This article is by a girl who has traveled and worked her way around the world straight out of college. If she could do it with no experience perhaps you could too.

Next week marks the two-year anniversary of the day I graduated from college.

Holy cow, does time fly.

In that time, I’ve lived in two countries, traveled across three continents, and had too many adventures to count — and (except for one six-week period) I did it all while holding a job abroad, or with another one lined up.

Not only does she tell her story of how she did it, she also gives some tips on how to do it. Including:

  • Scout out places where cost of living is low.
  • Research visas and working holiday passes.
  • Take a TEFL course online while you have free time.
  • Buy a one-way ticket.
  • Set up online billing and payment
  • Don’t be afraid to look in unconventional places for jobs.
  • Give yourself a deadline and a back-up plan.
  • Make yourself useful/Volunteer.
  • Step out of your comfort zone.
  • Don’t be afraid to say yes to a job or opportunity.
  • Be passionate.
  • Network, network, network. Even if you were shy before.
  • Be patient and flexible.
  • Take risks.

I would add that if college doesn't inspire you then it would be possible to do this straight out of school too and people have done exactly that.