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
- 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.
- BUNAC - Working Adventures Worldwide
- Work and travel in an exciting new country for up to 12 months so you can delve into the culture and explore everything that these countries have to offer by booking onto our work abroad programmes in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
- 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.
- ESL Language Travel
- Spend your gap year learning a foreign language. Choose a course in over 200 destinations around the world.
- 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
- 200+ gap year opportunities including volunteering, working holidays, teaching abroad and adventure travel... from 2 weeks to 2 years
- 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.
- 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.
- Lattitude Global Volunteering
- International youth development and volunteering charity, offering placements in the areas of teaching, community work, outdoor education, medicine and conservation.
Teach and travel across the world. Choose from destinations like Thailand, Cambodia, China, South Africa and Colombia - while taking on exciting travel activities you will also gain an amazing teaching experience.
- 1-week to 6-month animal, child care, teaching and conservation projects available in Asia, Africa, Central and South America.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Travellers Worldwide
- Placements in over 200 projects in 20 countries including conservation, care, teaching, tourism, media, finance, law, engineering and much more.