BUNAC's Big Gap Year survey

Since 1962, BUNAC has been sending people all over the world on life-changing work and travel adventures. From the USA, Asia, Australia and everywhere in between, the opportunities for incredible experiences are endless.

Around 300,000 UK students are preparing to collect their A-level results this August, and in today’s competitive job market, it is vital for candidates to stand out from the crowd.

With this in mind, BUNAC recently conducted a survey, asking university representatives, careers advisors and our alumni network to assess how important work, intern and volunteer programmes are for school and university leavers, both in terms of personal growth and professional development. The huge acceptance of overseas opportunities was demonstrated in the results.