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Not only is Thailand one of our most fulfilling programs, but it is also one of the most beautiful countries! If you are looking for friendly people, delicious food everywhere you go, hot tropical beaches, and rich history and culture, Thailand is definitely for you! Here is SWAP’s Top 5 Reasons to Travel to Thailand! Temperatures above 10° See you later, -25° weather! Unsurprisingly, Thailand rarely has temperatures at 0° due to its proximity to the equator and its many, many

Interested in learning Spanish while exploring one of the most biodiverse areas in the world? Costa Rica is a beautiful, biodiverse country that attracts thousands of visitors around the world. Here are our Top 5 Reasons on why you should travel to Costa Rica! National Parks Costa Rica is full of gorgeous National Parks – 26 in total! The country has rainforests home to many different species, including the lazy two-toed sloths. They even have active volcanoes if you are feeling

Combining rich cultural heritage with stunning landscapes and spectacular modernity, Japan is like nowhere you’ve ever been before, making it the perfect working holiday destination. After all, there is only one country where you can devour sushi, visit a samurai museum, and watch an anime in a movie theatre in one day? Distinct & Rich Culture Japan is known for so many things: origami, manga, karaoke, tea ceremonies, the list goes on! Not only does Japan have all this, but they

Working and travelling abroad is a great way for young people to gain new skills, discover who they are, and grow as an individual. Working abroad will test you in ways like no other experience can. However, with the right preparation and planning with the team at SWAP, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Working and travelling in Japan is a common bucket list item for many young people. The island country is home

So, your child has mentioned that they want to go on a working holiday and all you can think is “What exactly is a working holiday and why do you want to do that?!”, “Should those two words even exist side-by-side?” Working holiday, what?” Well, yes they do and thousands of Canadians take part in these programs every year. Let’s start at the beginning - what is a working holiday? A working holiday is a one to two-year work visa category

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