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Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary give new Cheetah cub a Maori name

Date:Friday, 4 August 2017

Our wildlife sanctuary in Namibia have welcomed a baby Cheetah - and given it a Kiwi name! ...

Press Release: Volunteerism  – A Big OE With a Conscience

Press Release: Volunteerism – A Big OE With a Conscience

Date:Sunday, 30 July 2017

Press Release: IWH's most recent program gives Kiwi's the opportunity to volunteer in Nepal teaching monks English. ...

5 Things to do in China

5 Things to do in China

Date:Sunday, 16 July 2017

If you are planning a trip to China you need to check out these top 5 things to do while you are there. ...

Exploring Singburi Market, Thailand

Exploring Singburi Market, Thailand

Date:Monday, 10 July 2017

We take our taste-buds on a cultural adventure as we explores the Singburi Market in Thailand. ...

5 Things to Pack for Africa

5 Things to Pack for Africa

Date:Monday, 26 June 2017

We'll help you out with what to pack for your trip to Africa.

Here's the 5 most important things to take. ...

5 Things we Love about Canada

5 Things we Love about Canada

Date:Sunday, 25 June 2017

Canada is an amazing country. If you’ve never been, it should definitely be added to your bucket list. Don’t believe us? Check out our blog below and get inspired! If you’re super pumped after reading, we can help you plan a working holiday or ...

Press Release African Wildlife Vet Course Big Hit With NZ Students

Press Release African Wildlife Vet Course Big Hit With NZ Students

Date:Friday, 26 May 2017

A unique African wildlife vet course is proving a big hit with New Zealanders looking to get ahead in becoming a vet or vet nurse according to Vicki Kenny, the founder of International Working Holidays (IWH), the specialist overseas employment ...

10 Must See Beaches in the USA

10 Must See Beaches in the USA

Date:Wednesday, 10 May 2017

As a Kiwi overseas you’re bound to miss the call of the beach. Luckily, the USA has over 12,000 miles of coastline, meaning there are a ton of beaches to tide you over while exploring (pun intended). Here are our Top 10 picks - add them to your ...

Courts and Kate take on South Africa

Courts and Kate take on South Africa

Date:Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Let's set the scene...

Its around June 2014 and I received a call from one of my closest friends Courtney.
Now Courts and I have been friends since High school.

We have been there for each other through the crazy teenage years, New Years parties, ...

Liana's Trip of a Lifetime at Welgevonden!

Liana's Trip of a Lifetime at Welgevonden!

Date:Monday, 3 April 2017

While the idea of travelling across the globe to undertake a two-month volunteer experience in a country you know nothing about isn't everyone's cup of tea-there's always those adventurous-by-nature sorts who I want to talk to now, so as corny as ...

Olivia's African Dream

Olivia's African Dream

Date:Friday, 10 March 2017

This was my first time travelling alone overseas so far from home so, naturally, I had some reservations and safety concerns. I can’t tell you how much stress and pressure was removed by directing my trip through IWH! I was able to book 10 months ...

Hannah's Panda Adventure in China

Hannah's Panda Adventure in China

Date:Wednesday, 8 March 2017

My panda, a 17year old female called Le Shen (meaning life happiness) was the most gorgeous creature, who was shy at first, but once she realised that I was the one to bring her panda cake and apples every day, she and I were inseparable. ...

Aimee's Canadian Adventure | Dogs Sledding Ranch Stay

Aimee's Canadian Adventure | Dogs Sledding Ranch Stay

Date:Thursday, 2 March 2017

I wasn’t ready to leave the place I had called home for the past 10 weeks. I felt like I had become a part of something and it was the greatest feeling ever. You grow this tight bond with the dogs, being there for that long and it was sad to leave ...

Update from Namibia

Update from Namibia

Date:Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Lots of rescues this last month at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary. An Aardwolf, a baby zebra, a leopard and a baboon! How did it all end? ...

Why You Just Need To Do The Kruger Tour

Why You Just Need To Do The Kruger Tour

Date:Wednesday, 22 February 2017

For the girls who were brave enough we signed up to do the big swing. A 70 meter drop into a gorge backwards and then into a giant swing. My legs shook and knees buckled as we were told to lean back. I somehow managed to get on the lap of the girl ...

Ellen's Month at Save the Lions

Ellen's Month at Save the Lions

Date:Tuesday, 29 November 2016

So I've just spent the last month at the Save the Lions Project. What can I say. It was the experience of a lifetime...
...From the crazy Scottish cheetah champ Alan, to watching the world cup final win on a big screen with the staff, the whole ...

Rachella's time at the South Africa Dream Horse Safari

Rachella's time at the South Africa Dream Horse Safari

Date:Wednesday, 9 November 2016

When I first got to the South Africa Dream Horse Safari, I was super nervous. Such a new situation with so many new people!
So many questions and thoughts ran through my head. I did not quite know what to expect... ...

Proving this leopard does not kill livestock - Wildlife Sanctuary

Proving this leopard does not kill livestock - Wildlife Sanctuary

Date:Monday, 7 November 2016

Re-fitted with a GPS collar on 12 October, Lightning has not only become the most successful Wildlife Sanctuary release study, but she also holds the record for being the world’s longest monitored free roaming leopard - seven magnificent years!
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10 Things You Thought You Knew About Volunteering Abroad

10 Things You Thought You Knew About Volunteering Abroad

Date:Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Find out the most common misconceptions people tend to have when it comes to volunteer adventures. ...

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