Thanks for your interest in New Zealand! Our partner in New Zealand is a company very much like ours, placing interested young people on farms for work experience there.
*Mature, flexible, open-minded, committed.
*Willing to work long hours during certain peak times.
*Agreed to stay on one site for the entire placement period.
*Experience in the field you apply for.
TYPE OF PLACEMENTS OFFERED (depending on availability & experience):
*Agriculture: dairy, pigs, field crops & machinery, sheep, mixed farming, agri-home.
*Horticulture: fruit, landscaping, plant nursery, vegetables, cut flowers.
*Equine: breeding, yearling preparation, sport horse.
*Oenology/wine: cellar, vineyard.
*Other: other rural placements can sometimes be offered.
*Dairy placements start in July; available through the year.
*Other placements generally start in August, September or October (spring in New Zealand).
*Winery placements start in February or March.
*Placement length varies, and are arranged after acceptance into the program.
*Longer stays are generally easier to find.
IN-COUNTRY NEW ZEALAND COSTS:
*Travel to the host placement site.
*Return ticket home, or onward ticket to another country.
*Personal expenses, and transportation in-country.
*Some food may be provided by the host.
*Health insurance ($70-90 per month).
*NZ$13 per hour; may vary some by prior experience. (Taxes deducted.)
*Housing may be provided by the host, with a deduction from wages.
*Complete initial interest form and send back.
*Have initial interview with Global Cow via phone or Skype.
*Upon acceptance, pay $600 to Global Cow so that placement can begin. (Repeat Global Cow participants pay only $450.)
*Upon placement confirmation, pay balance of NZ program fees of approximately US$1000 (or exactly NZ $1,195).
*Prepare to travel!
See a summary of costs for 6 months and 12 months.