Working Holidays

Working Holidays Abroad

Pentravel have partnered with work abroad experts to allow you to travel, learn and take in some of the world’s most attractive destinations. The team are prepared to help you every step of the way. Check out our travel offerings and see if you qualify. Did you know 50-60% of first year students drop out of their first course choice. Why not take a gap year, and be able to travel & work overseas. Have you dreamt about teaching English in Thailand or China, or how about au-pairing in Europe or the USA? if you don't have that much time on your hands, why not opt for working at one of the USA Summer camps. Browse the options here and check out whether you qualify.

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Teach in Thailand

Our cultural Teaching program runs for a duration of 6-12 months. We link you up with a friendly School so that you can get the authentic feel of Thailand.

We offer all enthusiastic, bright and vibrant individuals an offer they cannot refuse. If you are taking a gap year after school or if you’re wanting to take a break after your studies, let us help you make the most of it. The majestic temples pull you in, and you can’t help but be drawn to the history of it all.

Why Thailand?

Thailand remains one of the most vibrant and beautiful places to visit. Often referred to as the “land of smiles,” there is so much to offer in this beautiful and bustling country. Do you want to tick off big bucket list items? How does island hopping, exploring Bangkok, backpacking and partying until sunrise at full moon parties sound? Thailand’s pristine and turquoise waters are magical, warm and incredibly photogenic which add the perfect touch to living there.

Teacher Requirements:

• You must be 21-45 years old

• Have Bachelors degree or equivalent (will need to be stamped at the Thai embassy)

• TEFL Course required if you don’t hold 2 years’ work experience

• Understand and speak English well

• Agree to commit for 6 or 12months

• Have childcare experience

• Have a love for kids & be caring

• Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted

• A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)

• Unmarried & no kids of your own

• No criminal record

Teacher working hours:

• Working hours: less than 45 hours per week

• Time off: two days off per week

• Holiday: Training schools will have 1-2 weeks. Public or international schools will have 4-8weeks depends on specific schools.

Program cost

• Program fee R10 500

• Visa R500

• Police Clearance R100

• TEFL Course R3500

Do you meet all the requirements and are you interested in finding out more? Apply here NOW

Teach in China

Our cultural teaching program runs for a duration of 12months. We link you up with a friendly School, so that you can get the authentic feel of China.

We offer all enthusiastic, bright and vibrant individuals an offer they cannot refuse. If you are taking a gap year after school or if you’re wanting to take a break after your studies, let us help you make the most of it. Our teaching program runs for a duration of 12months. Teaching in China gives you a chance to immerse yourself in one of the most universally useful world languages – Mandarin language

Why China

There are few countries in the world with a culture as distinct as China. A country of contracts. China offers thriving Beijing, Shanghai and Hong kong, but also extremely rural areas in the Western part of the country. Rapid Change has attracted curious people from around the globe, so it’s a great time to dip your toes into this amazing culture and explore the country!

Teacher Requirements

• You must be 22-55 years old

• Have Bachelors degree or equivalent

• TEFL Course required if you don’t hold 2 years’ work experience

• Understand and speak English well

• Agree to commit for 12months

• Have childcare experience

• Have a love for kids & be caring

• Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted

• A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)

• Unmarried & no kids of your own

• No criminal record

Teacher working hours:

• Working hours: less than 40 hours per week

• Time off: two days off per week

• Holiday: Training schools will have 1-2 weeks. Public or international schools will have 4-8weeks depends on specific schools.

Program cost

• Program fee R10 500

• Visa R500

• Police Clearance R100

• TEFL Course R3500

Do you meet all the requirements and are you interested in finding out more? Apply here NOW

Au Pair in Belgium

Our cultural Au Pair program runs for a duration 12months. We link you up with a friendly host family, so that you can get the authentic feel of Belgium.

There’s an awesome mix of vibes in Belgium. Old and new areas and busy commercial districts – it’s somewhere where you really can have the best of both worlds. Hop on a bike and zoom around the city taking in the architecture, views and all that makes the city special. No doubt you’ll soak up plenty of the buzz along the way!

Why Belgium?

Belgium is a travel destination made for history buffs and chocolate addicts. Though the nation is small, it plays a big part in the world’s history. If you’ve had your history fill, you can kick your feet back and relax at one of the 1,000 breweries in the small country where you can sip on a cold beer while you munch on frites.

Au pair Requirements:

• You must be 18-26 years old

• Have Grade 12 or equivalent

• Have childcare experience

• Understand and speak English well

• Have a love for kids & be caring

• Agree to commit for 12months

• Basic cooking skills

• Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted

• A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)

• Unmarried & no kids of your own

• No criminal record

Au pair responsibilities

• Take the kids to school, play dates and pick them up afterwards

• Prepare meals for the kids

• Help kids with homework

• Help prepare the kids for the day’s activities

• Assist with general child-related chores, such as laundry, tidying the children’s bedrooms and play areas

Program cost

• Program fee R 7 500

• Visa handling fee R3200

• Police clearance R100

• Medical Certificate R1400

Do you meet all the requirements and are you interested in finding out more? Apply here NOW

Au Pair France

Our cultural Au Pair program runs for a duration of either 3 or 12 months. We link you up with a friendly host family, so that you can get the authentic feel of France.

Why France?

When it comes to France, its at the top of many travellers’ bucket lists and for a good reason. The Country is full of incredible history, architecture, art, charm, and distinct cuisine. Paris sure does dominate the headlines, but this doesn’t mean other French cities should be overlooked!

Au pair Requirements:

• You must be 18-30 years old

• Have Grade 12 or equivalent

• Have childcare experience

• Basic understanding of French is an advantage

• Understand and speak English well

• Have a love for kids & be caring

• Agree to commit for 3months or longer

• Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted

• A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)

• Unmarried & no kids of your own

• No criminal record

Au Pair responsibilities

• Take the kids to school, play dates and pick them up afterwards

• Prepare meals for the kids

• Help kids with homework

• Help prepare the kids for the day’s activities

• Assist with general child-related chores, such as laundry, tidying the children’s bedrooms and play areas

Program cost

• Program fee R7500

• Police clearance R100

• French language course 400europ (3month course)

Do you meet all the requirements and are you interested in finding out more? Apply here NOW

Au Pair Italy

Our cultural Au Pair program runs for a duration of 6-12 weeks. We link you up with a friendly host family, so that you can get the authentic feel of Italy. Ever wondered what the Colosseum or the leaning Tower of Pisa looks like in person? Or if Pizza tastes better in its country of origin? Our cultural Au Pair program is the perfect platform for you to be able to find out for yourself. We offer all young, bright and vibrant individuals an offer they cannot refuse.

If you are taking a gap year after school or if you’re wanting to take a break after your studies, let us help you make the most of it. Learn a different language, do the eating part of “Eat, Pray, Love”! Find the passion the Italians are famous for!

Why Italy?

Italy is a must-visit country, and one of the most-travelled destinations in Europe—there are so many highlights in this beautiful country. The canals of Venice, the Tuscan wine lands, the cobblestone streets of Rome, the Arno river running through Florence, to the cliffs of Positano, and beyond.

Au pair Requirements

• You must be 18-29 years old

• Have Grade 12 or equivalent

• Have childcare experience

• Understand and speak English well

• Have a love for kids & be caring

• Agree to commit for 3months

• Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted

• A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)

• Unmarried & no kids of your own

• No criminal record

Au pair responsibilities

• Take the kids to school, play dates and pick them up afterwards

• Prepare meals for the kids

• Help kids with homework

• Help prepare the kids for the day’s activities

• Assist with general child-related chores, such as laundry, tidying the children’s bedrooms and play areas

Program cost

• Program fee R 6000

• Visa R1200

Do you meet all the requirements and are you interested in finding out more? Apply here NOW

Au Pair USA

Our cultural Au Pair program runs for a duration of 12months. We link you up with a friendly host family, so that you can get the authentic feel of USA.

America is the birthplace of LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Boston and New York City – each a brimming metropolis whose name alone whips up a million different notions of culture, cuisine and entertainment.

Why USA?

Each state offers its unique style – whether you’re looking to experience a relaxing tropical city, snow filled adventure, or the wonders of their incredible National Parks, there’s something for every kind of traveller!

The United States is the perfect destination for scenic drives, delicious food, cosmopolitan city life, wilderness, cultural diversity, beautiful beaches, and so much more!

Au pair Requirements

• You must be 18-29 years old

• Have Grade 12 or equivalent

• Have childcare experience

• Understand and speak English well

• Have a love for kids & be caring

• Agree to commit for 12months

• Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted

• A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)

• Unmarried & no kids of your own

• No criminal record

Au pair responsibilities

• Take the kids to school, play dates and pick them up afterwards

• Prepare meals for the kids

• Help kids with homework

• Help prepare the kids for the day’s activities

• Assist with general child-related chores, such as laundry, tidying the children’s bedrooms and play areas.

Program cost

• Program fee R 6000

• Visa R2000

• Police clearance R100

Do you meet all the requirements and are you interested in finding out more? Apply here NOW

Summer Camp USA

Our cultural Summer Camp program runs for a duration of 6-12 weeks. We link you up with an awesome camp, so that you can get the authentic feel of USA.

America is the birthplace of LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Boston and New York City – each a brimming metropolis whose name alone whips up a million different notions of culture, cuisine and entertainment.

Why USA?

Each state offers its unique style – whether you’re looking to experience a relaxing tropical city, snow filled adventure, or the wonders of their incredible National Parks, there’s something for every kind of traveller!

The United States is the perfect destination for scenic drives, delicious food, cosmopolitan city life, wilderness, cultural diversity, beautiful beaches, and so much more!

Program Requirements

• You must be 18-29 years old

• Have Grade 12 or equivalent

• Understand and speak English well

• Skilled in Sports, Arts, Crafts, Outdoor Activities or Childcare

• Available no later than June 18th for a minimum of 9 weeks

• Be in good health. Only non-smokers are accepted

• A valid Passport (or proof that you have applied for one)

• No criminal record

• *Must not hold a US passport, or eligible to apply for one

Roles Include

• Admin

• Laundry

• House keeping

• Kitchen Staff

• Maintenance

• Grounds keeper

Program cost

• Program fee R 6000

• Visa R2200

Do you meet all the requirements and are you interested in finding out more? Apply here NOW

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6-12 Week Cultural Au Pair Program

Valid: 01 Jan 22 to 31 Dec 22
Duration: 90 Days
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Duration: 365 Days
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6-12 Week Cultural Summer Camp Program

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Duration: 90 Days
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12 Month Cultural Au Pair Program

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Duration: 365 Days
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R14 600
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12 Month Cultural Teaching Program

Valid: 01 Jan 22 to 31 Dec 22
Duration: 365 Days
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6-12 Months Cultural Teaching Program

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Duration: 365 Days
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3 or 12 Months Cultural Au Pair Program

Valid: 01 Jan 22 to 31 Dec 22
Duration: 365 Days
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