Australia / New Zealand is full of opportunity and highly under-staffed – esp for talented / educated people in high positions.
AU economy is really strong as well. And they love to hire AMERICAN workers – bc our work ethic is so strong…
Anyone under the age of 30 can easily get a 1 year Working Holiday Visa – where they can work at 2 different companies for 6 months Max
Min wage here is $20/hour – most contract jobs are $35-$50/hour – so a summer spent here at a contract job can equivalate to $1200-$2000+ a week.
And the short term contract jobs are relatively easy to pick up.
You can find places to rent $250-$500/week / depends on the city where you live/work.
For the most part – AUpays significantly higher than the US – expect to make 25-30% more than in the US (Cost of living is more as well thou)
If you can afford a flight to AUNZ and willing to take a chance out here – should be pretty easy to get work.
A World Full of Opportunities out there…esp here Down Under!