BUNAC has a range of Work, Volunteer and Internship program opportunities for US citizens, which enables participants to gain valuable work experience abroad. Whether you're looking for a summer job, gap year program or internship, BUNAC offers a low-cost work experience abroad option with 24/7 support.
Hello Britain Travel Program
Think England is all about historic towns, pubs and Shakespeare? Well think again, there’s so much more! Great for those moving to the U.K., BUNAC’s Hello London and Manchester City Packages highlights the best of England in a range of action-packed city adventures. With stays at the coolest hostels and 3 days of top local activities included, this is England at its best.
Intern in Britain
Term: Up to 6 months | Cost: $755
Intern in Britain gives participants a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience British life and culture from the inside for up to 6 months. Applicants must be degree level students or recent graduates who are at least 18 years of age.
China TEFL Internship
Term: 5 months | Cost: $1,349
Live, teach, travel and explore China for 6 months as an Intern in local Chinese classrooms around the country. The Travel and Teach China program gives you the exclusive opportunity to both work and travel, all while internationalizing your resume. The program includes both TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training, program support and tour add-ons, making this an all-inclusive experience. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 20+ years of age and an English speaker.
Thailand TEFL Internship
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,249
The Teach Internships Thailand program offers a 6-week adventure to jump-start your experience in the field of teaching English as a foreign language. You’ll gain a TEFL certification and experience in the classroom all while soaking up amazing Thai culture. Through this full-support package BUNAC helps you secure the visa and the TEFL course then set you up with orientation, housing, weekly meals and even end your trip with one week of pure relaxation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18+ years of age and an English speaker.
Cambodia TEFL Internship
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,199
Join a group of aspiring travelers for our renowned Cambodia TEFL Internship and witness a country like no other tourist could, with two months living, teaching and falling in love with this incredible country.
Colombia TEFL Internship
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,199
Witness the vibrant culture of Colombia and gain enriching teaching experience at the same time. Train using your included 120-hour online TEFL course before embarking on an 8-week adventure in a mesmerizing country. Gain 7 weeks practical teaching experience in a local school.
South Africa TEFL Internship
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,199
Join a group of ambitious interns and set off on the adventure of a lifetime, teaching in South Africa on our exclusive 2 month TEFL internship. With full in-country teaching support, guided tours and an amazing chance to safari in the magnificent Kruger National Park, our South Africa TEFL Internship is the wildest teach and travel experience around.
Work Abroad Programs
Work in Ireland
Term: Up to 12 months | Cost: $360
BUNAC offers two different Work in Ireland programs, a 4-month program and a 12-month program, both allowing full-time students or recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in Ireland in nearly any field. BUNAC’s full-support package will assist you in first securing the work authorization, prepare you for departure and connect you with out partner office in Dublin for support in settling in Ireland and finding a job.
The 4-month program is great for students looking to take a semester or summer off to gain international work experience. However, if you are a recent graduate looking for long-term work experience, the 12-month program will be great for you! Both programs are multiple entry visas that will allow you to leave and re-enter Ireland. For either program, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
Term: Up to 12 months | Cost: $549-$975
Australia, one of the largest and most beautiful countries in the world, offers a diverse and exciting environment for work, travel and exploration. The Work and Holiday visa allows eligible American citizens a stay of up to 12 months in Australia. You are eligible for the 12-month visa if you are aged 18-30, have graduated from high school, and have not yet held a Working Holiday Visa for Australia.
Essentials Program: Settle in Down Under with all the Australian Essentials and make the most of an online job database! The BUNAC team in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are with you every step of the way to make sure you have the best possible time while working and travelling in Australia.
Ultimate Plus Program: Make the most of a non-stop 7-day activity week in Sydney followed by year-long job finding support and so much more.
Work New Zealand
Term: Up to 12 months | Cost: $549
Work New Zealand lets you spend up to one incredible year experiencing the ultimate working holiday or gap year in New Zealand while stopping off at some of the most exotic spots in the world on the way there and back. You must be a US citizen with a valid US passport containing at least three blank pages (excludes amendment pages) with two visa types:
Working Holiday Visa: you must be aged 18-30 and have never held a Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand previously.
IEP Work Exchange Visa: you must be aged 18-35 and physically present in the USA for the duration of the application process.
Work in Canada
Term: Up to 24 months | Cost: $450
Always dreamed of what life is like on the other side? Spend up to a year living and traveling in Canada! Work on a ski resort in Whistler, perfect your French in Quebec, work at a restaurant on Niagara Falls or anywhere in between. BUNAC offers two support packages that assist with the entire process, with resource centers in Vancouver and Toronto. Open to students and graduates, ages 18-30.
Volunteer Abroad Programs
Volunteer in Cambodia
Term: 6 or 10 weeks | Cost: $3,245
Spend a remarkable 6 or 10 weeks in the heart of Southeast Asia, giving back to a variety of worthwhile projects. Volunteer in the backyard of the Eighth Wonder of the World, paddle in crystal clear seas and walk with the largest mammals on earth. However, it will be Cambodia’s people, not just its many natural wonders that will stay with you on this epic South East Asian adventure.
Volunteer in Ecuador
Term: 6 or 10 weeks | Cost: $3,830
Pack your backpack and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with the ultimate South American volunteering experience for 6 or 10 weeks. This epic adventure will see you volunteer through the heights of the Andes down into the steamy Jungle and onto the white sands of the Galapagos and Pacific Coast.
Term: 2-12 weeks | Cost: $1,785
The Volunteer Nepal program gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the people of Nepal by teaching English as a foreign language, working in an orphanage or helping with construction projects such as building or repairing schools. By volunteering in Nepal you will also have the opportunity to live and work alongside local people and submerge yourself in a new culture by staying with a host family.
Sports Coaching South Africa
Term: 5-12 weeks | Cost: $1,495
The Sports Coaching South Africa program gives you the opportunity to use the power of sport to raise awareness of health and social issues among underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth. You will be living with fellow volunteers and working alongside full time local staff. By running coaching sessions, matches and organizing tournaments, volunteers are able to give local children access to sporting facilities they would otherwise not have access to, as well as bring their passion for sport to the local community.
Wildlife Conservation South Africa
Term: 18 or 32 days | Cost: $1,200
Choose whether to roll up your sleeves and be actively involved in conserving rhinos and elephants or monitor cheetahs, buffalo and leopards in a beautiful wildlife reserve on the Cheetah Research Project. You will be living with fellow volunteers and working alongside full time local staff. Also included are two fantastic day trips including a guided tour of the town of Soweto, home of Nelson Mandela and trip to a cultural village to learn some basic Zulu!