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be first abroad two weeks to two years - paid work, volunteering, tours, and fun

50+ countries, 200 different trips If you are looking to head off traveling soon, you’ll find First Abroad a great resource.


Canada Morocco





Costa Rica




Chile Argentina

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South Africa

where to go? Russia Europe

( 16 Countries )



Mongolia China Japan






Tanzania Sri Lanka


Indonesia Fiji


Malaysia Australia

Malawi Mozambique

New Zealand



paid jobs



Pay for your travels by working and earning money




Boost your resume with a business or medical internship




Paid and volunteer teaching English positions around the world



Speak Spanish in a few weeks in Latin America



what to do? sports





Coach or play a wide variety of sports


Help children, communities, wildlife or work in conservation

travel & adventure



Tons of fun adventures in many countries, including tours, adrenaline adventures and lots more

round the world



Take a complete gap year and travel round the world



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“My three day sail around the Whitsunday Islands was truly a unique experience, it was so peaceful that it melted all your worries away. By the end of the trip no one wanted to get off. ” Gillian Scholes

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“Going to China feels like one of the best ideas I ever had - my only regret is that I didn’t go sooner!”

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australia absolute oz jobs from $989 Up to a year in OZ, with a fun intro week, then a guaranteed job An awesome introduction to Australia that will get you out, about, and earning money. We provide you with help and advice, training courses, resume reviews and interview practice. You’ll spend your first week with a great group of people seeing the sights, and staying up late exploring Sydney’s night life. Plus you get a fun 3-day beach camp trip.

Job guarantee We’ll get you your first job interview within 1 week of you telling us you are ready to start work. * conditions apply, see trip notes on TRIP CODE AUUO

what’s included • 12 months of job offers and year round support • Australian bank account set up before you depart the US • Australian mobile SIM card • Hospitality skills course • Join the buddy list and get in touch with others before you leave the US • Airport transfer from Sydney airport to your hostel • 7 nights dorm accommodation • Meals and drinks as listed on trip itinerary • Guided Sydney city tour and Sydney Harbour cruise • Beach tour, including 6 beaches • Wild bottlenose dolphin cruise • Four wheel drive sand dunes tour • Sandboarding • National parks bushwalk • A 3-day, 2-night trip to Absolute Oz beach camp

When can i go? Starts in Sydney every Monday except during Christmas period.

Why absolute oz? It’s the best trip to get you up and working fast in Oz…guaranteed.


paid work types of jobs available in australia • Professional

Accountant, banker, legal, HR, architect, designer, engineer, IT, web design

• Sales & marketing

Sales person, call center, market researcher, marketing assistant

• Skilled worker Carpenter, plumber, hairdresser, beautician, electrician, builder, nursing

• Office & retail

Administrators, secretaries, sales assistants

• Hospitality Bar work, waiter/waitress, cook/chef, hotel worker

• Casual

Packer, driver, warehouse worker, temp office worker

• Farm

Fruit picker, fence mender, general worker, planter

• Childcare

Nannies, au pairs, nursery assistants, teaching assistants




australia ranch jobs get trained and guaranteed jobs up to a year from $1959

Relax after your long flight on Rainbow Beach, then get down to the farm for a rural work experience. Saddle up into the Outback, learning the ropes of ranching. You’ll learn skills and techniques necessary to work on a farm or ranch. As we provide 12 months of jobs, you’ll be able to work your way around Australia!

sailing jobs oz learn the basics then join the crew 23 days $3189 TRIP CODE AULE

Discover what it’s like to be a part of the crew, learning the basics of sailing, before climbing aboard one of our backpackers Maxi yachts as a uniformed crew member. At the end of the trip you’ll be a qualified sailor and available for work.


paid work absolute nz jobs up to a year from $1509


Join this 2-week travel and paid work program. Explore New Zealand’s North Island for a week of touring and then get a paid job with full support. This is everything you’ll need to get set up and working in NZ. Use the hostel as your home away from home and meet lots of other travelers.


paid work new zealand up to a year from $429

This is the essential Kiwi kit to get you earning a crust! A 1-week program in the heart of Auckland, this includes all the help and information you’ll need to get started.

au pair in china up to 12 months $1019 Live with modern affluent Chinese families helping them with their English and spending time with their children.




career-enhancing internships

Boost your resume with an internship in your particular field of interest. You’ll impress future employers by demonstrating that you have the “get up and go” to travel overseas and work in a foreign country.

singapore working internship up to 6 months from $2799 Age 18-25? Get some serious work experience in a vibrant international city. Lots of choice of jobs.


intern in australia from 3-6 months from $1199

Boost your resume with an internship at an Australian company. A wide range of industries and careers to choose from.

gap assistant at australian school up to a year from $1839 Live and work at a school in Australia as a “gappie” helping the teachers, and looking after the students.


thailand medical internships 4-8 weeks from $1249 Gain excellent useful experience assisting doctors and nurses. Thailand has excellent health care facilities and you will pick up lots of useful insights. You’ll live in a volunteer house with other interns and volunteers from the US and elsewhere.

ghana medical and professional internships 4 weeks or longer $1519 Make a difference as a medical intern and help the local doctors and nurses. You’ll gain medical experience and pick up a resume boosting medical certificate. As a professional intern, you’ll get unbeatable work experience hands-on in a real situation.

malawi medical projects 4-12 weeks from $1079 TRIP CODE MAVM

Assist understaffed and under-resourced primary care clinics and hospitals in our local community outreach program. You’ll live in our excellent intern house on the shores of beautiful Lake Malawi with other interns and volunteers.



teaching Take a paid teaching assignment. You don’t need to be qualified because all our paid teaching positions include TESOL/TEFL certification and classroom orientation. Teaching abroad will give you confidence and boost your resume. You’ll spend the first few weeks learning how to teach and assimilating into the local culture, then it’s off to the classroom to get started!

thailand 12 months $1609


A guaranteed job paying an average of $1200+ a month Gain all the skills you need in our 4 week TESOL/TEFL and Thai culture training program on the coastal resort town of Hua Hin, just 3 hours south of Bangkok. Then earn $1000+ a month teaching in schools across towns and cities in Thailand. You’ll receive a 120 hour TESOL/TEFL qualification and learn all about the Thai way of life.


china or korea 12 months $899 Includes insurance, accommodation and $250/month wages Spend an amazing year in China or Korea teaching English. You’ll live well, and have time to travel around too.

myanmar 12 months $1779 Earn $1200+ a month Experience life in a country new to westerners, get a teaching job set up before you leave the US, gain a coveted 120 hour TESOL/TEFL qualification and earn around $1200 or more in a rewarding and amazing teaching job!



learn latin america 1-8 weeks from $549 Learn to communicate in the third most spoken language in the world (after Chinese and English). Whether you are a complete beginner, or an intermediate speaker, in a few short weeks we can get you speaking Spanish.

How it works • Learn in small groups with people of similar ability as yourself • Professional teachers with proven success and methods • Learn for 4 classroom hours in the morning, then have free time or join activities to improve your skills in the afternoon • Stay with a local family with meals included and continue your learning at home • Enjoy interesting sightseeing and activities in the area

Where can you learn spanish?

cuzco, peru

quito, ecuador



Study in the sky high ancient capital of the Incas, staying with local families with your own room. Take trips to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca and hike the Inca Trail.

A 4-week course that will have you speaking Spanish within a month. Stay in our hostel or with a family. Take cultural classes and excursions while you learn.

san jose, costa rica

buenos aires, argentina



2–8 weeks in Costa Rica’s centrally located capital. Study in the morning, enjoy cultural activities in the afternoon. Stay with host families. At weekends take excursions to nearby attractions like the Cloud Forest, national parks, and beaches.

The most cultured city in Latin America is a great place to learn Spanish. Small intensive classes will ensure you make swift progress. Stay in a hotel, hostel or with a local family. Enjoy this beautiful and buzzing city at night and practise your new skills with the locals!



surfing in australia 5 days $879 Live the easy life for a few days and master surfing on this fun surf adventure from Sydney to Byron Bay. TRIP CODE AULS

highlights • 7 surf lessons including equipment hire, wetsuit and surfboard • Accommodation right on the beach with all meals included • Surf on some of the best and most beautiful learner beaches • Soak up the beach atmosphere and culture in your small surf group


highlights • You’ll qualify with a PADI certificate so you can dive anywhere in the world • In Australia you spend 2 nights out on the dive boat on The Great Barrier Reef • In Thailand you’ll dive in pristine waters off beautiful beaches on Koh Tao • Enjoy learning and relaxing with other people learning to dive


diving in australia or thailand 5 days from $569 Spend 5 days swimming through our PADI scuba diving courses

learn to sail the whitsundays 3-23 days from $1079


Racing yachts, vintage tall ships, Maxi yachts…we’ve got it all!

• Choose your vessel and type of sailing, then climb aboard! • Available from 3 days to 23 days • Beautiful Whitsunday islands locations • Clear waters, pristine deserted beaches • A fun trip - you’ll eat well, play hard and pick up a great tan!



sports thai boxing martial arts 2-4 weeks from $1429 TRIP CODE THMT

Join our gym school in Koh Tao and learn the martial arts with a beach backdrop!

highlights • Learn Muay Thai, get yourself fit and fierce with 2 workouts per day • Option to enjoy traditional Thai fight nights and wager the night away! •Includes all equipment needed plus full gym membership • Rent a bike and cruise round the island discovering hidden places • Enjoy air-conditioned accommodation near the beach, minutes from bars and restaurants


ski & board instructor courses nz from $13,379 Become a ski instructor then get paid work in ski and board resorts.

highlights • Includes 11 weeks training, all accommodation and lift passes • Get certified as an instructor so you can work around the world • Professional instruction, coursework and examination • Unlimited use of the ski-school lift-line privileges • Excellent social life and après ski events



sports coach sports in south africa 5 weeks or longer from $1869 TRIP CODE SACS

Mad about sports? Pass on your knowledge to local schools and teams and help them reach their full potential. Gain useful coaching credits and boost your resume. Have tons of fun in the sunny climate in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and explore the region. Price includes all meals and accommodation as well as all equipment.


teach sports in malawi 4 weeks or longer from $1079

Spend your mornings teaching and your afternoons coaching sports such as volleyball, netball, soccer, rounders and more. You’ll live in a volunteer house at the southern end of Lake Malawi with all meals provided. The local people are very welcoming and you’ll love helping the kids improve their skills.

coach sports in ghana 4 weeks or more from $1079


Put your sports skills to good use by becoming a sports coach in Accra, and inspire the local kids. Choose from a wide range of sports, such as cricket, soccer, rugby, swimming and more. You’ll train alongside top local teams, enjoy a very warm welcome and live with other volunteers.


volunteer bali community 3-8 weeks from $999


Help out in childcare, building, medical, and teaching placements. Your help is most welcome in this island paradise.

fiji volunteer 2-12 weeks from $1049 Join the laid back island community and pitch in with the local projects.



australia wildlife 4 weeks from $2419 An amazing opportunity to get seriously hands-on with native wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies and koalas.



island community volunteer from 2-8 weeks $1259


Volunteer in Thailand with a fishing community on the island of Koh Samui. Choose from childcare, teaching, or building projects. On weekends, enjoy the beaches and bars.


malaysia tiger trail adventure 8-days from $899 Spend a week tracking and protecting wildlife in a Malaysian rainforest. Follow in the footsteps of tigers and elephants, meet local tribes and learn about the rainforest communities.

turtle and island adventure in malaysia 4 weeks from $2489 Help protect green sea turtles, teach English in a local primary school, and learn to dive…all on an island paradise in the Perhentian islands.


cambodia volunteer 2-12 weeks from $849 Spend time volunteering in this fascinating country that has come through very hard times. Choose from medical, teaching, community or childcare projects.



volunteer volunteer in india 4-8 weeks from $1779 Choose the beaches of Goa or the Himalayan foothills in Himalchal. Teach elementary school children, be a healthcare volunteer, teach sports, empower women or help care for orphans.


volunteer in nepal 2 weeks from $899 With an emphasis on women and children these volunteer placements work directly with Nepalese communities in raising awareness of the health and well-being concerns of the poorest members of community.

volunteer in sri lanka 3-8 weeks from $989 Help wildlife with elephant and turtle conservation or help people with teaching or childcare.



south africa volunteer & safari 2 weeks from $1079


Take part in a safari experience like no other on this private game reserve. Live on the reserve and get up close and personal with the animals. You also get involved with the local community, helping out in schools and improving people’s lives. You’ll enjoy game drives, night walks and big game experiences. Variety is the spice of life on this trip.

malawi volunteers 2-12 weeks from $1099 Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, a beautiful but very poor country needs your help. You’ll stay in our lakeside house on the shores of Lake Malawi. Spend your mornings teaching or helping the medical staff, and your afternoons coaching sports or getting involved in other village activities. TRIP CODE MAVT

ghana volunteers 2-12 weeks from $1079


Volunteer at an orphanage and school, pick up some useful teaching experience and get involved in fun games and activities to help the Ghanaian children reach their potential. You’ll live in a shared volunteer house with people from other countries.

tanzania volunteers 2-12 weeks from $1079


The land of Mount Kilimanjaro, The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. A beautiful country with friendly people. But it is poor, and the people need help. Choose between volunteering in an orphanage, school or pre-school. Provide kids with the most precious commodity and asset they’ll need to create a future for themselves – an education.


volunteer TRIP CODE SACV

cape town community volunteers 2-8 weeks from $1079 Stay in our volunteer house and enjoy the Cape Town region. You’ll volunteer at a number of different locations and community projects, from working with street kids in the most basic conditions to helping at schools and day care, and with neglected children. Sports volunteers are needed too.

south africa wildlife sanctuary 2-8 weeks from $899 TRIP CODE SAWS

Help rescue, rehabilitate and release animals on this sanctuary as you care for their everyday needs. With a huge variety of animals and birds here, you will get hands-on with the animals and make some special furry friends!

south africa monkey sanctuary 2-8 weeks from $1079


Join monkey rehab in the Kruger National Park region and have a swinging sanctuary time helping to support, protect and return the animals to the wild. Bottle-feed the babies, play with the juveniles, and work to look after their health and well being.

south africa big cats volunteer 2-12 weeks $1609


Get up close with cute cheetah cubs, look after lions, and generally help out with animal rehabilitation on this big cat adventure. You’ll live in the volunteer house with other animal lovers and be a whisker away from some of the planet’s most awesome animals.



volunteer in costa rica 2-4 weeks from $899 Costa Rica is a beautiful, peaceful country in Central America. There are amazing national parks, rainforests and wildlife. You can volunteer with wildlife conservation, teach English, look after children or work to save turtles.

wildlife conservation

teach english

Help conserve and protect native Costa Rican wildlife

Work with children aged 6 – 14 at schools along the Pacific Coast


childcare Provide local kids with love, care, an education, safety and the potential to reach a better future

turtle conservation Marine conservation at its most rewarding: protect Costa Rica’s endangered sea turtles

volunteer in argentina 1-4 weeks from $659 This is a great program in Buenos Aires. Learn Spanish, have fun in the city and also volunteer in the community.


volunteer ecuador learn spanish and volunteer 4 weeks from $1679 Live, work and learn Spanish in Quito, the UNESCO World Heritage listed capital of Ecuador. Learn Spanish in the morning and volunteer in the afternoon.


highlights • One-on-one or small class courses will help you make swift language progress • Enjoy cultural activities such as salsa, cooking classes, museums, and sightseeing • Choose social or environmental volunteering projects to help • Stay with a local host family to practise your Spanish and enjoy their hospitality

build houses in guatemala 2-4 weeks from $829 Got basic building skills? Help provide decent housing for impoverished local people. Volunteers with no building experience welcome too.




tours, bus travel, adrenaline thrills, beach time, sightseeing, nightlife… east coast budget bus pass up to a year $639 TRIP CODE AUBC Roam around the brilliant East Coast on this budget hop-on, hop-off trip from Sydney to Cairns. See Byron Bay, Surfers, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Fraser Island, stay as long as you want…


adventure sailing

darwin to alice adventure

3 days $619 TRIP CODE AUAS

10 days $1339 TRIP CODE AUOA

Climb aboard an ex-racing yacht and cast off with new crewmates, sailing the high seas and exploring the Whitsunday islands.

From the Top End to the Red Center, explore the Northern Territory and learn about Aboriginal culture from Kakadu National Park in the north to Uluru and Alice Springs in the center. This includes tons of adventures, such as Katherine Gorge, Kings Canyon and more.

sydney to cairns adventure

fraser island experience

16 days $3099 TRIP CODE W17

5 days $639 TRIP CODE COOL5

Explore the east coast of Australia, including Bryon Bay, the Gold Coast, Fraser Island, the Whitsunday Islands, the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns. You can surf, scuba, sail, sunbathe, shop, go hot air ballooning or skydiving, or just chill.

Discover the world’s largest sand island on this hassle-free guided tour. Relax in eco lodges, swim in crystal clear lakes, explore rainforests and spot the wildlife, including dingoes, turtles, sharks and rays.

travel & adventure new zealand experience bus pass 12 months $1169 This is the best way to travel around, daily departures with stops all around NZ. You’ll get to meet loads of travelers too. Rock around New Zealand with these hop-on, hop-off passes around both North and South Islands. Includes driver guides, awesome day stops, discounts and loads of useful info, plus it stops along the way at all the best places. TRIP CODE NZSD


best of new zealand 21 days from $3019 See the best highlights of NZ as you explore the North and South islands. Ideal for adventure-seekers and travelers who want a taste of the great outdoors. Includes accommodation, transportation, many meals and lots of entrances to attractions.

fiji islands The best way to explore Fiji is by using our hop-on, hop-off bus tours. This includes dorm accommodation, some meals, the modern carbon neutral tour bus, services of brilliant driver guides, boat transfers to islands visited, and visits to the main attractions. You can go sand boarding, trekking through the rain forest, jump into waterfalls, swimming, volunteering at schools, rafting‌and of course enjoying the great relaxed Fiji way of life on the beach.

fiji islands 10 days $1049 TRIP CODE FITT



thai adventure 3 weeks from $1659, 4 weeks from $2069 An amazing intro to Thailand, especially for first timers, putting you in the heart of the action, from enjoying city life in Bangkok to seeking out history and culture, riding elephants and volunteering, and then relaxing on beautiful beaches, snorkeling, diving, hiking, and partying at night!


what’s included • A  irport meet & greet and transfer in Bangkok • Bangkok city tour including the impressive architectural attractions of Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun • Experience the craziness of the backpackers mecca, Khao San Road • Explore the grassy ruins and temples of Ayuthaya on a bicycle • Buddy list before you go so you can get in touch with others • 28 nights accommodation (21 nights on 3 week option) • Chiang Mai city and temple tour • Night time shopping at Chiang Mai market • 2 day elephant sanctuary experience • 3 day community volunteering experience • 6 days of fun on Koh Tao • 2 days of fun trekking in northern Thailand • 1 week on the world famous Full Moon Party island of Koh Phangan


thailand experience 4 weeks from $1549 Includes the first 2 weeks of the Thai Adventure (above) plus 2 weeks of volunteering.


travel & adventure thai intro 7 days $729


Join our fun 1-week intro to Thailand, with sightseeing in Bangkok, temple and market visits, a Thai cooking class, boat rides, visits to beautiful island resorts, adventure activities, and of course, plenty of parties!

vietnam, thailand and laos adventure 22 days $1969 TRIP CODE AVVL 3 countries, 3 capitals, 3 weeks, 1 tour! Head north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi through the whole of Vietnam, then it’s a flight to Vientiane and on to Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

indochina discovery 30 days $2819 TRIP CODE ATID Explore the different faces of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Starting in Bangkok, you’ll take in the best parts, including Siem Rap, Ho Chi Minh City, the road to Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and much more.



vietnam adventure 28 days from $1779


Enjoy the ultimate Vietnam adventure on this amazing trip which encompasses beach breaks, jungle breaks and city visits to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. You’ll also see national parks and get involved with volunteering.

classic vietnam

classic bali

10 days $1119 TRIP CODE AVCH

8 days $1019 TRIP CODE INDCB

Travel from Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh City.

A blissful trip to the beautiful island of Bali.

essential vietnam & cambodia 17 days $2139 TRIP CODE AVEV From Hanoi through Vietnam and Cambodia to Bangkok.


travel & adventure beijing to hong kong adventure 14 days $1919


Travel from Hong Kong to Shanghai and Beijing. Walk the Great Wall and float down the Yangtze on a riverboat.

highlights of china

indian experience

14 days from $2719 TRIP CODE ACHC

28 days $2309 TRIP CODE INIX

See all the best parts of China on this exciting 2-week trip.

Enjoy an authentic 4-week trip through India.

delhi to kathmandu

trans mongolian adventure

15 days $1519 TRIP CODE AHDK

17 days $3019

Explore vibrant cities, rural villages and the Ganges.

Experience the magic of a train ride from St. Petersburg to Beijing.





south africa wild adventure 29 days $2489 Experience amazing Africa, help conserve wildlife and communities in need and embark on an action-packed adventure.

week 1: Conservation work,

week 2: Conservation,

• E xplore the reserve on bush walks and game drives • Take part in observation • Enjoy an elephant-back safari and look after the elephants • Head out on a horseback safari

• G  et hands-on helping with maintenance projects at a school • Get involved in anti-poaching patrols, repair fences and clear undergrowth • A full-day safari in Kruger National Park plus night game drive

week 3: A wide range of activities

week 4: Adrenaline activities,

• A  nti-poaching patrols and reserve maintenance • Practice target shooting • Go on walking safaris, track animals and learn about birds • Day and night game drives and full day in Kruger • Soar through the skies on an awesome Microlight safari • Try some wild camping as you sleep under the African stars

• C  hoose from river tubing, kloofing, caving, bridge swinging or paintballing • Discover stunning Swaziland on a 1-day tour • A 2-night beach break in magical Mozambique • A farewell dinner back at your South African game reserve

game drives, safaris

community projects, safaris

Swaziland and Mozambique beaches

game ranger course 60 days $4599 Gain an internationally recognized field guide qualification at a stunning private South African game reserve. Learn many aspects of practical guiding, such as animal tracking, conservation, eco systems and tons about the animals. Includes all meals and accommodation.


travel & adventure TRIP CODE TAKM

climb mt kilimanjaro, tanzania 7 days $1959 Scale the peak of the highest mountain in Africa, 19,000 feet up. A tough but breathtaking (literally!) climb to see the view of all views from the top.

ghana experience 3 weeks $1609


Spend a week teaching English or coaching sports in Accra, then take a wild 2-week trip around Ghana, enjoying hikes, splashing in waterfalls, spotting wildlife and enjoying drumming and art lessons.


highlights of morocco 2 weeks $1519

Discover the highlights of magical Morocco, including Marrakech, Fez, and Casablanca. Wander in the medinas and souks in ancient cities. Hop on a camel for a Sahara Desert safari and camp in a Bedouin tent under the stars.



central & south america


central american journey

south american journey

32 days $2719 TRIP CODE JCS

65 days $7419 TRIP CODE SEQR

Explore 6 countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Belize.

The ultimate South America trip, an epic 7 countries from Ecuador to Brazil!

argentina experience

absolute peru

1-3 months from $1819

21 days $3619 TRIP CODE PHPT

Discover the real Argentina. Learn Spanish, volunteer and enjoy an amazing ranch stay.

Travel from Lima along the Pacific Coast to Arequipa and on to Lake Titicaca, then head to Cuzco, The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu before flying to the Amazon jungle, and back to Lima.

travel & adventure rio to lima adventure

trek the inca trail to machu picchu

51 days $5819 TRIP CODE SZRA

7 days $1169 TRIP CODE SPIT

A huge trip taking in the best of South America including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay. You’ll see the Colca Canyon, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail among many more highlights.

Hike the ancient Inca Trail from Cuzco and explore the culture, artisan markets, The Sacred Valley and end up at dawn overlooking the amazing view of Machu Picchu.

costa rica adventure

wonders of brazil

16 days $1619 TRIP CODE CRAV

13 days $3019 TRIP CODE SZWB

A relaxed small group tour from San Jose all around Costa Rica, taking in the Pacific and Caribbean beaches, rainforests, national parks, volcanoes, and small towns.

From the mighty Iguazu Falls to the beautiful beaches of Rio, enjoy the wildlife, the sightseeing and the nightlife!



usa and canada overland road trips The best way to travel around the USA and Canada We go in small groups, traveling in comfortable minibuses with international groups. You’ll see the sights, have fun and enjoy some great adventures. You’ll sleep in shared motel twin bedrooms with some camping nights. Traveling alone? Don’t worry…most of your fellow passengers will be too.

san francisco to new york

san francisco to LA

best of the west

23 days $3219

8 days from $1219

15 days $2369

Get on the road to Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Nashville and Washington DC.

Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite, San Francisco, Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Barbara.





travel & adventure explore europe A great way to explore Europe is on a tour bus with a load of like-minded young people from all over the world. Visit amazing countries like France, Spain and Italy and see some of the world’s most iconic sights, like the Berlin Wall and the Eiffel Tower. Trips range from 8 to 36 days and take in a huge variety of activities.

european wonder

grand european

14 days from $1881 TRIP CODE EEEWLL

28 days from $3468 TRIP CODE EEGELL

Starting from London you take in Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley, the Austrian Alps, Venice, Florence, Rome, Switzerland and Paris.

Take in 13 countries in 4 weeks and travel all over Europe. You will see many of the famous sights in amazing old cities such as Venice, Rome and Amsterdam.

summer fun and sailing

roman road

27 days from $3667 TRIP CODE EESSLL

9 days from $1568 TRIP CODE EHPALR

See 13 awesome European countries and combine cultural city tours with outdoors adventures and a 3-day blissful boat trip around Greece.

Visit Paris, the Swiss Alps, the French Riviera, Pisa, Florence and Rome.




the global 360 up to a year from $6599

Our most popular round the world trip Build your resume and life skills with this fully personalized global gap trip, tailored to suit you. Includes paid work options, volunteering, fun and adventure, the chance to learn new skills, adventure tours and much more. The itinerary shown here is our most popular, but can easily be changed to include other places, it’s up to you…the time you spend in Australia is flexible as you will have a work and holiday visa that allows you to get paid work to help pay your expenses. Most people stay about 6 months in Australia working and traveling around. This means the whole trip is close to a year, but you can stay for a shorter or longer time.

trip includes • 4  -week Thai adventure • Absolute Oz jobs program with lots of inclusions • Get a paid job in Australia for as long as you want (up to a year) • New Zealand Experience bus pass • Fiji Island Hopping trip • USA tour San Francisco to L.A. or San Francisco to New York (extra cost) For complete details see


round the world travel and earn 360 up to a year from $4579 Fund your travels by working abroad. See the globe on a shoestring, working to pay your way. The ultimate gold-digging trip.

cape to kruger 360 4 months $6889 Combine 6 amazing South Africa projects into one. Adventure, safaris, road trips, Mozambique and Swaziland, working with wild animals, and in the community, this trip will give you a real insight into this beautiful country.

design your own round the world trip We can build any itinerary to suit you, contact a trip expert on 888-610-1360

south america 360 65 days from $7419 This is the ultimate trip around South America, taking in 7 countries in an epic journey from Ecuador to Brazil.

ultimate 360 adventure up to a year $12,319

See it all on this amazing trip around the world. Explore 4 continents in one epic journey to South Africa, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.



how to book a trip with first abroad Booking your trip will bring you an amazing feeling of excitement and anticipation, because you’ll know that you really are going to head off traveling! It’s easy! Simply call us at 888-610-1360 or book online at

pre-departure information Trip information is available online for all of our trips so that you can get all the information you need. Once you book, you will receive access to your own personal Online Account. This will give you exact information for your particular trip and date.

our terms and conditions Part of the ethos of First Abroad is to treat everyone fairly. For you, our customer, this means that we are committed to dealing with you honestly and openly every step of the way. We spell out our responsibilities to you, and yours to us, at These terms are written in plain English.

data protection: privacy policy We comply with relevant data protection requirements and have in place an effective policy for protecting your privacy. See details at


important flights First Abroad trips do not include the cost of international flights. First Abroad is not a flights provider, but we work closely with our chosen licensed flights provider so that you can get the best deals. Your First Abroad Trip Expert can put you in touch with them and help you decide which are the best flights for you.

travel insurance You do not have to book any specific plan, but you must provide us with proof of cover before you depart. If you become ill or injured overseas and require hospital treatment or repatriation this can be very expensive. For more information about travel insurance please visit:

other information and details Please speak to your First Abroad Trip Expert if you have any questions.

This brochure was correct at the time of printing. Any errors or admissions are inadvertent. Itineraries, prices and trip information are subject to change. If there is a discrepancy between the information on our website ( and this brochure, the website will have the latest information.



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From two weeks to two years in over 50 countries, First Abroad has your perfect gap travel experience.