Meet the BUNAC Team - Lauren

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Here at BUNAC we pride ourselves on our sense of team spirit, love for travel and expertise across all of our departments - that's why we want you to get to know us. Meet the amazing Lauren, BUNAC's Internships Coordinator! She's had some awesome travelling experiences, including a recent trip to Thailand. Here are just some of her adventures.

Name: Lauren Gray

Job title: Internships Coordinator

Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, generous, adventurous

What’s your fave song to sing to in the shower?: Anything by Beyonce as I feel like I can sing when I’m singing along to one of her songs.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?:

I would say Phad Thai as Thai food has always been my favourite and having just visited Thailand recently where I was able to do a cooking class, I now love it even more!

Where is your dream city that you want to live?:  I have wanted to live in New York for ages, it just reminds me so much of London except bigger and I feel like there’s so much to do and see there.

Where’s next on your travel bucket list?: I would love to check out more of Latin America. Colombia and Mexico are probably next on my list - I have spent time in Argentina and would love to see more of that part of the world. Hawaii as well is also on my list as it just looks like paradise there.

Tell us about your favourite travelling memory: One of my favourite memories was recently visiting an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. It felt like such a surreal experience being up close and personal with these beautiful creatures, all of whom had been rescued. Being able to play with them, feed them and just generally learn about their life stories is something that I will never forget.

Why do you love working for BUNAC?:  I have only just joined BUNAC but I have wanted to work for them for ages, as the whole concept is something that so many people can benefit from. Having looked at doing a programme with BUNAC myself last year, I love the fact that the company is so varied with so many different choices for everyone. If you want to live your travel dreams I feel like this is the right company to do so with.

What would you say to someone who was unsure about going travelling?:

I feel like there’s so much you can learn from travelling that you won’t necessarily learn by just staying at home. It’s a great way to meet new people, learn about different cultures and even learn a new language. It also gives you an appreciation for other cultures and once you’ve come back from one experience it will immediately make you want to book another one.

AND LASTLY, what is your travel philosophy?: Don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things and get stuck into your trip, as this may be your only chance to do it.

Are you feeling inspired to start planning your next adventure abroad? Get in touch with the expert BUNAC team on 0333 999 7516 or at

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