Anonymous said: thanks for all that! well done on getting your chosen role :D I really want to do character performer or lifeguard but the character performer audition looks SO hard. i'm also trying to get into the january intakes although they are looking for august now so i hope i can do that! I've heard you need to know info about your own country, is this true? how long did the interview go for roughly? thanks again and congratulations i'm so excited for you!!
Oh that’s cool! I know quite a few people who got character performer, it is one of the harder roles to get but definitely not impossible! So if you want it give it a try for sure :) Also know lots of lifeguards (one of my roommates is one) and it’s a pretty stressful position - a lot less sitting around by a pool than you think apparently! Which makes sense, because as a lifeguard you do have a lot of responsibility :) I think you should be fine for Jan intake as long as millions of people haven’t already applied and been accepted. I got in in October last year for the 2012 August intake, which was pretty early. When I applied then, though, they did say that there wasn’t much chance of getting into the Jan intake at that point.
I didn’t need to know anything about my country. This might be different if you’re a Cultural Representative? For regular ICPs and CPs I’ve never heard of that, though! The interview was pretty short, maybe like 10-15 minutes. My interviewer was sick, though, so that could’ve been part of it :P