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Crystal-clear lakes, towering mountains, charming villages, delicious food…sound appealing? This German-speaking country is full of wonders, whether you are looking for history, arts, nature, or anything in between. If you hope to travel to a country that feels like you’re in a fairy tale, this is the one for you! Scenery Austria is home to some of the most magnificent and breathtaking views in the world. In the southern and central regions, Austrian villages are surrounded by the Central Alps, a

Ireland: endless emerald-green fields, majestic cliffs, old castles, and so much more! Thinking about going to Ireland for your Working Holiday? Look no further! This country has some of the friendliest and down-to-earth people who are always in the mood to go to a festival or visit the pub. Here are our Top 5 Reasons to visit the Emerald Isle! The Cliffs, Hills, and Forests The Emerald Island is aptly named! There are so many rolling hills, majestic cliffs, and other

Top 5 Reasons to Travel to New Zealand If you’re a huge Lord of the Rings fan, we probably don’t need to say much to convince you that New Zealand is worth a visit, but there is definitely good reason it was chosen to represent this beautiful and majestic world! New Zealand is an outdoor lovers’ paradise Spectacular Scenery Though relatively small in size, especially compared to Canada, New Zealand’s dramatic landscape is in a league of its own. Whether you

Stunning beaches, quirky wildlife, iconic destinations, a carefree lifestyle…need we say more?? Australia is one of SWAP’s most popular destinations and with good reason! Here are our top 5 reasons to travel to Australia for your Working Holiday. Wildlife Did you know that Australia is home to 400 thousand different species? And that’s just the animals! Australia is one of the most unique places when it comes to wildlife, including both flora and fauna. For example, Australia is the only country that

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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