Work In America or Canada with BUNAC

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  • Although less common than on Work America, some employers may provide accommodation.
  • Work In America or Canada with BUNAC

    1. 2. <ul><li>Not-for-profit organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 50 years experience </li></ul><ul><li>Full support in the UK and overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to travel the world </li></ul><ul><li>Gain valuable experience </li></ul><ul><li>Make friends for life! </li></ul>
    2. 4. <ul><li>Work America </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity for full time students to work anywhere in the States for up to 4 months during the summer </li></ul><ul><li>Work Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Work in almost any job, anywhere in Canada, for up to 12 months </li></ul>
    3. 5. <ul><li>Theme Parks / Water Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Ranches </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels / Country Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Resort Towns / Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Office Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul>
    4. 6. <ul><li>Vogue, New York City </li></ul><ul><li>ITN News, Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Warner Music Group, New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Lynch, New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Senate, Washington D.C. </li></ul>
    5. 7. <ul><li>4 month flexible work visa </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually any job, anywhere in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>30 days extra to travel </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC’s exclusive Job Directory </li></ul>
    6. 8. <ul><li>Huge, diverse country </li></ul><ul><li>International cities vs. beautiful National Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Spectacular scenery </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly, hospitable people </li></ul><ul><li>Experience places you have only seen in films </li></ul>
    7. 9. <ul><li>You can use any method….. </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC’S free Job Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Job boards/newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>International companies (e.g. Gap/Starbucks) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact company directly (e.g. Disney/Sea World) </li></ul>You can pre-arrange work and accommodation
    8. 10. <ul><li>Waiter or waitress </li></ul><ul><li>Sales assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Office temp </li></ul><ul><li>Retail sales </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel receptionist </li></ul><ul><li>Boat crew </li></ul><ul><li>Lifeguard </li></ul><ul><li>Ice cream server </li></ul>Jobs you can’t do: Au pair, medical intern, camp counsellor, soccer/football coach
    9. 11. <ul><li>Employer housing </li></ul><ul><li>University dorms </li></ul><ul><li>Workmates and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Notice boards </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC and the Job Directory </li></ul>
    10. 12. <ul><li>All applicants must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18 years old by 1st June 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current full-time student enrolled on an HND or degree-level course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At UK University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any nationality </li></ul></ul>
    11. 13. <ul><li>BUNAC’s optional travel package includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Return flight from London – New York on a major airline </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, transferable ticket for a fee of $75 </li></ul><ul><li>First nights accommodation at the HI-NY hostel in Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC Money Wise Guidebook, BUNAC t- shirt and phone card </li></ul>
    12. 14. <ul><li>BUNAC Membership £ 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Fee £234 </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance £138 </li></ul><ul><li>Lifetime of Memories PRICELESS </li></ul>Other costs payable to US Government: Visa and Courier Fee: £101 SEVIS: £25
    13. 15. <ul><li>Long-standing tradition in USA </li></ul><ul><li>Students only </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-arranged work placement </li></ul><ul><li>Programme fee - £149 ( includes flights, food & accommodation) </li></ul><ul><li>Full use of camp facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Time to travel after camp </li></ul>
    14. 16. Name: Elizabeth Employer: Outdoor World, PA Type of work: Office receptionist and shop assistant Accommodation: Provided on site in a log cabin, shared with another BUNACer Travel experience: Coast to coast across the States!
    15. 17. <ul><li>12 month flexible working visa </li></ul><ul><li>Work anywhere in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Change jobs or take more than one job </li></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>Breathtaking natural scenery </li></ul><ul><li>World-class snow sports opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmopolitan cities of Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver </li></ul><ul><li>Second biggest country in the world </li></ul>
    17. 19. <ul><li>BUNAC Job Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-in </li></ul><ul><li>Friends/family </li></ul><ul><li>Use contacts </li></ul><ul><li>80 – 90% of participants job hunt on arrival in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Work in childcare, health care or teaching requires a medical during the visa application </li></ul>
    18. 20. <ul><li>On the slopes… </li></ul><ul><li>Resort guide </li></ul><ul><li>Ski lift operator </li></ul><ul><li>Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Bar staff </li></ul><ul><li>Office work </li></ul><ul><li>Ski instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain bike guide </li></ul><ul><li>In the city… </li></ul><ul><li>Office temps </li></ul><ul><li>Waiter/waitress </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Bars/clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Festival staff </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant staff </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel work </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>Employer housing (ski resorts) </li></ul><ul><li>Workmates and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Notice boards </li></ul><ul><li>Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>SWAP notice boards </li></ul>
    20. 22. <ul><li>All applicants eligibility: </li></ul><ul><li>18 - 30 years old </li></ul><ul><li>British passport holder </li></ul><ul><li>Student eligibility: </li></ul><ul><li>Full time degree or HND level student for 2009/10 academic year, or </li></ul><ul><li>On a gap year with an unconditional offer to start university in 2009 or 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>You can apply as a student up to 12 months after graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Non – student visa available only once in your lifetime – apply now! </li></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li>BUNAC’s optional travel package includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Return flight from London – Toronto or Vancouver </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, transferable ticket on a major airline </li></ul><ul><li>First nights accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC representative </li></ul><ul><li>Airport transfer in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC moneywise guidebook and t-shirt </li></ul>
    22. 24. <ul><li>BUNAC Membership £ 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Fee £200 </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance (4 Month Policy) £155 </li></ul><ul><li>BUNAC Group Flight from £475 </li></ul>Programme Participation Fee $150 (Payable to Canadian High Commission)
    23. 25. Name: Gail Employer: Four Seasons Hotel and Spa - Whistler, BC Type of work: Guest Relations Officer in the Spa Accommodation: Off site staff accommodation, shared with 3 other bunacers. $550 per month deducted from wages. Travel experience: Coast to coast across Canada and into America too!
    24. 27. <ul><li>Established since 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>Not-for-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing support in UK & overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly and experienced staff </li></ul><ul><li>Unique visas – J1 & Open Work Authorisation </li></ul><ul><li>Job listings </li></ul><ul><li>Flights & social events </li></ul>
    25. 28. <ul><li>Pick up a BUNAC brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out your attendance card! </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online </li></ul>

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