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About Global Work & Travel
Global Work & Travel is your ticket to see the world in a meaningful way. They offer Working Holidays, Au Pair opportunities, Volunteer trips and much much more. This range of trips allows their travellers to become more than just tourists and see the world in new and exciting ways. Global Work & Travel will help you find the ideal trip for you and will be there with unlimited support every step of the journey to ensure your experience is incredible.
Pros & Cons
- Large support network
- Variety of options
- Payment plans available
- Limited locations
- Some trips can be pricey
Global Work and Travel is an easy, safe way to travel the world while working or volunteering. It offers a variety of destinations and trip types and an extensive support network for travelers.
Top Global Work & Travel Reviews
Everyone helping me plan my trip have been very helpful, friendly, welcoming, excited and positive while working with me to make my trip happen … I’m very happy with their service...Read full review
I’ve never been more excited and less stressed to travel in my life all thanks to Adrian from GWAT (Global Work and Travel). Within ten minutes of starting our phone call I alread...Read full review
How does Global Work and Travel work?
Global Work and Travel states its goal is to help you see the world, however you want it to happen. The company matches you with a trip coordinator and travel concierge who will arrange everything you need to start your trip. The company alsp provides unlimited local support when you reach your destination.
You can choose from a range of trips, including teaching English abroad, working holidays, au pair experiences, volunteer trips and overseas internships. The trips have a wide range of destinations, so most people can find a location that interests them.
Every trip comes with different features. Depending on your trip type, you’ll receive job interviews, host family matchings, accommodation support and whatever else you may need. Global Work and Travel also includes a range of inclusions to help you get settled into your destination.
Global Work and Travel prices
The cost of your trip with Global Work and Travel varies based on the type of trip and the destination. Trip costs range from $1,700 to $5,000, plus any travel expenses you may incur during your stay.
You pay a deposit upfront to be connected with your Trip Coordinator. They will assist you in setting up a budget to pay the remaining trip balance.
Every Global Work and Travel trip comes with the company's lifetime deposit guarantee. This lets you rearrange the dates, change your trip or gift your trip to a friend or family member, which provides flexibility if your plans change.
Global Work and Travel FAQ
Is Global Work and Travel safe?
Global Work and Travel strives to offer travelers a safe experience around the world. If you feel unsafe, contact its 24/7 emergency line for assistance.
What kind of travel does Global Work and Travel offer?
It offers trips for volunteers, teachers, workers on holiday, au pairs, interns and summer camp instructors. Different travel options are available for each location, so check the company’s website for available opportunities.
Where can I go with Global Work and Travel?
You can travel to many countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Check the company’s website for its currently available countries.
How long are Global Work and Travel trips?
The travel time depends on the type of trip and visa requirements in the destination country. Trips typically range from four weeks to six months.
Is Global Work and Travel legit?
Global Work and Travel is a legit way to travel and work without the hassle of making arrangements on your own. The company has been in operation since 2008 and has served thousands of travelers. The company offers trips to the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific with plenty of opportunities for teachers, workers and volunteers. Global Work and Travel's trips can be expensive and don’t include many travel costs, but the company provides a significant amount of support and can help you arrange seasonal work to offset some of the expense. Its staff can help you with accommodations, adjusting to local life and other common travel concerns.
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Global Work & Travel have done a great job of organising my trip to Canada for the 2022/23 ski season, the experience has definitely made life easier, and having that extra layer of security is added peace of mind. Maria was my arrivals coordinator and she was really nice and helpful, always going the extra step to ensuring I was up to date with what was coming up. I had access to plenty of resources to review so I could find the ideal location to be based, also suggestions and advice from someone based in CA. Super happy with my arrival into Canada, as well as the job that we managed to find. After my experience I would recommend Global to anyone that wants to travel but is a bit unsure about a lot of the logistics. Everything that is available and the people helping you out definitely made the experience a whole lot better.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience so far!
We love hearing that our team made your life easier with the move, especially your Arrival Coordinator Maria! We also love hearing that you would recommend us to others as well!
Thank you from all of us at Global Work & Travel!
Off the bat when I signed up I had a phone call telling me about my trip and everything I need to do and get in order. I then had another phone call a few months later explaining my flights, travel insurance and such. I then had a video call with my au pair manager months after who explained to me how the process works with finding a family. Every step of the way I had help to get me to my destination and if I had questions everyone was quick to respond and get back to me.
The only thing that stressed me out was not knowing what luggage was included with my flight and getting told I would pay more than what I actually did for checked bags. I also was stressed about meeting my au pair manager 2 months before I was scheduled to leave and worried I wouldn’t find a family in time. I would say maybe have the au pair manager meetings months in advance and starting to look for families sooner rather than later to ease stress. Especially because in the beginning I was told I need at least 4 months before I leave to start searching for a family. Overall everyone was so helpful and kind. :)
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review of your experience! We are really glad to hear that you had someone to response to all of your questions in a timely manner. Thanks again for all of this feedback we can take it on board!
Enjoy your Au Pair Trip :)
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Global was helpful when it came to prepare our departure. The phone number and bank process was easy. The activities promised in London happened and were accurate. They answered emails quickly and in details. Only hiccup was the flight booking. I travelled with a friend and didn’t expect to pay extra for the plane ticket I already paid for, a week before leaving the country. I thought the flight price wouldn’t change if we paid in advance like they said at the beginning. But it’s alright. Quite expensive but as my first big trip I’m happy I had them to guide me through.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review of your experience with Global! We hope you enjoyed all of your arrival activities & we are glad to hear the team answered all of your emails & questions quickly!
Thank you for the feedback about your flights! Due to the aviation industry cancelling the majority of routes given the understaffed shortage around the world we have limited availability on flights. We do however provide our customers with multiple options to choose from in terms of airlines, dates and routes. We understand this isn't ideal but an issue unprecedented due to COVID.
Our team will continue to be there for you if you have any questions or need any assistance on your Working Holiday!
Thanks from all of us at Global Work & Travel!
Global was very helpful at first but we bought the flexi flight which was supposed to be a set price but when we went to book flights we had to pay an extra 500$. Also felt a bit misled about job opportunities prior to the interviews.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience so far!
Due to the aviation industry cancelling the majority of routes given the understaffed shortage around the world we have limited availability on flights. We do however provide all our customers with multiple options to choose from in terms of airlines, dates and routes. We understand this not ideal but unfortunately the aviation industry has been severely impacted by COVID.
We are sorry to hear you felt a little misled about the job opportunities prior to your interview, we would love to hear more from you on your feedback about this as we can see you arrived with a job confirmed.
We have asked your Trip Coordinator to touch base with you but we will continue to be here should you need anything at all on your Working Holiday & we hope you have the best time in Australia :)
Thanks for choosing to travel with Global Work & Travel!
What a trip! I had a really amazing time Volunteering in a school to help teach English. I don't know if I would have gone to the Galapagos without this trip, though it was always a bucket list trip for me. There were a few hiccups, like there would be for any trip. But some things that made me a little uneasy before I went was that my travel coordinators kept changing and frequently. Though my last one, Jasmine, was ABSOLUTELY wonderful. (I mean they truly all were) I felt a little uneasy because of that. About 1-2 days before my trip, I didn't have the name or addresses of the people I was going to stay with. I asked and they were provided but maybe if they could just attach it to an email, that might be a little better.
Overall, the trip was amazing. Because I only volunteered between 7-1 I was able to do half-day excursions and explore the island without feeling rushed. I ended becoming really great friends with the English teacher I was assisting with. I was able to spend her birthday with her and her family. The people on the island are incredibly kind, the food is very delicious and the environment is absolutely incredible. A once and a lifetime opportunity that I am incredibly grateful for.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a detailed review of your experience with us!
It sounds like you had an absolutely incredible time in the Galapagos. It's great to hear that you were also able to explore the island without feeling rushed & made some great friends there too!
Thank you for the feedback as well about your coordinators changing, we have had some of our staff head off on their own travels so apologies if this made you feel uneasy! We have a really great internal system though so everything any one would need to know about your trip is available to us! We love hearing such positive things about Jasmine & we have passed this feedback on to her!
Thanks again for the travelling with Global Work & Travel!
I began my journey with Global Work and Travel in September of 2022. I had paid a total of 3500 dollars for medical forms(500) initial deposit (1600), visa payments (500) insurance (900) not including flights. I kept trying to contact about booking flights in September- Initial quote was 1500 return. Global work and travel never got back to me to pay for my flights. It is now a month before I am meant to be flying out and I have been quoted 4000 dollars flights Au to New York! What a ripoff. Won’t be going as I’m not paying 7000 for a working trip where I am getting paid 2800 American which is 4000 Australian. Working 12 hour days five days a week for three months. I’m practically working for free as my initial deposit is in my contract as paid wages. This company has been sued by the Queensland government before in 2016. I wish I had not been ignorant of this.
I am unsure if I will be able to get a refund of my insurance and deposit. I will be contacting the Queensland Commission of Regulation about this and see if I can make a claim. Also it turns out the deposit fee is only meant to be 495 dollars. Why was I quoted 1600 dollars? Also my flights and all documents were meant to be sorted out three months before I was meant to be travelling. Seems this company is not following its only policy. Alarm bells should be ringing. I’m feeling very saddened by this as I was looking forward to my trip to America. The amount and time and effort and money I put into this trip I will not be able to get back. I wish someone had warned me of this company.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your taking the time to provide details of your experience with us!
We are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience with Global Work & Travel. We understand that the process leading up to your trip may have been frustrating and stressful, and we apologise for any miscommunication or delays that may have occurred.
As you mentioned, our Summer Camp program requires that participants have their visa before we can start looking into flights. We understand that changes can happen quickly with this program, which is why we have this policy in place to ensure that participants have all necessary documentation before booking flights.
We do see that there were delays in getting your documents completed and your visa approved. Our team did reach out to you several times to help with this process, but we understand that these delays may have impacted your ability to book flights at a more affordable rate. If you do wish to book your own flight than use our flexi fares this is also completely ok to do!
Thank you again for your feedback, we are here to assist you with the rest of your trip & we hope you have a positive experience moving forward! Your Trip Coordinator is here should you need anything at all!
Have the best time in the US on your summer camp and please share any pictures of your adventure with us!
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This company is spam and completely unethical. They hire very aggressive salesperson and push young people into agreeing to T&Cs that if for any reason you only get 50% back for them doing nothing. I had a bad experience with both their UK and Australia offices, cause at one point I was just going to do a trip to not waste all my money. Once I accepted the refund during COVID it took them months to refund me after multiple follow-ups. The only reason that I am putting this review is they keep putting me back on their mailing list after multiple incidents of asking to be unsubscribed. This week after 3 years I am now receiving text messages. It happens every year or so now. Beyond frustrated that even after they ripped me off I still have to be reminded about it like a sick joke. They are unethical and now harassing me. I have email proof of all this. PLEASE STAY AWAY from them.
We are really sorry to hear that this is how you feel about your recent experience with us.
We would like to assure you that we are not a scam, we have been running for 15 years and have assisted over 70,000 customers on our trips! We have thousands of reviews across a number of different platforms from customers who have been on our trips or are currently in the country on their trip.
All of our trips have terms and conditions and we do outline our cancellation policy which you must read and accept before being able to book a trip with us.
We will look into your concerns about our mailing list further to ensure you are not receiving any emails or text messages.
Once again, we are sorry that you feel this way! We are certain if you did travel with us you would have had a great experience and we would have been able to provide you with our premium level of service that we offer.
We wish you all the best with your future travels.
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Went to Nepal for a volunteer program with Global Work & Travel and was glad to have Ellen as my Trip Coordinator. During the Pre-Departure stage, she was very informative and provided as much detail as she could from her end. As the trip was approaching she would call to check in to see if I had any last-minute questions. Overall the whole experience was good!
We are thrilled to receive your 5 star review about your experience on your Volunteer Trip to Nepal! We are so happy that Ellen was able to provide you with as much information as needed and checked in with you!
Thank you from the whole team at Global Work & Travel!
I used Global to do an Internship in New Zealand. I was slightly apprehensive but they are incredibly organised and communicative. Each step the appropriate person would be in touch very quickly and everyone I spoke to was so nice. My trip coordinator, Ellen, was very accommodating, she was very informed on every step and knew how to walk me through what was going to happen. All in all, they were great and made me feel very good about my decision.
We are thrilled to receive your 5 star review about your experience with our team! It's great to hear that Ellen, your Trip Coordinator, kept you up to date every step of the way and made you feel confident in your travels! We hope you had the best time in New Zealand!
Thank you for travelling with Global Work & Travel!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review of your experience! We are so glad to hear that you had a good experience with our team! We appreciate the honest feedback :)
Thanks from Global Work & Travel!
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