Europe is a fantastic place for a career break. EU citizens have the right to live and work in many European countries, and there are lots of opportunities to work as a ski or snowboard instructor, learn a language, travel, or even volunteer!

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Projects Abroad

Established for over 30 years, Projects Abroad is a leading provider of responsible volunteering placements across the world. Special placements for people with professional skills and experience.

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Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide specialises in gap year, career break and responsible travel. They offer paid work abroad, internships, volunteering options, TEFL courses and travel in some of the worlds most incredible locations.

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L'Arche

Live and work in communities alongside people with and without learning disabilities. L’Arche communities are vibrant places of inclusion and welcome, where you will be transformed by volunteering and living with a diverse range of incredible people. Whether you're from the UK or abroad, you can work in one of 12 communities in the UK ranging from London to the Brecon Beacons, by the sea in West Sussex to the Highlands of Scotland. Wherever you choose, whoever you are, in return for the gifts you'll bring, you will discover a simple and honest joy in the relationships you build with others.

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Social Starters

_SocialStarters have extensive experience working with volunteers, entrepreneurs and social enterprises across 6 countries - matching skilled volunteers with socially responsible organisations that need their consultancy services. They are experts in international development and social enterprise, and offer training and coaching to career breakers who volunteer with them. They have a 100% recommendation rate from their clients. Projects currently available in the UK and Brazil.

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WE ARE SNO instructor courses

WE ARE SNO specialise in instructor training, curating all-inclusive gap years and career break ski and snowboard courses at destinations around the world. Courses bring together resort accommodation, a season lift pass, expert tuition and all your examination arrangements. 

Based in only the very best resorts in Canada, Japan and Europe, working with only the most established and experienced ski schools. 

Whether you are planning a 4 week long sabbatical, or want to experience a full season, get in touch to see what course is most suitable for you. 

 

 

Go to the WE ARE SNO instructor courses website
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Global Travel Academy

Travelling abroad should be exciting, inspiring and the best experience of your life, and you can make the most of it with Global Travel Academy! They provide realistic travel experiences which are inspirational and fun, all while teaching you the important skills needed to travel safely and with confidence. Run by a team of experienced travel experts.

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EA Ski & Snowboard

We are a small group of passionate skiers and snowboarders from around the world. Our aim is to create the next generation of successful, international ski and snowboard instructors.

EA Ski and snowboard offer instructor courses in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Switzerland. The instructor courses are designed to fast track your career in the snowsports industry. Interns train, become qualified and work all in one season. Get in touch today to see if you qualify! 

I did EA last year at Revelstoke mountain resort. It was a great way to get into instructing. You get trained up by the best pros on the mountain and then you’re teaching by Christmas. You get the chance to take kids for the first time, who’ve never skied before and throughout the course of the season are up the top of that huge mountain up there and it’s just one of the best feelings. You also just improve your skiing – you’ll be a billion times better skier, you’ll be able to hit all the gnarly stuff up there so yeah – totally recommend EA to you guys.

- Andrew, Ski Instructor Training Internship in Revelstoke

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Flying Fish

Flying Fish is a leading provider of watersports courses, yacht crew courses and traineeships. Courses take place in the UK, Greece and Sydney. Recruitment service is available with all courses, helping you find a job after you qualify.

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