Category Archives: USA

SWAP’s Summer USA 2015 program is now open!

Board meetings are better in Hawaii. swap.ca/summerUSA

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SWAP Summer USA 2013 Now Open!

The SWAP Summer USA program is a great opportunity to gain very valuable work exerience anywhere in the USA.  Full-time students or graduates of the 2012/2013 academic year in Canadian post-secondary education are eligible.  This year the US Embassy requires … 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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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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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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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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Summer Fun USA Style

Thinking of going to the USA for the summer? Make time to stop by some of the best boardwalks in the world. Check them out here

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10 best places to get your zombie on

Whether or not your head is attached to your neck, time to party.  Some ideas here

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Etiquette 101: Tipping Guide (for all over the world)

by Tim Murphy So you just had a five-star meal in Qatar. Or went scuba diving in beautiful Bohol in the Philippines. Well, lucky you! But how do you express your appreciation for the service you received? Are you in … Continue reading

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Finding work in a new town, advice and tips!

Some helpful tips and hints By Richard John Hackey, Check them out here Remember, when you register with SWAP our overseas partners in your destination will help you with your resume, have up to date job postings, employers contacts and … Continue reading

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Brazilians Are Bad At Video Games And Other Interesting Things We Google About Each Other

By Kevin Landry, Rove Magazine What happens on Auto Complete When You Google ‘Americans are…’? The not so shocking autocorrect results for nine nations in the world when I typed them into Google and what it says about us as … Continue reading

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8 incredibly weird theme parks around the world

If roller coasters just don’t seem fun enough, how about something extremely weird and vaguely offensive?

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10 Reasons Why Taking a Working Holiday is a Good Idea

A working holiday is when you spend a significant amount of time in another country and have the working rights to back it up. With this setup, you are able to pick up a job or two (or 6) and … Continue reading

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A day in Los Angeles

Check out the winners of the 2011 CIEE Internship USA Contest! There’s an awesome video about work and life in L.A. as well as a great story from our very own Cameron Shaw: first runner-up! Congratulations! All the details here.

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Destination: adrénaline!

Vous êtes accros de l’adrénaline? Lonely Planet a préparé un mini-guide des 10 meilleurs montées d’adrénaline au monde ici! Psst: vous pouvez partir en Australie, aux États-Unis, en Thaïlande, en Nouvelle-Zélande et en Afrique du Sud avec SWAP… 5 des … Continue reading

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Les endroits les plus ensoleillés du monde

Photo © 1997-2011 Rogers Communications Besoin d’un peu de vitamine D? Découvrez les endroits les plus ensoleillés du monde grâce au blogue de voyage de Garry Lawrence. En passant, SWAP offre des programmes aux États-Unis, en Australie et en Afrique … Continue reading

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10 biggest parties around the world

Photo above by grahammclellan Mardi Gras? Carnival? Octoberfest? The Running of the Bulls? Been there. Done that. Everyone knows about these parties. They’re great. They’re famous. But most people go to them once and never come back. Let’s talk about … Continue reading

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SWAP 101: the official video!!

Finally: how SWAP works in video form. We are proud to present the work of our amazing intern, Erin Deli. The actors are pretty great too, eh? Watch it here

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