Bartender, hostel receptionist, picking fruits, flight attendant, summer camp leader, etc., the list of possible summer or winter jobs is almost endless. Even if they might not be in line with your expected career, they will provide valuable work experience and will allow you to prepare for a longer period abroad and test your own capacity to get out of your comfort zone.
Short-term mobility, first professional experience, not high-skill mobility, language learning and intercultural understanding.
The one to know
I can benefit of it if
I’m willing to travel for seasonal jobs. My level of the local language is sufficient for the job I’m applying for.
I can leave for
Short periods of mobility (summer camps for example) for a couple of weeks/months in summer or winter.
I can go
The world is my limit.
I will receive
A salary as for any other jobs, sometimes accommodation and food.
Independence and confidence to undertake longer mobility
I need to prepare
By actively searching and applying for jobs.
For help I should contact
My national or local Eurodesk contact point.
Working abroad may require some special visa or registration, even for a short time, you should check this out before you start searching for a job.
It might be tempting to work without a contract on an informal basis, but for safety reason, insurance and to avoid bad experiences, you should always think about having a written contract.
- Mis à jour : 22 novembre 2014