It's a different kind of travel experience where you work in exchange for room and board in hostels, bed and breakfasts, and other locations. Travelers help out for a few hours per day, and get accommodation and other benefits in exchange. You can work and travel on a budget, learn new skills, and have an authentic cultural immersion experience. It's perfect for gap years, sabbaticals, or student exchanges abroad.
This kind of experience is recommended for those travelling alone and willing to stay longer at each destination. Working in a hostel is an amazing opportunity to learn a new language and meet people from all over the world. If you're looking for gap year ideas, work exchanges abroad are a cheap way to explore different countries, get immersed in another culture and make a meaningful impact in the area.