Australia's "Working Holiday" Program for Post-Grads

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By: Charyn Pfeuffer

If you're between 18 and 30 years old and love to travel, Australia's "Working Holiday" visa program (WHV) is a fun post-grad option. Australia's WHV program allows eligible candidates to stay in the country for up to 12 months - provided they work for six months of that time. 

Program participants can do any kind of work on their working holiday visa including full-time, part-time, casual, shift and voluntary work. With more than 30,000+ international employment positions available, there's a resume building (and income earning!) opportunity for everyone. And since this is a working holiday, short-term employment still allows plenty of time to surf, ski and see the diverse sights Australia offers.

Short-term employment programs like WHV are especially enticing to Americans 18-24 years old - a 2011 survey showed that 40% were seriously interested in relocating overseas.

If you could take a 12-month "time out" and travel overseas and work in any country, where would you go? Tell us on our Facebook page or send us a tweet.  

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