At Free to Roam Adventures we value experiences over things and believe stepping off the traditional path to do something courageous and unique should be encouraged. Whether you need help sorting out all the important details, or want to make sure you get the most value out of your career sabbatical, Free to Roam Adventures can help customize your trip of a lifetime.


Why Hire a Career Sabbatical Advisor?

Save Time  Planning a long-term trip abroad can take months of intensive research. We take the stress out of planning by doing the research for you. We curate a customized travel portfolio that matches your goals and intentions to save you time and ensure you get the experiences you desire from your sabbatical.

Integrity & Safety  We are committed to recommending experiences that are safe and culturally sensitive. We vet organized programs and volunteer opportunities by speaking directly with program directors and instructors, as well as former participants, who offer honest recommendations based on personal experience. With our extensive experience living and working abroad, we also offer advice and safety tips for independent travelers.  

Mentoring Having a mentor with extensive travel experience is invaluable. From advice on what to pack, how to manage your responsibilities back home (Susan owns a home and still manages to spend 2-3 months abroad every year), or even just giving the extra support to help you follow through with your goals, we are here to help. We support you throughout the planning process and are available to offer assistance during your sabbatical, should you need to alter your plans.


Specific Services and Fees

Career Sabbatical 90 minute Consultation $120

Feel confident planning your own sabbatical, but want an expert's advice? Schedule a 90 minute consultation for help getting started! In the 90 minute meeting or phone call we will go over the timeline for planning your sabbatical, get tips on how to research and vet programs on your own, brainstorm ideas on how to fund your sabbatical and manage your budget, and allow time for you to ask any questions you have about planning your own sabbatical or extended travel in general. 

Should you decide you would like to extend our services after the 101 consultation, we offer a $50 discount on any gap year consultation package.

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Basic Career Sabbatical Consultation $610 USD

The Basic Career Sabbatical Consultation is ideal for budget-conscious travelers planning a sabbatical lasting no more than 4 months. The Basic Consultation begins with a no-obligation introductory conversation during which we go over what you hope to get out of your sabbatical (destinations, budget, desired experiences) and Free to Roam Adventures' role in making it happen. Once you officially become a client we begin researching opportunities for you.

Services included with the Basic Consultation:

  • Initial assessment to determine preferences and goals for your sabbatical, and process for planning
  • A retainer for 6 hours of phone conversation or in-person meetings to structure plans and ask questions, plus unlimited emailing
  • Customized Portfolio with 5-6 volunteer or personal development program recommendations specifically chosen to match your desired experiences and goals, plus recommendations for independent travel based on personal in-country experience combined with extensive research
  • Suggestions for budgeting, packing, travel insurance, and other logistical arrangements 
  • Follow-up consultation to assist with re-entry and debrief experiences 
Purchase Basic Career Sabbatical Consultation Package

Standard Career Sabbatical Consultation $1,150 USD

The Standard Career Sabbatical Consultation is ideal for adults seeking more guidance in determining what types of experiences would help them to achieve their desired career goals, as well as couples planning a tandem sabbatical. The Standard Consultation begins with a no-obligation introductory conversation, during which we discuss any ideas or goals you may have for your sabbatical, budget and other logistical challenges, and Free to Roam Adventures' role in facilitating your sabbatical. Once you officially become a client we begin researching opportunities for you. 

Services included with the Extended Career Sabbatical Consultation:

  • Initial assessment to determine goals, preferences, budget, and process for planning
  • A retainer for 15 hours of phone conversation or in-person meetings to structure plans and ask questions, plus unlimited emailing
  • Customized Portfolio with 10-12 volunteer or personal development program recommendations customized based on your goals and preferences, plus recommendations for independent travel 
  • Suggestions for budgeting, packing, travel insurance, and other logistical arrangements
  • On-the-ground support including check-ins while traveling, support and guidance should you need to alter your plans, continued program and activity recommendations as needed
  • Follow-up consultation to assist with re-entry and debrief experiences 
  • Advising on how to highlight experiences and career related benefits on resume
Purchase Standard Career Sabbatical Consultation Package

Family Sabbatical Consultation $2,500

The Family Sabbatical Consultation is ideal for adults planning an extensive DIY career sabbatical involving multiple destinations, such as a round-the-world trip, or families planning to spend a period of time abroad with children. The Family Sabbatical Consultation begins with a no-obligation introductory conversation during which we discuss your goals, budget, and preferred destinations, and Free to Roam Adventures' role in facilitating your sabbatical. Once you officially become a client we begin researching opportunities for you. 

Services included with the Family Sabbatical Consultation:

  • Initial assessment to determine goals, preferences, budget, destinations, and process for planning
  • A retainer for 30 hours of phone conversation or in-person meetings to structure plans and ask questions, plus unlimited emailing
  • Customized Family Sabbatical Plan based on your budget and goals including a collaboratively planned itinerary including suggested travel routes and modes of transportation, recommendations for housing, school options, and unique cultural experiences appropriate for your entire family 
  • Suggestions for budgeting, packing, travel insurance, and other logistical arrangements
  • On-the-ground support including check-ins while traveling, support and guidance should you need to alter your plans, continued program and activity recommendations as needed
  • Follow-up consultation to assist with re-entry and debrief experiences 
  • Advising on how to highlight sabbatical experiences on resume
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Still unsure if a career sabbatical is right for you?