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Corporate Sponsors?

Wondering if one would be able to find a business, or corporation of some sort that would in a way sponsor you to travel.
8 years ago, March 14th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #131134  
Hi, I'm fairly new to the travel blogging site and travel in general. I'm 19 and I've already been lucky enough to visit Italy, Ireland, Wales, and England, all of which I loved, however I've suddenly been having the overwhelming feeling to see more. However, the issue arises as I'm a uiniversity student paying tuition on my own, I usually manage to pay tuition just as summer starts up, and the rest of the summer is spent saving up for the next years tuition. I do not want to be stuck in this constant cycle as it leaves very little time to do what I love doing.
So, I was therefore wondering, if perhaps there's a way that a business or corporation or any sort of group or party sponsors students, or just people in general to travel. I was thinking they offer you a certain amount of money to perhaps wear their logo where ever you go, and to promote their company in economically growing countries or something like that. If anyone knows of something like this I would greatly appreciate the information.
Many thanks in advance,
Pasquale Rinaldo Reply to this

8 years ago, March 15th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #131244  
Hello Pasquale 😊

There are some people who travel as part of their job, but all of those I met who do that now hate travel. Mostly, because they are pushed so hard by their companies to fill all the time with work and dont really get to enjoy the locations they go to. It is a pity really that the companies cant put some free time into their budget, under the philosophy that happy workers produce more.

Sometimes documentaries are made about travel, but one would need to get very lucky to get a job in one of those. Same goes for things like updating travel books. Those are rare and hard to get jobs.

I'm a uiniversity student paying tuition on my own

You can probably get work permits for the US, Canada and Australia while you are a student. It would still mean you have to come up with the plane ticket money and some to live on while job hunting, but it is one way to experience another country inexpensively. It is what I did when I was a student. You can also probably defer one of your college years and then spend a year working in another country. I think, the student work permits can be extended to a year.

I was thinking they offer you a certain amount of money to perhaps wear their logo where ever you go, and to promote their company

That can happen, but much of the time I think they consider the free t-shirt with their logo on it to be payment enough, and dont give you any money.


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8 years ago, March 15th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #131258  
hey! Thanks a lot for the response, i really appreciate it, and I enjoyed reading your ideas, I will definitely try for the work permits. Also, I am in fact thinking of taking a year off school but I hear that a lot of people don't make it back to school after taking a year off, the thing is I'm not putting my whole heart into my studies so really its just a waste of money. Anyway, thanks again!

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8 years ago, March 27th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #132133  
In Tajikistan I met a Brit cycling from Britain to China. He'd got some company to sponsor him 40% of the price of his £2000 bike in exchange for regularly updating his twitter account and obviously mentioning their name Reply to this

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