Gap year opportunities

Daniel Higginbotham, Editor
July, 2020

Far more than just a long holiday, a gap year gives you the chance to experience new things, discover a different culture and learn new skills that will boost your employability

After exploring our gap year ideas, here are the latest opportunities from organisations dedicated to internships, volunteering and gap year travel.


Adventure China

Set in the midst of mountains, grasslands and famous cities, working at an eight-week summer camp in China offers the best of Chinese culture and tradition with a modern twist.



BUNAC are volunteer and working abroad experts. They have been offering working adventures worldwide to UK customers since 1962.


Camp America

The biggest international summer camp staff provider recruits thousands of young people each year to work at hundreds of summer camps all across the USA.


Camp Canada

Spend nine weeks working with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. From general camp counsellor roles to specific activity leaders and instructors, it's all about the outdoors.


Camp Leaders

Meet people from around the world, have unforgettable adventures and epic American road trips with support every step of the way.


China International Schools

Deliver quality English teaching with support and training from China International Schools.


The China Teaching Experience

The China Teaching Experience is a TEFL-based, teaching abroad travel programme, offering graduates a ten-month English teaching experience across China.

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City Internships

CI offers eight-week internships that combine intensive classroom-based workshops, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers. Choose from nine industries and five countries.


EA Ski & Snowboard Training

Become a fully certified ski or snowboard instructor through training and internships delivered by world-class snowsports industry professionals. Gain a recognised qualification and a guaranteed job offer, all in one season.


EF English First

ESL jobs at EF English First provide you with the career opportunity of a lifetime. Not only will you start a well paid ESL job, you'll also get the chance to live and work abroad.


The Fewer Things

Break up the 9 to 5 and experience a truly unique adventure. Work and travel in China on a ten-month teaching placement. You'll gain valuable work experience along with the opportunity to explore Asia.



Frontier has over 300 gap year, adventure travel and volunteering abroad placements worldwide.


Kaya Responsible Travel

With a range of sustainable volunteer and internship placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America, you can travel the world and make a difference with Kaya Responsible Travel.


Maximo Nivel

Gain professional experience and build your Spanish proficiency on one of Maximo Nivel's programmes, where you'll be based in either Costa Rica, Guatemala or Peru.


Pod Volunteer

Pod Volunteer is an award-winning, non-profit organisation which arranges ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world.

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