Category Archives: Thailand

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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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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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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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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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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Thaïlande: la plus grande bataille d’eau du monde!

Quoi de mieux qu’une énorme bataille d’eau pour fêter le nouvel an bouddhique? Lisez l’article de Corinne Bourbeillon pour en savoir plus sur cet événement unique et incontournable!

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SWAP Thailand update

Due to the volume of applications, Registration for the October 2011 Semester has now closed. Please check back later this year for registration dates for the May 2012 semester.

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Why I Quit My Job to Travel Around the World

By Jodi Ettenberg More than anything, we want you all to realize that if you want to see the world and break away from the everyday YOU CAN and SHOULD! If you’ve ever daydreamed of extended travel check out the … Continue reading

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How to: Use chopsticks like a pro

Photo:feline_dacat By Greg Banecker The good news: chopsticks are a skill acquired with practice. Soon enough you’ll be grabbing grains of rice and catching flies, but until then, here’s a few easily grasped morsels of advice to get you by. … 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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The Best Hangover Food From Around the World

Photo: scaredy_kat By: Eva Sandoval Saturday night: no matter where you live, you’ll run into pressure to make the most of it. So you hit the club. You take in the concert. You do the afterparty. You drink the booze, … Continue reading

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Eight World Cities and How Much They Cost to Live In

Photo by Robert Michalski Matador members and staff break down some monthly living expenses in their current home city Here For cost of living figures on our SWAP destinations check out the brochure

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Bangkok: Street Eats a Safe Treat

The first thing that many foreigners notice when they move to or visit this city is that many homes don’t have what we in Canada would deem a ‘proper’ kitchen. Your basic one-room studio or small apartment might have a … Continue reading

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Dating In Thailand

Are you looking to date someone while you’re in Thailand? You be surprised as even our quaint Canadian dating customs might seem prudish by nature…. Read about some highlights of dating in Thailand here…

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Things To Do In Bangkok (and other cities…)

This is just one page of many on tripadvisor. There are so many things to see and do, you’ll need a year see them all! Take time to explore this site and find the city or town you’ll be visiting! … Continue reading

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Amazing Itineraries From Amazing Thailand

Planning on see the country before, during or after your work period in Thailand? Check out these great first-timer itineraries that encompass the best the country has to offer! Here you go!

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