Gap Year Jobs & Courses

Search a huge range of gap year courses, paid working holiday, paid jobs and volunteer placements from around the world. Travel abroad with leading providers of paid and volunteer gap year projects. Whether you are filling a few weeks of summer or planning a year long break, we have gap year inspiration for every budget!

We provide information about gap companies, the many diverse courses they offer and the ability to request more information about any that sound good. Newsletter subscribers get monthly inspiration direct to their inbox!

Conservation Projects Abroad

Conservation Projects Abroad

Volunteer on a Conservation & Environment placement with Projects Abroad and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems. You may find yourself diving on our Shark Conservation project in Fiji, working in the heart of the Amazon rainforest or working with sea turtles
Conservation Projects Abroad

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!

If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor in 2018.
Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Coach sports to children in USA Summer Camps with Camp Leaders. The summer camp in America programme offers you the opportunity to gain over 500 hours of hands-on sports coaching, whether it's soccer, tennis, basketball or many more.
Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America

Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America

Maximo Nivel’s volunteer programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru provide unique opportunities to live and work in Latin America, while giving back to the global community and immersing yourself in the local culture.
Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America

Gap Year Programs in Latin America

Gap Year Programs in Latin America

Gap year programs are transformative. The more life experience you bring to university and to your career the more successful you will be. This is because you are more focused and more aware of what you actually want to do. There are so many great reasons to travel!
Gap Year Programs in Latin America

Get Certified to Teach English Abroad

Get Certified to Teach English Abroad

Teaching English abroad is a life changing experience—travel the world, immerse yourself in new cultures, get international work experience, and be an ambassador for the English language.
Get Certified to Teach English Abroad

paid gap year

Paid Gap Year Jobs

Working as an office junior in Tokyo or a diving instructor in the Maldives, you should be able to find an opportunity to suit you, and the skills you'll develop will be invaluable.
Paid Jobs

volunteering in india


We list a wide variety of different types of volunteer work, including community development, teaching, ecological conservation, marine management, and much more.
Gap Year Volunteering

tefl teaching

TEFL Teaching

Find out about Teaching English as a Foreign Language with our guide to getting qualified and getting started. How to select a TEFL course and how to improve your language skills.
TEFL Teaching

marine conservation

Marine Conservation

Why not offer your time to help organisations who are working to protect the most vulnerable marine environments around the world.
Conservation Gap Projects

conservation gap year


Conservation based gap years help communities that are home to fragile environments, often located in some of the world's poorest areas. Projects a varied and can be taken as part of a wider gap year adventure.
Conservation Projects

medical gap year


Volunteering on a Medical Project could take you to many different countries, and you don't need to be an aspiring brain surgeon to sign up. Specialist gap year companies help plan the experience no matter what your level of qualification.
Medical Gap Years

sports teaching

Sports Coaching

As part of your gap year, why not volunteer as a sports coach where you can help teach children a variety of different sporting activities? Or you may prefer to gain some teaching qualifications and improve your own technique.
Sports Gap Year

language learning


Immersing yourself in another country is often the best way to learn a foreign language. Spend anything from a few weeks to several months in the country of your choice.
Language Learning Courses

mountain expedition


Trekking in the Himalayas, exploring the remote jungles of South America, diving off the coast of Madagascar or caring for rhinos and tigers in the forest and prairie of central Africa. The possibilities are endless.

teaching on a gap year


Spend your gap year gaining practical teaching experience. Combine hands on teaching and experiencing other cultures and languages. You don't need previous teaching qualifications to take part.
Teaching Gap Year



Internships not only give you valuable work experience but also the chance to learn to live on your own, make new friends and work colleagues and some internship providers may even hire you after you stay with them.
Internship Gap Year

american summer camp

Summer Camps

Most summer camps you will see adverts for are based in the United States, but opportunities do exist in other countries, even in the UK. Most Gap Year students spend a portion of their wages travelling.
Summer Camp Jobs

adventure work


Any gap year is technically an adventure, but these courses involve either some form of physical activity, or allow you to gain valuable teaching or coaching qualifications in one or more outdoor adventure activities.
Adventure Programmes

childcare gap year


Working in Childcare is a unique and rewarding way of spending your Gap Year, especially if you're considering making it a career. Gain new skills and evidence of responsibility that will look good on your CV.
Child care jobs

farm work


We have a wide range of agricultural programmes. Cattle farming on a ranch in Australia, Sheep farming in New Zealand, fruit picking on a French Vineyard and Organic farming in South Africa are just some of the opportunities available.
Farm Work

community building


Volunteering on a community building project is a fantastic way to directly improve the quality of life for people in poorer areas of the world. We have community based projects below that range from a single week, to six months.
Community Building Projects

africa gap years


Africa is a staggeringly massive continent, made up of vast arid plains and plateau. The gap years that we feature include teaching, farming, and conservation projects.
African Gap Year

australia gap year

Australia & NZ

If you and your significant other, or friend, could work as a team to run a ski chalet, a chalet couple job could be the ideal way for you to find work in a ski resort View our current host/chef jobs.
Australia & New Zealand

asia gap year


The countries that make up Asia include a fair chunk of the world's population. We feature lots of exciting and challenging projects from medical to teaching.
Gap Years in Asia

south america gap year

South America

This vibrant continent has some amazing people, cultures and sights. Work with underprivileged children or on wildlife conservation projects, or become a trekking guide.
South America

north america gap years

North America

The United States of America and Canada have always been viewed as a land of opportunity. Close ties with the UK, combined with the dominance of the English language, means plenty of Gap Year opportunities.
North America Gap Year

european gap year


Europe has a lot to offer, whether you try to squeeze your experience into a couple of weeks or several months. We offer a huge range of European gap year jobs, voluntary and paid, in many European countries.
European Gap Year

UK gap year


Want to take some time out before embarking upon a career, or maybe a sabbatical from work? There are lots of options for people looking to take a gap year in the UK.
Gap Years in the UK

working holidays

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