BMT 019 : New Zealand Working Holiday Visa with Katie Wert

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa

The Working Holiday Visa option in New Zealand is an incredible opportunity for travelers under 30 years old to work and spend a significant amount of time in the country. In an interview with Katie Wert, who took a break from colllege to travel the world and figure out her life, we find out the details around securing a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa. Katie describes the application process, what to expect, and how to find work, a car, and a place to live after you are approved for the visa.

Katie Wert is a 23-year old college student from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. In 2013 she decided to quit school, buy a RTW ticket, and start making some big shifts in her life. Now, a year later, she has seen parts of the world she never dreamed she would, and she’s learned more about herself and others than she ever thought possible. She is currently back in Pennsylvania finishing her undergraduate degree in biology and plans to attend National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon after she graduates.

 

 

Episode 19 Show Notes

What You Will Hear in This Episode

Resources and tips for securing a Working Holiday Visa in New Zealand including:

  • How and where to apply
  • What the visa provides for a traveler
  • How to find a job with the visa
  • Options for different types of employment
  • What to expect in wages and cost of living

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

REI – where Katie got her Osprey 65L backpack
Information for Americans wanting to apply for the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa
Helpx – volunteering in exchange for room and board (similar to Workaway)
Trademe.co.nz – like Craigslist for finding jobs, etc.
Gumtree.co.nz – like Craigslist for finding jobs, etc.
Backpackerboard.co.nz – like Craigslist for finding jobs, apartments, etc.

Thank you, Katie!

Thanks again to Katie for taking the time to share all this great information with us!

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