Updated: Nov 7, 2019
If you’ve been looking for an educational program based abroad that offers a whole new experience for aspiring creatives and travel enthusiasts, then Wanderlust City Projects (WCP) is perfect for you.
WCP offers an affordable program that allows you to fuse your passion for creativity and travel. You’ll get the chance to learn a range of topics including travel writing, photography, social media, foreign languages, and more.
To ensure you are fully immersed in the international experience, the courses are based in cities in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid) that are sure to inspire and invigorate your creative aspirations and sense of wonder.
Whether you’re taking a gap year from school, a sabbatical from work, or want to put your annual leave to good use, WCP offers a 2-week or 4-week course structure, with the option to add on a workshop series.
Curious to know more? Here are a few good reasons why a WCP program could be just the thing you’re looking for:
1. You want to work as a freelance creative
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a digital nomad or want to create a job that gives you freedom and flexibility, our projects will equip you with the skills to get started.
Learn from like-minded wanderlusters and professional creatives who have navigated the ‘ins and outs’ of a freelance career and can share the tricks of the trade.
At the end of the project, you’ll be able to get started as a freelance writer, blogger, photographer, or remote worker in the travel industry.
2. You want to break into the travel industry
Does the idea of working in the travel industry inspire you? Well, now could be the chance to put those wheels in motion.
Our projects will give you a full insight into the types of jobs available in the travel sector, including travel-specific creative roles like writing, journalism, graphic design, photography and more.
3. You want to upskill
Even if you already have creative skills, a freelance career or work in the travel industry, our projects offer a number of career benefits.
Employers are often impressed with those who have studied or gained experience abroad. Add a Wanderlust City Project to your CV and stand out from other candidates in job applications and interviews.
Travel also improves your adaptability and problem-solving skills, often in unfamiliar or challenging situations. Develop independence, resilience, leadership skills and confidence that can help lead you to better job opportunities.
4. You want to build your personal and professional network
Are you interested in building your international network? Our projects offer a great way to make a variety of connections all over the world.
Engage with fellow aspiring and working creatives in your classes and workshops, connect with our teachers who are industry professionals, and meet new people on your travels.
5. You want to combine your creative skills with your passion for travel
If you are equally passionate about building your creative skills as you are about travelling, our projects offer the perfect environment to combine the two interests.
You’ll get the chance to learn and develop your creative skills in writing, graphic design and photography, alongside lessons on local language, history and culture.
Our group excursions, tours, social events and entry to attractions will also allow you to embrace the traveller within.
6. You’re looking for a course that is dynamic yet affordable
Develop your knowledge and skills in the exciting world of travel by joining one of our projects. You’ll be able to combine a dynamic mix of classroom-style sessions and workshops with on-foot experiences in your destination city.
We believe in making learning accessible and available which is why our projects are affordably priced, ensuring you get ultimate value from the experience.
7. You’re looking for a change or want to try something new
Are you looking for a change? Want to try something new? Dreaming about a unique experience abroad? Our projects give you the chance to take on all of the above.
And the best part? You don’t require any prior experience working as a creative or within the travel industry – we encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to apply.
8. You’re seeking personal growth
Travelling and studying overseas can help you become more confident, independent and self-reliant.
Our projects offer a wonderful way to explore self-discovery, finding out what makes you tick, and what kind of path you’d like to create for your future.
The experience will force you out of your comfort zone and into a whole new world of learning and exploring. Now is your chance to start living the life you’ve dreamed of.
Keen to know more? Find out about our city projects here.
Written by Sharon Green for Wanderlust City Projects. Sharon is a journalist, copywriter and editor who has worked in mainstream media in Australia and the United Kingdom. She is also the founding editor of women's lifestyle publication SHE DEFINED.
Her favourite city in the world is London, which will always have a piece of her heart. Sharon’s top travel tip is to travel solo – some of her best adventures have come from exploring the world on her own.