There are many options for working abroad during your first gap year including volunteer work, paid employment and seasonal work. There are various benefits to working abroad ranging from learning new skills to helping people, wildlife and the environment.
There are many sites offering seasonal, temporary, contract or permanent jobs abroad but the list of available jobs on some of these sites are very limited. Eures
offers European jobs in the free movement labour market as well as advice on living in Europe. Some countries like New Zealand and Australia offer working visas to people aged between 18 and 30.