Welcome to our new website!

Want to work in America, Canada or Europe but don’t know where to start?

We can help you with the tricky stuff!

We explain and guide you through the visa process, help you find your dream job, and place you with a trusted host. Basically, we’re here every step of the way!

How can I travel with the RENZ Outbound Program?

RENZ works with partner organisations worldwide to provide paid work experiences for young New Zealanders in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, winery, equine and even building/trade fields. Each country has different eligibility criteria. 

Work in America    Work in Canada    Work in Europe

Want to chat about what your options are?

If you live in New Zealand and want to experience a working holiday with RENZ - Contact Us for a chat.


Experience America with RENZ

The opportunities are endless and can include working and studying at an American university for a semester, harvest run across America, working alongside some of the best horse trainers in the country, or even voluntary work in Florida with Marine animals.

RENZ Placements Get:

  • 24/7 emergency call support

  • Seminars

  • Host and trainee visitations

  • Event invites

  • Job placement

  • Visa Support

Am I Eligible - To Participate as a Trainee?

  • Be between the ages of 18-28 when your program begins (Enology programme between the ages of 21-35)

  • Have an agriculture degree or professional certificate from a
    post-secondary academic institution or a certificate from a nationally
    recognized accredited agency and at least one year of prior applicable
    work experience in your occupational field outside of America

  • Have five years of agriculture work experience outside of America
    in the occupational field in which you are seeking training

  • Hold a valid New Zealand Passport

Am I Eligible - To Participate as an Intern?

  • Be between the ages of 18-28 when your program begins (Enology programme between the ages of 21-35)

  • Be currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at an agriculture degree-
    or certificate-granting post-secondary academic or nationally recognised
    accredited institution outside of America

  • You have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months
    before their program start date

  • Hold a valid New Zealand Passport

America Placement Opportunities!

  • Equine - Year-round placements

  • Enology - Mid-August to mid-December, depending on climate and location.

  • Viticulture - April to December, depending on location.

  • Dairy Farming - Year-round placements

  • Custom Harvesting - April to November

  • Field Crops - March/April to November -December

  • Swine - Year-round placements

  • Cattle Management/Ranching - Year-round placements

  • Bee Keeping - Year-round placements

  • Agricultural Cooperative Operations Technicians - Placements start in Jan/February or July/August

  • Vegetable Production - March to July, ending in October

  • Orchard and Fruit Production - March to June, ending in October

  • Turf Management - February to October

  • Landscaping - April to October

  • Construction - Year-round placements

Want to chat about what your options are?

If you live in New Zealand and want to experience a working holiday with RENZ - Contact Us for a chat.


Experience Canada with RENZ

We work closely with International Rural Exchange Canada (IREC), which offers an incredible exchange for young trainees to gain international experiences. Most of the host families are located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

RENZ Placements Get:

  • 24/7 emergency support

  • Invitations to social events throughout the year

  • Welcome package and email check-ins

  • Airport pickups

  • Assistance when necessary

  • And so much more!

Am I Eligible?

  • You must be between 18-35 years

  • Have two years of practical experience

  • Valid New Zealand passport

  • Valid driver's licence

  • Able to pass a criminal record test

Canadian Placement Opportunities!

  • Grain farm or Mixed Farming

  • Beef Cattle

  • Potato Farm

  • Dairy Farms

  • Organic Grain

  • Sheep, Pigs, and Goats

  • Pheasant/Chicken

  • Equine

  • Agri Home (mix of farm work, childcare and household chores)

  • Agriculture equipment mechanic

  • Hospitality

  • Crop Farms prefers an early April arrival and November departure. Livestock and dairy placements vary throughout the year. Please apply at least four months in advance.


Experience Europe with RENZ

Working closely with our European partners, we can offer countless working opportunities! Learn by doing, immerse yourself in the rich European culture. Don't worry, English is spoken on all farms!

European Country Placements:

  • The Netherlands

  • United Kingdom

  • Germany

  • Austria

  • Ireland

  • France

  • Denmark

  • Sweden

Placement Opportunities:

  • Dairy Farms

  • Field Cropping

  • Swine

  • Cheese Making

  • Viticulture

  • Horticulture

Each country has its own eligibility requirements.
Please contact RENZ to see if you qualify

Email Amanda or Phone Amanda if you have any questions.