Gap Year Adventures in the Middle East

The Middle East region comprises a number of diverse and culturally rich countries centred on the Arabian Peninsula. From Turkey, Israel and Egypt across Saudi Arabia to Oman and Iran, the Middle East is where Europe, Asia and Africa meet, and a fantastic location for a true gap year adventure.

Perhaps one of the most popular reasons to take a Middle Eastern gap year are the many historic sights and monuments that pepper the region. Many of the cultures you will find here are truly ancient and point to the so called Cradle of civilisation, or the Fertile Crescent, from where some of the earliest settlements sprouted and grew. Famous sights include the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the spectacular Luxor Temple in Egypt and the red sandstone city of Petra.

Volunteer, Internship or paid gap years in the Middle East.

When you are on your Middle Eastern gap year adventure you will get the chance to discover new interests and experience other cultures. Whether you are travelling to soak up the history, or take part in a programme centred on dance, music, or the visual arts, we can help you find the perfect gap year in the Middle East. Just let us know what you would like to do and where you would like to travel to.

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