If you think it’s difficult for Singaporeans to travel long-term or work abroad, nothing could be further from the truth. Under New Zealand’s Work Exchange Programme, up to 200 Singaporeans between the ages of 18 and 30 may work and stay in the country for six months on a New Zealand Working Holiday visa. Unlike other schemes that you might have seen, you can arrange it yourself without going through an agency or being tied to one employer.
You could do worse than go on a New Zealand working holiday. It’s perfect if you have just graduated from the Polytechnic or university. Get a change of scenery, live independently, discover your resourcefulness, deal with a foreign culture and see a bit of the world – there won’t be any lack of moments to share with everyone. I speak from personal experience (and I paid for everything – this post isn’t sponsored in any way).
In this guide, I’ve put together a few things that my friends and I learnt to make your journey smoother. Interested? Then read on.