API - Work Abroad in Australia

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API offers paid work opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, or both! Participants have two options for this work abroad opportunity. The first option has participants commit to an initial minimum of 2 weeks, including full accommodation, living and working on family-owned organic farms or ranches. If you’ve already graduated university, and wish to spend longer in Australia or New Zealand, you are provided extensive resources and training upon arrival to help you transition from this program into a full-time paid work opportunity and remain in-country for up to 10 additional months on a Working Holiday visa! The second option gives participants the support and resources to find a paid placement of their choice on-site for up to 12 months. About 90% of participants seeking paid work positions find jobs through this program! Paid positions are available in just about every field for both options. If you can’t choose between living and working in Australia and New Zealand, no problem!

Highlights
  • Approximately 90% of participants seeking paid work positions find jobs through this program
  • Option to find a PAID job in almost any field and extend stay for up to 12 months (ask your Program Coordinator/Manager for details)
  • Two options give participants great flexibility to search for paid positions at their own pace
  • API advisor to assist you with all pre-departure needs, including visa assistance, and liaise with partner throughout program

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Eryn
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Life in the Land Down Under

Interning in Australia was my first experience living abroad, and with the support of Cultural Embrace by API, transitioning to a new country was smooth and stress-free.

I lived with a lovely Australian family in North Sydney and my internship was at a nutrition clinic about a mile and half away, making for a convenient daily commute.

The landscape was beautiful and green with rich vegetation, and the neighborhood was fashioned with sidewalks lining every street, making it suitable for running. An avid fitness enthusiast, I also located a yoga studio only a short bike ride from my home-stay.

After several weeks of navigating the city and its many suburbs on my own, I eventually made my way towards the ocean, sand and social scene of Bondi Beach, where I stumbled on quaint coffee shops, health food stores, crystal waters, and hours of sunbathing. On the shores of Bondi, I made friends that are still some of my best mates to this day, including my Aussie boyfriend.

I went to Australia with an open mind and heart and a focus on personal growth and development. I made a conscious effort to stay fully present through every moment of my six months overseas. I turned challenges- such as experiencing bouts of homesickness or trouble with interpreting the Aussie accents and lingo- into opportunities for learning, viewing any difficulty as a chance to strengthen my fortitude.

How can this program be improved?
If I had to change one thing, I would have been placed in an internship and home-stay in the Eastern Suburbs. As much as I loved living and working in North Sydney, it was about an hour and a half by public transport to the city beaches, where I ended up spending most of my free time.
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