International travel isn’t cheap but funding your way around the world will give you an enormous sense of satisfaction, and whilst you’re at it you’ll be gaining valuable life skills. The type of work you can do varies massively as do visa requirements - do make sure you research the legalities of what you can and can’t do before you embark on a working gap year overseas.
Some popular ideas include working in the hospitality industry - it’s social, well paid (tips) and can boost your CV if this an industry you wish to specialise in on your return home. Fruit picking in Australia and New Zealand allows travellers from all over the world to earn a bit, move on and pick more fruit. From banana picking in the north of Australia to cherry picking in the south of New Zealand, check what’s in season when, pack a long sleeve shirt, hat and sunscreen and get picking.
More structured paid work programmes are well documented on Gapify. There are options such as TEFL abroad, working in the outdoor pursuits industry or getting a paid internship with a reputable company.