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www.iep.org.nzTravel,work,exploreHelping Kiwis have amazing overseasworking holiday adventures.


So, youwant totravel?01|02Sounds great... but where to start?First off you have to decide where you want to go. In the old daysthis pretty much meant either Australia or Britain. Now there aredozens of amazing countries that New Zealanders can live andwork in. But which one... which one?Then you have to get organised. How much money do I need?Am I eligible for a working visa? There are flights to be booked,and insurance to sort.Once you arrive you want to get up and running ASAP. Wheredo I stay when I first touch down? What work will I do? Howmuch will I get paid? Will I have others to hang out with andshare amazing experiences with? What if something goes wrong?How can we help?At IEP we are the experts in helping New Zealanders from allkinds of backgrounds have the working holiday experience oftheir dreams.We offer programs in amazing and exotic countries aroundthe world. From the tried-and-true like Europe, to the completelyoff-the-beaten-track such as Costa Rica.And, we are all about ensuring your travel is successful. We helpyou plan, get organised, and get you up and running quicklywhen you arrive.We aren’t about taking the adventure out of travelling; weare here to help you get through the annoying, confusing andpotentially misfortunate stuff up front so that the real adventurecan start.Going overseas will be one of the biggest experiences in your life.Let us help you to make it amazing.Get organisedbefore you go!In this guide...Where would you like to go? . ........... 03More about us ........................ 04Work Britain . .......................... 05Work Ireland . ......................... 07Work France . ......................... 09Adventure UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Work Canada . ........................ 13Work Canada Job Fair ................. 15Work USA & Work USA Plus . .............. 17Summer Camp USA .................... 19Volunteer Worldwide ................... 21Participant Profiles. ..................... 23IEP & STA Travel . ....................... 25Travel Insurance . ...................... 25Find out more or apply . ................ 26


CanadaIrelandBritainUSAFranceMore about usCosta RicaCambodiaIEP New Zealand is part of a worldwide network of companiesand partner organisations focused on helping people haveamazing overseas work and travel experiences.Our parent company BUNAC, which is headquarteredin Britain, has been in the youth travel industry for over40 years.PeruSouth AfricaBUNAC was born out of the belief that travelling to anothercountry and becoming part of that foreign community is oneof the most exciting, fulfilling and life-changing experiencesanyone can have.From humble beginnings running exchange programs forBritish and American university students, BUNAC now hasoffices around the world, and every year we help tens ofthousands of people have amazing adventures in all cornersof the world.Where in the worldwould you like to go?Over the past 40 years we have been making connectionsall over the world. This means that wherever you go with IEP,you will get first-class advice before you get there. And,because most of our programs are fully-supported, youwill be greeted with a smile when you arrive and helpedthrough all of those difficult, confusing and potentiallydisastrous things that can happen when living overseas.“You can’t understand how a workingholiday will change your life until you’vebeen there, met the people, workedamongst the culture and explored!Only then do you get it.”Alex lived in Oxford, UK03|04


WorkBritain:England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland05|06Ever considered Great Britain?A working adventure in the UK is a classic rite-of-passagefor young kiwis. Encompassing England, Scotland, Wales,and Northern Ireland, the UK has something for everyone.From buzzing cities and quaint villages, to colourful seasidetowns and ancient monuments, Britain is steeped in historyand full of amazing cultural experiences.With Work Britain you will enjoy the ease and peace-of-mindof being on a complete support program, with everythingfrom pre-departure advice, through to transport andaccommodation when you arrive, and help getting a job.Travel Insurance -Never leave without it!Before you go, ensure you get costeffective,comprehensive travelinsurance through us. Remove therisk and give yourself peace of mind!To be eligible forWork Britain you must:Be aged 18-30 years inclusiveand hold a New Zealandor EU passport.Before you leave we provide:• Visa Assistance whether through the Youth Mobilty Scheme (2 years)or Ancestry (5 years)• Lonely Planet Britain• Work Britain handbook full of invaluable advice• Negotiated travel insurance rates• General advice including money matters• Great flight deals through STA TravelWhen you arrive you receive:• Two nights accommodation including breakfast• Prepaid transport card into the city• Fully comprehensive orientation including assistance with tax andNational Insurance numbers.• Bank account assistance to help you open one quickly and easily upon arrival.• Access to BUNAC’s (our London based office) exclusive listings of jobsand employment contacts• Free access to BUNAC’s resources in London including computers andInternet, phone and fax• Amazing social events where you can meet like-minded travellers• Mail holding and re-direction• 24 hour, 7 day emergency contact if something goes wrong• Phone card - no excuse not to call home!“The fact that you have an organisation withso much experience to back you up whenyou are making the scary move to the otherside of the world was so reassuring.”Richard lived in Manchester, UKTo find out more or to apply for Work Britain go to www.iep.org.nz or call us on 0800 443 769


WorkIreland:Before you leave we provide:• Visa assistance for the Working Holiday Visa (1 year)• Lonely Planet Ireland• Work Ireland handbook full of invaluable advice• Negotiated travel insurance rates• General advice including money matters• Great flight deals through STA TravelMaybe Ireland is more your thing?A working adventure in Ireland means you can properly explore therugged beauty of the emerald isle and fall for the charm and graceof the world’s friendliest people. Immerse yourself in ancient culture,be a spectator or participant in national Irish games such as GaelicFootball or Hurling, explore the extraordinary natural environment,and be sure to leave time for good craic in the legendary Irish pubs.With Work Ireland you will enjoy the ease and peace-of-mind ofbeing on a complete support program. This includes pre-departureadvice and great flight deals, transfers and accommodation whenyou arrive, and help getting a job.To be eligible forWork Ireland you must:Be aged 18-29 years inclusiveand hold a New Zealandor EU passport.When you arrive you receive:• Two nights accommodation including breakfast• Money for transportation into the city• Fully comprehensive orientation includingemployment, tax number and where to live• Access to USIT’s (our Irish partner organisation)exclusive listings of jobs and employment contacts• Free access to USIT’s resources in Dublin includingcomputers and Internet, phone and fax• Amazing social events where you can meetlike-minded travellers• Mail holding and re-direction• 24 hour, 7 day emergency contact if somethinggoes wrong• Phone card - no excuse not to call home!To find out more or to apply forWork Ireland go to www.iep.org.nzor call us on 0800 443 769Travel Insurance -Never leave without it!Before you go, ensure you get costeffective,comprehensive travelinsurance through us. Remove therisk and give yourself peace of mind!“This is such a beautifulcountry with such wonderfulpeople! I would recommendWork Ireland to anyone.”Clare lived in Dublin, Ireland07|08


WorkFrance:Elegant France?Whether you are drawn to the beautiful architecture andboutiques of Paris, the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, therustic charm of village life, or the slopes of the Alps, a world full ofart, romance, history and style awaits you. A working adventurein France allows you to immerse yourself in a foreign languageand experience the joie de vivre. With Work France you will enjoythe ease and peace-of-mind of being on a complete supportprogram with everything from pre-departure advice, through totransport and accommodation when you arrive, and help withgetting a job.To be eligible forWork France you must:Be aged 18-30 years inclusiveand hold a New Zealandor EU passport.Travel Insurance -Never leave without it!Before you go, ensure you get costeffective,comprehensive travelinsurance through us. Remove therisk and give yourself peace of mind!“I have learnt so much, not just anew language but a new way of life.I love it all, the food, the art,the people, the whole lifestyle- it’s fantastic.”Hannah lived in Paris, FranceBefore you leave we provide:• Visa assistance for the Working Holiday Visa(1 year)• Lonely Planet France• Work France handbook full of invaluable advice• Negotiated travel insurance rates• General advice including money matters• Great flight deals through STA TravelWhen you arrive you receive:• Two nights accommodation including breakfast• Money for transportation into the city• Fully comprehensive orientation including employment,tax number and opening a bank account• Access to Aquarius’ (our French partner organisation)exclusive listings of jobs and employment contacts for12 months• Free access to Aquarius’ resources in Paris includingcomputers and Internet, phone and fax• Amazing social events where you can meet like-minded travellers• Mail holding and re-direction• 24 hour, 7 day emergency contact if something goes wrong• Phone card - no excuse not to call home!Home stay option:Aquarius, together with IEP, offersan amazing home stay optionwhere you can live with a Frenchfamily as soon as you arrive.Combine this with a languageschool and you will be speakingfluently in no time.09|10To find out more or to apply for Work France go to www.iep.org.nz or call us on 0800 443 769


AdventureUK:Love kids?Looking for a working holiday filled with adventure? Adventure UK hasactivity centres throughout the UK where you can teach children ofvarious ages to grow and develop in skills and confidence.Working as an Activity Supervisor is an extremely rewardingexperience. You will have the chance to teach and receive furthertraining in a range of amazing activities including abseiling, kayaking,quad-biking, archery, raft-building and much more.Travel Insurance -Never leave without it!Before you go, ensure you get costeffective,comprehensive travelinsurance through us. Remove therisk and give yourself peace of mind!What’s involved?As an Adventure UK Activity Supervisor youreceive all of the benefits of our Work Britainprogram (see page 5), plus more:• Job sorted before you leave New Zealand• Discounted food and accommodation forthe duration of your time at Adventure UK• Full training and induction• An opportunity to advance your outdooradventure career… it looks great on your CVIs Adventure UK right for you?To be eligible for Adventure UK:• Must be aged 18-26 years inclusive and holda New Zealand, Australian or EU passport• Have experience working with kids• Complete a biometric test. These take placein Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch• You don’t need any specific outdoorexperience but you do need enthusiasmand the can-do kiwi attitude“Awesome! So much fun andgreat to have a job sortedbefore I got to Britain.”Janie lived in Woodbridge, Britain11|12To find out more or to apply for Adventure UKgo to www.iep.org.nz or call us on 0800 443 769


WorkCanada:To be eligible forWork Canada you must:Be aged 18-35 yearsinclusive and holda New Zealand passportLoads of Kiwis love Canada...Canada is a country of immense natural beauty and a placewhere adventure is never far away. But it isn’t all about highmountains, wide lakes and amazing wildlife. Canada’s culturalheritage is an infusion of indigenous, French and British history,and Canada has great cities to explore. A working adventure inCanada is fast becoming a favourite for kiwis as it offers so much.With Work Canada you will enjoy the ease and peace-ofmindof being on a complete support program. This includespre-departure advice and great flight deals, transfers andaccommodation when you arrive, and even help getting a job.Before you leave we provide:• Visa assistance for your Working Holiday Visa (1 year)• Lonely Planet Canada• Work Canada handbook full of invaluable advice• Negotiated travel insurance rates• General advice including money matters• Great flight deals through STA TravelWhen you arrive you receive:• Two nights accommodation including breakfast• Prepaid transportation into the city• Comprehensive orientation including employment, tax numberand opening a bank account• Access to SWAP’s (our Canadian partner organisation) exclusivelistings of jobs and employment contacts• Free access to SWAP’s resources in Toronto and Vancouver,including computers and Internet, phone and fax• Amazing social events where you can meet like-minded travellers• Mail holding and re-direction• Emergency support if something goes wrongTravel Insurance -Never leave without it!Before you go, ensure you get costeffective,comprehensive travelinsurance through us. Remove therisk and give yourself peace of mind!“I’m having a blast here! IEP is a greatprogram and I’m so happy to be part ofit!!! Thank-you guys so much.”Guy lived in Vancouver, Canada13|14To find out more or to apply for Work Canada go towww.iep.org.nz or call us on 0800 443 769


WorkCanadaJob Fair:Travel Insurance -Never leave without it!Before you go, ensure you get costeffective,comprehensive travelinsurance through us. Remove therisk and give yourself peace of mind!15|16Adventures for snow lovers!If you dream about a winter of working in Canada,playing on the best slopes, and would love a job sortedbefore you leave, then Work Canada Job Fair is for you.Every year IEP brings Canadian employers to New Zealandto hire kiwis on the spot. You’ll receive all the benefits of ourWork Canada program (see page 13), plus we guarantee a job offeror your money back.Employers who have previously attended include:• Grouse Mountain – Great skiing and you can commute eachday from Vancouver• Panorama Mountain Village – Great terrain, spectacular sceneryand a mountain village atmosphere• Marmot Basin – Located in the breathtaking, vast and ruggedlymountainous landscape of Jasper National Park• Asessippi Ski Resort – Friendly prairie resort offering a uniqueCanadian experience in beautiful ManitobaThere are loads of different jobs up for grabs.Here are a few examples of positions available:• Lifties• Snow makers• Reservation agents• Deli servers• Cooks• Room attendants• BartendersTo be eligible forWork Canada Job Fairyou must:Be Aged between 18-35years inclusive. Jobs are for theCanadian winter season andemployers will usually only hireapplicants who can committo 5 months of work.“I think it’s a great programand a really valuable servicethat you provide. Thanks forgetting me to the bestski season in 50 years!”Lara, Work Canada Job FairTo find out more about Work Canada Job Fair including program fees and employers whoare attending this year go to www.iep.org.nz or call us on 0800 443 769


“What a brilliant experience itwas. I went on the programby myself and ended up meetingthe greatest people (who werealso travelling alone) who mademy experience one of thebest times of my life”Andy, New York City, USAWorkUSA & USA Plus:17|18Give us a U. Give us an S...Ever dreamt of travelling throughout the big ol’ U S of A, meeting thelocals and experiencing a larger-than-life country? Miami, Colorado,New York, Chicago or anywhere else in the States; it’s up to you.A working adventure in the USA is the perfect way to immerse yourselfin the diversity of this beautiful, exhilarating and crazy country.If you are a current or recent full time student then don’t leave yourUS green card up to a lottery. With Work USA and Work USA Plus youcan work in virtually any job, anywhere in the country.To be eligible forWork USA you must:Be over 18 years of age,a full-time student at tertiarylevel for this academic yearand be a New Zealand orAustralian passport holder.Work USA:A 4 month visa designed for current full-time students. Thevisa allows you to work in virtually any field you want andtravel anywhere in the United States.USA government regulations require that you completea pre-departure orientation to find out about US visaand travel regulations. This is a great opportunity tofind out more about flights and insurance and to meetfellow travellers.On Work USA you receive:• Help obtaining your 4 month J1 visa• Work USA handbook and Moneywise Travel Guide• 24 hour, 7 day support if something goes wrong• Group flights if you’d like to arrive with other travellers• Great t-shirt• Phone card – no excuse not to call home!Work USA ReturnerWant to go back for more? You can repeat this programevery year with our Work USA Returner program,provided you still meet the same eligibility criteria.Work USA Plus:A 12 month visa designed for current and recent full-timestudents. The visa allows you to work in virtually any fieldyou want, travel anywhere in the United States and departat any time.USA government regulations require that you completea pre-departure orientation to find out about US visaand travel regulations. This is a great opportunity tofind out more about flights and insurance and to meetfellow travellers.On Work USA Plus you receive:• Help obtaining your 12 month J1 visa• Work USA Plus handbook and Moneywise Travel Guide• 24 hour, 7 day support if something goes wrong• Group flights if you’d like to arrive with other travellers• Great t-shirt• Phone card – no excuse not to call home!To find out more or to apply for Work USA, Work USAReturner & Work USA Plus go to www.iep.org.nzor call us on 0800 443 769IEP/BUNAC works with IENA (International Exchange ofNorth America) - an authorised US Visa sponsor -to provide you with your J1 Visa paperwork.To be eligible forWork USA Plus you must:Be over 18 years of age,a current or recent (within thelast 12 months) full time studentat tertiary level, and be aNew Zealand or Australianpassport holder.Travel Insurance -Never leave without it!Before you go, ensure you get costeffective,comprehensive travelinsurance through us. Remove therisk and give yourself peace of mind!


SummerCamp USA:See yourself working wth kids?If you enjoy working with kids, have a sense of adventure and areaged 18-35 years then Summer Camp USA is for you.As a counsellor at Summer Camp USA you spend 8-10 weeks livingwith and leading kids, teaching them amazing activities and givingthem life-changing experiences.The skills and confidence that you will gain as a counsellor areinvaluable and look great on your CV. Plus you get to make friendswith people from all over the world.Once you complete Summer Camp you receive a salary. You arethen free to travel the USA for up to 30 days.Why choose Summer Camp USA with us?As a not-for-profit organisation with over 40 years experience withSummer Camp you can be sure you are getting the best experienceand value-for-money through us:Need inspiration?At Summer Camp USA there is an amazingrange of sports, activities, arts, craftsand skills that you can teach.Examples include:Water skiingBasketballHorse ridingKayakingRopes/climbingPaintingArts and CraftsGolfTheatreSwimmingArcheryMountain BikingFilm/videoSailingand many many more!19|20Are you eligible?To be eligible you need to meet the following criteria:• Aged between 18 and 35• Have experience with working with kids• Able to leave New Zealand for the USA between startof May to mid June. Be ready to make a commitmentto a camp for 8-10 weeks• Energetic and adaptable team player“I will never forget my favourite camperemailing me after camp. She said I wasthe reason she had the best camp ever.I really felt like I’d made a difference.”Kirsty, New York, USA• We charge the lowest one-off program fees• You receive the highest salary whilst on camp• We are upfront about all associated costs• We pride ourselves on personal placement. Our US placement team ensures you are placedin the right Summer Camp that matches your interests and experience• We offer comprehensive insurance specifically designed for Summer CampReturning to Summer Camp USAIf you have already been a camp counsellor at an American Summer Camp you can returnthrough us whether or not you originally went through IEP.As a not-for-profit organisation we are committed to keeping your fees as low as possible.As a returner you are able to negotiate your own salary, and if you return with us we takeno agency fee from your salary.To find out more or to apply for Summer Camp USA go towww.iep.org.nz or call us on 0800 443 769IEP/BUNAC works with IENA (International Exchange of North America) - an authorised US Visa sponsor -to provide you with your J1 Visa paperwork.


VolunteerWorldwide:“Volunteering overseas wasone of the most challenging,yet most rewarding experiencesof my life! I’d recommendit to anyone.”Jarrod, volunteering in South AfricaMake a real difference.Volunteering is a great way to have an amazing work and travel experience and give back toa community. With your skills, experience and personality you can really make a difference.We offer placements in Cambodia, Costa Rica, Peru, South Africa and USA, and we are alwayssourcing new projects.You can help educate children, teach adults about the threat of AIDS and HIV, use your skillson building projects or help out at a wildlife sanctuary. There are so many options; there willdefinitely be something that suits you.Why volunteer through IEP?As a non-profit organisation we are focused on placing you into a program that gives backto the community. Your program fee goes towards covering your accommodation, food andadministration fees.Before you go we ensure the process is easy. Once accepted onto the program we help witharranging a visa (if needed), find you a placement to suit your experience and give you loads ofinformation including a handbook and Lonely Planet.Once you arrive overseas the partner organisation takes over. You will be given a comprehensiveorientation where you’ll learn about the community, local customs, see the sights and meetfellow volunteers.Is volunteeringright for you?To be a volunteer you needto be 18 years or older. Part of21|22the application process is anindepth interview which isan assessment tool forus and you.Placements have differingminimum timeframes of 5-13weeks. This timeframe is toensure both you and thecommunity you arevolunteering in reapthe best rewards.What can I do?Volunteer South AfricaPlacements include education, childcare,HIV/AIDS awareness, environmental/agricultural,healthcare, tourism and wildlifeVolunteer Costa RicaPlacements include education, communitybased, environment conservation, wildlife and tourismVolunteer CambodiaPlacements include education, children’scentres and working at the Landmine MuseumVolunteer PeruPlacements include education, health centres,childcare and constructionVolunteer USAPlacements include working at National Parksrestoring pathways, fences and general maintenanceTo find out more or to apply for a volunteer programgo to www.iep.org.nz or call us on 0800 443 769


ParticipantProfiles:Program: Work USAName: AntoninaHometown: Auckland“IEP’s ability to obtain a visa sponsorand having access to BUNAC wheneverI needed support was valuable to me.Updating my resume with an internationaljob placement after finishing Work USAhas certainly added that extra dimension.I’ve managed to secure an elite internshipwhich is supplementing my fulltime study.My confidence in my working ability hashugely increased which is somethingI will always apply to future employmentopportunities.”Program: Work BritainName: ShelleyHometown: Wairarapa“IEP and their supporting BUNAC program havebeen great. I can’t imagine doing this trip sofar without them; they have been an amazingbackup support, especially when I had mypassport stolen. It’s by far worth the fees, you’resilly if you don’t go with IEP!”“I went to Indian Head Camp in Pennsylvania and was theGymnastics Director there. I had the most amazing time and amplanning to go back next year. The best thing about camp though wasall the people I met. Such an amazing group! I’m still in contactwith a lot of them-friends for life. It was valuable having IEP forthe continual support and advice when needed.”Jerry, Program: Summer Camp USA, Hometown: Wellington23|24“I felt a lot of support from IEP, all of my questionswere answered and everything seemed very easy and SWAPgave a great orientation into the city which was amazinglyhelpful! It was brilliant for me as I was just out ofschool and travelling overseas alone for the first time,I didn’t have to worry about too much and IEP helpedguide me through the whole process! Everyone was veryhelpful and supporting and answered all of the questionsI emailed very quickly.”Jennifer, Program: Work Canada, Hometown: Wakefield, Nelson


Flights &InsuranceSTA TravelWe work with STA to make it work for you...STA Travel’s core purpose is to make travel as affordable and as attainable for young peopleas possible. And it isn’t just about offering cheap flights, STA offer real value with the flexibilityand features our travellers want.STA Travel has an agent placed in our office that has been working with IEP for over 10 years.She knows the programs inside out; her expertise adds real value and ease to the wholebooking process.Travel Insurance25|26When you are overseas even the smallest incident can end up costing you a lot of money.Ensure you are covered with comprehensive travel insurance booked through us. IEP has two greatpartners to keep you covered.Travelling to the USA?We partner with IENA (International Exchange of North America). IEP offers an exclusive travelinsurance policy designed specifically for working holiday and volunteer participants travellingto the United States of America.Travelling anywhere else?We partner with Travelsure - a specialist in travel insurance. Travelsure can keep you coveredno matter where in the world you travel!All policies are comprehensive. This means they cover a wide range of claims including:• your belongings should they be lost, damaged or stolen• medical and dental expenses• ski and snow related coverage• your flights should you not be able to take them due to unforeseen circumstancesTravelsure is underwritten by Great Lakes, Munich Re Group. IENA is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Companyof Pittsburgh. Coverage subject to the terms, conditions, sublimits and exclusions contained in each policy wording.How do I find out moreor apply for a program?Information sessionsOur free information sessions are an excellent way to learnmore about our programs, ask questions and meet staff toget inspiration and advice.We have regular info sessions in main centers around thecountry. We also travel to smaller centers several times ayear. Check our website for upcoming dates close to you.Our website: www.iep.org.nzOur website is an excellent resource for completeup-to-date program information including program fees,eligibility and visa requirements. It also offers adviceand inspiration about where you should go.Talk to us: 0800 443 769Call us on our free phone number during businesshours to talk with one of our highly experienced teammembers. They’ll answer any questions you may have.Apply online or find out more at:www.iep.org.nzFacebook: Search IEP New ZealandTwitter: http://twitter.com/iepnewzealand“Don’t hold back, you’re only young once.Make the most of the opportunity towork & live overseas while you can.IEP & STA made it SO easy!”Brad from Kerikeri


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