Category Archives: UK

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Jessica Wins SWAP UK!

Congratulations to Jessica who is the winner of a free registration for SWAP UK! Remember, you can register up to a year before you plan to arrive in your chosen destination. So if you know you are going to go for … Continue reading

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Tips On How To Pack For A Working Holiday

By Jessie Richardson Packing.  Oh how overwhelming it can be. Especially if you are about to embark on a 1 year working holiday to a foreign country. When I was leaving on my first working holiday to Ireland, I reviewed … Continue reading

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This is Your Chance to Score a Free SWAP Registration!

One lucky SWAPPER who registers in March will win their registration for free!  The eligible programs for this contest are the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.  After March 31st at midnight we will draw one name and refund the … Continue reading

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Travel Resolutions with a Twist

By Nicole Farrell     Now that December 21 has come and gone without so much as a sighting of fire raining from the sky, I think it’s safe to say we have happily avoided being incinerated in an apocalyptic … Continue reading

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The Travel Wisdom of Bruce Lee

By Carlo Alcos Bruce Lee didn’t just kick ass. He stimulated minds, too. “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not  to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature … Continue reading

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Answers to Your “What If…?” Travel Fears

By Nicole Farrell, SWAP Intern “Traveling is awesome, but I think I’d miss home too much after a few months.” “Living abroad sounds cool, but it seems like such a crazy idea.  I don’t know anyone who has done it!” … Continue reading

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BritBound’s Halloween Boat Party and Jack the Ripper Walk and Dinner in London

26th October 2012- BritBound Halloween Boat Party!! The most talked about event in the BritBound Calendar, the Halloween Boat Party is not to be missed. Join the Zombies, Vampires, Witches and other hellish creatures for a party thats guaranteed to raise the dead!! Tickets only £20 … Continue reading

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11 haunted hotels to sleep in this Halloween

Photo: Sean MacEntee By Sarah Park Not too late to book at room at one of these places for the night of October 31st.  Check out where you can encounted the baddest ghosts in the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada here

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12 Career Skills That Travel Will Improve

By Mabel Lee With an increasingly globalized world and the rising demands of competitive 21st century skills in the job market, travel is actually one of the best things you can do to boost your career skills and to develop … Continue reading

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Where to live in London?

  By Milena Canizares I’ve been researching a ton about the UK, including where to work, pay scales, taxes, medical insurance, and most importantly in my mind, London neighbourhoods. Between the tube map, the actual location coordinates (ex: W12), and … Continue reading

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We have a new partner in the UK- BritBound

SWAPPERS arriving on and after October 1st will receive all their hosting centre resources and support from BritBound rather than BUNAC.  All SWAPPERS who left before September 31st 2012 will still be helped by BUNAC- however they are not receiving … Continue reading

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Top 5 SWAP Concerns… Solved!

It’s not a matter of wanting to SWAP abroad or not, you’ve always wanted to; but just when you’re about to register … the concerns start flooding in! This happens to most SWAPPERS, often paralyzed by the unknown: what will … Continue reading

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Why move? Why London?

Milena’s a soon-to-be 29-year-old writer and editor living in Toronto who has been wanting to live abroad for eons. She loves cupcakes, people watching and can’t wait for her new adventures in London.  Read about why she chose London and … Continue reading

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Christy Goes Abroad

Christy is having her big work abroad adventure and sharing her experiences with all of us. Find out why she chose the UK, and why she went with SWAP here

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SWAPPER Working in the London 2012 Olympics w/ Photos!

Congratulations to one of our SWAPPERS Maddie who is currently working for the London 2012 Olympics! She signed up for SWAP UK last summer and is currently at the forefront of all the Olympic action. Check out some of her … Continue reading

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If not now, when?

By Mary Bantug, SWAP UK Veteran Twitter:  @marmikban                                                                                                  www.papayajelly.com Before I went to the UK for a year, I was on this planned out, safe and stable (albeit boring and predictable) path. I had just graduated from university, and was … Continue reading

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SWAP Australia vs. SWAP UK

Regine is about to do SWAP (47 days and counting!)  Before registering she had to make the classic choice:  Australia or UK.   Check out how she decided and follow her pre-adventure getting ready to go for it here

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Our UK SWAPPER Chris camps out (literally) for tickets at Wimbledon. It was totally worth it

By Chris McHugh, current UK SWAPPER Before you go on your SWAP working vacation (or any vacation for that matter) it’s a good idea to create a list of things you want to do and see. Not only will it act … Continue reading

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Travel Increases Sex Appeal, According To New Survey

We knew it all along, travelers are sexy. Now we just have some hard evidence to back it up. A survey of Australian singles shows that travel makes people more attractive. The survey finds that 55 percent of respondents believe … Continue reading

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