Travelling the world and seeing a lot – this is a dream of many young people! Partnership agreements between different countries promote this form of international cooperation!
Immediately after graduating from school, some people want to start their careers as soon as possible.
Others, however, would like to use the time to explore the world and see a lot of things. Gaining experience, exciting experiences and gaining maturity. These are three goals that can be easily achieved with a gap year between school and studies, or between school and training.
Ideas for the stay to participate in the Working-Holidy program
The goal of the working solidarity program is to get to know Germany. With a Schengen visa, you even have the opportunity to travel for a maximum of 90 days through a large number of European countries and to gain a wide range of experience.
But surely you want to earn money, too. The following topics could be your inspiration:
Contribution in the sector: culture and education
- Involvement in the City Museum
- Language lessons for children and adults
- Organization of excursions for children
Contribution in the sector: Entertainment
- Assistant at a radio or television station
- Assistant at a cultural association
- Working as a dancing teacher
- Sound and lighting engineering in the theatre
- Stages and scenery construction
Contribution to the sector: Ecology and environmental protection
- Education in nature protection work
- Nature Conservation Station in the Alps
- Sea and forest protection
Contribution to the sector: Agriculture and animal farming
- Animal care in a zoo
- Animal care in a nursing home
- Organic farming, Biobauernhof
In this list are mostly only activities that are fun! Of course, you can also do other activities such as office work, financial accounting and nursing services. But we think you should then apply for a real internship. Such activities are difficult and require a fair reward!
Who can apply for a Working-Holiday Visa?
The Working-Holiday visa is available to nationals of some countries.
Simplified application procedure: Australia, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan
The simplified application procedure is always possible if the formal requirements are met (see below).
Alternative for nationals of other countries:
If the country is not on this list, you can apply for an internship visa. Unlike the working-holiday visa, for an internship visa the employer must be known in order for the application to be successful.