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Uni Gap Year Work & Travel

We pre-place kiwis into amazing paid Hospitality positions for 12 months across America in some of the best Resorts.

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That's right - you'll have a job before you leave NZ. We have more jobs than we have applicants, so our placement rate is 100% - a guaranteed position as long as you meet the application criteria. 

What you get;

  • Guaranteed placement in an amazing resort in America
  • A 12 month Work & Travel  J1 Visa sponsorship (for current or recent tertiary students)
  • Pay ranges from $10US to $20US per hour
  • Medical and Baggage Insurance for your entire stay
  • A freephone number for 24/7 emergency support in USA
  • Support in USA throughout your year
  • A local NZ Facebook group to hook up with other kiwis doing the same things
  • A handbook to guide you through your arrival, visa and your year ahead
  • Exclusive ultimate Resort experience for your CV and career
  • Assistance with flights through our own travel department - we can get you some awesome deals

Work experience related to your field of study can be hard to get - this get's you not only in the door but experience at top level American Resorts.

Locations include:

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Criteria to apply: 

  • You need to be a full time tertiary student (course needs to be 12+ months) or a recent tertiary graduate (last 12 months) from a full time course - online courses are not accepted. 
  • Please contact us with a brief background on any qualifications you hold and work experience to confirm that you will be accepted into the programme if you are unsure. 

 

In order to qualify as an academic institution, schools will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of New Zealand or Australia.
  • Be a bona fide post-secondary student or recent graduate. To be considered a bona fide post-secondary student, the potential participant must have completed his/her first year. A recent graduate is defined as an Australian or New Zealand citizen who has graduated from a post-secondary college/university in their home country within the last 12 months. The applicant must provide evidence of student status.
  • Vocational students pursuing studies at a tertiary level accredited educational institution are eligible for participation.
  • Applicants must provide proof of sufficient financial resources, prior to coming to the United States, to support themselves during a search for employment or between breaks in employment.

Here's the criteria fine print from the US State Department

  • Be a citizen of New Zealand or Australia
  • Be a bona fide post-secondary student or recent graduate. The potential participant must have completed his or her freshman (first) year. A recent graduate is defined as a New Zealand/Australian citizen who has graduated from a (post-secondary) college/university in their home country within the last 12 months. The applicant must provide evidence of student status.
  • Vocational students pursuing studies at a tertiary level accredited educational institution are eligible for participation.
  • For New Zealand and Australian citizens traveling to the United States, this program will operate under the current Exchange Visitor Program Summer Work Travel regulations and in accordance with the guidelines provided to each designated sponsor. 
  • Please note, we have seen students with a majority of online coursework be denied in the past, although the NZ embassy does not mention it in requirements above.

How much will it cost?

We have outlined all the potential and compulsory costs for you so you know how much to budget for: 

Our fees:

  • Program Fee $1999
  • Made up of a $398 application fee payable at time of application (refunded if you not meet criteria)
  • Balance of the $1999 is payable before sponsorship and placement and this includes your 12 month insurance.

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Other costs to consider: 

  • Flights from Auckland to Colorado Springs approx $2300 return and Utah $2000 return approximately
  • J1 Visa application fee - US$160 (subject to change at any time) paid directly to the US Consulate. You must have an interview at the Auckland office therefore you will need to cover your transport costs to obtain your visa.
  • SEVIS Visa fee US$35 for security screening by the Department of State
  • Insurance upgrade should you need it from $5 a day

If you'd like to book a free no obligation consultation with one of our OE Experts fill in the form below

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