To celebrate the opening of our Work America programme, we’ve teamed up with Emma Kennedy to give you a chance to get an insight into her own BUNAdventure in 1989.
As BUNAC roll towards our big 5-0, the experience of working in America has come a long way since actress, writer, TV presenter and author Emma and her best friend ventured across the Pond to live their own American dream. The book chronicles a series of unfortunate events, with hilarious results, as Emma bounces from one scrape to another and struggles to secure even the most menial job.
For those who would prefer a less haphazard start to their summer in the States, our Work America programme could be just your ticket. We provide you with the support and tools to secure your visa, get you over there and land yourself a job, and give you a hand putting down roots when you touch down on American soil.
A student-only option, this programme is ideal for those looking for a summer job with a twist. Leave behind the dubious English ‘summer’ to live your own American dream, anywhere you wish doing anything you like. From casual employment to fund your travels or more career-related experience, America is your oyster.
Head out for up to 4 months knowing that every step of the way BUNAC has got your back. We don’t just fly you out to the land of opportunity and leave you to fend for yourself; the BUNAC team are on hand 24/7 to give you help and support whenever you need it. Giving you access to our Work America Job Zone, our online database full of tried-and-tested partners, our expert team will cast an eye over your CV and help you to turn it into an all-American resume.
Work America participants in 2011 found employment in a wide range of professions including hospitality, marketing, legal and tourism, doing everything from working at a Maryland theme park, to experiencing life as a ranch hand in Colorado. Travel as much as you’d like, work as much as you need to, it’s all up to you!
50 years on, we’re pretty darn good at what we do. But we don’t like to brag; instead we just want our BUNACers to have the summer of their lives. If you’re a student aged at least 18 before 1st June, Work America is guaranteed to give you memories and friends that will last a lifetime.
Any questions? Call us on 033 3999 7516 to have a chat. Get in touch to start your Summer adventure!