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What is Slow Travel?

What is Slow Travel?

Posted in Tips and advice

The phrase ‘slow travel’ doesn’t refer to the speed you plan to travel at, but when you do slow your pace, you are more likely to connect with people and your surroundings. A-Way to Work offers exactly the right environment to achieve this. Slow travel is bringing us back to the origins of...


Should I Travel Internationally Right Now?

Should I Travel Internationally Right Now?

The world of travel has changed over the last 20 months. Deciding to travel internationally right now involves a lot of thought. There are many pros and cons to traveling abroad now and these need to be considered as we prepare to travel responsibly during these times. You can travel today,...


Let's get cookin'...in the UK!

Let's get cookin'...in the UK!

Posted in Outbound

Build your career in the hospitality and culinary arts sectors the best way we know how. In the UK! Discover The West Country, in the South West of England, known for its miles of coastline, beautiful beaches, National Parks, lively and colourful cities, and outstanding countryside. Located...


Introducing A-Way to Work

Introducing A-Way to Work

Posted in News

Exciting news! We are getting ready to launch our new look!   We have created a new logo, redesigned our website and we are preparing to introduce our program under a new name: A-WAY TO WORK! This work and travel program available to young Canadians Is still offered through International...


Horticulture at Castle Leslie Estate

Horticulture at Castle Leslie Estate

Posted in Ireland

Photo Credit: Angus Macdougall Located in Glaslough, Ireland, this luxury castle hotel is one of the top castle hotels in Ireland. The castle resides on 1000 acres of the rolling Irish countryside and is home to ancient woodlands and glittering lakes. The castle is famous for being one of the...


Is it true that traveling brings out your best self?

Is it true that traveling brings out your best self?

Is it true that traveling brings out your best self?   What is your best self? Your drive and passion for travel is personal, but the benefits of travelling are largely universal. Travel supports mental and physical health.   Take moment to think about your motivation for booking your...


Are you a Global Citizen?

Are you a Global Citizen?

Take a minute to think about the following questions:   How would you define global citizenship?   What does it mean to you?   Is it about being aware of other cultures, or perhaps gaining first-hand work experience?   If it is, our program can help you achieve these goals....


Dare you to try a Whitebait Sandwich

Dare you to try a Whitebait Sandwich

Posted in Outbound

Photo Credit: Tripadvisor Have you ever been to New Zealand? We often send trainees to work with New Zealand farmers and horticulturists. While on a work-abroad trip you might encounter thriving dairy operations, a handful of furry sheep, bright blue waters, and home of The Hobbit. It is such...


5 Sample Placements in the Netherlands

5 Sample Placements in the Netherlands

Posted in Outbound

Photo Credit: Hannah Mc Below are some examples of the placement types offered in the Netherlands. You are required to be studying at a bachelor level or higher in agriculture or horticulture and planning to build a career in your chosen sector. If you are concerned about a language barrier,...


The 5 Best Reasons to Travel with International Rural Exchange Canada

The 5 Best Reasons to Travel with International Rural Exchange Canada

Posted in Tips and advice

  1. We provide support BEFORE, DURING and AFTER travelling abroad  BEFORE Comprehensive emergency, travel and liability insurance Visa & work permit guidance Banking and tax information for the country you are travelling to Departure advice including what to pack, emergency numbers,...


5 Travelling Tips from our Alumni

5 Travelling Tips from our Alumni

Posted in Tips and advice / Trainee Highlights

After our trainees return from their work experience we ask them what advice they would give future travellers. Below we share some of the great advice we gathered from 5 of our alumni trainees who travelled to different parts of the world. Take a look! 1. “Try to say YES to as much...


The 5 Kinds Of Work Exchanges You Didn’t Know We Offer

The 5 Kinds Of Work Exchanges You Didn’t Know We Offer

Posted in Outbound

Discover some surprising options available for travellers. We offer work experience in these five uncommon yet worthwhile fields. (and not just crop fields) Photo:  Peninsula U-Brew Winery 1. Wine Making Vineyard placements offers professional training with the opportunity to experience...