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.





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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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 Adventure.
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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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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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Medical Work Experience

Medical Work Experience


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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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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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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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 Romania and earn money whilst enjoying the season on these fantastic slopes!
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