Travel & Explore on your Gap Year

Looking to widen your horizons with some time overseas? For some people a gap year is an opportunity to offer their time as a volunteer, while for others the incentive of earning money while they are abroad appeals. But maybe you just want to get out and explore the world. The gap year travel programmes on this page are designed to help you discover new experiences in some of the world's most exciting destinations. The companies we feature have years of experice in organising safe and memorable trips for gap year travellers. Have a look through these exciting programmes and ask them questions about what they could offer you for your gap year.


POPULAR GAP YEAR PROGRAMMES


Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

Discover the beautiful coastal region of Ghana, where you will be immersed in a vibrant community with a proud West African heritage. Spend time working with one of 11 community projects we support and make a real difference.
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Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led public health and medical initiatives. Join locals in hospitals abroad, rural health clinics or help perform home visits. Assist in wide-ranging areas such as nutrition, nursing, midwifery, and even equine therapy, to name just a few!
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Ghana

Discover the beautiful coastal region of Ghana, where you will be immersed in a vibrant community with a proud West African heritage. Spend time working with one of 11 community projects we support and make a real difference.
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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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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel to exciting locations, work on community-led marine conservation initiatives and even become diver certified. Monitor manta rays and whale sharks off the coast of Africa, assist coral reef conservation efforts in Borneo, or help save the turtles, to name just a few options!
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Camp and Volunteer in the American West

Camp and Volunteer in the American West

Learn about the historical significance of Bodie, California, while working on initiatives led by a local historical preservation organization. Gain preservation and manual labor skills while working to save historic places that have fallen into despair. Camp under the stars with fellow gappers!
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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 Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led public health and medical initiatives. Join locals in hospitals abroad, rural health clinics or help perform home visits. Assist in wide-ranging areas such as nutrition, nursing, midwifery, and even equine therapy, to name just a few!
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Volunteer on Building Projects in Communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Volunteer on Building Projects in Communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Help communities construct, repair and refurbish their homes, schools and facilities on one of Kaya’s projects. Our building volunteers work on existing initiatives that employ local labour, resources and techniques. Travel the world while giving back and learning from locals along the way!
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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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Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
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Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Initiatives. Take a gap year abroad and work on a project designed to contribute to ending local hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition while promoting sustainable agriculture. Learn about Fair Trade, Organic Farming Practices - and more.
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Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

With a wide range of volunteer projects in Asia (and ten years in the business) get in touch with Kaya Responsible Travel today and start organising a life changing trip! Already got travel plans? Add in some volunteering time and make a positive impact while you explore!
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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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Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and have a blast working on community-led sports development initiatives. Organise activities for children at community and childcare centres, in schools or on after-school programs. Coach games, build confidence and work the body and mind!
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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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In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts - virtually and/or in-person. Immerse yourself in new cultures either way, gaining international work experience and networking with professionals in your field - whilst making a difference!
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Environmental and Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Environmental and Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led conservation initiatives. Work in the veterinary field, monitor biodiversity in the Peruvian rainforest, lend a hand at any number of wildlife orphanage and rescue centers, or join in at a tree planting eco festival in South Africa - & much more!
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Kenya

Embark on the trip of a lifetime and immerse yourself into the hustle and bustle of modern-day Kenya as you make a lasting difference at one of the 11 community projects we support in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.
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Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco through a combination of classes with an experienced teacher and native speaker, cultural workshops, and local buddy chats. This 8-week online language programme includes 2 hours of one-on-one language classes each week and can be combined with an online internship.
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Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

Embark on a life-changing trip to Zanzibar and make a lasting difference at one of the three community schools we work with, as you explore this famous archipelago's rich African-Arabian history.
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America

Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
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Teaching and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Teaching and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led teaching and education projects. Work with children in rural schools, help overworked teachers lesson-plan, plan and lead fun, engaging activities, teach skills to adults, teach English, and so much more! Travel and learn about another culture!
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Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Africa

Specialising in ethical and sustainable volunteer abroad projects, Kaya Responsible Travel have a wide breadth of choice when it comes to projects in Africa. With dozens of projects in 11 countries, discover the incredible scenery and varied wildlife of Africa while making a positive impact!
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