Hospitality Students and Young Professionals Discover Gold along Australia's Great Barrier ReefAustin, TX â March 21, 2012 â In partnership with Tourism Queensland, the Alliance Abroad Group (AAG), a 20-year-old cultural exchange organization, is expanding its service offerings to the South Pacific today as it announces a Work Experience Program to Australia.
Launching this spring, AAG's Work Experience Australia program offers American students and young professionals an opportunity to enrich their lives with a cultural exchange to gain valuable, paid work experience and international experience on the pristine beaches of the Great Barrier Reef.âAs university students face rising unemployment rates and significant competition for the few jobs available today, this program offers a real opportunity to build a resume and edge out their competition,â said Victoria Lynden, chief executive officer, Alliance Abroad Group. âIf overseas experience wasn't enough motivation to consider working in Australia, the starting salaries our partners have agreed to should be more than enough to entice students look in the hospitality industry where international work experience is a true differentiator.âThis first-of-its-kind program guarantees participants a job placement in advance of their travels as well as travel insurance and assistance with visa paperwork, transportation and in-country needs while abroad. These components provide ease of mind to those participating as the place of work and wage will be secured before departure in addition to on-the-ground support throughout their stay. AAG actively recruits and pre-screens potential candidates nationwide and matches them to appropriate tourism and hospitality employers to ensure employment expectations are met on both sides â employer and employee. âWe are thrilled to work with Alliance Abroad Group and welcome students from around the U.S. to the various esteemed Queensland facilities,â says Shana Pereira, international director Americas, Tourism Queensland. âAs the U.S. is one of our top markets, we could not imagine a stronger means to showcase the strength of Queensland tourism beyond a cultural exchange such as this.â One of the many participating employers in AAG's Work Experience Australia program is Hamilton Island's luxurious Qualia Resort, considered one of the finest resort properties in the world. When not gaining invaluable professional experience with international clientele at four-and five-star resorts, students spend time experiencing the beauty and wonder that the magnificent Great Barrier Reef offers. Additionally, the tax refund students earn will likely provide enough monetary means to account for the program fee and airfare to Australia.For more information and to apply now visit Website: http://australia.allianceabroad.comAbout Alliance Abroad GroupSince 1992, Alliance Abroad Group (AAG) has successfully matched more than 100,000 international students with many of the world's leading tourism and hospitality companies. AAG has been a U.S. Department of State-designated program sponsor for the J-1 visa Work/Travel since 2002 and the Intern/Trainee and Teacher programs since 2009. AAG adheres to rigorous standards to maintain their standing and accreditation. AAG is led by founder and CEO Victoria Lynden, âProfiles in Power: Central Texas Women of Influence" award-winner, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Top 10 Women Owned Business in Texas . AAG was also recently selected as one of the nation's "Top Businesses" by Diversity Business and has received the 2011 National Women's Business Enterprise Certification.###
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