Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Samantha. She spent her summer working at Camp Arcadia in Maine working as a Dance and Gymnastics Coach
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 13 November 2015
Sal was lucky enough to bag a job working on board a Super Yacht in Auckland!
Work New Zealand Reviews 10 November 2015
Annalee let's us know what it was like bagging that elusive Canadian visa and finding a job before she departed!
Work Canada Reviews 06 November 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week. She spent one summer working at Camp Chipinaw as a Lifeguard
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 06 November 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Lee who held many variety of roles at camp!
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 30 October 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Jamie who taught tennis sessions over in California.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 23 October 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Taylor. She spent her summer working at Camp Southwoods in working as a Lifeguard
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 16 October 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Elliot. He spent 2 summers working at Camp Greenbrier & Camp Pontiac & held a variety of roles!
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 15 October 2015
Meet Yvonne, who spent 3 summers at camp and fell in love with face-paint.
Meet the Summer Camp USA Interviewers 01 October 2015
Meet Richard, who spent six summers of camp and loved everything about it!
Meet the Summer Camp USA Interviewers 30 September 2015
Meet Taylor, who loves rugby and the friends she made while she was at summer camp.
Meet the Summer Camp USA Interviewers 23 September 2015
Meet Sean, who learned that there is humor in every situation while at summer camp.
Meet Rikki, who did a summer camp program in 2012 and loved hanging by the campfire.
Meet Lee, who has some great tips for summer camp interviews and has eaten 17 slices of pizza in one sitting.
Meet Jamie, who was a life guard and tennis coordinator in Santa Cruz, CA.
Meet Emma, who's been a director and fishing teacher at summer camp and appeared on the TV show "The Weakest Link."
Meet the Summer Camp USA Interviewers 25 September 2015
Meet Eileen, who attended camp in the UK and loves to chat.
Meet Chris, who did Summer Camp for 2 years and has also worked in Finland and South Africa.
Meet Bill, who was a summer camp counselor in the 80's and has fond memories of his time in the USA
Meet Andrew, who has spent 15 summers at camp and loves getting to know the campers.
Meet Aaron, who spent a summer at camp Tommy and loved sports day.
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week. She spent two summers working for Circus of the Kids as a Circus Specialist
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 13 October 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Katie. She spent 6 summers working at YMCA Camp Mohawk in Connecticut working as the Riding Director.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 11 September 2015
Hollies’ shares her top tips for working in the USA on our Work America programme.
Work America Reviews 09 September 2015
Lucy shares with us her weird and wonderful jobs in Australia from her working holiday Down Under. Her first job, working on a farm.
Work Australia Reviews 08 September 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Natalie. She spent her summer working at Camp Marimeta in Wisconsin working as a Tennis Instructor.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 04 September 2015
Emma's filled us in on her amazing New Zealand adventure, working hard, relaxing with her new housemates and paddle boarding at the weekends!
Work New Zealand Reviews 04 September 2015
Izzy tells us all about her experience of how she got hired at our Summer Camp Recruitment Fair in London.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 27 August 2015
Meet our Camp Counsellor of the week, Lizzie. She spent her summer working at SJ Riding Camp in Connecticut working as a Land Sports Instructor.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 22 October 2015
Our very own Travel Expert Becka travels to Thailand on an awesome experience visiting all of our programmes!
Teach & Travel China 10 August 2015
Our very own BUNACer Becka went away on TEFL Thailand adventure and loved every minute! Here is here experience in her own words... be inspired today!
BUNAC Placement Coordinator Terri shares her experiences of volunteering in Cambodia, and her reasons for why she thinks everyone should do it.
Teach & Travel China 31 July 2015
Travel Intern Elena travelled to Ecuador to get a taster of our Multi Project volunteering project in Ecuador. Check out her experience...
BUNAC Travel Intern 24 July 2015
Our travel intern Elena went to see how two of our BUNACers were getting on working in an American Yacht Club just outside of NYC.
BUNAC Travel Intern 20 July 2015
BUNACer Lizzie took our Work Canada group flight with a stopover in Iceland, it's safe to say that she loved Iceland!
Work Canada Reviews 09 July 2015
Travel Intern Elena fills us in on her TrekAmerica Western Wonder tour from LA to San Francisco.
BUNAC Travel Intern 07 July 2015
Here is an awesome video recapping a BUNAC TEFL experience in Thailand.
Teach & Travel China redirect 08 July 2015
Watch this BUNACer touch down in Thailand for the first time as he brings you accounts on his first thoughts.
Teach & Travel China 08 July 2015
This is an awesome video showing you what life is like on a TEFL internship in Thailand with BUNAC.
Travel Intern Elena landed at LAX and took the ferry over to Catalina Island to catch up with our Work America participants Hannah & Emily.
BUNAC Travel Intern 30 June 2015
Our travel intern Elena takes a little look at Catalina island where some of our BUNACers are spending their summer.
See how Elena has found her first week working in the BUNAC Head office!
BUNAC Travel Intern 16 July 2015
A little introduction to our global Travel Intern Elena, heading to the USA, South America and Canada - check back soon for updates on her travels!
Find out how Ben found the recruitment process for our Work America Ultimate Package and find out where he'll be spending his summer.
Work America Reviews 24 July 2015
Keep up to date with Work America competition winner Sam who'll be working in a grocery store in Massachusetts.
Work America Reviews 01 June 2015
Keep up to date with Work America competition winner Sam who'll be working as a lifeguard this summer in the USA.
Work America Reviews 07 June 2015
Work Abroad Expert Becka speaks from experience and tells us about the top 5 things to see in Hong Kong so you don't miss out whilst you're there.
Work Australia Reviews 26 June 2015
Check out BUNACer Emily's Work Australia and Group Flight experience in this awesome blog!
Work Australia Reviews 30 June 2015
After Alex had finished his summer working as a lifeguard in Maine, USA, we caught up with him to hear about what he got up to in his spare time!
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 29 September 2015
Sam has taken the steps to spend her summer in the States with BUNAC. Check out how he's getting on with the planning for his epic summer!
Work America Reviews 11 May 2015
Check out Jackson's final blog from his BUNAC winter season abroad in Canada.
Work Canada Reviews 27 May 2015
Make your 2015 different and head to Western Australia. Take part in our Ultimate Work Australia programme and it could be you that gets to go here.
Work Australia Reviews 17 June 2015
Victoria was up in the mountains in Canada for Christmas and New Year and she said it was one that she'll never forget!
The wait is over for BUNACer Victoria who has started her Work Canada adventure in Vancouver, she's not even been there a month but done so much!
Work Canada Reviews 18 December 2014
We caught up with our Work Canada blogger Samantha for an update, now that the time is here to finally start her Canadian adventure! Check it out...
Work Canada Reviews 05 December 2014
BUNACer Katie gives us the low-down on some essential items that you'll need for camp... there may be some items included that you wouldn't expect.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 24 June 2015
Did you think that a typical day as a lifeguard at summer camp would see you sitting in a chair by the lake all day? You couldn't be more wrong!
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 04 August 2015
An excited Victoria fills us in on how the build up to her Work Canada Full Placement programme is going. She'll be working in a resort in Whistler.
Sophie couldn't wait to share her amazing time on BUNAC's Work America programme with us. She worked as a waitress in a restaurant at Myrtle Beach.
Samantha shares her thoughts and feelings about her big move to Canada to live and work in Blue Mountain on BUNAC'S Work Canada programme.
Work Canada Reviews 27 November 2014
Sarah couldn't wait to share her amazing time on Work America with BUNAC. She spent her summer living and working in Maryland in the USA.
Work America Reviews 27 May 2015
Lauren worked as a lifeguard at an amusement park in Ocean City through BUNAC's Work America programme and shares her experience with us.
Work America Reviews 02 September 2015
We caught up with George who worked as a kayak activity specialist at summer camp, he fills us what he learnt at summer camp along with his highlights
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 19 June 2015
Check out Alex's unforgettable experience working as a swimming instructor for a summer camp in Maine.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 23 September 2014
Jules says goodbye to the UK and Aloha to BUNAC's Work America programme, working as a receptionist on the Island of Oahu.
Work America Reviews 16 September 2014
Follow Georgia's journey on BUNAC's Au Pair New Zealand programme and find out what she has been up to whilst living the family.
Work New Zealand Reviews 19 June 2015
Read all about Rachel's adventures travelling around the USA after her experience on BUNAC's Summer Camp Exchange USA programme.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 14 August 2014
Find out about Harriet's amazing Summer Camp experience at Brown Ledge Camp, Vermont as part of BUNAC's Summer Camp Exchange USA programme.
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 13 August 2014
An excited and nervous Maria travelled to Che-Na-Wah camp and hit the ground running conquering her fear of heights and having fun with the campers!
A past BUNACer Leoni shares her top tips for interning abroad, from her personal experience participating on the BUNAC Work America programme.
Internship USA 25 June 2015
We caught up with Jade after her Work Australia programme with BUNAC, it sounds like she has had an amazing time. Find out how she got on...
Work Australia Reviews 18 June 2015
Part 2 of our Q&A session with a participant on the BUNAC Sports Coaching programme in South Africa
Sports Coaching South Africa 24 June 2015
Q&A session with a participant on the BUNAC Sports Coaching programme in South Africa
We catch up with Carl to find out how he used the skills on his sports coaching trip to South Africa to grab a place at an American summer camp...
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 27 February 2014
James had the best time last summer teaching kids tennis at a camp in the States!
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 03 February 2014
Read about Jim's adventures in Canada, with bears, moose and, of course, doughnuts!
Work Canada Reviews 30 January 2014
Read all about Shawnice, from the University of Sunderland, summer adventure working in Ocean City, Maryland, USA.
Work America Reviews 26 August 2015
Read how about Davida found her internship in San Francisco
Read the final part of Leoni's blog about Interning in LA
Internship USA 18 June 2015
Read part 3 of our intern Leoni's experience on BUNAC's Internship USA.
Internship USA 06 November 2013
Read about Part 2 of Leoni's American internship adventure with BUNAC.
Read part one of Leoni's American internship adventure.
Read Martin's post-summer camp experience.
"An American road-trip will change you, period. It will open your eyes to the sheer scale of everything.."
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 29 October 2013
"Imagine waking up every morning knowing you get to be a child again. That today you may make a life size tree out..."
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 17 October 2013
Read Jim's blog about being a summer camp counsellor in the USA!
Having finished my A levels I waited nervously to find out...
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 14 October 2013
Although it has only been 2 months since my American adventure came to an end, it feels much longer and looking back at all the great memories...
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 09 October 2013
Read former BUNACer Lucy's camp experience working in Camp Louise, in Maryland and how everyone at camp became her new family for the summer!
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 16 July 2014
"I don't want to leave!". This is what I say each summer when I leave the USA....
Summer Camp Exchange USA Reviews 02 October 2013
Read about the exciting experiences of previous BUNACers!
Work America Reviews 19 February 2014
Two twelve hour flights, three crazy days in Hong kong, absolutely no sleep, and 20 lovely new BUNAC friends, my Work Australia adventure had begun!
Work Australia Reviews 06 August 2013
Q&A with a Sports Coaching South Africa Participant
Work Australia participant Claire tells us about her experience on our Work Australia programme.
Work Australia Reviews 29 September 2015
Former University of Leeds student Helen shares her experience of working in a Canadian ski resort!
Work Canada Reviews 05 June 2013
I first heard about BUNAC from a girl that I worked with a few years ago. The visa summed up exactly what I wanted to do,
Work Canada Reviews 16 April 2013
We landed in Sydney, still in a dream-like state, with the reality of actually being in Australia on a BUNAC Working holiday visa had yet to sink in!
Work Australia Reviews 13 March 2013
After completely exhausting my Uni loan last year, I thought I had no other choice but to work during the summer. So, after discovering BUNAC and real
Work America Reviews 27 February 2013
I found a job easily when I got to Paihia, I worked in a restaurant called Titos. I loved working there. It was a new place that had only been open
Work New Zealand Reviews 27 May 2015
I signed up to Work New Zealand with BUNAC (highly recommended, by the way), and after a heap of help from them getting flights and visas etc. sorted,
Work New Zealand Reviews 21 February 2013
When I announced that I was going on a Working Holiday Visa with BUNAC to Canada, the first thing everyone asked was why Canada?
Work Canada Reviews 11 February 2013
Keane Shaw, 19 from Nottingham, tells us how Work America helped kick start his dream career in fashion!
Work America Reviews 17 December 2012
Annie, who spent this summer working in New York City, tells us her top tips for getting off the beaten track and beating the Big Apple tourist traps!
Katie McCormack, 19 from Nottingham, spent summer 2010 having the time of her life in New Hampshire on Work America.
Once I arrived in Auckland I found employment almost immediately. In my position I was responsible for placing
Work New Zealand Reviews 18 June 2015
A 2 week USA holiday is not enough! And it wasn't for Fran who, after her first taste of the States, couldn't wait to get back for a working holiday!
Work America Reviews 14 December 2012
Four hours north of Auckland is the Bay of Islands, and Paihia is at the heart of this often overlooked, but
Work New Zealand Reviews 14 December 2012
We arrived in Auckland and were met by Kiran from BUNAC/IEP...the most enthusiastic Kiwi I think we will ever
Hello BUNAC! I just wanted to email and say thank you! I am having an amazing time here in Auckland
Leoni, 20, from Glasgow had the summer of a lifetime in LA on her all-American internship!
Internship USA 19 February 2014
Scott, from Glasgow, found his first working abroad adventure a breeze with Work America.
David spent last summer on the Work America programme, living up to the 'holiday' part of a working holiday visa in vacay hot-spot Cape Cod!
How would it feel to have your summer sorted already? Rebecca has! A job, accommodation and a flight to the States...
After some job hunting we stumbled across a job in a vineyard in Flat Point, 2 hours drive from Wellington.
We've moved into our new house and everything has been sweet as (bro)...its nice to have a roof over our heads
The weeks coming up to our birthdays, we debated what to do...as it had been a while since we last had a break (almost 2 weeks!)
I spent my summer working on a theme park in Ocean City, Maryland on BUNAC's Work America programme.
My sister & I have recently returned from 14 months on BUNAC's Work New Zealand programme and have been reflecting on many of our experiences, good an
Last summer I spent just under four months taking part on BUNAC’s Work America programme, living and working in Peoria, Illinois.
Work America appealed to me as it was the chance to experience a whole new way of life
After a sheltered two years at university, I decided I needed to see a bit more of the world and gain some independence.
A brief overview of our 14 month Work New Zealand trip…
Work New Zealand Reviews 05 May 2015
BUNAC's Aimee, who is currently based in our New York office has put together a handful of free or cheap must-dos in the Big Apple!
Zoe Ball, 21, from Essex has been living it up Stateside for the past few months on the Work America programme.
With a Whistler employer ready to interview BUNAC participants, we got the low down on working in Canada for the season.
Work Canada Reviews 29 September 2015
Roisin has already bagged her job for Work America, using BUNAC's exclusive online Job Zone! See how she did it here!
I had always fancied visiting New York and the opportunity to live and work there for a few months sounded amazing.
Catriona’s second time on Work America was crammed full of adventure. Here are her top ten highlights…
I had the most amazing time the previous summer in America and so I decided that I would like to go back!
Keeping it in the family, Ellie is prepping her own Work America adventure on the recommendation of her mum who also did it when she was a student!
I came over here to experience something different, a new place, new people, different culture, and that is certainly what I got!
I have been living and working in Canada for 10 months now
Work Canada Reviews 14 December 2012
First and foremost, I would have never been able to work out here if it wasn't for the BUNAC programme!
Steve Gellett, 20, from Liverpool, kicked off his Work New Zealand gap year in style last February when he took BUNAC’s group flight to Auckland…
After what has been, without doubt, the best seven months of my life I am coming home.
Work Canada Reviews 19 June 2015
By working in America, I had the opportunity to live amongst the culture...
After years of wanting to work in America, last summer Debbie made her dreams come true on Work America!
I’d always wanted to work in America and was really excited when I found out about the Work America programme through BUNAC.
Already counting the days until June 1st, Daniel gives us the low-down on how he's landed his Work America summer job in the beautiful Cape Cod.
"'Sat in a cafe in New Orleans - loving the live jazz and beignets!' Now how often do you get to boast that?" Make the most of 3 months on WorkAmerica
27-year-old Richard from Bedford tells us how his experience of Work Canada changed his life.
BUNACer Emily Davies, 28 from Suffolk, tells us all about her amazing 'TRAMPING' adventure while on the Work New Zealand programme!
Our Christmas day was very different to what we are used to. It began with opening presents, then we headed off to the beach for a paddle in the sea.
The winter season in New Zealand is great. Wherever you live in Queenstown you seem to have a stunning view of the mountains and Lake Wakatipu.
I did WNZ and lived in Queenstown during the winter season. I worked in a shop to fund the fun and rented an apartment with an impressive lake view
A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Kirsty tells us about her Work America experience and how she found love...
The end of our time in Wellington has come, so we will give all you a little update of our final days in the Capital.
Olivia Priestley, 21 from London, shares the story of her epic Work New Zealand quest to see every Lord of the Rings location that Kiwiland has to off
It is almost a year since we left NZ, after a wonderful 14 month Work NZ experience, and we are still reliving many wonderful memories and photos.
Carly, from the University of Leeds, found her perfect package for her all-American summer!
Liz Stokes, 23 from Stratford-Upon-Avon, tell us about her Olympic experience on Work Canada.
Work Canada Reviews 13 December 2012
Nicky Torkington, 26, from Hampshire is currently living it up on the Work Canada programme after taking the 23rd June group flight to Vancouver!
Sarah,31, from London embarked on a camping trip in the Great Outdoors that was anything but relaxing, but she explains why it was her trip highlight!
Nicola Clemmit, 29 from North Yorkshire, tells us why her Work New Zealand experience was so good, that once wasn't enough!
Work New Zealand Reviews 13 December 2012
As Elizabeth Shepherd, 25 from Warwickshire, approaches the end of her Work Canada adventure, she tells us about the highlights of her trip so far.
Imagine living on top of a mountain plateau 7,000ft above sea level and it still being 32 degrees celsius.
Volunteer USA 13 December 2012
So, I am in Flagstaff, my base for the next three months!
My first project was in Zion National park in Utah.
My third project left on Wednesday and was at the Grand Canyon.
There were four of us who had decided to go to Santa Fe on our days off, and it turned out that another five girls were also heading that way.
My penultimate project took me back to Zion. I was really looking forward to this project as we had a great crew, and it was in a stunning location.
Being on the ten week Volunteer USA programme means that you get time for five 8-day projects.
I had an amazing experience on Volunteer USA. The projects were in the most spectacular locations...
Sooo, I'm back from Wupatki and it was rather awesome.
At the end of last year, I found myself at a loose end. I knew I didn’t want to spend the run up to uni just hanging around.
Philip, 22, from Tyneside, has walked the set of the Lord of the Rings, climbed glaciers and been snowboarding;
Daniel Harvey recently returned from an unforgettable summer on Volunteer USA - AND solved one of life's mysteries! He tells us about his experience.
Daniel Wyles, 22, from Derby had the summer of his life sleeping under the stars in the Grand Canyon and hitting the casinos of Las Vegas.
Looking for gap year ideas? Rosanne took part in our Volunteer USA programme. Here, in her own words she explains her journey.
Jack discovered a world of opportunities on Volunteer USA, as he was asked to return to work on the project the following year. Here's his story.
22-year-old David from Durham shares his Volunteer USA experience.
Rob Merton, a University of Warwick student, spent this summer on Volunteer USA. Here's an excerpt from his fab travel blog.
James took a step outside his comfort zone and found himself working with the greatest view in the world on Volunteer USA!
Jenny Luty, 23, from High Wycombe first joined the Work Canada programme in 2009 – and loved Vancouver so much she’s gone back for more!
Having spotted Volunteer USA on a friend's facebook, Sam, from Yorkshire, found himself stepping off a coach at Heathrow bound for Arizona!
Well, this will be my last group email from China... because I am coming home!
Teach & Travel China 13 December 2012
After a few days to recover from jetlag, it was time to get into the teacher training. We’re all really looking forward to starting classes!
China! It's just been crazy. I must say the orientation days have been an absolute life saver...
Kianie, Teach and Travel China assistant, tells us about the first week of the programme for the new recruits!
Teach & Travel China 24 June 2015
Anjanie tells us about her mamouth journey from Zhejiang to Shanghai (and back again!) whilst on her Teach and Travel China expedition!
Congratulations to the Winter 2011 intake of Teach and Travel China participants, who have recently graduated from the teacher training programme.
If you’re about to head off on your first international adventure then one thing is certain: you will soon encounter the classic dilemma...
Last year, I embarked on a 16 month trip across North America.
It's been 2 years since I jumped on a plane and arrived in Port Elizabeth, and I can honestly say it was one of the best things I have ever done!
Sports Coaching South Africa 13 December 2012
Robert Wheatley has spent an incredible summer on Sports Coaching South Africa. He tells us what life is really like!
I remember this girl from when I was younger, she was bright and shiny, vibrant and colourful.
Louis Claydon, 23 from Leicestershire, shares his story of his time in Toronto on Work Canada.
Work Canada Reviews 10 February 2015
You guys at Work Australia have been flawless and an absolute blast!
Work Australia Reviews 13 December 2012
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed my time in Australia and to let you know that I am hoping to go back next year!
I’m enjoying Sydney so far and IEP has been a great help!
Hey everyone! Just thought I’d quickly throw in my two cents worth to all those thinking of applying to the BUNAC Work Australia programme.... DO IT!
Sarah Wayne, 30 from Cambridge, tells us about her organic Work Canada experience!
As Charlotte begins her adventures Down-Under on Work Australia, she checks in with BUNAC HQ to tell us all how her first month has treated her!
Mark Watmough, 26 from Lancashire shares his Work Canada experience.
Our resident BUNA-Down Under, Charlotte, checks in as she hits the 3-month mark of her Aussie adventure on Work Australia!
Spending a Working Holiday overseas was the best decision I ever made!
Going on BUNAC’s Work Austraila programme is the best thing I have ever done, they took the stress out of everything.
Now that her studies are complete, have a read of what Sarah has been thinking of before she zips off to Oz with Work Australia!
Simon, 32, from Aberystwyth, went to Canada with his girlfriend on BUNAC's Work Canada programme
Work Canada Reviews 18 June 2015
When we first arrived we decided to buy a car – we really wanted to just drive off and not know where we were going to end up!
Welcome to what I hope is the start of a wonderful adventure in Australia.
Natalie from Doncaster tells us about the beginning of her Work Australia adventure…
I'd just graduated and wanted to take a gap year. A friend of mine had been away through BUNAC before so she recommended them to me.
University comes to a close and the lights go down on studying, it's the real world now!
Sam tells BUNAC about his time living & working in Australia for 7 months.
Hayley Rivers, 24, from Essex loved Work Australia so much she ended up getting a visa to stay for an extra year - dedication!
Fiona, a post graduate student at the University of Warwick, recently completed BUNAC's 12 month Work Canada programme.
Hannah Summerfield, 23 from Coventry, recently returned from a gap year of a lifetime on Work Australia. Check out her story!
Check out the latest e-mail we received from Work Australia participant Tom, 23 from Buckinghamshire.
Charlie Walker, 22 from Bedford, tell us about his Work Australia adventure.
Evie joins us from the flip-side where she's having her very own Tolkien-esque adventure on Work Nz
Lizzie, 23 from Ipswich shares a typical day of her Work Canada experience
Julia spent her summer after graduation working on a campground in Martha's Vineyard on Work America.
Work America Reviews 12 December 2012