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About us

Why we get out of bed

For coffee. And because despite what we’re told growing up, you should never have to choose between getting a job and going travelling. With JENZA, you can do both. 

Earn money, enhance your resume and explore the world with JENZA.

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What makes our world go round


65+ years of expertise

Who is JENZA? Can I trust them? And why don’t you ever answer our calls? (Mum??). So, (mostly) legit questions to ask before you book. JENZA is the travel love child of USIT and BUNAC – two originals of the work and travel world founded by students in 1959 and 1962. Yep, we’re old AF. But with that, comes a ton of wise old owl expertise and trust. Basically, these chaps may be so new they chafe – but it’s not our first rodeo. Working as one global team, JENZA has the backing of 65+ years of work abroad experience, but has been built for today’s travellers. Shaped by our Youth Advisory Panel and given the stamp of approval by our roadtesters, it’s all in our logo: You Shaped Travel.

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Safe to work

We hated that working holiday jobs were often poorly paid with rubbish terms. We also hated the insecurity of not knowing if we'd even be able to find a job when we arrived somewhere. So, all our employers are vetted to make sure they offer safe and fairly paid positions. You can then apply before you go or when you land. It's how we work.

Shaped by you

We know the world doesn’t need another work and travel brand – it needs a more authentic one. So, we recruited a Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). Our global panel of 18-25 year olds have been with us from the start, helping to shape everything we do – from what we sell to how we look and what we stand for.

Profit with purpose

We’re not looking to change the world. But we are looking to make our little corner of the working holiday world a fairer and more accessible place. We give 5% of profits to our scholarship fund, have made cultural and hiring changes to become a more inclusive workplace, and are set to become a B Corp in 2024.

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The ministry of lost travel souls

About our team

As a close-knit company of 50+ people, scattered across the globe from Melbourne to Manchester, we have to have a few rules:

(1) As travellers, we can (and do) work from anywhere in the world.

(2) We’re mental health aware trained – because being human makes the world of difference to a person’s day.

(3) When you start to fear Monday mornings, it’s time to employ rule 1 or talk it over with someone – see rule 2.

(4) We don’t employ assholes. (If the first three rules work correctly, this rule should be obsolete).

We also favour life and travel experience over academic achievements. So, if like us, you’re either wanting to start a career in travel or you've spent far too many years on the road trying to find your place in the world – then we’re probably the place for you. Keep an eye on jenza-travel LinkedIn for job ops.

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The JENZA blog


Convos from the Jenza community


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My Melbourne working holiday: travelling as trans

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On finding a job, hormones and a community. We love it when a WHV works out.

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Works for others

5% of profits go to our Youth Access Scholarship Fund. Because the world's a better place when more people can experience it.

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Travel happy

with our Extra Mile Promise

JENZA was founded on the four A's. Authenticity, Accessibility, Accountability and not being an A-hole. So when it comes to what we do, we own it. If you're not happy with part of your JENZA experience, we'll put a human on it to sort it - or refund it. T&Cs apply.

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Privacy Policy

JENZA Travel International Ltd is a company registered in Dublin, Ireland with Registered Company No. 707281 and registered address at 29-31 South William St, Dublin, Ireland, D02 EY96.