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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    Are you at uni? or got a job? Maybe that would be more appropriate.

    Yes, eeek I am going to Connecticut and yes this is my second year. :p:
    I'll ask one of my uni lecturers instead then!

    Ahh awesome! You enjoyed it so much your doing it again! From what people have said and YouTube videos it looks really fun! I just hope I get accepted!

    Is that where you went last year?!
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    I'm off to Appel Farm, New Jersey. Flying out 19th of June, w00p w00p!
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    been rejected, but going to californai 28th of June...2 months of pure travelling
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    Another quick question... I'm thinking of going to do Camp America in 2011, but as a first timer I'm unsure of who to go with.

    I can't decide between BUNAC and Camp America. I'm wondering who people would recommend?

    Also, does anyone know when the applications for 2011 open? Either with CA or BUNAC?

    Thankyouu!
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    applications will open in august for CA but unsure about BUNAC. ill be there ready and waiting to apply for CA
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    Just a question to anyone who has done camp america before, how much did you end up paying??

    I know on the CA website, the costs add upto around £700. But what are the other costs you ended up spending? Like travel to and from recruitment fairs, embassy for visa, and to heathrow to get the flight?? . . An also how much did you spend whilst over there??

    If anyone could answer that would be great!
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    (Original post by Chloe-Marie)
    Another quick question... I'm thinking of going to do Camp America in 2011, but as a first timer I'm unsure of who to go with.

    I can't decide between BUNAC and Camp America. I'm wondering who people would recommend?

    Also, does anyone know when the applications for 2011 open? Either with CA or BUNAC?

    Thankyouu!
    I like Bunac better because there is less costs to pay and higher wages. CA charge camps only what can be described as exortinate rates. :woo:
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    (Original post by pwilhelm64)
    Just a question to anyone who has done camp america before, how much did you end up paying??

    I know on the CA website, the costs add upto around £700. But what are the other costs you ended up spending? Like travel to and from recruitment fairs, embassy for visa, and to heathrow to get the flight?? . . An also how much did you spend whilst over there??

    If anyone could answer that would be great!
    Over there, I spent $1000 plus maybe up to £700. I think so anyway.

    Visa are expensive £118, I think. If you want to go to recruitment fairs you can but you don't have to. I live 15(ish) miles from my embassy so it cost about £3.70 on the train for a return ticket. Depends how far you live from Heathrow.
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    I like Bunac better because there is less costs to pay and higher wages. CA charge camps only what can be described as exortinate rates. :woo:
    Did you go with BUNAC?
    Do you know when their applications usually open for it?! Is it an easy application process?
    Would you say it's more difficult to be placed with them?

    Sorry about all the questions!
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    (Original post by Chloe-Marie)
    Did you go with BUNAC?
    Do you know when their applications usually open for it?! Is it an easy application process?
    Would you say it's more difficult to be placed with them?

    Sorry about all the questions!

    Ooops, should have clarified. I went with CA last year and BUNAC this year. I think CA application is easier to navigate but is expensive. I got placed as a returner to my camp so I didn't have to worry about being placed this year.

    Just apply when it opens and be positive :yep: I don't know when BUNAC applications open.

    PS Have a look at the ACA website to see what camps you like.
    Please keep asking, I like questions and to help.
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    Ooops, should have clarified. I went with CA last year and BUNAC this year. I think CA application is easier to navigate but is expensive. I got placed as a returner to my camp so I didn't have to worry about being placed this year.

    Just apply when it opens and be positive :yep: I don't know when BUNAC applications open.

    PS Have a look at the ACA website to see what camps you like.
    Please keep asking, I like questions and to help.
    How much cheaper is BUNAC than CA??
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    (Original post by pwilhelm64)
    How much cheaper is BUNAC than CA??

    This is excluding the essential extras like visa ($111), crb (£36) etc. Plus Camp America charged my camp $2000 for me which is pretty ridiculous whereas the BUNAC people got paid a minimum of $250 more than me for the same job.



    Total BUNAC registration fee £359*

    Includes:
    BUNAC membership
    Administration costs
    4 months’ travel insurance (including baggage cover)
    Personal placement service
    Help, support and advice


    Camp America

    First Payment £60
    Second Payment £66
    Third Payment £74
    Medical Insurance £189
    European Airport Security Taxes & Fuel Surcharges £85
    Flight London Flights for all applicants
    Camp America Total £474*
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    This is excluding the essential extras like visa ($111), crb (£36) etc. Plus Camp America charged my camp $2000 for me which is pretty ridiculous whereas the BUNAC people got paid a minimum of $250 more than me for the same job.



    Total BUNAC registration fee £359*

    Includes:
    BUNAC membership
    Administration costs
    4 months’ travel insurance (including baggage cover)
    Personal placement service
    Help, support and advice


    Camp America

    First Payment £60
    Second Payment £66
    Third Payment £74
    Medical Insurance £189
    European Airport Security Taxes & Fuel Surcharges £85
    Flight London Flights for all applicants
    Camp America Total £474*
    Thanks for that, I think Im starting to get swayed towards BUNAC now! . . . WOuld you reccommend them out of the two??

    The thing I liked about CA is that apparently its a really easy application process, and they guide you through everything and you can contact them any time, whereas the other companies arent really like that, is this true?

    What would you recommed, CA or BUNAC, or both like you did!?!?

    SOrry about all the questions!
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    (Original post by pwilhelm64)
    Thanks for that, I think Im starting to get swayed towards BUNAC now! . . . WOuld you reccommend them out of the two??

    The thing I liked about CA is that apparently its a really easy application process, and they guide you through everything and you can contact them any time, whereas the other companies arent really like that, is this true?

    What would you recommed, CA or BUNAC, or both like you did!?!?

    SOrry about all the questions!
    I like BUNAC but the positive of CA is they do a lot of work for first timers.
    If you make contact with a camp first then BUNAC is probably ok. Camp America do a lot of the legwork for you. Sorry for the complicated answer. It depends on your dedication. Also BUNAC has a better placement record.

    http://www.acacamps.org/

    ^That has a lot of camps so you could have a wee nosey in preparation and find camps you like that do specialise in certain things etc. :woo:

    In the meantime do summer schemes in your local area/ help out in organisations/ sports or whatever you are passionate about.

    Please feel free to post questions, that's what we are here for. :yep:
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    I like BUNAC but the positive of CA is they do a lot of work for first timers.
    If you make contact with a camp first then BUNAC is probably ok. Camp America do a lot of the legwork for you. Sorry for the complicated answer. It depends on your dedication. Also BUNAC has a better placement record.

    http://www.acacamps.org/

    ^That has a lot of camps so you could have a wee nosey in preparation and find camps you like that do specialise in certain things etc. :woo:

    In the meantime do summer schemes in your local area/ help out in organisations/ sports or whatever you are passionate about.

    Please feel free to post questions, that's what we are here for. :yep:
    Thats one of the reasons I was thinking of going with CA, because as a first timer it seems a pretty easy process.

    So, would you recommend that I email camps before hand if I am going to go with BUNAC?
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    (Original post by pwilhelm64)
    Thats one of the reasons I was thinking of going with CA, because as a first timer it seems a pretty easy process.

    So, would you recommend that I email camps before hand if I am going to go with BUNAC?
    Yes, but emailing camps is useful for showing enthusiasm anyway and showing that you are suitable for the camp.
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    Ooops, should have clarified. I went with CA last year and BUNAC this year. I think CA application is easier to navigate but is expensive. I got placed as a returner to my camp so I didn't have to worry about being placed this year.

    Just apply when it opens and be positive :yep: I don't know when BUNAC applications open.

    PS Have a look at the ACA website to see what camps you like.
    Please keep asking, I like questions and to help.
    Ahh cool, thankyou.

    So with BUNAC do you have more of a chance to place yourself at a camp if you look into it and email first? Or do BUNAC place you automatically?!

    Also, (I know I'm getting far ahead here) but what happens at the airport in the US.... is there a certain area of the airport all the BUNAC people need to go to to make sure they get to the right camp?
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    (Original post by Chloe-Marie)
    Ahh cool, thankyou.

    So with BUNAC do you have more of a chance to place yourself at a camp if you look into it and email first? Or do BUNAC place you automatically?!

    Also, (I know I'm getting far ahead here) but what happens at the airport in the US.... is there a certain area of the airport all the BUNAC people need to go to to make sure they get to the right camp?
    1) Well BUNAC can place you but you also can look for camps which are your preference and email them.


    2) Beforehand your camp will advise you on this, generally if you are in a state close(ish) to NYC, you will make your way to the hostel BUNAC use. Then in the morning you will probably make your way to Port Authority (a big bus station in NYC) then travel to camp from there. You may meet some people going to your camp at the hostel.
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    Ooops, should have clarified. I went with CA last year and BUNAC this year. I think CA application is easier to navigate but is expensive. I got placed as a returner to my camp so I didn't have to worry about being placed this year.

    Just apply when it opens and be positive :yep: I don't know when BUNAC applications open.

    PS Have a look at the ACA website to see what camps you like.
    Please keep asking, I like questions and to help.
    Just wondering what you did last year after camp, did you go traveling?? Did you plan your traveling before you flew out, or did you organise it with friends you made over there from camp?
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    (Original post by tradingmyheartforyours)
    1) Well BUNAC can place you but you also can look for camps which are your preference and email them.
    Ahh cool, so would you email them, say your interested for next summer and that your thinking of going with BUNAC?! Then see what they say back? Or is it worth to write why you'd be a good person working there too?!

    Thanks for all your help.
 
 
 
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