Education Pathways For A Career In Travel
How often have you seen your child searching for “How can I travel around the world and earn money like Ranbir Kapoor’s character from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani?” while researching future career options? Whom are we kidding? We’ve all been there too, haven’t we? Well, we have a list of super interesting jobs for your child’s travel bug syndrome! With the current scenario though, while travel isn’t forefront on everyone’s mind, there will be different ways people will travel. So if your child starts learning about them now, they won’t have a problem of learning it in one way and then having to change everything they have learnt. The new normal is being found out by the travel industry, and your child can understand and adapt to it accordingly to be with the times.
Become An English Teacher
Teaching English in foreign countries can be really rewarding! One gets to experience foreign cultures and help your pupils learn the language. The demand for English teachers around the world is on the rise. What’s needed is a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification in order to qualify for these jobs, and of course a good command over the language.
Work As A Flight Attendant
On your marks! Jet Set! Go! There will be a lot of travelling as a flight attendant. A lot. Crazy working hours, unpredictable passengers, and jet lag are a dominant part of this job! But look at the perks – globetrotting and ridiculously cheap air tickets! Good communications skills are crucial for qualifying as a flight attendant and a course in the air hostess/host academies.
Become A Travel Journalist Or Blogger
Travel journalists go around exploring different places across the globe and write stories about the places they’ve visited, or taking the photos. It is essential to have an active blog with good content if your child is planning on becoming one. This job might not bring a lot of money right away. Get your child to focus on building the portfolio. Read a lot! Write even more! And most importantly, be patient! A journalism course will set him or her on the right track.
Become A Tour Guide
One gets to travel the world; meet a lot of fellow travellers, share stories with them and whatnot! One needs to be really outgoing and amiable to work a tour guide! Another need is to be comfortable with the local language as well. Do a travel and tourism certification or diploma at least.
Work At Bag Packer Hostels
A lot of bag packer hostels hire travellers for short term periods. They have a range of different jobs to offer and they provide with accommodation as well! Post-work-hours, the place can be explored to the heart’s content. While this might/might not be a great option for a long-term stint, this can be a good way to form the base for further travel careers like a travel journalist or a tour guide.
Work On A Cruise Ship
Is travelling along the oceans more interesting for your child? This would be the perfect option then! Luxury cruisers have an abundance of jobs right from cooking to fitness and beauty experts. One needs to be a good conversationalist and what they call as a ‘people person’ to land a job of this kind, and be an expert in the particular job being applied for on the ship. Basic graduation and appropriate certifications as per the choice of specialisation are necessary.
International Aid Worker
Your child will mostly be working in countries that are in an enormous need for volunteers during difficult times. This job can be pretty demanding – both physically and emotionally! They probably won’t have access to a lot of contemporary luxuries they’re used to. However, they’d be truly making a difference by helping those in need while travelling. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education, agriculture and technology or specialized fields is required along with key skills like languages, leadership, organization and planning, patience and self-sufficiency.