As a language and literature teacher, traveling to other countries is more than a personal interest of mine. It is where I've honed some of the skills I need to do my job. Some of my best memories and learning experiences come from travels to Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and other expensive destinations. Obviously, money can be a barrier, but it doesn't have to be. There are some great ways to travel for free.
#1: One of the most popular routes is to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship. Numerous countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa offer scholarships to teachers covering travel and living expenses. The experiences are designed to facilitate a cultural exchange and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of others.
#2: Another option is to take a group of students on a trip with you. There are a number of companies that organize trips for students. Depending on the size of the group, teachers travel at free or reduced rates.
#3: Research the vast body of grants and scholarships available. If doing a bit of traveling peaks your interest, take a few minutes to start doing a bit more research. You never know where it could take you.