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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Summer Program 2-3 weeks in Israel

Summer Program 2-3 weeks in Israel


Are you creative? Do you like dance, fashion, and photography? Well... we’ve got you covered! Art is a cool way of self- expression. When making a piece of art, the artist embeds themselves within their own work. This work connects to their experience, thoughts, values and messages that they want
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Make an enquiry with ARTZI

Israel Based Internship Program

Israel Based Internship Program


Our three-month internship program allows students to gain real-life experience in the Israeli art industry
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The Artistic Gap Year

The Artistic Gap Year


ARTZI is a Jerusalem based 9 month gap year program serving the niche audience of young adults who are committed to a creative genre of dance, music, theatre, or visual arts, and want to be immersed in the life of a rich and diverse country.
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Israel Based Internship Program

Israel Based Internship Program


Our three-month internship program allows students to gain real-life experience in the Israeli art industry
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with ARTZI

Call for Interns, Instructors and Seniors in Outdoor Education

Call for Interns, Instructors and Seniors in Outdoor Education


At Ecoventure our goal is to increase environmental awareness and inspire young people though outdoor education. We are looking to employ enthusiastic people with a passion for outdoor education and the environment who can help us meet this goal.
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Summer Program 2-3 weeks in Israel

Summer Program 2-3 weeks in Israel


Are you creative? Do you like dance, fashion, and photography? Well... we’ve got you covered! Art is a cool way of self- expression. When making a piece of art, the artist embeds themselves within their own work. This work connects to their experience, thoughts, values and messages that they want
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with ARTZI