About Us


We aim to further the original goals behind the US J Visa and similar programs offered by other governments. We promote the benefits of international work exchange programs and provide eligible participants from around the world with the opportunity to learn about another country by living and working there.

We believe each participant is an individual adult whose attitude and sense of personal responsibility and commitment are major elements in his/her success in the program. Our role is to provide the knowledge and support to ensure that success.

We pride ourselves on the service and support that we provide to our participants, Partners and employers. Our staff and directors are always available to assist and provide practical advice based on 30+ years of experience with more than a quarter of a million participants. There are many other programs, but no one matches our support services or the experience of our team.

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“I greatly improved my French skills working in Montreal.  I was also lucky enough to see Paul McCartney play on the Plains of Abraham for free.  I also joined a band in Montreal for the summer and got to play a few gigs.  It was the greatest experience ever!” WC, Work in Canada
“The process for getting a visa was made so simple!  Very nice!” AC, Work in Canada
“Best work experience ever!  I got to meet and work with people from all over the world – a situation that I will never experience again!”  SG, Work & Travel New Zealand
“I loved the opportunity to take a job for as long as I wanted, and then travel before finding more work.  I earned more than expected and was able to go to Australia and Fiji which was not part of my original plan!” EF, Work & Travel New Zealand
“This experience has been everything I hoped it would be, and more.  Thanks  for a life-changing experience!” AW, Work & Travel Australia
“I really liked traveling the country and seeing all the amazing beaches and landscapes.  I enjoyed working as well because I was able to meet a lot of Australians and get a real feel for their culture.  I loved living in a shared house as I was able to make friends with people from all over the world.” LK, Work & Travel Australia
“I think this program is an amazing opportunity for inner growth and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a life-changing experience.” KT, Work Ireland
“I really appreciated the fact that the program cost is reasonable and that you have the freedom to structure your own experience.” SB, Work Ireland