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START YOUR EVENT CAREER DOWN UNDER
Australia events internships now available with major music, sporting, cultural, arts events, festivals and more.
Austin, Texas, 04 March 2014 As many college and university students have already made spring break plans, even more are thinking about what to do for the summer months ahead, which usually includes working to earn money and gain experience. Alliance Abroad launches a new program where young Americans eligible for a Working Holiday Visa in Australia can now apply for a full-time paid internship for events being held in Australia.
The events industry is the fastest growing sector of the world leisure industry. As it asserts itself as a dynamic, knowledge led and cultural profession, it needs the world’s creative and organizational talent. This is a great opportunity to tune into the very latest trends in an industry worth $17 billion to the Aussie economy. Employers are seeking international experience in creative and communications industries. As an Event Industry Expert, I can attest to the fact that having a strong global network and building the confidence that comes from experiencing overseas culture will give you a unique competitive edge.
Dr. Jon Hopwood, Former Program Leader of Event Management at Greenwich University, London and Member of the International Special Events Society (ISES) Australia
We are thrilled to add this exciting program to our ever increasing portfolio. Our list of quality employers keep growing and when we identified a niche to continue fostering cross-cultural relationships and in the first-rate events industry in Australia, in particularly Melbourne, we jumped at the chance to do this. Our point of difference is that we’ll be focusing on amazing paid internships in the most livable city in the world. The demand for this is already phenomenal and the support has been tremendous.
Ash Jurberg, Director of Alliance Abroad International.
Alliance Abroad’s Paid Internships vary in Australia Events Management, Communications, Business and Operations, Visual Art & Design, and more for various major events, festivals, and conferences. These internships are conveniently available year round, with the specific events participants will be interning for being subject to season. While Alliance Abroad is focusing on opportunities in Melbourne (Australian Open, Grand Prix Formula One, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Big Day Out Music Festival, to name a few), the world’s most livable city for the last 3 years in a row and the Australian Event Capital, there are plans to continue expanding into other Australian cities to provide even more opportunities for event management students and young professionals to gain invaluable knowledge working for some of the best events and event companies in the world.
For more information, visit: Australia Events Internships.
Alliance Abroad Group (AAG) has been the leader of international recruitment for over 20 years. Since 1992, they’ve successfully matched more than 100,000 international candidates with many of the world’s leading tourism, event and hospitality companies.
The Spiritual Heart of Australia
We are seeking those who are passionate about food, bars, restaurants, banquets and most importantly, guest service, to work as a Food & Beverage Attendant as part of your hospitality work placement. You will be working across several Food & Beverage hotel outlets and functions, including The Deck Eatery, Springs Breakfast Restaurant, Pool Bar, Mini Bar and Room Service.
THAILAND, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country located at the Centre of Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. They are considered a constitutional monarchy, a form of democratic government in which a nonpolitical monarch acts as head of state within the boundaries of a constitution. Its size is slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming. The seasonal climate ranges from tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid. Thailand is a considered a happy, hospitable, fun-loving, exotic, tropical, cultured country rich in history.
FOOD: Traditional Thai restaurants will offer a wide variety of dishes; ranging from Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup) or Som Tum (spicy green papaya salad) or Tom Kha Kai (chicken in coconut soup). A common ingredient in Thai food is spicy chilies, so be prepared with a large glass of water just in case.
In addition, to delicious food they also are rich in culture and traditions. One custom that is very special in the Thai culture is their typical greetings commonly known as the ไหว้ (wai). Learn by watching this:
DANCE: If you were to travel to Thailand you would more than likely have a chance to see a live dance. In fact, dance is considered the main dramatic art form in Thailand. Like many Asian countries, dance can be divided into two major categories, classical dance and folk dance. If you are interested in witnessing a graceful gesture of movement you should watch this typical style of dance.
RELAX: Need a moment to relax and get away from your everyday work responsibilities. Visit Thailand through beautiful images. We promise you will be more relaxed and calmer after viewing this wonderful video.
The motto is: “Sabbesaṃ saṃghabhūtānaṃ samagghī vuḍḍhi sadhikā” which means:
Unity amongst those uniting brings about success and prosperity.
- Language: Thai
(English as a secondary language of the elite)
- Currency: Thai Baht
- Capital: Bangkok
- Religion: Buddhism
- Population: 65 million
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and Carnival is right around the corner! Don’t miss out on the great opportunity to sponsor or host a cultural exchange event. See a few of AAG’s recommendations:
- Host a Mask Decorating Party – All you need to do is determine a location, and send an evite. This is a festive occasion to talk about the history of Mardi Gras and a fun way to express their creativity. Click here for a list of supplies
- Share a King Cake – Ambitious? Try cooking one from scratch! Just a note this type of cake is associated in a number of countries with festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season and in other place with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras or Carnival. Recipe can be found here
- Costume Fashion Show Contest – What’s more exciting than getting dressed up? All you have to do is ensure there is a prize, state that all costumes should be PG-13 appropriate and makes sure to have lots of beads to toss at the feet to announce the winner. Click here for great deals on party supplies
Please send your cultural exchange event summaries or questions to email@example.com
Ukraine & U.S. Support
During the U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing on Wednesday February 25, 2014, Deputy Secretary Burns stated that
We will continue to firmly support Ukraine’s unity and territorial integrity, and healthy relations with all of its neighbors.
Alliance Abroad Group has been working with our business partners in Ukraine since 2004, helping Ukrainian university students come to the United States on J-1 Visa Cultural Exchange Programs. We have directly sponsored and supported over 3,500 Ukrainian exchange visitors. Right now, the people of Ukraine are creating change and history. You may have seen Facebook, CNN or headlines in your local newspapers with regard to the changes in Ukraine’s political government. We just want to take a moment and advise you that we are working very closely with our Ukrainian business partners to ensure we understand firsthand how our future 2014 Summer Work Travel applicants are doing.
At this point in time, we are not being notified of any significant changes that should affect the arrival of students who have been recruited. American Embassy appointments are proceeding as normal and approval levels are being reported as very positive. We will continue to keep you updated should anything change that would disrupt current plans. Please note, Alliance Abroad Group is fully vested in our business relationships and will ensure we are making the best decisions with regard to the safety, health and welfare of all our customers.
Interested in more insight on the Department of State diplomacy effort click here: http://www.state.gov/
At AAG, our motto is We help you write your own story. It is extremely important to us that the story written is one that personifies an outstanding program of learning, growing culturally and improving both professional and life skills, and not a story where one of our participants gets hurt. The key to protecting our international participants as well as other Americans that might be susceptible to being a victim is education and prevention. We hope this article brings just that type of awareness and moves you to take steps in creating a safer or more secure neighborhood in your community. (more…)
Pay: $17-$18/hr (Full Time)
Duration: 6 Months
Start Date: March 2014
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
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American-Style Barbecue Restaurant in Brisbane!
Work for a restaurant that combines the best bits of American culture: southern smokehouse cuisine and city tunes, plus handcrafted beers – right in beautiful Brisbane. (more…)