You’ll have time off each day and week, but most of that time will still be spent at the farm, as most farms are quite some distance from the local town. However, you will get the chance to do things like help with the grocery shopping and go to family events, so you’ll get out and about! We recommend [...]
Generally, you should help out for about 5-7 hours per day, not including basic activities like cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping. Some participants prefer to help out more when it’s busy on the farm and have more free time when it’s quiet
Your tasks will depend on your experience and motivations, as well as what your host needs at the time (depending on season, type of farm etc.). In general, you’ll undertake a mix of indoor and outdoor work, helping with the animals/horses, feeding, cleaning and caring for animals, helping to look after the children, helping tend a vegetable garden, and [...]
After you apply for the Ranchstay Program, one of our local partners will hold a Zoom consultation with you to assess what sort of placement would suit you best. Following this we will contact suitable farm hosts to see whether they’d like to host you. You may have an interview with a potential host family at this stage. Once [...]
The basic farm types we offer are: farms with horses, livestock farms, and general/mixed farms. You can read more about each of these types in the farm program outline.
Our Ranchstay Program is an opportunity to live on a working farm and gain a sense of farming life. For 4-20 weeks, you become a member of a local farming family, working together, sharing meals, and socialising.
The team at Internex have worked in the youth education and travel industry for over 20 years, so we know how to make your overseas experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Our team have all lived, worked, and studied overseas and know firsthand the challenges of moving to a new country and will be there to support you [...]