Hong Kong - Volunteer, Gap Year & Tours

View meaningful holidays and travel ideas for Hong Kong with One World 365. Hong Kong is one of the most impressive places in the world to fly into, you will see where the ocean meets the city there are giant skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. If you are visiting Hong Kong for the first time it might be a bit of a shock to the senses, expect a bustling metropolis with people, hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. This country is a very exciting destination to visit on a gap year and we have lots of trips and programs available to join including applying to volunteer. There are also lots of ways to escape the busy city, we recommend taking a boat trip to one of the nearby islands and spending a day at the beach. A lot of the local restaurants have great sea food for cheap prices.

Hong Kong Travel Guide

  • Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
  • Population: 6,980,000 (approx)
  • Local Languages: Cantonese + English
  • International Dialing Code +852
  • Country Area: 1,092 km2



Gap Year & Tours in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is very accessible from international destinations, cheap flights and special offers can be found at selected times of the year. Accommodation can be very expensive in Hong Kong and you will need to book in advance for the best deals. Hong Kong is a good base to start and then take a gap year in China / Asia, there are flights with companies like Air Asia and also a lot of adventure travel companies which offer overland holidays and tours. You can view tours in Hong Kong with One World 365. Search tours where you can experience Hong Kong or travel overland, we list tours with large international and local tour operators. For somewhere a little different you might want to visit Macau which is local near to Hong Kong and offers a very different experience with old Portuguese colonial architecture.



Volunteer in Hong Kong

There are local organisations who offer volunteer projects in Hong Kong, you can contact these via our website. You might also like to view all of our Asia volunteering programs.



Teach English in Hong Kong

Apply to teach English in Hong Kong - there is a large international/ex-pat community living in Hong Kong making the the transition to living and teaching English in HK easier. This is an exciting destination full of culture, tasty food and a lively atmosphere. Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese in 1997 and is one of the largest economic hubs of the world. On our website you can read more information about teaching English in Hong Kong and apply to positions today.

We highly recommend teaching English in Hong Kong, not many places in the world compare to living here, there are huge sky scrapers and lots of restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy. Hong Kong has a diverse population from Asia and worldwide with lots of expats from Europe living here. if you are looking to explore a new country and are open minded to Asia culture then you will love Hong Kong. English is widely spoken in this former British ruled colony, you can find most jobs working to help children and adults ti learn or improve their written and conversation English skills. Knowing English in this part of the world of Asia, you’ll work with both adults and children- parents seeking to have their children to grow up bilingual, and business professionals looking to improve their conversational language skills. 




The average foriegn language teacher can expect to earn around $2,000 - $3,000 per month which is very high compared too other countries in the region and worldwide.You will also be teaching here more for the experience, living in Hong Kong is a great cutural experience and will look great on your CV / resume. You can also apply to teach and volunteer in Asia - perfect if you are looking for work experience.


Advice & Recommendations

Some paid jobs will include accommodation (or discounted rates) which really helps as this can be an expensive place to live in. Some might even include airfares if you are lucky. For a relaxing break head to one of the beaches, sometimes the city can be a little hectic and its always good to freshen up.

English TEFL Jobs Application Advice for Hong Kong - If you are looking for or applying to English teaching jobs in Hong Kong there are a number of things you should be careful of and we have put together some useful guidelines to follow....

  • Always ask for feedback and check a website like Facebook to see if the institution is credible
  • Like with all jobs abroad, we advise not providing credit card information before registering. If someone asks for money or a payment always challenge this and if you feel something is wrong its best not to proceed
  • Try to tell a friend or someone you are going for an interview and provide contact details
  • If a language school or employer asks for documents its better to provide photocopies
  • Interviews generally take place during the day, it is very unusual to have one at night
  • Take photocopies of your passport and get travel insurance for the duration of your stay
  • Hong Kong is a very safe area to live and study in but always check your foreign office website or the Lonely Planet travel forum for up to date travel advice and information


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