Gap year opportunities

Author
Daniel Higginbotham, Editor
Posted
July, 2018

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 job prospects

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

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Adventure China

Live and work at an American-style summer camp located in either Beijing, Qingdao, or Inner Mongolia and spend up to 30 days having epic adventures travelling China afterwards.

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AmeriCamp

At AmeriCamp we turn your American dream into an exciting reality. We offer incredible summer jobs at camps across the country and a salary that truly allows you to travel all over the USA.

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BUNAC

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

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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.

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Camp Leaders

Meet people from around the world, have unforgettable adventures and epic American road trips while being supported every step of the way by us.

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CAPS (Conversation Assistant Programme for Schools)

Spend a year helping in a Spanish school as a conversation teaching assistant.

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China International Schools

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

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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.

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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 paying ESL job, but you will also get the chance to live and work abroad.

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ESL - Séjours linguistiques

A leading study abroad agency offering programmes and tailor-made language courses in over 200 destinations around the world.

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Frontier

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

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Go Abroad China

Partnered with more than 600 businesses across China, Go Abroad China offers thousands of internship opportunities across a range of sectors.

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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.

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Kiwi and Kiwi

Gap year jobs in New Zealand don't come much better. Whether you want sun or snow, we host the hottest ski season jobs and some of the coolest Kiwi summer placements.

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Oyster Worldwide

Offering 60 hand-picked projects in 22 countries across the globe, Oyster Worldwide have over 20 years' experience in organising volunteer and paid work opportunities overseas.

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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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Projects Abroad

We offer placements in 28 different countries ranging from volunteering with children, conservation work and internships. Placements range from two weeks to six months.

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Smaller Earth

Established for over ten years, we send thousands of students off on global adventures each year. So when wanderlust takes hold and it’s time for an adventure, we are ready to provide it.

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Teach English In China

We have a passion for discovering China's rich culture and a desire to help others experience it for themselves. Since 2005, we've been organising teaching placements with Chinese schools and families for over 1,000 people.