Travelling abroad for your gap year can be extremely expensive, especially if you are fresh out of college or have not been working for very long. Saving the funds for your gap year trip can require months of hard work. But what if you could travel the world and get paid for it! There are gap year companies who will pay you a wage, allowing you to earn enough to cover the cost of your travel and perhaps extend your stay at the end of your trip. The work experience will also look great on your CV!
Work and Travel Australia
Gap Year Provider: TRU Experience Travel, Australia
This introduction to Sydney offers an eight day, seven night trip that will include exploration and beach adventures. This experience is an excellent chance to introduce yourself to Ozzie culture, and to get started on your trip of a lifetime.
Sports Coaching Jobs in America
Gap Year Provider: Camp Leaders, North 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.
Paid TEFL Teaching Internship in Thailand for 4-5 months (1 semester)
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.
Summer Camp Canada
You will have heard of summer camp in America but did you know there are also summer camps in Canada? A summer at a camp in Canada is your chance to work abroad in one of the most stunning counties in the world. Become a camp counselor or activity leader at an accredited Canadian camp.
Chef - 2017
We're looking for a positive, motivated and experienced Chef at our Suffolk based centre, Walnutree Manor. In this role you will provide good quality food to staff and children aged 6 to 18 years of age. This will include breakfast, lunch and dinner for a maximum 300 covers daily in busy period
The Best Way To Become a Ski Instructor - EA Paid Internship Program
EA Ski & Snowboard Training offer paid ski and snowboard instructor internships programs, at 9 world class resorts in Japan! A paid internship is the best way to become a qualified instructor and start working for a prestigious ski school all in one season!
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!
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.
Select either our 7-day Australia Essentials program with 12 month Job seeking assistance, or our 5 week Australia Explore program which includes everything in the Essentials package plus a 3 week East Coast Adventure and a week of either Surf lessons, Outback ranch or Dive training - you decide!
Gap Year Snow Jobs
Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training and a guaranteed instructing job... Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable with a passion for the mountains.
Summer Alps Chef
We are recruiting a confident, experienced catering professional to support the Head Chef in the running of a successful kitchen operation, ensuring the highest standards of health and hygiene and training and motivating the small team by sharing enthusiasm for all things food.
Summer Camp Lifeguard in America
Work as a lifeguard in a summer camp America with Camp Leaders for 9 weeks. Work as part of a team of lifeguards who run the camp pool and lake, organising activities and pool parties, whilst keeping everyone safe and keeping the pool clean.
Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp America
Work as an outdoor and adventure trip leader at a USA Summer Camp with Camp Leaders, running activities with children of all ages. From Orienteering to Nature and Hiking, you can work in America for your summer job abroad with Camp Leaders.
Forest of Dean, East Anglia, West Sussex and Buckinghamshire
Lead an adventure team and strive for the best outdoor residential centre in the UK. You will be responsible for all aspects of the operation from leading the staff team, liaising with the site regarding meals and accommodation and being the main contract for teachers whilst onsite.
Instructor Training + guaranteed job
Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 29 top resorts across the globe! EA Ski and Snowboard training offer selected courses at the best rates in the industry. Training, exam, accommodation, lift pass, a guaranteed job offer and MORE!
Summer Camp in America
Spend 3 months having the most epic summer at camp in America. Travel the states and earn up to $1150 in pocket money. Become a Camp Counselor and push yourself to be a better person, you will walk away from the summer as a problem solver, a communicator and a team player.
Camp Counselor Abroad
We’ve been running English camps for French children since 1994! With multiple locations across France, American Village Language Immersion Camps welcome thousands of kids each year. Our caring, fun, and professional counselor team is a part of what makes our camp so loved by our campers!
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.
4-week onsite TEFL certification training with guaranteed job
SEE's Ministry of Education licensed 4-week onsite TEFL certification program with 6 observed teaching practices in local schools allows new teachers to step into the EFL classroom in any country with an EFL teaching industry and teach effectively and confidently.
Gap year TEFL training, certification and school placement
SEE offers a 4-week TEFL certification onsite training program with teaching practices at local schools or a paid TEFL teaching internship for 4-5 months in a Thai provincial town school. The 4-week training course offers a job guarantee and the internship offers a guaranteed placement.
Looking for something else? We have plenty more gap year ideas to inspire you.
Work experience internships are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to your standard gap year adventure. Companies offer a wide variety of opportunities in industry, whether it's 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. Even if your overseas internship is unpaid, the skills you'll develop will be invaluable and regarded highly by universities and future employers.
Of course its not all work, you'll still have time to travel and see the sites like any other gap year traveller would do, however you'll get the opportunity to really experience a country and its culture by integrating yourself into the daily lives of the working community.
Paid and voluntary work experience internships will give you a great head start in your working life and they will help prepare you for life away from school or college. That's why an increasing number of employers and universities are looking for applicants with some form of work experience or internship, so by adding this to your CV, you'll be giving yourself the best chance of standing out from the crowd.