Live from London: How to see the world and get paid for it


Teenagers are curious, they want to see the world, but how do you get the money? Travelling is all very nice, but how do you fund it? One obvious way is to work abroad.

Perhaps your teenager wants to discover the heady, 'always-on' atmosphere of New York City; or they want to kickstart their career by an extended stint in London. Or they want a career where they are in Hong Kong one week, Johannesburg the next and Madrid after that.

Work abroad

At #SavvyTeenAcademy we get many questions about finding fulfilling work with a very strong international component. Teenagers want to move abroad for a few years when they start their career; or they want to find a summer job, and pair that with an opportunity to see the world; or they envision a future job that includes a lot of travel.

Both Monica and Susan, the founders of #SavvyTeenAcademy, know exactly what it's like to have that powerful longing for international travel. Before she founded her own business, Monica worked for companies where she travelled a lot, going to as many as 36 countries in 3 years. As for Susan, she started exporting when her company was just a few months old, and she has made it a cornerstone of her business strategy to go regularly on foreign trade missions.

Susan is busy right now buildind links with Hong Kong and Macau, and she recorded a quick Facebook live video from Liverpool St. Station in London, where she spent a few days meeting a new partner team, one she will be working with over the next few months.

Watch the video below


Watch the video on our #SavvyTeenAcademy Facebook page.


Remarkably, companies absolutely LOVE to hear from candidates who are eager to travel or relocate abroad for a period of time. At #SavvyTeenAcademy, this is a theme we'll discuss in detail in our workshops on creating a fulfilling career for yourself.

And if you're not 100% sure you want to work abroad, but you're still interested in spending time in a foreign country on a paid work experience, we'll tell you all about the many, many ways you can do that. Susan discusses one of them in the video.

What's more, #SavvyTeenAcademy is now in its fourth year: our alumni had exactly the same questions that you are struggling with today. They can emphatically confirm: you can make a reality out of what you think is just a pipe dream. Join the conversation on our Facebook page, ask your question and we will be delighted to help.

Related: What is it like for teenagers on the other side of the world?

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