WORK in New Zealand

Demi Aupairs

A Demi-Aupair lives with a host family and helps with their children and household for board and food plus a small amount of pocket money.

Granny Aupairs

Granny-Aupairs are mature women of 50+ who, have lots of love and understanding to offer to any other family.

Interns / Volunteers

Want to improve your English, learn what it’s like to work in a different culture and add this experience to your CV? Come and work in New Zealand!

Demi Aupairs

Let’s firstly clarify what a Demi Aupair is and does.  A Demi Aupair lives with a host family and helps with their children and household for board and food plus a small amount of pocket money. He/she is called Demi Aupair because he/she only works 20 hours and is usually attending a language course in the mornings. This makes looking after children much less tedious, and it also makes studying more fun (and cheaper) because you have the best of both worlds! In your host family, you get to know the Kiwi lifestyle and at school, you get to know people from all over the world.

Once you have decided to take the big step of becoming a Demi Aupair, there are a number of things to consider. Firstly you have to have the correct type of visa. New Zealand Immigration allows young people between 18 and 30 to come to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. Check out the website of Immigration New Zealand on Working Holiday visas to see whether your country qualifies. Some countries get an indefinite number, others only a certain amount a year.

What you can and cannot do as a Demi Aupair will largely depend on the visa you are travelling on. If you have no working holiday visa, you can still enter New Zealand on a student visa (although there are certain requirements to fulfill)!  If you travel on a visitor visa, you can only be visiting a family as a friend or on a cultural exchange. So no pocket money there! If you are unclear about the visa situation, we have experienced licensed immigration advisers in our team, so contact us via chat or skype and we’ll find the best option for you!

Visa Information
Working Holiday Visa Student Visa
Weekly hours of study 15 hours per week 20 hours per week
(obligatory)
Age restriction 18 – 30 years Any age
(also for Granny Aupairs!)
Country restrictions Only certain nationalities are eligible.
Check eligibility here
No restrictions
Course duration 12 weeks or 24 weeks Minimum of 14 weeks
Course type General English, Cambridge
Certificate, IELTS
General English, Cambridge
Certificate, IELTS
Price NZ$4,500.00* or NZ$7,200.00* From

NZ$5,500.00*

 

Combination 12 weeks General English/CAE and 24 weeks Demipair: NZ$ 4,800.00*

*add NZ$ 200.00 for CAE/FCE

The great thing about a Demi Aupair stay abroad is that you will come home not only with a whole lot of stories to tell your family and friends and a massive increase in your Facebook contacts from all over the world but also with a certificate (usually Cambridge or IELTS) which can be used for university entrance as proof of English language skills or to enhance your career opportunites back home.

All our General English / certificate courses can presently be taken in Tauranga/Mount Maunganui and Queenstown (the 2 best spots in the whole of New Zealand!):

Demi Aupairs can opt to sit an exam at the end of each intake and will receive an official certificate which is recognized all over the world. If you would like to know more our friendly team all over the world will look after you.

For more information – contact us

Services and Prices

Demi Aupairs opting for Seven Seas Cultural Exchange will be looked after well before they arrive in New Zealand and as long as they are with us. We help them sorting out their visa requirements, find a school and homestay family, and are available for them in case of problems during their demipair stay in New Zealand.

Fees include:

The following is included in the Seven Seas Cultural Exchange care package, but make sure to check out our other services offered together with our partner organisation Pukeko!  

  • Pick-up from local airport and transport to homestay family by Host family
  • Accommodation with your host family in your own room plus three meals a day
  • Full integration into host family and Kiwi lifestyle
  • Full English needs assessment and placement test on arrival or before arrival in case of FCE/CAE
  • 12 or 24 weeks General English or certificate course (15 hours/week with Working Holiday Visa OR 20 hours/week with Student Visa)
  • Support services for student and host family, including 24 hour hot-line
  • Advice and assistance with administration issues such as:
    • Opening a bank account
    • Registration for Tax
    • Administration of Insurance claims
    • Participation in regular student activities
    • Computer and Internet access during school hours

Fees don’t include:

  • International and domestic airfares
  • Cost of local travel (approx NZ$ 100.00 per month in Tauranga, and approx NZ$140 per month in Queenstown)
  • Personal expenses (sightseeing, international phone calls, visits) and insurance (Obligatory!)
  • External exam fees (approx NZ$ 385.00)
  • Stationary
  • Possible accommodation costs, should a replacement host family be required.

 

Course Duration Price Airport Transport Costs
Demi Aupair plus
General English OR Cambridge CAE or FCE OR IELTS
15 hours/week
12 Weeks NZ$ 4,500.00*

*add NZ$ 200.00 for CAE/FCE

Local Airport – FREE
AKL Airport to Tauranga – NZ$ 130.00
Demi Aupair plus
General English and Cambridge CAE or FCE or IELTS
15 hours/week
24 Weeks NZ$ 7,200.00*

*add NZ$ 200.00 for CAE/FCE

Local Airport – FREE
AKL Airport to Tauranga – NZ$ 130.00
Demi Aupair (Student Visa) plus
General English or Cambridge CAE or FCE or IELTS
20 hours/week
14 Weeks NZ$ 5,500.00*
*add NZ$ 200.00 for CAE/FCE

 

Local Airport – FREE
AKL Airport to Tauranga – NZ$ 130.00
Demi Aupair (Student Visa) plus
General English or Cambridge CAE or FCE or IELTS
20 hours/week
24 Weeks NZ$ 8,500.00*
*add NZ$ 200.00 for CAE/FCE
Local Airport – FREE
AKL Airport to Tauranga– NZ$ 130.00

 

Make sure to check out our Aotearoa Adrenaline Programme and our Demi Pair Fiji Holiday options and Demi-Pair network opportunities!

For more information – contact us

 

Granny Aupairs

Granny Aupairs are mature women of 50+ who, after having raised their own children successfully, have lots of love and understanding to offer to any other family. This outlook, combined with their desire to finally venture out into the world on their own, makes them the perfect match for a family who prefers maturity and sophistication over entrusting their children to teenagers. Or, for an elderly person living alone in a big house who is looking for a companion and intellectual stimulation from abroad.

How often have you dreamed about having the courage to go and travel into a far away country, not just to holiday, but to live there and experience a different life style. You might have told yourself that you are too old, can’t do it alone, don’t speak the language, never will have the courage to do it. If that’s the case, get in touch with us, because we will help you achieve what you thought would be impossible. This arrangement works both ways – whether you are a Kiwi wanting to go and live with a family somewhere else or whether you are from outside New Zealand wanting to come and live and study here for a while.

 

Seven Seas Cultural Exchange will be your facilitator in establishing a contact with possible hosts for your cultural exchange experience. The emphasis is very much on the idea of cultural exchange. Host families have various reasons for opting for a Granny Aupairs (Leih-Oma in German …. a borrowed granny!). Often there is a cultural link they would like to keep up or redevelop, or they have some affinity for the country. Once you are got in touch with us we will be able to match you with a family and find a proper language course for you. It will be a prerequisite, for the Granny Aupairs to go to school and study English for 14 weeks. Otherwise she (or in fact he, we don’t discriminate against male ‘Leih-Opas’) would not be able to study and work in New Zealand.

It is quite obvious that for this arrangement to be successful both parties will need to communicate their needs and make sure they are fulfilled. Seven Seas Cultural Exchange will help with visa requirements, information on country and people, introduction to the cultural exchange experience and any other questions you might have. The minimum time to register for a Granny-Aupair experience including English language classes is 14 weeks, but you could go on studying and working (maximum of 20 hours) for 6 months or a year even! Take the leap and try something new on the other side of the world … we guarantee you you’ll never look back.

If you feel you spent enough time in your life looking after children, we can help you find a family or companion without children who would need some help in the house. Or a house/farm to look after while the owner is abroad! Or a volunteer position with similar minded people where friendship and a warm welcome will be guaranteed! Get in touch … the world is still your oyster!

Services and Prices

Granny Aupairs opting for Seven Seas Cultural Exchange will be looked after well before they arrive in New Zealand and as long as they are with us. We help them sorting out their visa requirements, find a school and homestay family, and are available for them in case of problems during their stay in New Zealand.

Fees include:

The following is included in the Seven Seas Cultural Exchange Granny Aupairs care package!

  • Pick-up from local airport and transport to homestay family by Host family
  • Free accommodation, food and family integration into host family
  • Full English needs assessment and placement test on arrival or before arrival in case of FCE/CAE
  • 14 weeks General English or certificate course (20 hours/week)
  • Support services for student and host family, including 24 hour hot-line
  • Advice and assistance with student visa application
  • Advice and assistance with administration issues such as:
    • Opening a bank account
    • Registration for Tax
    • Administration of Insurance claims
    • Participation in regular student activities
    • Computer and Internet access during school hours

Fees don’t include:

  • International and domestic airfares
  • Cost of local travel (approx NZ$ 100.00 per month in Tauranga, and approx NZ$140 per month in Queenstown)
  • Personal expenses (sightseeing, international phone calls, visits) and insurance (Obligatory!)
  • External exam fees (approx NZ$ 385)
  • Stationary
  • Possible accommodation costs, should a replacement host family be required.

 

Course Duration Price Airport Transport Costs
Granny Aupairs plus
General English or Cambridge CAE or FCE or IELTS
20 hours/week
Minimum 14 weeks NZ$ 5,500.00*

*add NZ$ 200.00 for CAE/FCE

Local Airport – FREE
AKL Airport to Tauranga – NZ$ 130.00
Granny Aupairs plus
General English or Cambridge CAE or FCE or IELTS
20 hours/week
24 Weeks NZ$ 8,500.00*

*add NZ$ 200.00 for CAE/FCE

Local Airport – FREE
AKL Airport to Tauranga – NZ$ 130.00

 

Make sure to check out our Demi-Pair Fiji Holiday options and the Demi-Pair network opportunities!

For more information – contact us

 

internship / volunteering in New Zealand

You have finished school and would like to spend some time one the other side of the world before you start your university course or find a job for yourself? Why not come to New Zealand, one of the most beautiful countries on Earth where you could combine the excitement of being in a different country with work experience in a different language. You could improve your English, learn what it’s like to work in a different culture and add this experience to your CV.

What you need to submit

• CV in English

• Cover letter in English

• If possible, an introductory video in English

• Copy of your passport

• Copy of your police vetting result

• A photo of yourself (full-body)

Prerequisites

• Minimum age: 18 years

• Excellent command of spoken and written English (or enrolment in English language course for the duration of your stay)

• Passport valid at least three more months after entrance date

• Tolerance towards different cultures

• Flexibility / Independence / Open-mindedness

• Minimum of 12 Weeks of Internship

Services provided by us

• Help finding an internship in New Zealand

• Organise a skype interview with potential employer

• Help with visa requirements

• Arrange accommodation in homestay, backpackers or apartment.

• Arrange shuttle bus collection at airport, if needed

• Be available during the duration of your stay, 24/7

• Organise activity programme (weekly or monthly) at a little extra cost

Please note that Internships are generally unpaid. In some cases, you might be provided with free accommodation, but generally it is not included. In some cases and depending on your visa situation, employers will be happy to offer you a job after three months of unpaid internship, but this cannot be guaranteed. Volunteer work is often paid through free board and free food (Woofing) and involves general farm work, fruit picking, animal care, or similar work. Please also note that you must apply for a Working Holiday Visa or a student visa (if studying English at the same time) if you want to do an internship in New Zealand.

Prices

Internship (3months) NZ$1350.00

Accommodation in host families: NZ$250.00 / week

English Language Course (15 hours / week): NZ$295.00 / week

Airport shuttle: NZ$130.00

For more information – contact us

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There are so many amazing adventures and opportunities waiting for you, the people, lifestyle, education and countryside of New Zealand are ready to greet you with a hearty Haere Mai (welcome).

Get the ball rolling and contact us for information today!!!