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Nine Interesting Activities to Enjoy When You are Traveling

When you are traveling a lot, you can enjoy a variety of activities. It is possible to find unique ways to see interesting places while also doing other things. Here are some of the opportunities that you should consider while you travel to numerous locations around the world.

Activity 1: Teaching English in a Foreign Country

You don't need to become a licensed teacher to help students in foreign countries. There are several short-term teaching options abroad for travelers who want to teach English. You will often receive free housing and meals in a dormitory or with a local family while you are teaching. This is a great way to learn more about the culture in a particular country.

Activity 2: Agricultural Assistance Programs

When you are interested in gardening or farming, you can plan a vacation that involves living in a foreign country with a local family. You may want to learn how to grow rice in an Asian country, but there are also agricultural learning programs in South America or Australia. It is also possible to learn more about taking care of livestock such as poultry or sheep in one of these programs.

Activity 3: Arts and Crafts

Many countries have unique crafts and art projects, so if you are artistic, then arrange a trip to a location where you can learn about these topics. While you may have a chance to visit museums to see paintings or to street fairs to look at crafts, you will also participate in classes where you get to sculpt, paint or craft.

Activity 4: Cooking Classes at an Overseas Location

To learn more about cooking, you can enroll in a cooking school at an overseas location. You can enroll in a long-term course for chefs for several months, but you may prefer a shorter course that lasts for only one or two weeks.

Activity 5: Providing Medical Services

If you want to travel to an interesting area of the world while also providing medical services to local people, then you should contact International Service Learning in Spokane, Washington. This organization offers you a two to three week placement in 12 different countries. With this program, registered nurses, surgeons, dentists or physicians can provide medical assistance to local residents.

Activity 6: Circus Performance Camp

When you love going to a circus, you can attend a circus performance camp in Europe to learn from professionals. You might learn how to walk on a thin wire that is several feet over the ground, or perhaps, you will want to learn how to make people laugh while you are a clown.

Activity 7: Go to a Sports Camp

If you like playing sports, then you can attend a sports camp overseas. Summer is the perfect time for enjoying this type of traveling experience, and you can learn more about playing soccer or tennis by enrolling in a specialty sports camp.

Activity 8: Foreign Language Immersion Program

When you are learning a foreign language, a total immersion program is an excellent way to use your skills. With this type of program, you will typically live with a local family who will only speak a language such as French, Spanish or Chinese, helping you to learn more about communicating in the language.

Activity 9: Learning New Dancing Styles

To learn more about dancing, you can travel to another country to learn about its particular style of dancing. In Russia, you can learn more about ballet, but if you travel to Poland, you can enroll in polka classes. In addition to learning a new dancing style, you can learn about the history of the style along with buying a traditional dancing costume.

Paying for Your Travels

Some of these traveling programs are affordable because you live with a local family, and you can eat your meals with this family. 

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