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. Most language learning gap year courses include formal lessons, often in a classroom environment, during the day, and the chance to stay with local families, where you can improve your general conversational language. You will also get plenty of free time to explore your host country and take part in local projects.
Learn a Language Abroad
Gap Year Provider: Projects Abroad, Argentina, Bolivia, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, Romania, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Vietnam
Why not learn new languages in a diverse community in the developing world? With help from our teachers you will improve your speaking, reading and writing skills through one-on-one tuition and group sessions. There will also be plenty of opportunity to practice your new skills with your host family
Paid TEFL Teaching Internship in Thailand for 4-5 months (1 semester)
Gap Year Provider: SEE TEFL, Thailand
SEE's paid internship includes pre-arrival and 2 weeks of onsite training before placement in a provincial school for 1 semester. Training is conducted by SEE in Chiang Mai. There are two intakes each year. These coincide with the start of the Thai academic semesters in April and October.
Australia, Canada, Thailand, China, Romania, New Zealand
Chose from instructing, hospitality and support roles in one of our Canadian ski resorts. Experience the Aussie Outback or the cosmopolitan city of Sydney or Auckland. We offer the chance to earn money teaching in China or Thailand.Travel, gain experience, get to know the locals and enhance your CV!
Au Pair Jobs Abroad
Smaller Earth are the UK's leading overseas Au Pair company. We match thousands of participants to families across the globe in countries such as America, Spain, Italy, China and New Zealand. With placements lasting from 3 months to a year, we have the perfect international job waiting for you.
Teaching Jobs Abroad
South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal, Romania, Brazil, Chile, China, Thailand
The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million people learning the language at any given time. Combine teaching and TEFL courses or volunteer in sports or childcare projects to create a rewarding adventure and experience!
Paid Work Abroad
Work abroad and enhance your future career by taking up a paid job in America, New Zealand, Australia, China, Spain, Prague or Italy. Fund your travels and enhance your CV in the worlds top locations.
Teaching Jobs Abroad
The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million people learning the language at any given time. Combine gain valuable experience teaching and a qualification with our TEFL courses.
Live with a Chinese host family and teach their children English - Wanderlust Au Pair China
By offering 30-35 hours of live-in childcare and English teaching per week, you have an opportunity to explore Chinese culture through weekly Mandarin classes, culture immersion activities held by Wanderlust and your day-to-day colorful life with your host family.
Swap It - Making all our options free.
Cambodia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
The Oggy Oggy Team are dedicated to helping people volunteer around the world, explore new cultures and have great adventures! At some point we have all been out of work, students, stuck on low paying jobs etc. To help as much as possible Swap It offers you all of our options for free.
Childcare Gap Year
Brazil, Chile, Canada, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania
Volunteering on childcare projects puts beaming smiles on the faces of vulnerable children. By simple interaction and play, be part of helping children learn English and supporting their carers who really appreciate your help. Oyster offer worthwhile projects in Africa, North and South America.
Culture and Volunteer experiences in Asia, Africa and South America
Begin with an orientation to the country you have chosen, it is great way to embrace your new environment and become familiar with the new culture. After this fun packed orientation you will be able to begin on your volunteer project, from Teaching, Conservation, Construction or Healthcare.
Adventure Road Trip and Community Development
Begin with an orientation to the country you have chosen, it is great way to embrace your new environment and become familiar with the new culture. You will visit some of the most beautiful landmarks in your chosen country, and also involved with some local communities along the way.
Paid TEFL Positions Abroad
A TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is the golden ticket for budding teachers with a desire to see the world. Smaller Earth offer TEFL courses and paid positions in Prague, Vietnam and China. Check out our individual programs or contact us to discuss the right course for you.
Housekeeping Assistant, France
PGL's Housekeeping Assistant roles in France are a good platform to get started in hospitality and fantastic job to enjoy with a team of like-minded people from around the world. First impressions are always important and you can help deliver a positive and lasting first impression for our guests.
Looking for something else? We have plenty more gap year ideas to inspire you.
If you are heading out on a gap year, you have the perfect opportunity to enhance your language learning skills. Being able to converse, and have people converse with you, in a different language, is by far the best way to learn. Is there a better way of learning a foreign language than living abroad in total immersion, while working or studying? With ESL - Language Studies abroad, you get the unique opportunity to embark on such a long-term learning adventure, with the help of our renowned partners schools all over the world. ESL's language courses are flexible and cover a wide range of languages in more than 50 countries. Click on the following link to find out how to learn a language as part of your gap year.