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USEFUL LINKS

We have listed a selection of useful links to help you with all stages of planning your placement, from what to do before you go to where to buy equipment to take with you or what resources to download that will help you when you are there.

If you have any suggestions for relevant and useful links to add to this page, they would be very welcome!

Enjoy your browsing - and thank you for visiting us!

BEFORE YOU GO:
  • FCO Know Before You Go : In association with the ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign, we are working with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to do all that we can to help travellers stay safe overseas. Before you go overseas, check out the FCO website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel. It is packed with essential travel advice and tips, and up-to-date country information.

  • Medical: malaria hotspots around the world. Please remember you must consult your doctor about all medical requirements for travelling.

  • WHO is the United Nations specialised agency for health and travel issues across the globe

  • Advice on Travel: An excellent site with useful advice on arranging a year abroad:

  • Lonely Planet - for books and guides on all countries around the world

  • Flight Info: Track all flight departures and arrivals (plus lots more useful info about flying): (this site is very handy for parents/friends to check on your inward and outward flights for your project)

  • CheapFlights.com.au recommend Travellers Worldwide as a trusted volunteer organisation. If you’re considering taking a gap year or embarking on a Travellers project, it can be worth checking for good flights deals to your desired destination.

  • Airport Parking UK: Need to park at an airport in the UK? Here's the place to find out all about it.

  • Save on airport parking (UK) - Another site, also gives you discounts.

  • Airport Parking USA: Another similar website that also provides information on ferries, hotels and parking in the USA.

  • Exchange Rates for most currencies

PASSPORTS: TEFL LINKS:

Some good resources for TEFL lesson plans and games can be found on the internet, or simply type ‘TEFL lesson plans/games’ into a search engine.

  • http://www.teflgames.com/games.html or

  • http://www.tefltime.com - if you would like to do a weekend TEFL course, and maybe follow it up with the full 80-hour online course, this is a good place to go - Travellers' own TEFL courses!

  • A good book for TEFL game ideas is Games for Language Learning (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)  ISBN: 052127737X”

HELP A DISADVANTAGED CHILD OR THREATENED ANIMAL:
  • Adopt a Cause: The Bridge The Gap Foundation is Travellers' Charity arm to help and educate very desperate and needy projects. We try to help impoverished children and abused animals, communities and rehabilitation center, and much more.

  • Adopt an Orang-Utan through the Orang-Utan Appeal, a charity dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of these wonderful animals.

Enjoy your browsing - and thank you for visiting us!

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