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Old 07-13-2003, 03:04 AM   #1
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if you want to do volunteer work in exchange for accommodation and meals in either Australia, New Zealand, Europe or Canada then checkout Help Exchange at www.helpexchage.net Its free to join. Alternatively checkout WWOOF at www.wwoof.org but they are not free to join. :D
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man i was all over that helpexchange thing! thanks!
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Old 07-13-2003, 05:32 PM   #3
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you sure could save alot of money that way.....
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:51 AM   #4
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another one in NZ is fhinz see www.fhinz.co.nz
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Another great one is workaway.info 15 Euros per year to join.
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Old 08-17-2003, 10:29 AM   #6
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Another great one is workaway.info 15 Euros per year to join.
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Opportunity in Costa Rica...assembler, technician positions

Need a vacation? Want to visit and explore a tropical paradise while making a few colones? Apply now for a short-term consulting arrangement, with a part time schedule, at MK Milliwave’s manufacturing facility in Bagaces, Costa Rica – 1-2 hours from national parks and beautiful Pacific Coast beaches.

What you provide: Your expertise and talents for at least 3 weeks (21 days), a valid passport, and a round-trip plane ticket to and from Costa Rica. What you receive: free lodging (private room) and home-cooked meals with a friendly Costa Rican family, a weekly stipend for travel and sightseeing, and complimentary transportation to and from the San Jose or Liberia airport.

While here, you’ll be with locals and other consultants from around the globe, working in a relaxing environment, learning or improving your Spanish, and experiencing the tranquilo Costa Rican way of life.

Open positions:

Assembler, RF Microwave Circuits
Qualifications: +5 years experience in the assembly of thin film hybrid circuitry. Perform manual die attach and manual wedge bonding daily. Knowledge of ceramic substrates, kovar carriers, capacitors and GaAs FETs. Ability to work with .0007 mil gold wire and operate ultrasonic bonding equipment. Perform adjustments to optimize “Westbond” bonding equipment. Some Spanish speaking ability is a plus.

Technician, RF Microwave Amplifiers
Qualifications: Electronics degree, +5 years of test and alignment of microscopic, thin film hybrid microwave circuitry. Operate various signal analyzing test equipment from .1 to 40 GHz. Knowledge of die attach, Ceramic substrates, kovar carriers, capacitors and GaAs FETs. Ability to work with .0007 mil gold wire and operate ultrasonic bonding equipment. Some Spanish speaking ability is a plus.
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Another opportunity in Costa Rica - marketing

A free trade zone in Costa Rica (Guanacaste region) is currently looking for a marketing person to do some projects for its manufacturing companies – room and board provided w/a local Spanish-speaking family, small weekly stipend – very convenient to beautiful Pacific beaches and national parks. It is a 6-month term, beginning as soon as you can get here. (ideally sometime in Sept.) For more information, email jill_marquardt@hotmail.com (before Sept. 19) or work@keystoneview.com (after Sept. 19).
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that RF Microwave Amplifiers position in costa rica sounds good. Too bad I already work full time or else I would have been all over that one, like a cheap suit!
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What I did see whenI was over seas was peps working in Hostels for a few hours a day to cover the cost of a nights stay, some had been doing it as long as a few months...just a thought if your going to be in a city for that amount of time, your could save some dough that way.
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I missed this post! What great opportunities here! But, whats up with the 5yr experience requirement? Can't I just learn when I get there
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Man I feel like a dumbass! I just copied and pasted the link and didnt get a response.
Its http://www.helpexchange.net/ yuppers dont forget the 'n'
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