Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 14. 1967.
More students are going to Australia in the coming vacation, fewer to China, and an exchange scheme with the USA has fallen through.
The main factor affecting overseas travel seems to be the employment crisis.
A considerable number of students intend to go to Australia in the hope of finding employment, or higher paid employment than in New Zealand. The Australian High Commissioner said in a letter to NZUSA that seasonal employment in fruit-picking. harvesting and similar fields is available, but that many Australian students will be seeking employment and therefore jobs may not be easy to find.
NZUSA have the address of the Commonwealth Employment Office in Australia, and students are advised to contact this agency and, if possible, arrange jobs before leaving New Zealand.
A trip is being arranged to the USA, leaving on November 24 and returning in midFebruary. This is a plain travel tour with no employment arrangements.
NZUSA are looking into the possibility of obtaining work permits for New Zealand students in the USA.