Program Details

Approximately 90% of participants seeking paid work positions find jobs through this program 
Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
Work Types:
Animal Sciences, Arts & Architecture, Business, Education, Hospitality, Journalism, Medical, Nursing, Psychology, Religion, Sciences & Environment, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:

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! These opportunities allow you to live abroad and experience the local culture as more than a tourist. By working abroad, you can cultivate real-world experience and form lasting relationships and connections, all while exploring exciting new places.

Program Highlights: 

  • Paid-job search support on-site 
  • 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) 
  • Approximately 90% of participants seeking paid work positions find jobs through this program 
  • Stories and more details of the experience on the API Blog
Setting Description:
Australia is known for its diverse and beautiful landscapes that span the world’s largest island (or smallest continent, depending on your point of view). Five of Australia’s cities are ranked among the world’s top 30 for students to live in (Mercer), and cities such as Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney are known for their eclectic and international makeup. Come work abroad in Australia and experience this amazing land with API!
Please see API website for details. USD. API advisor to assist you with all pre-departure needs, including visa assistance, and liaise with partner throughout program. Airport shuttle bus ticket to orientation housing. Housing and meals with local host family (Option 1 only) Medical, Life, and Travel Insurance On-site welcome weekend (3 days/2 nights with hostel + breakfast in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney) On-site support from partner and host/employer - Assistance with bank account, job database, and more!

Additional Program Information

*Participants must be 18-30 years old
Scholarships Description:
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.

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