Every year many college students around the world travel abroad on work travel visas. The idea is to stay abroad (usually) to travel part-time and overtime or to engage in other holiday activities.
Working abroad is a great experience for many college students. Often this is the first time they will be abroad and sometimes the first time they will be living outside the family home it allows them to experience unique freedom with their freedom. Unless there is a parent to set rules for them, college students on working leave will be allowed to realize real-world freedom. At the same time the real world will very quickly create accountability and maturity. They will realize that they have to take care of themselves because no one else will. Financially, they will quickly realize how much money can take them, especially if they don’t save with them.
Work holidays are not all seriousness and responsibility though. If you go through a work holiday program such as IEP or Bunak, you will usually go somewhere else that a lot of other holiday participants are going. Participants will travel with like-minded people, usually college students, so the environment is fun, young, lively and adventurous. Destinations are thus crowded and one can expect the environment after a working hour with many more who have the same goal of travel. Travelers in this group can easily meet others with whom they can team up for a jog from the accommodation area, as renting a car and arranging hotel accommodation is cheaper to split the cost between two and four.
Traveling is a great educational experience that is very beneficial for young college students. Meeting people of different nationalities in their home field can be a strange experience for some. Being an outsider is an experience that most of us have had briefly at one stage or another, but having experienced it for a long time can be a great character builder. It allows one to see life from a different experience and therefore develops tolerance for others through understanding. Naturally, a better understanding of others gives you the opportunity to better communicate with people’s broader perspectives. Living temporarily abroad is also instructive in the conventional sense that travelers will be able to learn about the differences between foreign cultures and the perspectives of many people through conversations with locals and create a more general human understanding.
This will be suitable for you if you are considering traveling abroad. You have to come back older and wiser. During the vacation part of the work holiday you will have a lot of fun and meet a lot of people who have made some great friends. And you will develop an understanding of others that will make you a better communicator around you.