6) Do Volunteer Work
Here’s another inexpensive way to see the world, and give something back at the same time. Volunteer work generally involves going to places where people need help—whether it’s from natural disasters or war—so this is not for the faint hearted. Travel arrangements—including cheaper flights, completion of all necessary documentation, and free accommodation—are usually made by the project coordinators, who have knowledge of the area, and who can help you in your transition to the local customs. You’ll have to agree to a time commitment, however. For example, organizations like the Peace Corps might expect a minimum of 27 months, and will require in-house training that can take as much as 3 months to complete. In addition to a minimum age requirement, some organizations also prefer you have some educational or experiential background before you join.