Chinese Working Holidays for New Zealanders
China'sHong Kong working holiday visas are a type of residence permit allowing travellers to undertake employment (and sometimes study) in the country issuing the visa that allows them to work and to supplement their travel funds. For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables them to experience living in a foreign country without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes. Most working holiday visas are offered under reciprocal agreements between certain countries to encourage travel and cultural exchange between their citizens.
There are often several restrictions on this type of visa:
- Many are intended for young travellers and, as such, have an age restriction (usually from 18 to 30 or 35).
- There are usually limits on the type of employment taken or the length of time the traveller can be employed.
- The visa holder is expected to have sufficient funds to live on while employment is sought.
- The visa holder should have some kind of health or travel insurance for the duration of the stay unless the country will cover.
New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 can apply for a 12-month working holiday visa for Hong Kong. To apply, you can post your application form to the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Immigration Department. You can also apply by post to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Wellington..
what job can i do when there?
Past Chinese Institute students have worked in the Spain and Latin America as:
- English teachers and tutors
- Aupairs and Nannies
- Hotel staff
- Call centre staff
- Bartenders and baristas
- English speaking Tour guides
- Super yachts Staff as deck hands and stewards
- and also voulunteered in impoverished communities in China...
The Chinese Institute recommends that you complete at least a Beginners Chinese Course and ideally go on to the Improvers Chinese Course before embarking on our 1 year Chinese world adventure.
request a certificate
To make finding work or study easier you should request upon completion of a Chinese course your Certificate of Completion to add to your CV as proof of Chinese proficiency and study...
Chinese courses in auckland and wellington
Duration: Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour classes. There are no lessons on Public holidays. Courses run the same day and time of the week as its start date for 2 months.
Small Chinese Classes: Classes are around 10 students.
Textbooks: Hanban HSK 1-4 Standard Coursebooks are written by Beijing Language and Culture University Press and CTI, used world wide.
Chinese School Locations in Auckland & Wellington:
- Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
- North Shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, North shore Auckland
- Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington.
Price: $150, includes small Mandarin classes sizes, HSK exam preparation and Mandarin teachers from China, thats less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.