Gap Years for Personal Development

You could spend a lifetime reading about how to improve yourself; how to achieve personal development. You may be drawn to the 8 pillars of personal development or the 5 key areas to personal growth, but when all said and done, it is really quite simple. Your personal development is how you improve yourself to become a better person, phisically, menatally and/or emotionally.

A gap year is a fantastic way to achieve personal development, and is the reason so many young adults fill the gap between education and working life with an experience designed to give them new experiences. Learning more about the world, improving your communications skills, exploring your spiritual or emotional side, or simply trekking through jungle and mountainous terrain to improve your physical fitness. A gap year experience can be chosen to develop you as a person in any number of different ways.


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Let us find your perfect Personal Development Gap Year. We can put you in touch with a few outstanding providers who can help you plan and cost your adventure.

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POPULAR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES


Premium School based work

Premium School based work

MidEast

We are currently hiring for the 2024 academic year start in Muscat, Oman. we also have limited places available in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These placements will run throughout the academic year (until end of June 2025) and successful applicants will be given the chance to work in all 3 countries
More Details.. Cheltenham School Muscat



Care with Projects Abroad

Care with Projects Abroad

Africa Asia Australasia SouthAmerica

Projects Abroad offers the chance to care for underprivileged children in orphanages, day care centres, special-needs centres and kindergartens. As a volunteer you will enhance the growth, development and well-being of the children.
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.
More Details.. Projects Abroad



Care with Projects Abroad

Care with Projects Abroad

Africa Asia Australasia SouthAmerica

Projects Abroad offers the chance to care for underprivileged children in orphanages, day care centres, special-needs centres and kindergartens. As a volunteer you will enhance the growth, development and well-being of the children.
More Details.. Projects Abroad



Law & Human Rights

Law & Human Rights

Africa Asia SouthAmerica

Volunteering on a Law & Human Rights placement with Projects Abroad gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world.
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Premium School based work

Premium School based work

MidEast

We are currently hiring for the 2024 academic year start in Muscat, Oman. we also have limited places available in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These placements will run throughout the academic year (until end of June 2025) and successful applicants will be given the chance to work in all 3 countries
More Details.. Cheltenham School Muscat



Culture & Community

Culture & Community

Africa Asia SouthAmerica

Projects Abroad offers the unique experience to immerse yourself in the local culture through our Culture & Community Projects. Whether you are on our Nomad Project in Mongolia or participating on our Khmer Project, you will become an important part of a local community overseas.
More Details.. Projects Abroad



Instructor Training Programme (Fast-track Sept 2024)

Instructor Training Programme (Fast-track Sept 2024)

UK

This is an action-packed adventure programme with on the job training starting in September 2024 for 1 or 2 years. Throughout this programme you will be learning and working at the same time, gaining essential experience in youth work and leading groups.
More Details.. Rock UK




Gap year travel offers you opportunities to develop new skills and to enjoy new experiences. Whether your gap year is a personal journey designed to work on your own personal development, or a way of helping others through sharing your knowledge and skills, or both, we can help you find the perfect experience.

Work experience is one of the best attributes for a CV and when making a job application - demonstrating that you know how to do something - that you have gained that experience. Personal development is also about experience and a gap year is an excellent way to gain life experience, improving your communcation and interpersonal skills, giving you independence to make decisions, and showing you compassion for the people we share our world with.

Take a look at the personal development themed gap years above or use the form at the top of the page if you would like more help finding your perfect adventure.