BY KATE LARSON
If you’re thinking about what your major should be in college or if you’re thinking about switching your majors, then this is the article for you. You may be struggling to figure out what kind of career you’re going to have that you will enjoy, but will also allow you to travel the world. You definitely shouldn’t have to choose between seeing the rest of the world and the career that you love. That’s why we’re going to go through some of the top college majors that allow you to travel the world down below. Good luck!
First up, we have a major that makes you think more of Indiana Jones that an actual career. However, archaeology is a fantastic career choice if you enjoy ancient cultures and seeing new places. Sure, you’re going to spend a lot of the time in the lab and in the office. But archaeologists also get the chance to travel to exotic places to uncover and study ancient cultures. It’s good for you to have both a Master’s & Ph.D. in archeology, in addition to field work experience, if you want to make it in this career field.
- International Business (Consultancy)
Consultancy is one of those career fields that’s just vague enough to cover all sorts of jobs. Companies are going to hire consultants in any number of fields to solve some specific problems clients are facing. Most of the time, you’ll be able to get into consultancy with a degree in International Business. The great part about this job is that if your company’s clients are around the world, you may eventually be able to travel to those places on the company’s dime.
As a photographer, especially for events like weddings, you are going to get the chance to travel all over. If you’re a destination wedding photographer, the couple will fly you out to wherever their wedding is to take photos. Or if you’re a landscape photographer, you can travel to some seriously awesome places. You could even combine this with a career in travel journalism if you also have a love for writing.
- English as a Second Language
Another great option for traveling the world is teaching English as a second language (ESL). ESL teachers are in high demand throughout the world, so a major in this is going to give you some awesome opportunities to travel abroad and teach English. Many students will take teaching internships during university and afterwards in places like China, Colombia, and Mexico.
- International Relations (Foreign Service Worker)
If you really want to travel around, then a degree in International Relations or International Politics is great for you. With that kind of major, you can work for the State Department as a Foreign Service Worker. There are plenty of career choices with this department and depending on your embassy of choice, you could spend some time in some really cool locations.
All of these majors are great for those of you who want to combine your career with your love of travel. Which are you going to choose?
Bio: Kate Larson is a college student and aspiring blogger, who takes care about the
environment and personal well-being. She enjoys travelling and reading, as well as writing