1. It's now or never.
    Visas have time limits so don't miss out.
  2. Great addition to your resume.
    International work experience always shows maturity and adaptability.
  3. Support, security, and reliability.
    Great pre-departure and post arrival services, so you don't have to go-it alone.
  4. SWAP services allow you to save money by getting organized quicker!
    Non-SWAPPERs will waste more days and spend way more money than the SWAP fee by having to figure out for themselves.
  5. Leave the boring paperwork to us.
    We take care of all the official documentation and give you all of the information you will need, leaving you free to have all the fun.
  6. Answers to all of your questions.
    Our staff, both in Canada and in your destination country, are there to answer any questions you might have and help you throughout your stay.
  7. Earn money to finance future travels.
    Working holidays are a great way to fund future travels abroad.
  8. Experience overseas as a local.
    As opposed to just being a tourist.
  9. Get a better sense of yourself in the world.
    Working & living in another country gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and discover who you really are. You'll return home more confident and independent.
  10. Meet new friends...
    ... from all over the world. You'll make lifelong international friends through SWAP.
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28 Ways to Save Money for Travelling

The idea of coming up with even a few hundred dollars can be a daunting one for many cash-strapped would-be wanders. With a little creativity, determination, and yes, a bit of sacrifice, you can whittle down your expenses and find ways to fund your travel dreams.

10 Rules of Packing

The discussion is fierce, what exactly do you need for a few months abroad? Unfortunately there is no clear cut answer; it depends largely on your level of desired hygiene and the nature of the activities you are planning on partaking in. Before you pack though, consider these ten rules for packing.

5 Countries and their Drinking Rules

Drinking is not all just fun and games. There are many rules and regulations the dictate how you should enjoy a pint or a shot in different countries. Few areas of life seem to come with as many traditions and potential cultural faux pas as going out for a drink, so here are a few rules to remember when you�re having a few cold ones around the world.

Inspiring Travel Quotes

It's not hard to find inspiration to travel. Passion to see the world is nothing new- it's just easier now than ever before! Throughout history, the instinct for wander-lust has been strong. Here is a great collection of inspiring travel quotes from Tom Thumb at Road Junky Travel. Warning: you will want to break out of your bubble and into reality.