Why BUNAC?

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BUNAC is a global work and travel provider

  • We make life-changing experiences stress-free.

  • We remove barriers with our expertise.

  • We bring the world closer together.

Making work & travel easy

Work and travel experiences aren't easy to do alone. We assist with visas, jobs, internship placements, travel planning, work abroad travel insurance, accommodation, arrival support, 24/7 emergency assistance and more. We make the overwhelming simple.

Removing barriers with our expertise

BUNAC uses its expertise gathered over 58 years to make life-changing work and travel experiences achievable, accessible and simple. We want to make work and travel so easy and stress free that every young person around the world can have the life-changing experience we’ve all had.

Making you and the world happier!

We know that every time we send someone abroad, they're making connections and friends for life that cross-borders and bridge divides. By increasing the work we do, we're multiplying those connections to make a more tolerant and understanding world.

BUNAC beliefs

Do it right

Don’t cut corners. We test for the best, set the standard high and always go all in to make every moment count.

Care with passion

Our passion is real. We go above and beyond, exceeding expectations and supporting one another every step of the journey.

Share the adventure

This isn't just a job, its life changing. Our lives have been changed by our experiences, which is why it’s our responsibility to pass it on.

Make a better world

Every person we meet and memory we make connects us across borders. By being understanding and compassionate global citizens we’re contributing to a more tolerant world.

BUNAC facts

  • BUNAC was established in 1962

  • We were founded by students for students

  • All of our team members have been on a work & travel experience - from Summer Camp USA and Work Canada to TEFL Thailand and Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

  • We offer work & travel experiences in 6 continents

  • We’ve helped nearly half a million young people work & travel abroad

BUNAC's history

With over 5 decades of helping young people work and travel abroad we’ve got quite the story …

1962 – The British Universities North America Club (now known as BUNAC) was officially founded by Uni students Christopher Harbour & Martin Truscott.

1963 – BUNAC chartered its first transatlantic flight program with 1,530 passengers – a return flight was £59!

1966 – The Exchange Visitor Program (EVP, now known as Work America) was created for UK university students to work in the USA

1971 – BUNAC’s Summer Camp USA program was established and sent 351 participants in its first year.

1986 - After years of lobbying, Canadian Government gives approval for a flexible work program – to be called Work Canada.

1988 - BUNAC UK begins receiving Australia, New Zealand and Canadian students.

1989Work Australia program is launched

1992 - BUNAC is 30 and sends its 150,000th participant!

2007 - Teach & Travel China program begins.

2009 – BUNAC becomes UKVI sponsor for the Tier 5 GAE; Intern in Britain is born

2011 – BUNAC becomes part of the STA Travel Group - the world's largest youth travel company!

2012 – BUNAC’s 50th anniversary - more than 400,000 young people have taken part in a BUNAC program worldwide!

2017Intern Canada, Intern Australia and Intern New Zealand programs are launched

2018Work Japan program begins

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2020 - BUNAC is acquired by Lioncourt investments.