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Life After University Begins in Australia – on a Work Abroad Program

by Kate Stanley, Greenheart Travel Work Abroad Participant in Australia

Hello! Or should I say g’day mate?

That is not actually a rhetorical question; I am still not sure how accurate it is that all Australians say g’day mate!

Gosh, I have already gotten ahead of myself… let me start again. Hello! My name is Kate and in exactly 22 days I will be moving to Australia, hence my confusion over this whole g’day mate thing. I will be traveling there with the help of Greenheart Travel through their Work Abroad program. What this means is that I will be living in Australia on a working holiday Visa. I will move there, find a job and apartment and spend a year of my life living an Australian life!

If you would have told me a year ago that I would be moving to Australia for a year during this time in my life I would not have believed you.  But everything changed after I graduated from University last May. Graduating from college is a strange thing, the whole world opens up to you, and that can be a bit scary, believe me. But… I am discovering it is also very exciting. I won’t bore you with the details, but after a long stretch of confusion, doubt…and limited job offers, a great friend of mine with an international heart suggested I go abroad for a while.

I very quickly feel in love with the idea. After a bit of mulling over this idea, this same great friend found Greenheart Travel for me and passed along a link to their website. The rest is history….well there was a few months of mulling and praying and questioning whether I really could just pick up and move to a whole other country! But in the end I made my decision, nervously told my mom, and set to all the details. These details are a whole other story, well a whole other blog post, which I will tell you soon.

Your Soon to be Australian!

About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


2 thoughts on “Life After University Begins in Australia – on a Work Abroad Program

  1. That sounds amazing. I would love to move abraod for a year after graduating. Only two more years to wait! (: Keep writing, im anxious to hear more about your year coming up.

    Posted by Jessica | January 19, 2011, 3:34 pm

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