A Working Holiday is an extended stay (usually for a maximum of 1 year) at your host country, where, besides travelling around and getting to know the country, a special visa (usually called "Working Holiday Visa") allows you to do income-generating work. This makes it possible to fund your long-term stay abroad.
We specialize in Working Holiday support services in Japan, China, Hong Kong and Germany. From November 2019 we will also offer exciting programs in the more classic Working Holiday destinations Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The typical jobs featured as Working Holidays are service activities in hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops, Language Teacher Jobs, Farm jobs, factory work and Nanny/Au Pair jobs.
If you have professional skills, you can often find a relevant job in your field of work.
In Japan, we have been for several years the leading provider of Working Holiday Support services with approximately 1000 participants per year from around the world. We also operate own shareholding in Tokyo, have a large support office in central Tokyo, and a branch office on Sado Island.
For Japan, there is a general Working Holiday Visa, which you can get if you are 18-30 years old by the time of applying for the visa and a national of UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Slowakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Argentina, Chile, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany or Austria. You arrange the Working Holiday visa in your home country (we will tell you how to do this) and then you can work in Japan for a year doing almost any type of job. In order to get a job, it is a good idea to be in Japan first, have a tax ID number and a bank account and then, go to job interviews. In the centre of Tokyo we have a support office with multilingual team members who help you to land a job, which is typically possible quite quickly (within the first month of your stay) if you are seriously interested and a little flexible about the actual job. We can however also pre-arrange Farm jobs,Ryokan jobs (ryokans are traditional Japanese hotels) and ski resort jobs.
For ther nationalities (e.g. US Americans), it is with limitations possible to join our Working Holiday program if you are on a student visa.
1. You sign up for our Working Holiday program in Japan by sending us the Inquiry/Order Form.
2. You apply for the Working Holiday visa (we will tell you how) and travel to Japan. In Tokyo, we help with everything including residence registration, tax number, bank account, accommodation and of course, to get you a job!
If you do not yet know any Japanese, it is helpful to first attend Japanese language lessons in Tokyo, for instance at a language school or at a Community Centre (we will give you all information). You can start with a job that does not require any Japanese language skills, and if you want, then possibly change it later, once your language skills have improved.
From our base in Beijing, we have been arranging Working Holiday jobs all over China since 2010. There is no general Working Holiday Visa in China, but the visa has to be applied for specifically for a certain job that we pre-arrange for you.
So for China, prior to your arrival, you apply for a specific job (for example, hotel job, language teacher job, Au Pair etc.) that you find on our website.We will organize the desired job and your visa is issued for this particular job.
1. In the main menu above ("Working Holiday"), you find your options for Working Holiday Jobs in China.
3. Generally, within a few days, there will be an interview via Skype with our local coordinator and/or the employer. We charge nothing for this and there is no obligation for you to take up the job.
4. Only when you confirm the job, you book your Working Holiday stay with us in China. After that, we help you organize the documents that you need for the visa application. All the formalities are completed in advance (we tell you how) so that you can start work straight away on your arrival. On site, there is support with accommodation and everything else you need (check out the details about our services in the respective job offers).
In Germany we have an office in Berlin.
Citizens from across the European Union (EU), as well as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Canada, can currently join our Working Holiday program in Germany, where there is a Working Holiday Visa/Youth Mobility Visa, or where EU citizens are visa exempt. You can find a job in Berlin with our help.