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Internship Social Work in New Zealand with WorldInternships

I am doing an Internship in Social Work in Wellington New Zealand for a period of 2 months. I found the Internship with the help of World Interships. The offered me two placements and now I am spending 3 days a week at ACEmployment a supported employment agency for people with mental health issues and another 2 days at ACEHouse a centre that offers activities to people with disabilities.

Highlights on my travles on the North Island

New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand  |  Aug 19, 2012
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Here are some impressions of my further travels around the North Island. I explored the North Island in two steps the first time with a one week trip hitchhiking from Wellington to Auckland, then up to Cape Reinga by car and hitchhiking all the way to Mount Manganui with a Stopover in Waihi. Then hitchhiking all the way back to Wellington.

Hitchhiking and Couchsurfing were some of the best experiences I had in New Zealand. Although you still should be careful with who you are driving or where to stay I never had any bad experience with it so far. People for so nice and even showed us different places on the way or even offered us to stay with them in case we don't find accomodation. It was a great experience to talk to a lot of new people and it was a great way to get to know new people. Some friendships have developped out of these ways of traveling that I wouldn't have expected.

My second trip was by car all the way to taupo and rotorua up to auckland and the bay of islands. Then we were driving down to coromandel, stopped at Mount Manganui and drove back to Wellington via New Plymouth and Whanganui. It was great fun, spending St Patricks Day with friends in Auckland and renting a boat in the Bay of Islands. Amazing is also the view from Mount Manganui, definitely worth walking up there;)

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