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Gap year opportunities

Gap year opportunities


As well as doing something to benefit society, you could be improving your employment prospects. If you are interested in learning new skills you may also find our gap year information useful.

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Featured gap year providers

  • Bridging the Gap China

    • Bridging the Gap China
    • Combine learning Mandarin with travelling around China. Our teachers will accompany you wherever you go, thus providing a unique language-learning environment. We offer 1 month and 2 month courses as well as 2 week summer camps.
  • Logo: CAPS - Home to home

  • Logo: Concordia

    • Concordia
    • Volunteering projects in more than 60 countries. Choose from 20 different types of project lasting from 2 weeks to 12 months including teaching, conservation and childcare.
  • Logo: ESL Language Travel


    • ESL Language Travel
    • Spend your gap year learning a foreign language. Choose a course in over 200 destinations around the world.
  • Logo: Frontier

    • Frontier
    • Choose from over 300 projects in countries throughout Africa, South America, Europe and Australasia, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations.
  • Gap 360

    • Gap 360
    • 200+ gap year opportunities including volunteering, working holidays, teaching abroad and adventure travel... from 2 weeks to 2 years
  • Logo: GapForce

    • GapForce
    • Volunteering, travel and work experience opportunities in a variety of
      areas including diving, skiing, medicine, teaching and expedition training.  Programmes from two weeks to four months.
  • Logo: Kaya Responsible Travel

    • Kaya Responsible Travel
    • Combine world travel and work experience to improve lives, environments and your CV, on over 180 volunteering projects across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • Logo: Lattitude Global Volunteering

    • Lattitude Global Volunteering
    • International youth development and volunteering charity, offering placements in the areas of teaching, community work, outdoor education, medicine and conservation.
  • Logo: PoD

    • PoD
    • 1-week to 6-month animal, child care, teaching and conservation projects available in Asia, Africa, Central and South America.
  • Logo: Progressio

    • Progressio
    • Volunteering with Progressio ICS is a great way to gain skills and knowledge, be completely immersed in another culture and to make a difference to other people's lives. What's more, it's fully funded so an affordable way to do this.
  • Logo: Projects Abroad

    • Projects Abroad
    • We offer placements in 28 different countries ranging from volunteering with children, conservation work and internships. Placements range from 2 weeks to 6 months.
  • Logo: Raleigh International

    • Raleigh International
    • We offer 5, 7 and 10-week overseas expeditions to remote areas, where you can volunteer on sustainable community and environmental projects, and take on a tough adventure challenge. 
  • Logo: TEFL Heaven

    • TEFL Heaven 
    • 5 to 11-month paid internships and 6-week summer volunteering in Thailand. Teaching roles available in South Korea, China, Vietnam, Chile, Costa Rica and others.

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