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Going on a working holiday has many advantages:
• A working holiday visa grants you access to a country for a longer period of time than a standard tourist visa.
• The travel is sustainable in the sense that you can keep refilling your travel funds with employment.
• You can try different types of jobs, even the ones that you normally wouldn’t do when at home. And in this sense, a working holiday could be a life-changing experience.
• You are more likely to meet and make friends with the locals, not just other tourists. They can introduce you to a new culture.
• A working holiday makes a good break. A popular time to sign up for a working holiday is the break between high school and college or the break after college and before entering the real working world.
A working holiday is when you spend a significant amount of time in another country and have the working rights to back it up. You are able to pick up a job or two (or 6) and break that arrangement up by traveling or moving on to a new location in the country.
In general, a working holiday visa grants you access to a country for a longer period of time than a standard tourist visa. In Australia, for example, the typical tourist visa is for 3 months while a working holiday visa is for 12 months.
With a working holiday visa, you can work as you go, meaning you won’t necessarily go into debt while spending time abroad. Your method of travel may vary. Some prefer to travel
up-front for several months and then spend the rest of the time working in one or two different locations. Others prefer to work for a month, travel for a month and then work for a month again. Either way, the travel is sustainable in the sense that you can keep refilling your travel funds with employment.
With a working holiday visa, you are basically given the opportunity to test out any type of