I just graduated from highschool in June and I am wanting to travel to another country for 6-12 months to work and explore and just get some kind of different perspective on the world and hopefully broaden myself as a person. All that exciting stuff. Anyways these forums have seemed fairly multinational to me so I thought I would make a post here to see what people have to say about different places from personal experience. I am going to be doing it through SWAP (Student Work Abroad Program) They offer a good variety of different countries and I have narrowed it down to either Britain Ireland Australia New Zealand I am kind of hesitant to go to Ireland or Britain just because of the money factor as I am coming from Canada and our money is worth pretty much jack all over in Europe. I am wanting to go to one of these countries and get a job (not quite sure doing what) and a place to live and from there work, make some money and just travel around in those countries see some different things and meet some new people. Any help or tips or info or whatever you think would benefit me to know about any of these countries or just about this whole project in general particularily in regards to housing, employment and just general costs of stuff. Please feel free to ask me anything too to get a better idea of what Im doing. Right now I am particularily interested in finding out how hard it is to find a job and a place to live in the places listed. What kind of costs can expect and what kind of pay can I expect! I'm also looking to get my first Mac to take with me but I think that might be a story for another thread. Thanks!