Costs & Dates


Duration Cost
4 months £595
6 months £695
8 months £695

We ask that you include a £400 deposit at the time that you make your application (which will be deducted from the programme fee above). The balance of the programme cost is due no less than 8 weeks before your programme start date.

If for any reason BUNAC rejects your application your deposit will be refunded in full. Full cancellation terms are provided in the Programme Terms and Conditions which are viewed as part of the online application.

Programme Start Dates

Most flights from the UK travel overnight so it’s likely you’ll need to start your trip the day before the listed Arrival Date.

Arrival Date Closing Date
March 10th 2013 December 7th 2012
March 31st 2013 December 31st 2012
June 9th 2013 March 8th 2013
July 21st 2013 April 19th 2013

Please note:

  • The 10th and 31st March start dates are available for a 4 or 8 month programme
  • The 9th June start date is a 6 month programme only
  • The 21st July programme is a 4 month programme only
  • The exact duration differs depending on the departure


BUNAC’s preferred travel agent is STA Travel and they will be able to help you book your flights to and from Chile.

Give them a call on the BUNAC dedicated phone number 0871 468 0666 or get in touch at

We will discuss your travel plans with you during your Orientation Interview. BUNAC’s travel partner is STA Travel and they will help you to book your flights to and from South America. We discuss travel plans with all volunteers and encourage you to travel on the same flights where practical, we will also put you in touch with each other before departure.

At the time of writing there aren’t any direct flights to Santiago, so you should expect to travel via another international airport as part of your trip.

When should I apply?

Deadlines for this programme are early and strict due to the visa application process. We would strongly advise you apply before the dates listed above.