Oyster Worldwide Gap Years

Travelling with Oyster Worldwide on your Gap Year

Oyster Worldwide offer over 60 paid and volunteer projects in 23 countries across the globe. Oyster are dedicated to offering experiences with a purpose that are beneficial not only to the participants but also to the local communities and environment. We are a dedicated team who take the time to get to know our participants. We thoroughly research and hand pick of all our projects to ensure that they live up to our high standards.

Why are Oyster Worldwide so good to travel with?

We offer a wide range of opportunities in volunteering, teaching, paid work, medical internships, trekking holidays and family expeditions. For many, an Oyster Worldwide project may be a first trip away from home or it may be something that you have always wanted to do and have never been able to find a way how to. We offer continued support and advice before departure to make sure that you are fully prepared for your trip ahead. That support continues whilst you are overseas from our local representatives, project partners and the Oyster HQ in the UK. As well as helping communities in a positive way, our participants develop new levels of confidence, maturity and independence. Expect to develop skills and memories that will last a lifetime and make lots of new friends and contacts along the way.





Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad


The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million students learning the language at any given time. Whether on a gap year or a graduate, we have the course for you. Choose either to join our Teach and Earn programme or our China TEFL programme
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Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5

Wildlife conservation experience with the Big 5


Volunteering on a stunning game reserve, you'll have the chance to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat - elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. Participating in this project, you will contribute to the protection of these beautiful animals and their unique habitat.
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Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa


Volunteer at a primate rehabilitation centre in rural Africa and be prepared for lots of monkey hugs! You'll be a surrogate parent to orphaned and mistreated monkeys and baboons, as they continue on their journey back to life in the wild.
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Gain a TESOL and teach in Thailand

Gain a TESOL and teach in Thailand


Join our 120 hour TESOL course in either Hua Hin or Chiang Mai and gain a teaching job in Thailand. The course includes a fun-filled orientation week before the 120 accredited TESOL course begins.
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Summer hospitality work in the Rockies

Summer hospitality work in the Rockies


Working in housekeeping or the food department in a Canadian hotel is the perfect opportunity to work through summer, exploring a new country and earning money during your stay. With plenty of free time to venture into the surrounding countryside, this role offers a unique opportunity.
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Sports coaching in Ghana

Sports coaching in Ghana


Channel your enthusiasm for your sport through coaching young people in Ghana, helping them to learn new skills and provide an opportunity for physical activity, which is often not offered at their schools. A unique experience to encourage young people to learn a new sport and share your enthusiasm.
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Medical internship in Romania

Medical internship in Romania


An excellent way to gain work experience, this internship in Romania offers hands-on experience in a children's hospital and home visits with a mobile medical unit, a chance for you to learn about more conditions and treatments. For those interested in medicine, this is a great internship.
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Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica


Participating in beach patrols in this idyllic location, you may find a nesting turtle in the sand. Caring for the baby turtles is a vital job, ensuring that they reach the ocean. Engaging with the local community, you can also teach children the benefits of conservation.
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Volunteer with bears in Romania

Volunteer with bears in Romania


Volunteer in a brown bear sanctuary in Romania, helping to sort through food donations and feed the bears. Over 100 bears have been rescued and now live in the huge enclosures, emerging from the trees when it's feeding time. Volunteers are vital for the running of the sanctuary, and you could help.
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Work as a Ski Instructor

Work as a Ski Instructor


Train with professional ski instructors and gain your own qualifications that will allow you to teach in the same season. Following your course, become a snow sports instructor in Canada or Austria and earn money whilst enjoying the season on these fantastic slopes!
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Medical Work Experience In India

Medical Work Experience In India


Our medical internships are an excellent way to boost your medical CV, whether for your career or university application. You'll gain knowledge of an alternative medical system and gain practical experience working alongside doctors and nurses.
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Farm work in Australia

Farm work in Australia


Working on a farm is a great way to experience life in rural Australia. Starting in the training week and continuing on throughout your employment, learn to ride motorbikes and horses, use machinery such as tractors, and work with livestock. A job is guaranteed after the training course.
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Volunteer sports coaching in South Africa

Volunteer sports coaching in South Africa


Coaching your favourite sport is a fantastic way to engage with the local children in the school you visit on this project. The kids are eager to learn and despite any challenges, such as lack of football goals or netball posts, you will work together and everyone benefits and learns.
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Sports Coaching Gap Year

Sports Coaching Gap Year


Take part in coaching a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, netball or swimming. Help and support groups of disadvantaged children around the world. Combine sport with the opportunity to travel and make a difference.
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Conservation Gap Year

Conservation Gap Year


Make a genuine difference with Oyster's many links to charities and organisations from around the world. Volunteer with exotic wildlife and help with environmental conservation by choosing from a variety of beautiful and exotic locations. Volunteer from as little as one week to up to 12 months.
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Paid Work

Paid Work


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 & enhance your CV.
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