Many (or not many) of you may have been wondering what I have been up to these past few months. Well, I am very pleased to announce that I have some exciting news to share!
Starting this November, I’ll be partaking in a Working Holiday Visa program with the government of New Zealand. Basically, I’ll be temporarily moving to New Zealand on a cultural exchange, bringing with me my tools and skills of Audio/Video Production, Hospitality, and Retail service to business’ and farms in NZ. This type of Visa is a way to allow citizens of different countries to gain work experience in their respective fields, all the while having the ability to travel, and make money while doing it.
How awesome is that?!?
I’m alotted to stay any length of time between 1 month to 1 year, although I’m looking at a stay of around 3 months. The Visa allows you to work in NZ for up to 1 year, so for me to stay beyond that length of time would require me to become a citizen (totally not throwing that idea out the window, by the way).
I leave the U.S. on November 1st. I will be unfortunately missing out on all of the traditional American holidays. As you could imagine, that’ll be pretty difficult, but it’s needed as NZ is in the southern hemisphere, and their summer starts in November instead of June. Many of the farms and business’ I’ll be visiting have their busy seasons during the summer, and that is when I’ll receive the most work.
If you’re interested in learning more about what I am doing, or have any questions, feel free to send me a message on here (Contact Page).
If you’re interested in traveling and finding a way to supplement your income while on the road, this Wikipedia article goes into great detail about the different visas that are available for different countries:
Don’t forget to follow me on all my social media sites for news, updates, and photos/blogs of my travels while I’m there!
Safe travels my friends! And as always….. Stay frosty.
– Phantom Out.