New York, NY (PRWEB) December 5, 2008
InterExchange Working Abroad (http://www.workingabroad.org) is making available multiple low-cost work abroad programs for college students and young adults who want to take part in a cultural and work exchange program. These programs all have program fees under $700 and can start at any time of year.
The Teach English in Spain program places participants aged 18-35 in short-term, informal English tutoring assignments with host families in and around Madrid, Spain. No teaching certificate is required, and participants do not need to speak Spanish fluently, but some knowledge is helpful. According to Tara Cavanagh, Working Abroad Program Manager, "This is an excellent value for participants, because they can stay in a safe and stable homestay environment, receive 2 meals per day, and reap all the cultural exchange work abroad program benefits of living with a native Madrid family for up to 3 months. This program also allows for a lot of free time each week for additional travel or sightseeing around Spain."
Work & Travel Australia and Work & Travel New Zealand also offer a lot of sightseeing and travel options. These programs offer guaranteed short-term job placements in Australia and New Zealand. Job placements are diverse, and can be customized according to the participant's interests. Many short-term seasonal jobs are in resort towns and tourist destinations. The programs include discounts, expert advice and traveler health insurance, among other benefits, says Tara Cavanagh. "Our Australia and New Zealand programs have everything for the young adventure traveler who would like to earn spending money as they travel. A participant is free to move from job to job, exploring the country for up to a year, but they have the security of knowing that the InterExchange support network is there in-country should they ever need it."
For those who want to spend a longer time abroad and also like working with children, Au Pair Abroad programs are available in Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands. Participants can experience a grounded family life while exploring some of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Europe: Paris, Berlin, Munich, Barcelona and Amsterdam. According to Cavanagh, Au Pairs are placed with carefully selected host families, and all placements are monitored. "As members of the International Au Pair Association, we follow very strict guidelines. Host families are pre-screened, and au pairs receive a private room, board and a cash stipend based on the number of hours they work each week. We also make sure they are not responsible for housework unrelated to the care of children."
Working Abroad is a part of InterExchange, Inc. (http://www.interexchange.org), a non-profit organization with over 40 years of experience in international cultural and work exchange programs. Other Working Abroad programs include International Internships and Volunteer Abroad placements in Central and South America, Europe, Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.