You guys were awesome as Mac Donalds Big Mac burgers. I was pretty satisfied with all the stuff you let me know [and] with the emails and stuff. Thanks a trillion million billion gazillion. – Shingo
“Don’t go there for the money…but go because it’s a beautiful place, you’ll find friends to hang out with and you can practice your Japanese and go skiing or boarding on your days off! In that sense it’s a really great experience! 🙂 “– Liwina, Denmark. Winter 2012-2013
I’d like to say that the service and support I have received [from boobooSKI] has been great. The experience of working and living in Japan has been one that I’ll always cherish and forever be grateful. I’m having a great time both learning the language and experiencing the culture and this could never have happened without the assistance of BoobooSKI”– Ulas, UK. Winter 2012-2013
“Cheers Guys had an amazing time, probably contender for the best few months of my life. (The best part was) Getting to know the people, both the Japanese and the foreign staff members. People always make the experience.Massive thanks to the whole team because without you guy’s I wouldn’t have just come off my first ski season in Japan with the money to tour it on a motorbike.
Thank you once more for an unforgettable (in the right way) experience and I wish you all the best with your future endeavours.”
“Thank you so much for the experience and all the help you have provided. I’ll definitely recommend you to anyone that wants to do the same as me.“– Scott
“Having completed the past season with BooBooSki, I just wanted to thank you and the company for the work in organizing the placement and effectively dealing with problems that arose during that time. Overall it was a very good experience, and one that would have been impossible without your help. I`d especially like to praise Grant from Staff Support, who has gone out of his way in responding to queries promptly, and bluntly when necessary.Thanks again and I`m hoping, depending on events in the near future, that I may find more work through the company soon”– David
“Thank you for such a well-run operation”.– Leanne (a mother of a staff member).
“The best bit of my experience has been the snow ( by far the best snow i have skied in!) also meeting all the great people and working with people of a different culture and learning about their culture, and teaching [to ski] lots of different ability’s and from all over the world”
“I’m having a fantastic time! Couldn’t be happier, well except for the rain at the moment. I’m so glad I signed up with you, as I feel that my life is finally beginning. I have nothing but positive things to say about Boobooski because you set me up with everything I needed and were available should I have any problems, which I didn’t…”
I am working at xxxxx in Okinawa now and I enjoy very much because I can meet a lot of Japanese friends and I can improve my Japanese communication skill.– Ceci
PS I am having a really nice time down here. Thanks! =)– Samantha
Dear boobooSKI,I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the opportunity to participate in the Working Holiday at xxxxxxx. Words cannot describe the absolutely amazing experience I had. Not only meeting and working the staff and the other gaijin, but the beautiful location and the island lifestyle. The people were so gracious and patient. I am now more determined to continue working to improve my Japanese and hope to spend a lot more time in Japan.
I am deeply grateful for this experience, which will stay with me forever. I already miss Okinawa.
Thank you once again!!!
Thanks for your help last year, made heaps of friends, there are a bunch of us that worked in hakuba last season meeting up in niseko this season its going to be great.– Rob
“I really learned a lot and had a great time working at the ski resort.The best part was making friends with Japanese people who were from all across Japan, and getting used to all the different accents. Also to be able to learn a bit about the Japanese work culture.A great opportunity to meet a range of different Japanese people all across Japan, and a great place to improve your Japanese. Definitely worth the experience. Thanks for the opportunity.”
“thank you for finding me this job in Japan. It is definitely a lifetime experience for me. I know what I am going to write would be the same as others Testimonials, so instead I will send you this picture to show my appreciation.”“Interacting with the Japanese staff who were older than me gave me an interesting insight into Japanese culture that I don’t think I would have been able to experience just traveling in Japan. I am glad that I worked there and thankyou for the opportunity.”
“The best part of my resort experience would be the times socialising with my Japanese co-workers. My Japanese speaking and listening skills did not get to improve dramatically, but I have certainly gained more confidence in speaking in Japanese by conversing with them everyday. Dorm life was a lot of fun as well.”“Not being a grumpy arse will get you far with people even if you can’t speak the language.”
“I had a fantastic time and would certainly tell everyone to do the same thing! I would like to thank you for helping me get a place, and I will never forget the experience.”“You guys have been most helpful with everything along the way and for that I am grateful.”
“even if you don’t know Japanese if you make an effort to learn the language and talk to the Japanese staff and show initiative and enthusiasm at work, it will be noticed and appreciated.”
Don’t hesitate and just apply. It’ll be the time of your life.”“I will never forget the life changing experince I had Japan. It was the working holiday of a lifetime and I would love to be able to do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you so much for your guidance and assistance throughout the process. You work is to be commended.”
“Thanks for everything, it was a life changing experience. I had so much fun!!”“Thank you Adam. I appreciate all you and your team’s support through the application process!! Best wishes to all those who participate in next year’s programs.”
“thank u again for the opportunity, experience and help. And a big thanks to masami for the course”
“I am having a blast already and want to thank you and your company for such a great oppotunity you have bridged us to. I wish you and you co-workers a Merry Merry Christmas and would like to extend these to your families ^^.”“Thanks for organising such a great experience in Japan for us, it was really one of the best things I have done in my life.”
“Just have fun! You’ll learn a lot as long as you have fun. Enjoy the work, don’t think of it as a hassle. Become interested in everything you can and it’ll make the experience much more enjoyable. If possible, get to know people outside the workplace as well!”“Boo Boo was an amazing experience for me, take the oppertunity to totally immerse yourself in the Japanese culture and language. My Japanese and confidence improved greatly. You will also make friends for life from all over the world!”
“The best part was to be able to live and work with Japanese people… Everyone was so nice and I’ll stay in contact with a lot of the people I’ve met here.”“grasp every moment as you can, yes at some times work can feel overwhelming especially seeming a little out of place being a gaiijin to start with, but if you just hold out that little bit longer awesomness WILL appear and you will have a blast… there are many little bad things now and again but forget them as the good and fun things definatly out weigh the bad 10times over!!!!”
“Thank you for all of your support over in Japan last year. I found the experience over in Japan wonderful and greatly appreciate all of your help over there. It must of been tough answering all of those emails, how did you do it?”“What was the best part? absolutely everything it was just fantastic. I now have unforgettable friends all across the world. my Japanese has improved and best of all i did all that whilst getting a tan!!!!”
“Thank you for everything you’ve done to make boobooSKI the best time of my life! The people I met, Australian AND Japanese, I’ll never forget, and my Japanese DID get a lot better!”“It is a fun experience but use it wisely, make sure you do everthing to improve you language ability. make sure you make the effort to interract with the japanese staff, dont come back to australia with some of the best Australian friends and say that you could have improved on your language ability. Its a learning experience, absorb the culture and soak up the atmosphere that is Japan. This visa can only be taken out once in a lifetime, DO NOT WASTE IT… upon completion of the contract, walk away with the best arsenal of japanese language, and contacts in japan for your next visit.”
“The friends I made in Japan will be friends forever!!”
“I was quite happy to be in a position where I couldn’t use English, since I think it’s the first real time my Japanese skill has been really put to the test. Naturally, I’m now doubling my efforts back home on that!”“The fact that we’re in a rural area meant that all forms of communication with people would be face-to-face and I think that is something staff should embrace.”
“Best part of the BooBooSKI experience… meeting people that become friends forever, and when you come back to japan you can rely on those people for help, also, not having seen snow before, the mere sight of the ski resort was mind blowing.”
“The best part of the boobooEXPERIENCE was the people. The snow will fall and melt, but the friendships forged… will stay for a lifetime.”“Thanks again for everything. You may rest assured that we all had an ace time, so once again thank you. I consider doing it again – need to get the old spoken Japanese as good as possible before heading of to uni again next year!
“Be prepared of how nice they are. If you face any problem, just talk to them, you will find how amazingly kind they are.”“It was an extremely eye-opening experience to be actually working in a Japanese company, to see how they do business and their differences to Australian companies. It is something that I will always remember and cherish. Thank you boobooSKI!”
“I had a really good time, learnt a lot of things about Japan, Japanese culture, and myself. My Japanese has improved from using it daily to my workmates and to the people living in the dormitory with me. It’s been a lot of fun all round.”
“The highlight of my boobooski experience was the people I met: in the dorm and at the resort. It was amazing to have been brought together with so many people from different backgrounds, and I’ve made plenty of friends who I hope I’ll keep in touch with til I’m old!”“You might feel nervous at the beginning, but it passes very fast. Everyone is very kind and will help you if they can.”
“I have made some fantastic Japanese friends who I will stay in contact with; I now consider myself an intermediate snowboarder; and I got to see some of the surrounding area whilst I was here.”“I have been an exchange student to Japan as well, and when I was first going on this working holiday I was a little unsure about how it would be. But as it turned out, it was better than my exchange year, I got to meet a larger range of people, get paid to work with them, and snow board every day off I had! It was awesome!”
“The whole experience was the best part! I did have a fantastic time, the hotel staff were extremely lovely, and would go out of their way to do things for us…”“Be proud to be one of the Resort Staff, be friendly to be one of the GAIJIN, be kind to be one of the SENPAI(if posibble) and be modest to be a KOUHAI and learn from them.”
“It’s a simple choice really, you can sit on your bottom and do nothing, or you can have an absolute blast in Japan!”“I had a great time in Japan and am very thankful for all the hard work you guys put in for us. It was such an amazing experience.”
“Because i dont think ill be seeing you again just like to thank you and stuart for everything its been a really good trip n ive enjoyed every moment!! and thanks heaps adam for all your help with everything on the way!”“The best part of my boobooEXPERIENCE was the people i worked with – their kindness will forever remain in my memory!
– James, Australia. Nagano 2011-2012
– Miles, England, Nagano 2011-2012
– Sophie, Australia. Nagano 2011-2012
– Chelsea, Summer 2013.
– Alexander, Summer 2013 & Winter 2013-2014.
– Chelsea Higgins, Australia – Summer 2013 & Winter 2013-2014.
“I had the time of my life! Great friends, great snow, great memories and the ease of it all was thanks to boobooski and the fantastic support that was offered by them. From pick-up in Tokyo to delivering us directly to our resorts/hotels, boobooski ensured we were in the right place and knew what to do. I highly recommend this program to anyone regardless of your ski ability or Japanese ability, you will pick it up in no time. Thanks to everyone involved in my boobooski experience, its one that i will treasure for a long time!.”
–Rebecca, Australia. Winter 2013-2014.
–Spencer– Winter 2014-2015. Canada.
–Wandara– Australian. Winter 2014-2015