Thinking of taking a career break?

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You’ve been working hard for a long time. Cultivating your career and making tracks in your personal life is important – but what if there was more out there? The daily professional grind can be tiresome, especially if you have an itch for international travel that simply must be scratched, or you want more from your annual leave than just a tan.

Career breaks abroad

Here at BUNAC we’ve been providing life changing adventures abroad since 1962, and we know that it’s never too late and you're never too old to take that all important career break overseas.

A career break can consist of anything from a few weeks up to two full years travelling, working, interning or volunteering abroad. It also provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore the world, reinvigorate yourself and return to your workplace feeling refreshed and ready for a new challenge.

Reasons for taking a career break

  • Learn transferrable skills for the workplace
  • Meet new people and experience new cultures
  • Take a break from the typical 9- 5 routine
  • Personal development
  • See some of the world’s most beautiful countries
  • Return to the workplace feeling invigorated
  • Have a great time!

Career break ideas

Whether it’s working a ski season in Canada, volunteering in a wildlife reserve in South Africa or backpacking around Australia, the world is always yours for the taking. If you're wanting to explore a brand-new country while still progressing in your professional career, then our overseas Internships are perfect for you.

Check out our programmes below and start planning your career break today!

Working career breaks

Work in Australia

Best for...

  • The highest minimum wage in the world
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Fun in the sun

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Work in New Zealand

Best for...
  • Adrenaline junkies
  • Majestic scenery
  • Lord of the Rings lovers

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Work in Canada

Best for...

  • Skiing
  • Road trips galore 
  • Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 Destination for 2017

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    Professional internships abroad

    Intern Canada

    Best for...

    • Enticing cities
    • Enhancing your employability
    • Tailor made for you

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    Marine Internship Mexico

    Best for...
    • Conservation lovers
    • Certified PADI course
    • #InstagramGoals

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    Teach English as a Foreign Language

    Best for...
    • Globally recognised teaching qualification
    • Ultimate cultural immersion
    • Foodie heaven

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      Career break volunteering overseas

      Sports Coaching South Africa

      Best for...

      • Working with kids
      • Sports lovers
      • Becoming part of the local community

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      Volunteer in Borneo

      Best for...
      • Animal lovers
      • Travelling whilst making a difference
      • Awesome activities 

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      Volunteer Nepal

      Best for…
      • Working in childcare, construction, teaching
      • Living with the locals
      • Making a real difference 

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        It's never too late to explore a new country - just ask Charlotte!

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