Category Archives: Australia

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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Aussie Assassins vs. Kiwi Cute

By Nicole Farrell Dangerous animals who want to kill me have always been a bone of contention between me and my interest in Australia. The scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where (spoiler alert for those still … 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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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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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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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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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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A Travel Blogger’s Story – It’s Never Too Late!

When I was younger I always assumed I’d travel once a year and eventually see every corner of the earth. I assumed this would happen IMMEDIATELY after starting my jewellery design business (which I jumped into fresh out of art … 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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Taking care of business: a trip-preparation to-do list

By Elise Newman, SWAP staff member In less than six weeks, I’ll be heading off on my trip that the cool cats would call RTW. That’s round the world. I might be back in 2 weeks, but in case I … Continue reading

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Festivals All Over the World

Australia: The Melbourne Jazz Festival –  You’ll want to make your plans to attend this festival this month, as it runs from June 1 – 10 in – you guessed it – Melbourne. Running for over 10 years now, be … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View: Australia

Welcome to SWAP’s new blog series Bird’s Eye View! Each entry we will focus on one of our destinations and ways to see it from above. To get things started we’re going to take a look from above at the … Continue reading

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Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day, everybody! If you’re not currently on a SWAP Australia working holiday adventure, here are a few fun sites to help you celebrate from your computer: 1- Colourful Brisbane 2- Josh’s 1-minute video 3- Lauren’s awesome blog: Lateral … Continue reading

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Hop it to Australia

We just discovered this amazing and very helpful blog for any of you thinking about going on SWAP Australia.  Check out Beverley’s blog, Pack Your Passport, which includes fantastic entries on what NOT to pack, what to do in Syndey for … Continue reading

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I don’t want to alarm you but: winter is coming to Canada! Summer is coming to Australia! If you need more of a reason…

  Check out Josh’s 1 minute video.  Warning:  it made 2 people in the SWAP office immediately start fantasizing about their future working holidays to OZ  Trip in a minute: Josh

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Get a Life, Not a Job (and get some jobs)

  Lauren is our new hero.   Read about the sweet skills she picked up while on a working holiday in Australia.   She was a strawberry picker, a bungee trampoline operator, carny, and morning cleaner.  Do yourself a favour and read about her hilarious and … Continue reading

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Australia on a shoestring: your bumper guide

By Kerryn Burgess, Lonely Planet Author The kangaroos haven’t lost their bounce, the tropical fruit is ripening nicely, Sydney Harbour remains sparkling and Melbourne’s cool cats are still sipping Negronis and grazing on bar snacks. The Aussie dollar might be … Continue reading

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My dirty little travel secret

We love this travel blog, C’est Christine! She’s done a working holiday in France, and is now doing another in Australia…find out why she chooses “slow travel” rather than the backpacking around the world thing here

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Current Job Postings in Australia!

Check out these current jobs that are available through our partner Work ‘n Holiday in Australia!   The jobs are available right now so appy to SWAP asap!  You’ll have unlimited access to our partner resources in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.  … Continue reading

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