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How would you advise a person who would like to explore the world, yet has no money at all?

Apart from trying to obtain some cash, what would you tell these sort of people who would like to learn new cultures and meet people of various backgrounds yet has no financial means to do so? Would love some creative answers. =)

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  • Jan 25 2013: 1. Get some foreign pen pals! Lots of people are looking to converse with people across the world, especially if you want to learn their languages. (Understanding how a language works is key in understanding the culture, of course!) Lots of websites exist that bring people across the world together (www.mylanguageexchange.com - I used this to find some really amazing people, but there's many of them out there)

    2. Try couch surfing. Got some free time? As long as you bring some interesting stories, people will take you in anywhere and you usually can find adventures and rides to new places, new contacts, the possibilities are endless! Other people really are the greatest resource we have

    3. Get a job at a travel agency, or as a Flight Attendant. Ok, this only seems to work in movies. Not something I would personally be interested in, but maybe it could work for you!

    4. Join the Peace Corps. Wanna make a real difference in the world, see amazing things, and cultivate friendships all over the world? Requires usually a minimum 2 year commitment, but what's 2 years for a lifetime of transformative experiences?

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