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Can you take a Sabbatical? Answer these 5 questions to find out

  • Father Son Watching Hot Air Balloons

Mother Watching Lake With Children Sunset

Ditch the desk for a while – your sabbatical calls. Step out, breathe, reconnect with family or find yourself. Travel’s the key; dive deep and broaden your world.

So, who can take a sabbatical? See whether you fall into these five main categories:

  • Are you in Law or Accountancy? You may have a clause in your contract allowing you to take from a month to a year off, sometimes paid.
  • Does your company have a policy? Companies are increasingly embracing the sabbatical trend. Many have contractual provisions for taking unpaid time off, although they often keep them quiet! Re-read the small print.
  • Are you retired? Now is the time to see the world at your own pace. LiNGER can fully tailor your time away to your interests and level of activity.
  • Are you in-between jobs? If on gardening leave or if you’ve just sold a business, take the time to travel.
  • Can you work remotely? If your work is flexible, join the Digital Nomad movement and do it from abroad. Kids’ summer holidays are a great time to get away for longer. Or take the plunge: LiNGER has planned year-long sabbaticals across the world for families of working parents with children.
Kids In Filed - Haystacks - Vietnam

LiNGER has decades of experience in taking the stress out of sabbatical planning and designing tailored, seamless, life-changing experiences. Get in touch to kick-start yours.


Photo credit: Lake at sunset – Marco Ceschi, Unsplash; Vietnamese children – Pikist


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