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Want to Spend a Year in Europe All Expenses Paid? Here’s How!*

* OK, for this to work this free year in Europe to work you’ll need to be a European Citizen and under 30. All good? Keep reading!

A few summers ago I rocked up in a tiny town on the border between the Czech Republic (in central Europe) and Poland.

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Life in the Czech Republic looked a little something like this….



I spent a year working with children for the European Union and was technically deemed a volunteer.


Like anyone else on the programme, I was rewarded for my volunteering with a monthly spending allowance, free accommodation with other young people and free transport.


Working at the youth centre was the type of experience money couldn’t buy. Participants also get free language classes, so I’m proud to say I can carry a halting conversation about the weather in Czech these days.


Ready for your own free year in Europe? Sign up for the European Voluntary Service here EVS !

All photos copyright the amazing Kettle Volunteers 2013.


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  2. Flo

    August 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    What a great initiative! This is what I call a win-win, must have been an amazing experience!

  3. Candy W

    August 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    This is such a wonderful way to travel for free. Looking at the photos, it looks like you had a wonderful fun time volunteering in Europe.

  4. Alina Popescu

    August 18, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    That sounds like an amazing experience for those who qualify. Helping out children and traveling through Europe is a great combo.

  5. Marissa @ Darling Escapes

    August 18, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Such a great way to see Europe and make a difference! Loving this! Might actually pass it along to my sister.

  6. Ally

    August 19, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Really cool way to travel Europe — I’m not from Europe so I can’t personally do this, but know people/have readers that may be interested….will pass this along to them 🙂 thanks!

  7. valerie hansen

    August 19, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Wow what an amazing experience..well I am not European so that counts me out..bummer! Great post!


  8. Roota

    August 19, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Wish it was for Indians too 🙁

  9. Christie @

    August 19, 2016 at 4:58 am

    SO cool!! Minus the first line that I’d need to be a European citizen because I’m not 🙁 🙁

  10. Lori

    August 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

    What an inspirational story! It looks like you’ve made memories to last a lifetime – and had a great time! And working with children is always amazing!

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