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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

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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

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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...


5 Resume-Worthy Skills you’ll get When Working Abroad

5 Resume-Worthy Skills you’ll get When Working Abroad

Posted in Outbound / Tips and advice

Cover photo by Michael Hauser Working abroad can be a fun and rewarding experience. You will get paid while still being able to explore the landscape and culture around you. But working abroad has more rewards than just extra money. By working abroad, you will be setting yourself up for success...


Application to Abroad: An inside look at how IRE matches you to your work experience abroad

Application to Abroad: An inside look at how IRE matches you to your work experience abroad

Posted in Outbound / Tips and advice

Cover photo by JEshoots.com We got a great question from one of our followers on social media! “When I submit my application, what do you guys do behind the scenes to sort out my placement?” Thanks for the great question! Each applicant’s process is unique to them, but here is the...


5 Things Every Trainee should have in their Suitcase

5 Things Every Trainee should have in their Suitcase

Posted in Outbound / Tips and advice

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to your experience abroad, and already have a job lined up. Now what? It’s time to buy some plane tickets and pack your bags to go on your work experience abroad. Here are 5 things that you should pack when you decide to work overseas. 1. The...


How to Make Friends Around the World

How to Make Friends Around the World

Posted in Outbound / Ireland / Trainee Highlights

Hello! My name is Anne-Marie Dizengremel, and in March 2018, I went on the adventure of a lifetime! Little did I know what was waiting for me when I left for Ireland. Ihad a 9-month placement on a coastal plant nursery called Bannow Bay Nursery. I knew this experience would be good for my...


5 Reasons to Drop Everything and Work Abroad

5 Reasons to Drop Everything and Work Abroad

Posted in Outbound / Tips and advice

Photo credit: Lisa Peeters Travelling today is easier and cheaper than ever before. However, it can still be intimidating to leave your comfort zone and fly halfway across the world. While it may be tempting to stay at home where you know all the local slang, and food is always familiar, here...