How to apply

The application is processed in two stages. 

Step 1

Please complete the online Work Abroad Program application form.  We will review your application and then contact you for payment.

Once payment is received and you are accepted to the program you will be emailed step 2

Step 2 includes the following:

  1. Applying for your visa - don't worry IENA will provide complete step by step instructions on how to secure your visa!
  2. Booking your flight - IENA's preferred travel provider can assist with flights.
  3. Purchasing travel insurance - it is a visa requirement that you have adequate medical coverage (including medical evacuation and repatriation of remains) as you will not be covered under the socialized medical system in place in Australia.  IENA can provide a policy with $0 deductible and $1,000,000 in medical coverage
  4. A reference from a previous or current employer or a professor who has known you for at least six months.

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“This experience has been everything I hoped it would be, and more.  Thanks  for a life-changing experience!” AW, Work & Travel Australia
“I really liked traveling the country and seeing all the amazing beaches and landscapes.  I enjoyed working as well because I was able to meet a lot of Australians and get a real feel for their culture.  I loved living in a shared house as I was able to make friends with people from all over the world.” LK, Work & Travel Australia