Which working holiday visa option is right for you? It’s a big call. This page covering some of the best places to work and travel will help you make the right decision for you.
Working holiday visa: First things first
What do the epic ski slopes of British Columbia, the silky warm waters of Bondi Beach, and the bustling banks of the River Thames have in common?
They are all magnets for people around the world who may be in the enviable position to choose which working holiday visa destination is right for them. Now, working “holiday” may suggest a period of rest and relaxation, but it’s also an opportunity to realise professional and personal goals, with the freedom to get out and explore thrown in. For many, a working holiday is a chance to step back from “the grind” and recharge, while for others the working holiday is a chance to build a career abroad. People are different, and they want different things. For this reason, it’s impossible to say that Canada or Australia or wherever else offers the best working holiday visa program, hands down.
Another thing: dozens of countries (around 60) offer some variation of a working holiday visa program. It’s important to note that two factors — your country of citizenship and your age — determine your eligibility for working holiday programs, and just because you may be eligible to move to one country does not necessarily mean you can move to another. Maybe one day we’ll write a book about all working holiday destinations around the world, but for now (sorry Hungary, Uruguay . . .) this page is going to focus on some of the best countries to work abroad for young people. So without further ado, let’s hear it for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Ireland.