What’s Included

  • Pre-departure and alumni support
  • Visa information as needed
  • Program handbook
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Orientation session in either Auckland or Christchurch
  • Accommodation upon arrival (two or six nights, with option to add more)
  • Members' job database: job listings throughout New Zealand
  • Orientation covering working, living and traveling
  • Access to social activities
  • SIM Card for New Zealand phone service
  • Bank account pre-arranged
  • Tax support
  • InterExchange t-shirt
  • Facebook groups to help you connect

Welcome Week (optional)

With the Welcome Week you’ll get four extra nights of accommodation (six total), plus daily activities with other participants, starting from Auckland. This includes an overnight cruise, night swimming and kayaking, exploring ancient Maori sites, beach time, stargazing, and a lot more, with new friends!

2020 Welcome Week Start Dates

Start Date
March 16
April 13
May 11
June 15
July 13
August 17
September 7, 21
October 19, 26
November 9, 23
December 14

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WWOOF Membership (optional)

As an optional add-on, WWOOF membership gives you access to listings of participating organic farmers throughout New Zealand, where you can arrange volunteer stays (typically about 4 hours/day of help in exchange for room and board).

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation