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Aussie slang I miss (and will never fully understand)

When non-Aussies think of Australia, I like to believe we push those pre-conceived perceptions of everyone saying things like “Crikey!” and “G’day mate!” and “Bonzaaaa” away from our minds. Obviously, not everyone says those things and I’m pretty certain only one person ever said “Crikey” (RIP).

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5 top tips to prepare you for a perfect farm stay in Australia

Farm with a view

If you’re planning on doing a working holiday in Australia or are already in the midst of one, chances are that you’ll be dabbling with the idea of farm work in the Australian countryside. Continue reading “5 top tips to prepare you for a perfect farm stay in Australia”

New Zealand Campervanning : The Ultimate Prep Guide

If you love immersing yourself in the beauty of the outdoors like crystal clear lakes, rolling green hills, and bustling wildlife, New Zealand is the place for you. And if you don’t mind sleeping in a van or having a lax personal hygiene routine, then campervanning through it could be your ticket to the best holiday of your entire existence. Continue reading “New Zealand Campervanning : The Ultimate Prep Guide”

How to find an office job on a Working Holiday in Australia

 

View from city centre MelbourneWhen you decide to embark on a working holiday, you need to make a decision, what sort of “working” are you looking for? When I started this journey, I knew I wanted a job in which I could use my experience and education to further my career.

I understand a lot of people come to Australia on this visa to travel around by finding farm work or casual gigs for funding, but we wanted to work and save and then do our travelling towards the end of our visas. I knew I had my work cut out for me in finding a content/marketing/digital job. Continue reading “How to find an office job on a Working Holiday in Australia”

One month into our working holiday!

IMG_5949Main thing I learned about Australia: the people are the NICEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. Seriously, we made friends with a transportation police officer because he heard our accents and said he lived in Houston and London. Continue reading “One month into our working holiday!”

Getting started in Australia on a working holiday

Sydney Opera HouseSo you’re thinking about a working holiday in Australia? Boasting some of the most livable cities in the world, it’s a wonderful option for young adults to get international work experience while living in a new culture. Continue reading “Getting started in Australia on a working holiday”

Going on a working holiday? Take care of these 4 things first!

IMG_5749When going on any trip, you have to take care of a few things: stop your mail, ask the neighbor to feed your cat, unplug your electronics, and set timers for your outside lights. Just your average run-of-the-mill vacation checklist stuff. But, when leaving on a long journey, like a working holiday which can last for up to a year, this list gets longer and even more important.

You’ve applied for your visa, bought your tickets, arranged for accommodation, and are raring to start your working adventure. All the big stuff is taken care of at your destination, but what about the at home? Before you leave the country, there are some annoying adult stuff you cannot overlook. Continue reading “Going on a working holiday? Take care of these 4 things first!”

Half-term update

10415627_10204964333250405_5872655632818615494_nCan’t believe how quickly this experience is flying by.  I’ve been exploring so much of London and other countries (Scotland!), meeting and befriending incredible people from all over the world (Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, and of course, London), oh, and I’ve been studying and going to classes, of course.

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The best city in the world

10701957_10204696416352650_8380333689973389742_nI’ve been in London for a tad over two weeks and I feel like I’ve been here ages! (And I’ve started using British colloquialisms to blend in with the locals.) I have seen so many parts of London but know that I’ve only just touched the surface of discovering what this incredible place has to offer. I’ve seen all those tourist attractions and I’m looking forward to exploring some lesser known places.

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London Bound

Diploma holder of LIES
Diploma holder of LIES

This time tomorrow, I will be on my way to the airport to go to London for 3.5 months! What?!?! This opportunity was made possible by my incredible school, generous scholarships, and supportive family and friends. I will be completing my Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing/International Business at the University of Westminster. Probably a little misleading that I “graduated” from university back in May, but because Texas State is so cool, they let me walk at graduation because I would not be here this December to graduate for reals.

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