INTERNATIONAL WORKING ADVENTURES BE MORE THAN JUST A TOURIST
Camp Counselors USA • Work Experience USA
Program Length Who is eligible?
Departure Dates Job Placement
Camp Counselors USA
Work at a summer camp in America as a counselor, leader or teacher for 8 - 16 year olds.
9 weeks - 5 months (includes 30 days of travel after camp)
Students and nonstudents who are 18 by 1 June 2010.
May / June
You will be placed at one of the top thousand camps in the US prior to departure.
Careful and confirmed summer camp placement. Free meals & accommodation. Job Fairs.
Work and travel at a variety of different employers and locations in the USA.
University break dates (between 2 and 4 months).
18 - 29 by 1 November 2010. Current full-time University student or recent graduate.
November / December
Find your own job OR let CCUSA find one for you.
3 great program options, J1 visa, earn US$. Insurance, travel and visa assistance.
Summer or winter resort work.
5 -6 months
18 - 30 and match the visa requirements, New Zealand passport holder.
Summer resort – May / June.
We will place you at a Canadian summer or winter resort.
Placement, paid positions, assistance or free accommodation / food.
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Camp Counselors Canada
Work at a summer camp in Canada.
8 - 12 weeks
19 - 30 and match the visa requirements, UK, Australian, Dutch, New Zealand passport holder.
We will place you at a summer camp in either a Camp Counselor or Support Staff position.
Placement, paid positions, assistance and free meals & accommodation.
Work at a camp in Russia as a counselor, leader or teacher.
4 or 8 weeks (a few weeks additional travel time possible)
18 + restrictions for some nationalities.
June / July
You will have a placement at one of over 100 camps prior to departure.
4 or 8 week camp sessions, 24 hour support, travel opportunity after placement.
Work at an American style camp in Croatia as a counselor, leader or teacher for 8 to 17 year olds.
2 - 3 months
18 by June 1st. Nonstudents and students with previous experience working at a children's camp.
Limited counselor positions available.
Work with staff and campers from over 25 different countries in the only American style camp in Europe.
Work in an English pub. Let CCUSA find you a position for when you first arrive in the UK.
4 – 12 months (or longer)
18+ and meet the work requirements for the UK.
Any time of the year.
Work in an English pub.
Placement in an English pub, support and advice at home and while away.
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Camp California in Croatia Page 14
Pubs UK Page 14
Winter resort – November.
CCUSA Worldwide Travel Deals
Experience plus CCUSA’s experienced in house travel consultants have handled the travel arrangements for 1000’s of NZ travelers. You’re in great hands!
Hassle free When you sign up with CCUSA you truly get the benefit of a one-stop shop. Our “in-house” CCUSA travel department will ensure you are booked and confirmed on all the correct flights once placement is confirmed and camp dates finalised. Any changes, additions will be handled with immediate ease.
Protection You are fully protected through the TAANZ Bonding and IATA licensing of “Travel Managers Group Limited” our travel partner.
Best pricing CCUSA offers specially negotiated Camp Counselor and Work Experience airfares with our airline partner, Air New Zealand giving you access to some of the most competitive pricing in the market. We also offer options for Disney packages, discounted Trek America tours, travel in the USA, plus onward travel and tours to Canada, UK or Europe. All CCUSA participants who apply and pay their application fee prior to January 25th 2010 will go into the draw for a FREE return International Flight; Auckland to Los Angeles with Air New Zealand. (Must be used in conjunction with the Camp Counselors USA program, exclusive of taxes.)
For more information contact: CCUSA Travel Department Travel Managers Group P.O. Box 272-1179, Papakura 2244 Tel: (09) 296 2253 Fax: (09) 296 2372 Email: email@example.com
The CCUSA Reputation Since 1986 CCUSA has assisted over 220,000 people from more than 60 nations to experience work and travel adventures overseas. CCUSA offers you the best work and travel programs in the industry, along with unrivalled customer service. CCUSA is passionately committed to your success! What are you waiting for? Come and be “More Than Just a Tourist” with CCUSA.
CCUSA Website Everything you need is only a mouse click away! Visit our interactive website at www.ccusa.co.nz to: ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔ ✔✔
Read more about all CCUSA programs; Watch videos of our programs and hear from our camps, employers and past participants; Locate the next local information meeting; Get up-to-date news about CCUSA and our annual Job Fairs; Have your questions answered on our FAQ page; Apply online.
Free Information Meetings The best way to learn and understand what it is like to Travel, Live and Work overseas is by attending one of our exciting free information meetings. These are held in various locations throughout the country. These fun and informative sessions give you the opportunity to speak to CCUSA in person, participate in a discussion with our staff and hear the stories of former participants as they relate their experiences working, playing and travelling around the USA. You will also be able to view our great videos designed to give you a better visual understanding of each of our programs. Our goal at these meetings is to give you an honest and straightforward view of what CCUSA and our Work and Volunteer programs are all about so that you can decide whether our program is right for you. All meetings and events that CCUSA will be hosting during the year will be posted on the CCUSA website: www.ccusa.co.nz under “Local Information” – Information Meetings.
Personal Support Website Once you are on one of our programs, you will be able to access “Footprints"*, your online Personal Support Website, where you can: ✔✔ Update information on your application; ✔✔ Review placement information and other participants placed through CCUSA at the same camp or employer; ✔✔ Receive notifications and updates; ✔✔ Learn specific details about the next steps on the program you have selected; ✔✔ Pay fees; ✔✔ Access Travel and Participant Handbooks; ✔✔ Do much, much more! *Available to specific programs once you are accepted to CCUSA.
Simple Application Process Step 1:
Visit http://applications.ccusa.com to complete your application form online (some programs will require you to download an application packet).
Pay the application fee online.
Easily download versions of all required forms.
Arrange a personal interview.
If you are unable to apply or pay online, please contact your local CCUSA office for assistance.
http://applications.ccusa.com Make sure you check out www.ccusa.co.nz to find out more info on all the CCUSA programs offered to Kiwis.
Camp Counselors USA As children, many of us have enjoyed some form of camping experience, from sleeping in a tent in the yard to camping with our family on holidays. However, the American summer camp experience takes camping to an entirely new level. The American Summer Camp tradition started in 1861, and today over 12,000 summer camps cater to more than 10 million children. CCUSA works with nearly 1000 different camps that generally exist in beautiful, rural areas all over the USA. At camps you will find cabins, a dining hall, sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, crafts and performing arts areas, a lake or pool, climbing walls or ropes courses, and camp fire areas. Many even have horse facilities, go-carts and a whole lot more! These camps serve children of all economic backgrounds, religious faiths and abilities. All camps have one goal in common: to provide a safe, rewarding and positive experience for their campers.
For more info and to apply visit www.ccusa.co.nz
CCUSA Offers Tremendous Value: ✔✔ A confirmed Summer Camp placement prior to heading to the USA! ✔✔ A one-on-one placement service. We make every effort to place you at a CCUSA-approved camp that fits your personality, interests and skills. You have CCUSA’s reputation, support and seal of approval behind you! ✔✔ A straightforward and affordable program. ✔✔ Access to CCUSA's Job Fairs where Camp Directors visit New Zealand to personally interview and hire you. ✔✔ Access to great flight prices through our CCUSA Travel Department. ✔✔ Accommodation, all meals and laundry services included at camp for no additional cost. ✔✔ An easy application process and informal one on one question and answer interview. ✔✔ An extensive range of jobs and camps, we work with nearly 1000 top-rated camps. ✔✔ Excellent wages – earn up to US$2,240 for 9 weeks at camp. ✔✔ Experience with an excellent reputation among many of the best US summer camps. We have been trusted to assist them with their staffing needs for over 24 years. ✔✔ Completion Certificate to add to your resume once you finish your camp assignment. ✔✔ Free Information Meetings held in cities and universities near you. Through videos and discussions with our staff and past participants you will discover what working, playing and travelling around the USA is really like and have all your questions answered about camp life and our program. ✔✔ Full-time Auckland based CCUSA office and part-time Area Representatives throughout New Zealand to give you the local service you need. ✔✔ Gain lifelong skills, independence, confidence and maturity that will broaden your horizons and enhance your future career choices. ✔✔ Highly informative Pre-Departure Orientation with CCUSA staff and former participants to help you prepare for your camp adventure, including how to complete required Social Security Paperwork and information about taxes. ✔✔ Information and advice if you wish to stop over on the east or west coast of the USA on your way to camp. ✔✔ One company from start to finish – you are with CCUSA at home and abroad! ✔✔ Online CCUSA International Staff Handbook (full of practical information, games and tips to ease you into camp life) and the online Travel-Wise Guide (offering great advice on travel tips, places to see, where to stay and how to explore the USA after camp). ✔✔ Paid SEVIS fee. Your camp covers the mandatory US$35 fee for the SEVIS visa system. ✔✔ Support and advice every step of the way from CCUSA staff who have experienced working and travelling overseas. You also gain access to your online Personal Support Website, "Footprints". ✔✔ Tax Service to assist you with applying for tax refunds. ✔✔ Time to travel in the USA after camp. Your visa includes a thirty day grace period after completing the camp season that allows you to see all the US has to offer! ✔✔ The rare opportunity to meet people from different countries and make friends to last a lifetime. Do it now, while you still can! ✔✔ Travel insurance that exceeds US government regulations (includes 3 months accident, sickness and medical evacuation coverage at no additional cost). You can extend your insurance through your local CCUSA office. ✔✔ Twenty four hour emergency assistance hotline once in the USA. ✔✔ US mobile phones and SIM cards at exclusive CCUSA discounted prices. ✔✔ Visa Sponsorship and DS2019 Certificate of Eligibility required to apply for the J-1 Camp Counselors Visa, plus assistance with visa processing and interviewing in your home country. CCUSA has an excellent reputation with the US Consulate to help in processing your visa.
What will I earn? As a first time participant, you have the opportunity to earn up to US$2,240 for a nine week period. Check below for what pocket money you can expect to earn over the summer. Category
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Counselors at Special Needs camps
Age 19 and 20
Age 21 and older
If you have a American Camp Association approved Lifeguard certification**
If you have a American Camp Association approved Swim Instructor certification**
If you have a combination of approved Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certifications** US$200 If you work more than nine weeks, your camp will pay you US$30 for each additional day as a Camp Counselor. * See “Return to Summer Camp” section. ** Visit http://www.acacamps.org/accreditation/aquaticcert.php to see if your certifications are approved.
Your Role as a Camp Counselor As a leader, role model, friend, instructor, big brother or sister, cheerleader and hero to campers ages 7 - 16, your primary responsibility is overall supervision. You are there to ensure a child’s well-being and safety, and to make their camp experience more fun and rewarding. As a Counselor, you will be with campers 24 hours a day. Counselors make sure the campers attend and participate in day and evening activities, clean cabins, eat meals, and even get to sleep at night. During the Day Different camps have different staff requirements, and you will be hired either as an Activity Counselor or an All-round/General Counselor. In either role, you will lead or assist campers of all ages in one or more activities. Your willingness to try everything and anything will be a great asset. Activity Counselor You will teach a specific skill or work in a specific Activity Area (such as Land Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Adventure, Performing Arts or Arts & Crafts). This will be based on your application’s description of your skill level, ability, experience and certifications. All-round/General Counselor If you have good general knowledge and experience in a variety of skills or activities, a camp may hire you as an All-round/General Counselor. You will need to list as many skills and activities as you can on your application form.
Camp Counselors Skills
You do not need to be an Olympic athlete! The good news is that in most cases, the skills and knowledge you have obtained through a hobby, by playing on local teams, in a club with friends, or at university will be enough experience to teach or assist in an activity at camp. All of your skills should be included in your application. Remember – this is a job you are applying for, so you need to fully describe your skills and experiences, and you need to be flexible and willing to help out wherever you are needed.
Arts & Crafts Batiking Cartooning Ceramics/Pottery Graphic Arts Jewelry Making Leather Work Metal Smithing Nature Craft Painting Photography (Film/Digital) Rocketry Screen Printing Sculpture Stained Glass Tie-Dyeing Woodworking
Land Sports Aerobics American Football Archery Baseball Basketball Fencing Field Hockey Fitness Instructor Football/Soccer Golf Gymnastics Lacrosse Martial Arts Pilates Riflery Roller Hockey Rugby Skateboarding Softball Tennis Volleyball Yoga
A Typical Day
Additional Training - Improve your chances of getting that camp job! By gaining more skills and experience in any of the Activity Counselor Skills listed below, or by enrolling in a refresher course in your home country, you increase your chances of being hired as an Activity Counselor. Also make sure that any certification, qualification or degree you currently hold in any of the below activities will still be current during your time at camp. Accommodation Most counselors will be living in a cabin or platform tent with a co-counselor and 8 to 10 campers of similar age. Sometimes cabins have their own bathroom, but it is also common for several cabins to share a large centralized bath and shower facility. Food Staff and campers eat in what is normally called the Dining Hall. Depending on your camp, you get your food from a “buffet” or it is served “family style” (in which platters of food are brought to your table). In most cases you will eat with your campers and co-counselors. The dining hall is a fun and lively part of camp, often with lots of talking, chants and singing.
“Homesick? No way, but now I get campsick! Camp has become the place I find myself missing so much when I’m not there. As a counselor, you are taught to help campers stretch their limits, but what you don’t realize is that you have stretched your limits as well.” Cameron
Outdoor Activities Abseiling/Rappelling All Terrain Vehicles Backpacking BMX Cycling Camping Go-carts Hiking Horseback Riding English Horseback Riding Western Low/High Ropes Mountain Biking Orienteering Outdoor Cooking Rock Climbing Scouting Trekking Trip Leader
Performing Arts Choreography Circus Costume/Set Design Culinary Arts Dance Drama Fashion/Clothing Design Guitar Magic Music Piano Radio Amateurs Singing Stage Direction Theater/Stage Manager Video Production
Though camp is definitely a lot of fun, it's not a holiday for staff. Except for your time off, you'll spend 24 hours a day with an active group of children. Total working hours may be more than a typical day’s work at most other jobs. You must adapt to the lack of privacy and to the basic level of accommodation. You will be expected to follow strict camp rules for campers and staff; these generally include no smoking, no drinking of alcoholic beverages on camp and a nightly curfew. All in all, the joy of summer camp more than offsets the hard work. A cheerful, hardworking attitude is a must! Example of Camp Counselor Schedule 7:00 Reveille (wake up, get dressed, maybe a swim) 7:30 Flag raising (the camp assembles to begin the day) 7:45 Breakfast 8:45 Cabin inspection 9:00 Activity period (Land Sports or Outdoor Adventure) 10:30 Activity period (Waterfront or Performing Arts) 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Rest hour (write letters, quiet activities in the cabins) 14:30 Activity period (Arts and Crafts or Land Sports) 16:00 Activity period (Outdoor Adventure or Waterfront) 17:30 Free time (Counselors supervise) 18:15 Dinner 19:15 Flag lowering 19:30 Evening activity (All-camp Games, Campfire, Show night) 21:30 Lights out (younger campers) 22:30 Lights out (older campers) Examples of Evening Program Activities Capture the Flag Talent Show International Night Campfires Dance/Disco Bingo/Casino Night Movie Night Gold Rush Night Hikes Skits Concerts Cookouts Cabin Nights
Waterfront Boat Driving Canoeing Crew Rowing Diving Fishing Jet Ski/Sea Doo/ Personal Watercraft Kayaking Kneeboarding Lifeguard Surf/Pool Rowing Sailing Scuba Diving Surfing Swimming Wakeboarding Waterskiing Whitewater Kayaking Whitewater Rafting Windsurfing
Degree/Certification* American Red Cross (ARC) Boat License Child Care Community Services Counseling CPR/First Aid Disability Studies Lifeguard Nursing Occupational Therapy Outdoor Education Personal Training Physical Education Religious Studies Social Work Special Education Sport Coach Sports Science Swim Instructor Teaching Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Welfare Studies
Specialty Skills Disability Practical Experience Farm Animal Care Farming
* Must be currently studying or have a degree/certificate.
Camp Types Every camp in America is unique; they vary depending on location, environment, activities, facilities and campers. All camps with which CCUSA works are carefully reviewed and match our high standards and the standards of the American Camp Association (ACA). You will be required to choose at least four of these camp types. Check out “Types of Camps” under the Camp Counselors USA program at www.ccusa.co.nz for a full list of camp descriptions.
1. TRADITIONAL PROGRAM CAMPS
• Independent/Privately owed camps and Agency (such as YMCA) camps. • Co-ed or single-gender camps (often with a brother/sister camp nearby). • Serve campers from middle to high-income families, with many campers returning year after year. • Hire a mix of Activity and All-round Counselors.
2. SPECIALTY PROGRAM CAMPS • Mainly Traditional Camps, these aim to help teach, develop and expand any specific skill that campers may already have or wish to learn. • Some include both children and their parents. • Co-ed or single-gender camps (often with a brother/sister camp nearby). • Hire a large percentage of mix of Activity Counselors and some Activity All-round Counselors.
3. CAMPS SERVING UNDERPRIVILEGED AND INNER-CITY CHILDREN
• Social, government and charitable agencies such as the Salvation Army, Youth and Family Services and Fresh Air Fund oversee and help to fund these camps. • Welcome Campers of many different ethnic, social and racial backgrounds attend these. • Co-ed camps that service low- to middleincome families. • Offer a wide variety of traditional activities, such as Outdoor Adventure, Waterfront, Land Sports, Arts & Crafts, and Performing Arts. • Hire a mix of Activity and All-round Counselors.
4. SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS
• Prior experience working with children and adults with Special Needs is not necessary. • Operated and funded by non-profit agencies or private organizations that serve children and/or adult campers who need extra attention because of physical and/or developmental challenges/disabilities. • Special Needs camps focus on either one or a range of disabilities. • Counselors help campers participate in a wide range of traditional camp activities, while helping them with social/interpersonal skills and their daily living tasks (eating, dressing, showering, etc.). • Hire a large percentage of mix of All-round Counselors and some Activity Counselors.
5. GIRL SCOUT CAMPS
• Scouting experience is not necessary. • Girls-only camps that generally serve middle income families. • Offer a wide variety of traditional activities, such as Outdoor Adventure, Waterfront, Land Sports, Arts & Crafts, and Performing Arts. • Hire a mix of Activity and All-round Counselors.
6. CAMPS FOR CAMPERS WITH SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
• Prior experience working with children and adults with Special Requirements is not necessary. • Serve campers with specific medical conditions or impairments, such as emotional disorders, learning disabilities (including ADD and ADHD), diabetes, terminal illnesses, hearing/ sight impairment and weight control. • Activities are similar to those at traditional camps but are adapted to the ability of the campers. • Many campers will take medication and the camps usually have full-time nursing support. • Hire a mix of Activity and All-round Counselors.
7. RELIGIOUS CAMPS
• Christian (Catholic, Anglican, etc.) or Jewish faith camps ranging from conservative to liberal philosophies. • Co-ed camps that service low, middle and high-income families of different faiths. • Offer a wide variety of traditional activities, such as Outdoor Adventure, Waterfront, Land Sports, Arts & Crafts, and Performing Arts. • Counselors with a strong religious belief system will have the opportunity to lead devotionals and Bible or Torah studies. • Hire a mix of Activity and All-round Counselors.
8. DAY CAMPS
• Can be part of a Traditional camp or operate at a city park, beach, church hall or community centre. • Co-ed camp mainly operating Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm with some overnight trips and weekend activities. • Camps arrange housing and meals for international staff at the Traditional camp or with host families. • Offer a wide variety of traditional activities, such as Outdoor Adventure, Waterfront, Land Sports, Arts & Crafts, and Performing Arts. • Hire a mix of Activity and All-round Counselors.
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Enjoy working with or being around children; Are outgoing, cheerful, adaptable, flexible, and reliable; Are prepared to work for at least nine weeks from May/June to August; Will be at least 18 years old by June 1st 2010.
If you meet the above requirements and are ready for a once in a lifetime experience, then CCUSA’s Camp Counselors USA program is for you! Visit www.ccusa.co.nz to apply. After we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview.
Returning to Summer Camp Let CCUSA help you get there! We can accommodate anyone and everyone’s return to their previous summer camp, even if you have not used CCUSA before! Even though you have been to camp before, there are still a few things you need from your visa sponsor, and CCUSA offers the best overall “Returnee”* package and process: 1. Contact your camp and let them know you want to return; 2. Negotiate your own position, contract and salary; 3. Complete the easy CCUSA Returnee application, pay your discounted Returnee fee, and send us your invitation to return to camp and signed Program Agreement. Own Arranger Returnee: You arrange travel to and from camp through the CCUSA Travel Department. You will earn a minimum of US$2,000. Returning on the program but you want to attend a different camp? This is certainly possible. You will need additional documentation and letters of recommendation from your previous camp director. Please contact your CCUSA country office for details and instructions on how to apply. * Returnee is someone returning to the same camp.
Time to Travel After Camp The last day of camp is also the start of a new adventure as you are able to travel around the USA! You have 30 days of travel time to explore the US after your camp assignment finishes. By pre-booking a Trek America Tour through the CCUSA Travel Department, your guaranteed an unforgettable experience of what America has to offer. Alternatively the friends you have made at camp will become your travel companions and the CCUSA Travel Handbook your guide! Past participants recommend these “don't miss” destinations: • Boston – the home of the American Revolution has lots to offer with great food, shopping and clubs
As a past Camp Counselor I truly believe Summer Camp is an enriching experience for both the American Children and International Counselors. Gabby CCUSA Director New Zealand
• New York City – the Big Apple has it all – the Empire State Building, Broadway, Central Park, Statue of Liberty and much, much more! • Miami Beach – the beaches, the clubs, the Latin music • Las Vegas – Need we say more? • Grand Canyon National Park – AMAZING!! Not to be missed • San Francisco – leave your heart behind in the City by the Bay as you walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, or hang out in Chinatown • Los Angeles – Hollywood, Universal Studios, Venice Beach, Santa Monica – this says it all • PLUS everything in between.
CCUSA Job Fairs – Interview With a US Camp Director Each year Camp Directors from the USA come to New Zealand to meet, interview and hire Counselors for their camps. This is a great opportunity to meet these Camp Directors in order to secure a job on the spot and sort out your summer all in one day! Apply early to guarantee an interview.
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Work Experience USA You have seen the USA through TV, Movies, the Internet, and if lucky maybe on a short holiday. Now here is your chance to really live and experience the USA by working in almost any job during your summer holidays. You will also gain much needed work experience, travel and see the world before the real world catches up with you! You can only do this program while you are a full-time University or college student, or just graduated. So reward yourself and take a break from your studies or before you enter the workforce. Since 1996 over 60,000 students have taken off during their University summer holidays to work in the USA. Over 80% landed seasonal jobs in American Ski Resorts (the remainder in various jobs across the USA). Application Time Frame The Work Experience USA program accepts applications from March until October. There isnâ€™t a limit on the visas available or the number of times you can participate on this program (so long as you keep meeting the criteria), however jobs in the USA are given on a first-come first-served basis, so don't wait until the last minute.
For more info and to apply visit www.ccusa.co.nz
CCUSA Offers Tremendous Value: ✔✔ A simple application process and informal one on one question and answer interview. ✔✔ A straightforward and affordable program ✔✔ Access to great flight prices through our CCUSA Travel Department. ✔✔ Access to CCUSA's Job Fairs (where offered) with US Employers coming to your home country who will interview you face to face. ✔✔ Access to the CCUSA Exclusive Job Hunt website and resort guide. You can search for one, two or multiple jobs for your adventure. Many of our employers offer great benefits such as Season Ski Passes and more. For a salary based on a 40 hour week you could earn US$800 – US$1200 per month. Hourly wages will vary greatly depending on the employer and location. ✔✔ Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation with CCUSA staff and former participants helping you prepare for your adventure, including what you will need for your departure and adjusting to US culture and work life. We will also review the US tax system and the Social Security application so you will be ready to apply once in the USA. ✔✔ Experience and Reputation with many US employers. We have been assisting them with their staffing needs for over 15 years. You have the CCUSA reputation, support and seal of approval behind you! ✔✔ CCUSA On Line International Staff Handbook – full of practical information, and the online Travel-Wise Guide – with great advice on travel tips, places to see, where to stay and how to explore the USA after your employment. ✔✔ Full-time Auckland based CCUSA office and part-time Area Representatives throughout New Zealand to give you the local service you need. ✔✔ Free Information Meetings held in cities and universities near you. Through videos and discussions with our staff and past participants, you will discover what working, playing and travelling around the USA is really like and have all your questions about the program answered. ✔✔ Gain valuable life-long skills, independence, confidence and maturity that will broaden your horizons and your future career. ✔✔ An extensive range of jobs through our Placement, Job Fair and Independent Programs. ✔✔ Multiple Program options: Independent (find your own job), Job Fair (if offered in your country interview with employers) or Placement Option (CCUSA finds a job for you through our placement process). ✔✔ One company from start to finish – you are with CCUSA at home and abroad! ✔✔ Support and advice every step of the way - from experienced and friendly staff in our full-time offices and our nationwide representatives to your online Personal Support Website - "Footprints". ✔✔ Tax Service to assist you with applying for tax refunds. ✔✔ The opportunity to meet people from different countries and make friends to last a lifetime. Do it now, while you still can! ✔✔ Time to travel in the USA after your job. Your visa includes a thirty day grace period allowing you to see all the US has to offer! ✔✔ Twenty four hour emergency assistance hotline once in the USA. ✔✔ US mobile phones and SIM cards at exclusive CCUSA discounted prices. ✔✔ Visa Sponsorship and DS2019 Visa Documentation to apply for the J-1 Work/Travel Exchange Visitor Visa plus assistance with visa processing and interviewing in your home country. CCUSA has an excellent reputation with the US Consulate to help you process your visa. You can work legally in the USA in almost any position you wish for the length of your summer holidays from university (maximum four months). ✔✔ Work and travel insurance that exceeds US government regulations (includes accident, sickness and medical evacuation coverage). You can extend or upgrade your insurance through your local CCUSA office.
“This amazing experience will remain with me forever.” Steve
Apply Today if You: ✔✔ Are 18 to 29 years old. ✔✔ Have completed your first year of full-time study at University then either be continuing with study or graduating at the end of the year you wish to go. ✔✔ Are a citizen of the country you are applying in. ✔✔ Want a rewarding challenge. ✔✔ Want an experienced and safe support network behind you when you travel. ✔✔ Can prove financial support (refer to www.ccusa.co.nz for more details). If you meet the above requirements and are ready for a change then CCUSA’s Work Experience USA program is for you – Visit Work Experience USA at www.ccusa.co.nz for more details, and apply today!
Three Program Options 1. INDEPENDENT/SELF PLACEMENT OPTION YOU FIND YOUR OWN JOB
2. PLACEMENT OPTION: WE FIND YOU A JOB
You must have a designated visa sponsor for the Work Experience USA program, and our Independent Option is perfect for those of you who simply need a sponsor. This package does not include job placement, giving you total freedom and flexibility to find a job anywhere in the USA either before you leave or once you are in the USA. How you find your job is up to you but CCUSA is there to support you along the way.
Relax and let us do all the legwork by providing you with a job opportunity from one of our selected employers before you depart for the USA! Our Placement Option provides all the services of the Independent Option, plus a whole lot more.
CCUSA Interactive Independent Job Search Website Once you become a CCUSA participant, you will have access to the CCUSA Interactive Independent Job Search website. This website allows you to create your own Employment Profile, including your Resume/CV and photos that show your personality, interests and experience.
Preferred Job Placement Our Preferred Placement option allows you to review and select specific employers and jobs from the current Job and Employer list, based on your skills and English level.
Using the Employer search tools, you will be able to search for employment and employers by location or by company type, and review detailed information on the employer of your interest and the positions they have available. Then you simply choose which employers to send your Profile to so you can be considered for that job. If you are offered the job, you and your prospective employer will be able to communicate through the CCUSA Job Hunt site and arrange to have the Independent Job Offer forms completed. CCUSA will monitor all activity on the site to insure communication is timely and appropriate. This invaluable website provides everything you need to make your job search and work & travel experience more efficient and rewarding: •• Create a profile highlighting your skills and personality. •• How to search for a job. •• Many job listings, including salary, benefits, and accommodation options. •• Contact details of employers including e-mail addresses and websites. •• Hints on how to find accommodation when not provided by the employer. •• Advice about travelling around the USA. •• Hints on how to better understand American culture and its people.
If you want to wait until you get to the USA and then meet your employer face to face before accepting a job, you will need to talk to your local country office to find out the requirements as this option has only limited availability and requires additional personal funds. Additional Tools To Help You Find A Job •• CCUSA Resort Guide: Visit www.ccusa.co.nz to access the CCUSA Resort Guide. This will give you basic information and links to resorts in the USA. Start your search while you sign up to the program •• Research jobs in relation to your field of study, find the company and CCUSA can arrange your visa. •• Your friends, family, contacts or your own research. Talk to people you know or people that have done the program before and line up your own job either before you leave or once you arrive in the USA. Once you have your job (either before you leave or once you arrive) complete the Independent Job Offer Form which confirms in writing your salary, benefits and job conditions. CCUSA will verify the job and confirm for you that the wage conditions are consistent with the US Government requirements.
This choice is perfect for those who lack the time to do the Job search and want the peace of mind of a pre-arranged Job. For a little extra cost, CCUSA will save you time and money in the long run by doing all the work for you.
U.S. employers are constantly updating their employment needs with CCUSA. By coming into the CCUSA office or contacting us we will be able to give you up to date information on which employers are hiring for what jobs. We will also be able to assist you with information about wages, average hours, accommodation and much more about each employer. Once you have chosen a set number of employer/job position combinations you then need to fully complete your CCUSA application form, pay your fee and have your interview. CCUSA will submit your application and employer/job requests to our head office to start the placement process. You will be competing against other students directly for these positions so you will need to apply early and have all your documentation ready to go at your interview. Personal Interview CCUSA will interview you on behalf of the U.S. employers. Once you apply to CCUSA, we will arrange a one on one interview with you. CCUSA will get to know you through your application form and this interview where we will evaluate your experience, knowledge and English level. We will also help you decide which placement option is for you. Job Offer Form Once we secure your job, we will send you detailed information about the company, the job and the area where you will live as well as travel details.
3. CCUSA JOB FAIRS: INTERVIEW WITH A US EMPLOYER
CCUSA Employer Job Fairs – for the past 13 years CCUSA has been sending highly reputable employers from the USA to various countries to hire staff in person. Traditionally, these are seasonal employers who are looking for staff for 3 - 4 months. This is a perfect opportunity for you to score a "job on the spot" for your Summer Holiday break. Past CCUSA participants have been hired at hotels or ski resorts such as Heavenly, Northstar at Tahoe, Squaw Valley and Kirkwood in California; Aspen, Telluride and Vail in Colorado, and many others. (Visit www.ccusa.co.nz for more details, to find out if an employer fair is being offered in your country and a full listing of employers that past CCUSA participants have worked at).
"It was so much fun working on the snow with people from all over the world. I had so much fun I'm going back again this year!" Rosie 11
Types of Jobs and Employers Through our Independent and Placement programs, CCUSA works with over 500 employers with a variety of positions that need to be filled during the winter. You will be competing against not only students from your country but also students from all the other Southern Hemisphere countries and Americans as well for these positions. CCUSA urges you to apply early so you can have access to the widest range of jobs and employers. Types of Employer that CCUSA works with: •• Bars •• •• Casinos •• •• Country Clubs •• •• Hotels/Inns •• •• Resorts •• •• Restaurants
Retail Mountain Resorts Ski Resorts Various employers in Ski Areas And many more
Refer to www.ccusa.co.nz for a detailed list of employers and types of jobs you can do on the Work Experience USA program.
Returning to the USA Let CCUSA help you get there! For the Work Experience USA program there are no restrictions to the number of times that you can participate so long as you are eligible for the program and in good standing with CCUSA. We can accommodate anyone and everyone’s return to their employer or to a new employer on the J-1 Work and Travel Visa, even if you have not used CCUSA before! We know that you have been there before, but there are still a few things you need from your visa sponsor and CCUSA offers the best overall “Returnee” package and process! • If you have been with CCUSA before, just log in with the same details and update your previous application form. • If it is your first time with CCUSA then go to www.footprints.ccusa.com and follow the prompts to complete the Work Experience USA application forms. Once you have done either of the above options, pay your Returnee fee, and send us your signed program agreement and photo and we will contact you with your next steps.
Time to Travel After Work The last day of camp is also the start of a new adventure as you are able to travel around the USA! You have 30 days of travel time to explore the US after your camp assignment finishes. By pre-booking a Trek America Tour through the CCUSA Travel Department, your guaranteed an unforgettable experience of what America has to offer. Alternatively the friends you have made at camp will become your travel companions and the CCUSA Travel Handbook your guide! Past participants recommend these “don't miss” destinations: • Boston – the home of the American Revolution has lots to offer with great food, shopping and clubs. • New York City – the Big Apple has it all – the Empire State Building, Broadway, Central Park, Statue of Liberty and much, much more! • Miami Beach – the beaches, the clubs, the Latin music. • Grand Canyon National Park – AMAZING!! Not to be missed. • Las Vegas – need we say any more! • San Francisco – leave your heart behind in the City by the Bay as you walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, or hang out in China Town. • Los Angeles – Hollywood, Universal Studios, Venice Beach, Santa Monica – this says it all. • PLUS everything in between.
Work & Play Canada Spend up to a year in Canada, and truly experience the people, the unique beauty and the adrenaline rush that you can only get from this country. CCUSA's Work and Play Canada program, makes all of this possible by pre-arranging a job for you in some of Canada's top ski resorts – all before you leave home! That’s right – there is no need to head all the way to Canada to take your chances with thousands of others anxious to get those highly coveted resort jobs. Apply to CCUSA now so you can choose which resort and which job type suits you, and we do the rest by bringing the Canadian resort representative to your door months before the season gets underway! Summer Program (May to October) Imagine working in Canada for six months over the beautiful Canadian summer! You could be waking up to some of the most dramatic mountainous landscapes in the world and enjoying one of the many activities on offer in Canada. You could be canoeing across a clean, blue-green surface of a Canadian Lake, trekking up a Rocky Mountain path or getting the perfect camera shot at your first Canadian Moose. CCUSA in conjunction with our program partner offer a Placement Program at some of the top summer resorts like Whistler and Rimrock. Positions at these resorts are from May to October. For many jobs you don’t need prior experience. Placement interviews take place between February and March so you must be in New Zealand then to interview with your prospective Employer. Winter Program (November to April) Been fantasizing about your snowboard or skis cutting through powder, your sunglasses reflecting the clear, pristine run in front of you and the feeling of knowing you are having a once in a lifetime adventure? If so, the winter Canada program is the one for you! CCUSA, in conjunction with our program partner, make all of this possible by pre-arranging a job for you before you leave home. We work with some of the top winter resorts and hotels in Canada like Whistler, Blackcomb, Banff and Big White. If you are not a snow worshipper, don't panic, we have plenty of jobs to make sure that you get to enjoy the atmosphere and fun of working and living in Canada, so you can learn to ski or board at your own pace or just enjoy the parties. Most positions do not need any previous skiing or boarding experience unless you want to work on the slopes. Almost all of the jobs offered by the resorts include a free or discounted ski pass! Placement interviews take place between May and August so you must be in New Zealand then to interview with your prospective Employer.
Camp Counselors Canada Camp Counselors Canada gives you the opportunity to work at a Canadian summer camp for 8 to 10 weeks from June - August. Each year thousands of children aged 8 – 17 head off to one of over 800 residential or day camps (similar to the US style summer camp). Canadian camps are located in some of the most pristine natural areas of the world. They have sports fields, cabins, dining halls, arts and crafts areas, lakes and / or pools, camp fires and a whole lot more. At camp you can either be a Camp Counselor where you will become a mentor, teacher, best friend, role model and leader to these campers (children) or work as Support Staff and be the backbone of camp. Your Role as a Camp Counselor You’re there to ensure your campers well-being, safety, and make their camp experience fun and rewarding. Most Camp Counselors live in a cabin or platform tent with a Co-counselor and 8 - 12 campers. You will be with your campers 24 hours a day. You make sure they eat meals, attend day and evening activities that you lead or assist in, clean cabins, and even get them to sleep at night. During the day you will work as an activity leader, teaching or assisting the children in one or many different activities from: Land Sports, Waterfront, Arts & Crafts, Performing Arts, and Outdoor Skills / Adventure. Your Role as Support Staff Work in roles that keep the camp running such as in the kitchen, maintenance or grounds work. You will normally sleep in separate accommodation, but you are encouraged to join in activities with the campers when you have time. Camp Types Traditional, Religious, YMCA, Girl Guide, Wilderness, Underprivileged or camps for people with Physical Disabilities. Visit www.ccusa.co.nz for a full description of these camp types.
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Camp California And now for something completely different! Croatia has fast become the “Holiday Hot Spot” for Europe and the rest of the world. You can spend your summer working in our international children’s summer camp teaching a variety of activities on the waterfront, adventure activities, sports or the performing arts. We also need support staff for the office, groundskeepers, night-watchman and drivers. Representing over twenty five different countries, our campers and staff all come together for a one or two week session in the beautiful surroundings of the Adriatic. Staff is needed from mid June through the end of August each year. If you enjoy working with teenagers then also check out our Teen Adventure and Teen Sailing programs. Camp California Provides: •• 9 - 11 weeks of camp work.
•• Earn Euros.
•• Free food and accommodation at camp.
•• Chance to work with and make friends from around the world.
Apply Today If You: •• Will be at least 19 years old by June 15th 2010 (21+ for Teen Programs). •• Have previous experience working with children. •• Have a specialty skill and or teaching experience in one or more of the activities offered at Camp California. •• Can communicate and work with children who speak basic level English.
•• Enjoy working with children from different backgrounds. Our campers
come from over 25 different countries. •• Are responsible, creative, outgoing and experienced in camp or
community living. •• Are available from approximately June 10th to September 1st.
Camp Counselors Russia Every summer thousands of children head off for camps across Russia, from the shores of Lake Baikal to the beaches of the Black Sea. Each camp has its own philosophy, but all provide children a place to relax while having fun in an outdoor setting. In many ways, these camps resemble those in the United States and Canada as they are usually located in a rural setting, often by a lake or river, away from the nearest town and typically, with a large dining hall, crafts, sports buildings and dormitories. Children usually come for sessions lasting 10 to 28 days and participate in activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, theatre, land sports, arts, crafts, dance, and performing arts. As a Counselor, you are a teacher, a leader and a friend to a group of children between the ages of 8 and 16. You are responsible for the safety and well being of your campers and for making their camp experience fun and rewarding! All Counselors perform a wide variety of duties and each day brings something new. (You do not need to speak Russian.) CCUSA Provides: • Personal placement • Opportunity to improve your personal skills • Friendships to last a lifetime
• Complete program package • Optional four or eight week program • Chance to travel in Russia
• CCUSA quality service • Moscow arrival orientation
Pubs UK The UK has been a popular destination for New Zealanders for many years. Each year over thousands Kiwis take advantage of their working holiday visa, their UK passport or their right of abode visa. Working in the UK opens the door for you to gain great international work experience and travel into the rest of Europe. Why would you arrive in the UK without a job to compete with thousands of other Kiwis, Aussies and Europeans looking for work? CCUSA makes it simple for you by pre-arranging your job before your arrive. Take the easy route, and walk off the plane completely relaxed knowing you have a pre-arranged job and accommodation! Work as bar staff, waiting staff, cook or a chef in one of over 500 pubs throughout England; many in and around London or from Sussex in the south to Yorkshire in the north. Earn on average £200 or more per week before tax for a 39 - 45 hour per week. You receive normal rostered days off and accommodation will always be part of the job offer, normally on the premises (single and twin shared rooms, no dormitories) and many of the Breweries also include a meal a day as part of the job offer. If travelling with a friend or as a couple, our program partner will find a job at the same pub for you.
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