A friend here in Korea just told me he wants to get a student visa to study in Australia for six months then switch to a working holiday visa.
I know Koreans are eligible for working holiday visas, I know he's under the age cut-off.
I've known several people that did it the other way around, first coming with a working holiday visa for a year or two (You can only get it once in your life), then going home and getting a student visa and coming back to do an English language course or a business course, or even a cooking course. (Colleges for foreigners to do all kinds of courses really took off some years ago.)
So I suppose there's two things I don't know:
- Can you switch from a student visa to a working holiday visa?
- If so must you leave the country and come back?