelling, exchanging cultures, and doing something rewarding. You get the freedom of travelling anywhere in the world, and can even earn money while you're at it! So how do we start? Check out our beginner's guide for all the answers and extra tips on how to start your journey...

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Solo Travel Friendships: 5 amazing #travelbff stories from around the world

There’s just something so magical about the friendships that happen on the road-- starting from strangers far away from home, you often end up sharing incredible experience as you discover new places together. To celebrate all these special travel moments we share with our friends, here are just a few of the many heart warming Workaway friendship stories that brought a smile to our faces!

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Free volunteering: How to volunteer around the world without paying ridiculous agency fees

So you want to volunteer abroad? Good on you! We love that you are looking to give back. But you’ve gone online and you’ve seen some organisations CHARGE ridiculous agency fees for your kindness. How crazy is that? In fact what we are here to do is show you how you can volunteer around the world without paying a cent…

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This international couple are creating a sustainable world through their travels!

Meet Felix from Germany and Jan from Thailand, an international couple who connected through travelling and fell in love with the world together! From discovering their passion for permaculture, off-grid living and giving back, they have now embarked on a journey to create a self-sustainable community for future generations to come…

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How to learn any language fast while travelling & volunteering

Total immersion is always the best way to learn anything, and that's why travel-volunteering is the best way to pick up a foreign language! Are you ready to swap those expensive language lessons and boring books for a backpack?

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Living the simple life in a farm community in Southern France

It’s been a whole year since we started interviewing our hosts, and what amazing people we have spoken to! This month is no exception with Geneviève and Erick from France, at their beautiful organic farm community.

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Should I sign up as a host on workaway?

Am I too old to host on workaway? Or too young? Who would want to come to my area? What if I don’t speak English that well? Too much of this, not enough of that? Here’s a short list of potential self-doubts or preconceptions a new host might have with solutions to overcome them.

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Workawayer of the month: a solo female traveller’s adventures

As a solo female traveller and workawayer, you’re entirely thrown out of your comfort zone, and are a little awkward and vulnerable. Everything’s all on you and you alone to figure out; but that’s what stretches you and makes you grow.

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How hosting travellers can benefit your kids

This month may be one of our favourite interviews so far. We sent 2 of our team members Shirley and James to Vietnam to discover hosts away from their laptops. Little did they expect to meet such an amazing 12-year old girl and our youngest ever host– ok, her family are the one that are actually hosting, but she loves Workaway so much we just had to interview her!

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