Are Work, Intern & Volunteer Programs Beneficial to a Career

Are Work, Intern & Volunteer Programs Beneficial to a Career

Youth travel company BUNAC recently conducted a survey, asking university representatives, careers advisors and our alumni network to assess how important it is for school and university leavers, both in terms of personal growth and professional development, to join a work, intern or volunteer program. Here is what was found:

 

 

Proffessional Development

  • 97% of those surveyed believed taking part in work, intern and volunteer programmes abroad in a different country developed school and university leavers’ careers
  • 79% believed they held stronger communicative skills and 74% regarded them having a more secured sense of independence.
  • In terms of opportunities abroad, 78% believed taking part in a professional internship was the most beneficial of overseas programmes for career development.

 

 

Persona Growth

  • The personal benefits of working, interning and volunteering abroad are endless. 91% believed the experience helps establish friendships from all over the world. 88% believe it offers a different perspective of cultures and countries, and 85% understand that it develops an improved sense of confidence and self-esteem.
  • Of those surveyed, 81% said experiencing a new culture was what motivated them to participate. While 71% were inspired to work in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, and 62% wanted to expand their social circle and meet new people.
  • 82% believed individuals who worked, interned or volunteered abroad were more developed in their maturity and cultural sensitivity.

 

 

Still undecided? 

  • 96% of those surveyed would recommend someone to work and travel overseas in order to help achieve professional goals.

 

Interested in exploring opportunities abroad? Contact BUNAC today to find out more or explore gap year programs.

 

 

 

 

Related Opportunities

Belize Beach Conservation Course Credit Internship

The Belizean government is now working with national management partners and international conservation and aid agencies to protect the county’s invaluable biodiversity. 

SRI LANKA: Help with Elephant Conservation Efforts in Asia

Care for elephants & wildlife in Wasgamuwa National Park! Go back to basics in stunning rural Sri Lanka and play a part in protecting the county's giants & get involved in the local community.

Scuba Diving and Marine Conservation in Cartagena, Colombia

One of the most beautiful destinations in Colombia is Cartagena, both on land and sea on on this trip you will get to record marine biodiversity, ecosystem function and monitor environmental change.

Midwifery Volunteering Placements Overseas

Volunteers on a Projects Abroad Midwifery placement will gain a great deal of valuable work experience alongside skilled midwives in developing countries.

Legal Internship in China

Host company is uniquely placed to support the matching service between the data of legal requirements and lawyers. Under the background of mobile Internet, the firm provides global legal service by mobile data terminal.

Belize Manatee Conservation

Your primary focus on this project will be surveying the population, behaviour and habitat of the West-Indian manatee. Manatees in Belize are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN red list and their numbers are declining rapidly.

Himalayan Mountain Conservation in Nepal

Volunteers on the Projects Abroad Conservation project in Nepal will work in the stunning Annapurna Mountain range in the Himalayas. 

Fiji Shark Conservation

Live on Frontier's purpose built research beach camp in the south Pacific and get involved with the conservation of these beautiful, vital and yet most misunderstood animals of the sea.

Consulting Internship in Beijing, China

Host company is a world class organization that brings exchange students to the United States to live with loving American host families.

Sea Turtle Conservation Projects in the Maldives

Join programs where you will get to help feed sea turtles, collect data and research, be part of beach patrols, go island hopping and run educational workshops.

Marine Conservation Programs in the Maldives

Help marine conservation, beach clean ups, community education, coral conservation, marine species monitoring and also get to go swimming and snorkelling in a tropical paradise.

 

 

      

 

About  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Company A-Z  |  Advertise  |  Press  |  Contact

One World 365 © 2007 - 2017