Expat Gap Year News

Latest 10 news items tagged Gap Year

23 Mar at 2 PM 2015

Missing Canberra teen’s father believes she is still alive in Vanuatu

A Canberra girl’s father is optimistic that she is still alive after Vanuatu was hit by a devastating cyclone. In Febraury, Zoe Marshall went to volunteer on Pentecost Island with the Lattitude organization during her gap year which she had funded herself. Since Cyclone Pam, which registered as a category 5 cyclone, hit Vanuatu last week, the 18-year-old volunteer has not been accounted for. Rob Marshall, the girl’s father, said that he has had contact with her over the last two months on a semi-regular basis via SMS however he...
3 Jul at 6 PM 2013

New Zealand working holiday visa applications soar

A statistical survey by Immigration New Zealand has shown that the number of UK applicants for its working holiday visa has soared by 13 per cent. During the first five months of 2013, a 13 per cent increase over last year in the number of young people applying for the 23-month visa has resulted in over 4,400 people receiving the coveted working holiday entry permission. The visa allows travelling, working and living in New Zealand, giving an opportunity to test the waters and even find a permanent job and sponsor. A further...
4 Oct at 6 PM 2012

Canada to encourage unemployed British graduates to emigrate

Canada’s recent drive to attract young, bright graduates unable to find work in the UK is about to move into top gear with the slogan ‘Think Canada, not Australia’. According to a recent Telegraph Expat story, Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney will arrive in the UK next week with the sole purpose of persuading Britain’s brightest and best to choose Canada for the first step in their career journeys. Kenney believes that his country can offer more to young graduates than can recession-hit Britain and is determined to...