Opportunities to work and learn overseas
There are many opportunities for you to expand your agriculture knowledge overseas and come home with a wealth of personal and professional experience!
Many young food and fibre producers just like you have explored the far corners of the globe. Making great friends and fond memories, they have used their time to expand their agriculture knowledge and returned to Australia with the tenacity to be the next generation of industry leaders.
Work and study opportunities overseas could include wine harvesting in America, dairy farming in the United Kingdom, or attending an international young farmer conference!
Here are some helpful website to get you thinking about possible opportunity to expand your agriculture knowledge overseas.
- The International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE)
IFYE Representative programs are for individuals 19 to 30 years old and typically last 3 - 6 months. Participants in these programs live and work as part of the family. Participants move to a new family every three to five weeks, so they can gain a broader perspective about life in their host country. This is a great site to start planning your experience, with lots of useful information about preparing for your trip.
- World Wide Farmers Exchange
Worldwide Farmers Exchange (WFE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization sponsoring programs for young farmers and agriculture students from every continent to learn practical agricultural techniques on farms in the United States, while experiencing life in a different culture, and sending Americans to other countries for a similar experience.
- New Zealand Young Farmers Exchange Program
New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) is a progressive and dynamic social network for rural youth which develops the leadership and personal skills of its members through participation and achievement. NZYF promotes some exchange opportunities from like-minded countries and organisations but you must have an interest in agriculture and be willing to support exchanges both ways.
- The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs
Travel plans sorted? All ready to go? Don't forget to check out any visa requirement you might need for travelling and working overseas. Remember to also visit Smart Traveller and check out important information about the country you are visiting.
- Smart Traveller
Great travel advice and tip for countries the world over. Don't forget to visit this website before you leave home to ensure a safe and happy journey.