Sophie Grove

Sophie Grove

Sophie is a Creative Writer and Social Media Coordinator and is a travel lover at heart. She’s got a few stamps in that passport, but knows she’s barely scratched the surface of what's on offer in this big old world. Follow her as she continues to scratch the surface with The Global Work & Travel Co.

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8 Epic Benefits of Heading Overseas for a Gap Year

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May 24, 2018
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Despite the common ideology that a gap year is all about lazing on beaches, wild parties and non-stop good times, it’s not. While it’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience, it can offer much more than just a chance to escape the daily grind.

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6 Reasons Why Interning in Australia is Your Next Adventure...

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May 21, 2018
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G’day mates! Internships are where education goes to meet employment. They allow students to gain experience that will set them apart from the rest and perhaps even jump start their future careers in the process.

Travel Advice

How To “Tip” Around The World

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May 17, 2018
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Though you may believe that the US invented the custom of tipping, legend has it that the word ‘tip’ originated way back in the 17th century in England. While its history is not entirely clear, it’s speculated to be an acronym for "To Insure Promptitude”. So, it should be thought of first and foremost as a reward for prompt and exceptional service.

Destination Reviews

Global Destination Reviews: Our Must Visits of Vietnam

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May 10, 2018
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Xin chào! Come hitch a ride with us as we guide you through the land of the ascending dragon (yep, they love their dragons) and one of the most vibrant countries in Southeast Asia. From the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh to the beautiful beaches of Halong Bay. Ancient shrines galore, some of the best beers in the world and of course an endless supply of Pho. Where else but, Vietnam! Interested? Here are a few of our must visits.

Travel Advice

The Best Travel Hacks for Even the Most Frequent Flyers

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May 7, 2018
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As epic as travelling is, it can be a slippery slope when you’re trying to navigate new environments. Sometimes it can feel like you need a holiday from your holiday. So here’s our game-changing travel hacks, guaranteed for smooth sailing, wherever you are in the world!

Travel Advice

5 Tips for Handling the Stages of Culture Shock

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Apr 30, 2018
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Whether you’re on the gap year of your dreams in Canada, or a short-lived volunteer trip in Africa, sooner or later you’re going to be hit with that deep feeling of unfamiliarity after stepping foot in your new home away from home - this my friends, is culture shock.

Travel Advice

The Complete Guide to Au Pairing Abroad

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Apr 24, 2018
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What better way to understand the life of an Au Pair than to see it through their eyes! Our Global Au Pairs from Australia, Italy, France, Holland, America, the UK and Canada answer the most frequently asked questions, touch upon their own experiences and offer advice on what it’s like to live abroad with their host families.

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9 Things to Consider Before Deciding to Teach English Abroad

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Apr 18, 2018
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Tired of living the same old routine? If you’re looking for an exciting way to challenge yourself and have the adventure of a lifetime, teaching abroad can be an exciting way to take your skills outside the ordinary classroom and on the road with you.

Volunteer

Find The Perfect Volunteer Trip By Asking Yourself These Questions

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Apr 16, 2018
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A volunteering project is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences you can possibly have. It's the best way to make a difference in the world and have the time of your life while you're at it. Your impact will go far beyond chopping coconuts for animals or teaching underprivileged kids how to kick a football, and, you’ll see the country in the ‘raw’ and really get to experience and see things that the average ‘tourist’ doesn’t.