If gaining cross-cultural experience while doing something altruistic is more your thing, consider taking part in volunteer projects in Asia. While they aren’t typically paid jobs, your meals and accommodations are usually provided. Thailand and Vietnam are extremely cheap, so if you’ve saved up even a little bit of money, you will definitely be able to stretch it out. If you are an American citizen, Peace Corps is another worthwhile endeavor. The application process is competitive and being a PCV requires a two-year commitment, but you receive plenty of vacation time to explore the host country as well as neighboring ones.