Global Work & Travel

Global Work & Travel

About

As the easy way to work & travel around the world, Global Work & Travel specialises in trips that let our travellers experience the world in a meaningful way. Our travellers are more than just tourists. They want to dive into their trip and do something real, from learning languages, getting their hands dirty, building their life skills or even falling in love!

Offering top of the range Working Holiday, Au Pair, Volunteer, Teach & TEFL and Internship travel experiences means that when you go with Global, you’re not just going to go to a place, snap a pic and call it a day. You’re going to truly experience the culture, know the land, and let it become a part of you for the rest of your life.

We were founded in Australia in 2008 and have since grown to become one of the world’s leading and largest ‘meaningful travel’ brands, won a few awards along the way, and have happily helped over 50,000 people get overseas in the process. Will you be next?

Website
l.gwat.co
Founded
2008
Headquarters

Level 16, 50 Cavill Ave
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Australia

Reviews

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Lisa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My trip to Hua Hin, training and teaching abroad was fantastic! I wouldn’t change it for the world. I initially planned on staying there for 6 months but it turned into a year. Global Work& Travel, XploreAsia, really set me up with everything I needed to become a working Thai Teacher.
Everything in the orientation was well thought out and a nice introduction to Thai culture. I especially enjoyed the Thai language lessons and found them very useful long after the initial TESOL course. If you’re deciding between staying in your hometown and teaching in Thailand, you should know that your hometown isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! You’re also missing out on constant sun, amazing children, and all the fresh fruit.

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Jacquiline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience was definitely unique. I was placed with a really good agency in the ruins of Thailand. I was a teaching in the English program at the third biggest school in Thailand. Our school had over 4,200 students. I only taught around 20 students per class. There was so much culture and history in my town. I made so many friends doing the exact same thing as me which made traveling through Thailand exciting as everyone had similar mindsets. I also became a certified open water diver while I was there. Thailand definitely changed my life.

What would you improve about this program?
More information on understanding culture shock. Other than that, nothing.
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Catherine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My placement was a particularly good one. It was such a privilege to genuinely enter village life and teach English to African children from 4yrs to 21yrs. After a few days they really welcomed me completely. The Maasai chief and the Mamma’s (The chief’s wives) thanked me for treating their children as my own and performed a ceremony the day I left giving me gifts that will last a lifetime. My time in Africa was a stark reminder of how incredibly important it is to prioritise the things in life that really matter. The African people have real joy, love, commitment and an enviable sense of community. They have nothing and yet they have everything. My time as a volunteer also gave me the opportunity to go on a safari to the Serengeti which was an extraordinary and exhilarating experience and one which I will treasure forever.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Standing in front of a group of children in a classroom and realising with a sinking heart that I was the teacher. The program coordinator had explained that my placement was as an assistant to the teacher but the Director of the program in Africa had a different idea. Just be prepared, sometimes an understanding can be lost in translation! As it turned out, I’m so glad it happened exactly as it did.
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Keira
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I’ve always wanted to become an English teacher and work abroad to both give and gain cultural experience, so when I saw that there was a new trip to do this in Costa Rica I jumped at the opportunity and left almost 3 months later.
Playa Samara is a small beach town on the Pacific coast. There’s horses, surfers, jungles, islands... so many beautiful things to see that is unique to the country. The accomodation is pretty good, air conditioning, private bathroom, double bed. Literally 2 minutes from the beach. The hotel even has different events on each night (karaoke, pool party, etc). AND you stay with everyone else on the course! So you’ve always got someone there.
The TEFL program itself was SO. MUCH. FUN. The teachers are engaging, they provide so much help and they make it fun. Of course though, you are gaining a certificate so there definitely are some tough times and long hours... but worth it.
The social scene is amazing! The Spanish culture is incredible and so open and kind. Most of the bars will have party nights and it gives you the opportunity to get to know the locals.
My group and I took a few trips on the weekend in hire cars which was incredible and got to see other parts of Costa Rica.

I 100% would recommend this trip to anyone who likes the beach, new cultures, animals, jungles and can party! (Just a reminder it’s not a 5* location... but that’s what makes it such a standout. You really do experience life in a different way).

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
My group and I took a trip to Arenal where we booked a volcano tour. Our guide “jungle man” took us to the hanging bridges, waterfalls and pastels the volcano Arenal. On this day trip we saw sloths, poison dart frogs, snakes, tucans, secret waterfalls, he taught us how to find our own mud masks and lastly he found a secret hot spring where we all sat and drank caceque. BEST DAY EVER
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Stephen
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My 3 months as an assistant volunteer at a small private school and large goverment school was incedibly rewarding and personally satisfying. Apart from teaching basic English and Maths I coached cricket which the children absolutely loved! The staff at Volunteer House (VH) were incredibly helpful, while VH itself was clean with good facilities including bar area, and 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) on weekdays, and by arrangement on weekends. Be prepared though for intermittent
interruption to power and water supply.

What would you improve about this program?
I do not have a suggestion for improving the programme.

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