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About SWAT:

The Students’ Work & Travel Programme (SWAT) was developed by Mark Foster who was a beneficiary of a Work and Travel Programme and have shared the wonderful and enlightening experience of learning about the cultures, languages and customs of other countries through international education and work exchange programs. SWAT was henceforth established as a collective effort to provide the most affordable opportunity for university students to embark on an adventure to experience life and culture in the US, earn money and internationalize their résumés.

SWAT collaborates with Cultural Home-stay International (CHI), and (CCI) which are non-profit, public benefit, educational organizations that sponsors other Work & Travel agencies internationally. This collaboration helps university students to travel to the US and benefit from the cultural exchange experience. Students are able to work in the US for up to four months during the summer period (May-September).

Our Sponsors

S.W.A.T currently partners with three Sponsors:

CHI was founded in 1980 by Tom and Lilka Areton and located in Chicago.

CCI Greenheart is division of non profit green heart international and was founded in 1985.

SPIRIT was founded in 2002, and is member of the Alliance for international exchange.



Sushania Pryce

This was my third summer coming to Maine, but it was the first with CCI. This Summer ..

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Adrian Wallace

I choose to do the program with SWAT becuase of the convenient location, great customer service.

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Samanna Thomas

I worked at the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in the van Buren Missouri from 17th of May

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