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1. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey ya'll, more desperate than ever to get out of England to Aus but have no money. Has any1 any ideas how I could raise 5k so that I could support myself for a year?

Is it feasible to get a 1 way flight then just work between 3-6mths and then take the money I've raised and move on to say south east asia?

2. Posted by Emily_Oz (Budding Member 39 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Saving up money is a lot harder than it sounds. I worked out how much I'd need for Oz and with a year to save and my salary I though ... easy ! I wanted to go out with at least 2-3k ! With having a vague social life her and petrol for my car etc and just living you really dont realise how much you spend ! My flight insurance and visa cost £1700 altogether as we've got a few flights included in that to get us to Alice Springs, NZ and Fiji. But then if you cant borrow one you need a backpack, need to think about accomoadtion out there and whatever trips you might wanna do, Oz experience, and fraser and fitzroy island trips and stuff. Over a year after paying for my flights I have nearly £3000 so far for living costs there, and that was only with help of a 1k lottery win -lucky ey ! So you could maybe try buying a ticket but I wouldn't really recommend it, i played it one off, the odds are crap ! Anyway like you said, you could just pay for a one way ticket and work there to get the dosh to get home. STA travel who we booked through are doing a v good straight return deal at the moment though to Oz if you booked it now. Then at least you're guaranteed to get home so dont have to worry about that ! Then living you can sort out by working when there. Remember you'd need to get a working visa too. Ours cost £99 for 6 months. Good Luck !!

3. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You could do a medical research trial - I know this sounds a bit extreme, but most of them arent. called 'Medival' in the UK I think.

4. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanks guys, big help, I've considered Medical research, however They asked me If I took recreational drugs and I was totally honest with them... now they wont touch me for 12 months... who was it who said honest was the best policy?