Lena from Germany
6 months in New Zealand
I had the best time in New Zealand. It is the most beautiful place I've ever seen, and I worked with wonderful people on a wonderful farm! My Host family is a great family, and I always felt welcome : )
The main tasks of my job included milking, fencing, and cleaning.
I travelled around New Zealand both during, and after my RENZ work placement. I broke my knee cap in December and had much time to travel with friends. But also, on my days off we had the opportunity to travel and see New Zealand. Two weeks before I left New Zealand, my mother came to see me, and we travelled.
I recommend new trainees to go biking and experience some winery tours in Malborough. I also went on a sailing trip in Akaroa, and went bungy jumping and sky diving. I also recommend new trainees to get in touch with the trainees who are already in New Zealand through the weekly pub night events, and through the Facebook community.
New Zealand changed my life. I learned more about myself and my personal targets. I have never regretted the decision to go one year abroad, it's the best experience I've made the last years because I met amazing people and interesting characters.