The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures (Lonely Planet. the Big Trip)
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This comprehensive companion, now in its third edition, provides essential pretrip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. Now in full colour packed with inspirational images.
you can always ask to sort this out at the real police station. In 2007 there was even a fake-police case reported in Sydney (Australia). ◦ Gem or carpet deals These are classic scams where someone will offer you a deal of a lifetime. Either they’ll offer to send your recent purchase home or a bargain on gemstones that you could resell for a fortune. Of course, the expensive gems or carpets are worthless or they’ll never send you purchase home for you. Another variation is designer clothing
you’ll have to do a quick reshuffle by possibly putting heavy items such as books in your carry-on luggage. If you’re changing flights or transferring, ask about getting your bag booked all the way through so you don’t have to collect it en route. If you haven’t spotted the departures board, you can ask what gate your flight leaves from. Your boarding pass may also have the gate number, though information will be updated on departure boards, so keep an eye out for them. If your bag is okay,
avoid subjecting them to hours of watching pictures. Digital cameras have resulted in users being able to take thousands of pictures, but many of them won’t be that interesting if your viewers weren’t there (‘That’s Danny – he’s a really funny guy. I can’t remember anything he said but really funny stuff.’). Don’t forget video and audio as well, both of which can be great ways for you to remember your trip. If you’re ever travel-sick you can also hit the Lonely Planet website
Foreign Language (TEFL) courses and/or au pair placements. ◦ Language Courses Abroad (www.languagesabroad.co.uk) Offers language courses, volunteer and work-experience programs in Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Russian and several other European languages. Also has homestay and courses in cookery or dance. ◦ Language Studies International (LSI; www.lsi.edu) Provides language courses and work-experience programs in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. ◦ OISE Intensive
university exchanges. American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS; www.aifsabroad.com) All-inclusive university study programs for Americans. DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (www.daad.de/en) University study in Germany. International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (www.iaeste.org) Offers opportunities to secondary students interested in technical work. StudyAbroad (www.studyabroad.com) An international directory of study opportunities at high-school and