Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete dream internships in South Australia. Today’s blog comes from one of those winners, Bethany, who worked as an Experience Guide at Southern Ocean Lodge, a multi award winning luxury resort on Kangaroo Island. Since finishing her placement, Bethany has taken on a permanent role at the lodge.
Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete exciting internships in South Australia. Today’s blog comes from one of those winners, Esther, who worked in marketing and events in Adelaide.
I like to think of myself as a little jet setter. I’ve been around the world a few times, seen some incredible sights, and got myself in and out of some stupid situations.
My first visit to Australia was three years ago. I was a young, adventurous 21 year old looking for adventure, freedom and wanderlust. I had my ‘must visit’ places. The usual really: Melbourne. Brisbane. Sydney. Everyone told me that I should pretty much stick to the east coast.
Nobody ever recommended South Australia, which I now know is a massive shame. It’s why I’m telling you: South Australia is the place to visit.
When it comes to working holidays in Australia one of the most common questions we’re asked here at STA Travel is: “What kind of job can I get?” And (because life is like that) it’s also one of the most difficult to answer!
To lift the lid on this poser we’ve asked 5 STA Travel bods to fill us in on their lives Down Under to show off the good, the bad and the downright wacky jobs available in Oz…as well as some tips on how to get them. Buckle up, this ride ain’t always a smooth one!
Well it beets Bognor
Today’s blog comes from Jules Sanderson who worked in Hawaii for a summer with Work America
If someone had told me a few years ago I would spend a summer living and working on a Hawaiian Island I would never have believed them. But this year that’s exactly what I did! After finding my job as a receptionist on the island of Oahu (with a lot of emails and a Skype interview) I booked my tickets to The Aloha State.
On the plane over I remember mumbling the place names to myself, trying to work out how to pronounce them and worrying I’d never get them right. Three months later they flew off my tongue like I was Kama’āina (a local)!
Today’s blog comes from Emma Moreton, from STA Travel’s head office in London
In August, I was lucky enough (along with 5 other STAers) to be given the chance to try 4 different volunteering projects in one week in the Phang Nga Provence of Southern Thailand.
While we often get brilliant reports and postcards from volunteers in the field, experiencing these projects first hand is a great way to get a feel for the real issues face by these communities and how the charities, and volunteers, can help.