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Old 07-30-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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I am leaning towards taking a year or even a couple of years after high school in a program that will allow me to travel. I know there are some programs that allow people to work on say a farm for a few weeks in another country and then move on to the next farm. It doesn't have to be farming, just anything that would allow me to travel to different parts of the world.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Check out BUNAC once you're actually enrolled in college, or a study abroad program.

What is stopping you from travelling on your own?
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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What a great opportunity if you can swing it. Can't recommend these folks but here are a couple sites that give promise to your goal.
Work & Travel Abroad | InterExchange

Overseas work and travel, camp and volunteer programs
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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Americorps, vista, or peace corps.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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You need a degree for the Peace Corps.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Well, here's your farming program:

WWOOF:
WWOOF | Work exchange on organic and sustainable properties
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF

I had a friend who wanted to try this but never did, so I have no personal or anecdotal support to give you, unfortunately. It sounds like a cool idea though.

You can also study abroad somewhere at the post-secondary level. If you want to learn a second language, you can travel to a native-speaking country and take courses there. That can be very affordable if you want to learn, say, Spanish and choose Nicaragua or Guatemala as a destination for example.

Or, if you just want to go, check out Couchsurfing:
http://couchsurfing.org

It's a social networking kind of site that allows you to find other travellers and perhaps arrange hospitality for free, or a local to meet up with, events to attend, etc.
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