Work and Travel Mexico with a working hoiliday Visa Mexico. Here are some great resources to get you started.
Language: Spanish predominantly although Indigenous languages are also spoken
Currency: Mexican Peso
Mexico is an unusual, but excellent, choice for a working holiday visa. Mexico is a vibrant and varied country with rich culture, fascinating history and mouthwatering cuisine. From the chic beaches and hedonistic nightlife of Cancun to the unspoiled lush jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico really is an amazing place.
Working Holiday Visa Mexico
Mexico has two different streams of working holiday visas for young people who wish to work and live in the country for an extended period.
18 – 30 year old citizens from Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and South Korea are eligible for a working holiday visa for up to one year. This visa allows you to work for a maximum period of 3 months with each employer.
18 – 30-year-old citizens from Chile, Colombia and Peru are eligible for a temporary work visa for up to one year, due to the reciprocal Pacific Alliance.
If you are looking to apply for a working holiday visa, you should contact the Mexican embassy in your country for the most up-to-date information on what documents are required to apply. Be aware that places are limited so you should apply as soon as you can.
Even if you are not a citizen of one of the countries listed above, there may be other options to work and travel in the United States of Mexico. Every year, many people obtain work permits to work in Mexico – however, you generally need to be sponsored by a Mexican employer.
Work and Travel Jobs in Mexico
Indeed – https://www.indeed.com.mx/ – the Mexican arm of the large American jobs company, Indeed, lists thousands of jobs for Spanish and English speakers in Mexico.
Bumeran – https://www.bumeran.com.mx/ – another large job site that is mainly in Spanish, Bumeran has thousands of jobs in Mexico.
Go Abroad – https://jobs.goabroad.com/search/mexico/jobs-abroad-1 – this website has many jobs in Mexico, primarily for English speakers and in all kinds of industries.
Learn4Good – https://www.learn4good.com/jobs/language/english/list/country/mexico/ – a great
website for finding English-speaking jobs in Mexico, in a range of industries.
Jobs in Mexico City – http://www.jobsinmexicocity.com/ – a comprehensive English website for professional (e.g. accountants, teachers, lawyers) in Mexico City.
Teach Away – https://www.teachaway.com/teach-english-in-mexico – a classifieds website for jobs teaching English all around Mexico.
WorkAway – https://www.workaway.info/hostlist-MX.html – looking for free accommodation and the chance to enjoy beautiful Mexico? Have a look at some of the hostel and resort jobs here!
Spanish Language Courses in Mexico
Although English is widely spoken in Mexico, especially in the hospitality sector, learning Spanish is a good idea – especially if you are planning to get away from the main tourist hotspots like Cancun. Here are some places where you can learn Spanish in Mexico.
Livit Spanish (in Puebla) – https://www.livitspanish.com/ – learn Spanish in a supportive and immersive environment in Puebla – one of Mexico’s best loved foodie hotspots!
Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros (Mexico City) – http://www.cepe.unam.mx/ – a very well regarded course run by one of Mexico City’s premier universities. Bonus – the campus is located in beautiful Coayacan, one of Mexico City’s most trendy neighbourhoods.
Español Interactiivo Language School (Oaxaca) – https://studyspanishinoaxaca.com/ – learn about Mexican culture as well as language at this language school in beautiful Oaxaca.
Habla (Mérida) – – the Yucatan is one of Mexico’s most beautiful regions, so it is the perfect setting to learn to speak Spanish. Mérida is about 300km from Cancun.
Accommodation in Mexico
One benefit of living and travelling in Mexico is that the country offers a fairly affordable cost of living – your savings will stretch a long way in Mexico and you may be pleasantly surprised at the type of home you can afford! Of course, you may still like to share to be more social or save even more money for your travels.
Dada Room – http://www.dadaroom.com/ – if you are looking to rent a single room, this website is a great resource!
Vivanuncios – https://www.vivanuncios.com.mx/ – a large realestate website, Vivanuncios is a great place to look if you’re trying to rent a private apartment in one of Mexico’s cities.
Trovit – https://casas.trovit.com.mx/ – a comprehensive classifieds site for finding apartments to rent all over Mexico.
Roomies & Roomates – https://www.facebook.com/groups/137774356431517/ – this Facebook group features many people in Mexico city looking for a roommate or flatshare!
Housing Anywhere – https://housinganywhere.com/s/Mexico-City–Mexico – this English website is great for finding medium-term rentals all over Mexico.