Worldschooling is an experience defined by its emphasis on schooling children through interaction with the wider world, which often involves travelling to different countries.
There’s no doubt that while worldschooling is a uniquely rewarding experience for both parents and children, it can offer a series of financial and personal challenges for the family unit.
Here are five lifestyle changes you can make on the move without compromising your children’s experience during the worldschooling process.
- Earn While You Travel
Although many families will initially have savings to go travelling, unexpected expenses may mean that you have to unintentionally shed some cash occasionally.
To keep your savings pot loaded up, you might want to consider doing some casual work to fund your day to day costs. This might include evening employment like working in bars and restaurants, or more casual day work like freelance editing or writing.
You can find freelance work through websites like Upwork, which allows you to make a free profile to advertise your expertise for casual editing and writing work.
- Do a Distance Learning Course
Distance learning courses are formulated specifically for learning from afar, wherever you are in the world as long as you have internet access.
Experts at Anglia Ruskin University offer courses that are specifically designed to be studied remotely, giving you the ultimate control over your learning.
The flexibility resulting from remote learning allows you to school your children during the day, and spend time with your family, while studying in the evenings or your spare time around your other commitments.
- Getting in Shape
In the humdrum of metropolitan life, it’s easy to rely on transport and readily available junk food to get us through the day.
When travelling, you might see it as an opportunity to get fit, or adopt a healthier lifestyle. Depending on which country you visit, you could be exposed to a whole host of different hobbies and sports you can pick up,
For example, Kabaddi is a contact team sport popular in South Asia and Bangladesh, Yukigassen is a Japanese sport that combines dodgeball with snowball fighting, and Picigin is a Croatian sport ideal for fans of Water Polo.
This means that no matter where you travel, there will always be enough variety of sports and hobbies to try something new and help you get fitter and healthier.
- Learn a Language
Learning a language is widely considered to be a staple of most travellers’ itineraries both prior to and during their journeys. It may help you feel closer to the culture of the countries you visit, and build relationships with the locals.
You can use apps like Duolingo as a starting point for learning a new language, or brushing up on your existing GCSE French or Spanish!
Set daily goals, level-up and choose from around 40 languages to learn from your phone, perfect for transporting as you travel.
Do you have any tips for finding hobbies compatible with worldschooling? Leave your answer in the comments below!