Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I did an exchange in middle school to England.
Then I volunteered teaching English in Spain.
Then I moved to England for boarding school without my family.
Then I did a degree in International Business, which took me on a year abroad to Chile.
Then I got a job in a big hotel working at the front desk.
Then I decided that wasn't the best atmosphere for me and I moved half way across the world.
Keep following my journey

Career

Hostel Manager

I run a hostel for backpackers in Sri Lanka.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Travel
Environment & Nature
Working with Others

Day to Day

The day to day work is mostly the fun stuff: talking to guests from all over the world and helping them plan their trips in the country. However I have a lot of work managing reservations, availability, and rates on the computer and keeping my accounts up to date. This is more behind the scenes that most people wouldn't know I do.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get out and explore the world after / during high school. There are so many opportunities that you can find in high school, university, and on your own time. I did an exchange in middle school plus a year abroad in university, plus I went to a boarding school in another country for my last 2 years of high school. Most hostels don't require you to have any experience to work and many places will let you volunteer your time in exchange for a free place to sleep.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

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