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 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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Wildlife Experience in Kruger National Park South Africa - 12+ Projects!

Wildlife Experience in Kruger National Park South Africa - 12+ Projects!

Join our 4 weeks all inclusive volunteer placements in the greater Kruger National park, South Africa. Live on a big 5 wildlife reserve, take part in game drives, bush walks and over 12 different and important conservation projects! Perfect both for a gap year experience or wildlife enthusiasts
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


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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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


Expedition Leader Program

Expedition Leader Program

This is a comprehensive program for people looking to become globally experienced and qualified Expedition Leaders, capable of leading treks into high altitude and developing world regions.
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South East Asia Gap Year Semester Program
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South East Asia Gap Year Semester Program

This 10 week South East Asia Program incorporates various service learning projects such as elephant conservation & volunteering with a school. In addition expect a meditation retreat, rock climbing, caving, trekking, river boat, tubing, jungle exploring, visiting temples, muay thai & cookery class
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8 Days  Uganda Wild life Safari Tour

8 Days Uganda Wild life Safari Tour

A Safari Tailored to give you a feel of 3 of Uganda Wild Parks, to view many animals which include the Zebras of Lake Mburo, The chance too see the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi, the climbing Lions of Queen Elizabeth NP's Ishasha Sector and a day in between to relax by the Lake Bunyonyi.
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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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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.
More Details.. African Adventures



Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand
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Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand

Head to NZ for 12 weeks of adventure travel to rival any other. Whether you are looking for a foot in the door to an adventure tourism career or the ultimate adventure holiday, this program will perfect your outdoor survival skills, surround you with awesome people & explore the stunning landscape.
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New Zealand Australia Gap Year Semester Program
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New Zealand Australia Gap Year Semester Program

This is our most popular Program,a 10 week program in NZ & Australia. Think service learning conservation projects in diverse national parks, outdoors expeditions, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, surfing & educational adventure travel in NZ & Australia's mountain, forest and beach environments
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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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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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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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Wildlife Experience in Kruger National Park South Africa - 12+ Projects!

Wildlife Experience in Kruger National Park South Africa - 12+ Projects!

Join our 4 weeks all inclusive volunteer placements in the greater Kruger National park, South Africa. Live on a big 5 wildlife reserve, take part in game drives, bush walks and over 12 different and important conservation projects! Perfect both for a gap year experience or wildlife enthusiasts
More Details.. Hamba Africa



Volunteer at a rural community South Africa

Volunteer at a rural community South Africa

Volunteer at a rural charity in South Africa. Live and work onsite, get to know a new culture and play a key role in various projects to help uplift the community, teach children, develop local infrastructure and the economy and break the poverty cycle in this personally rewarding experience.
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Nepal and Tibet Semester Gap Year Program
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Nepal and Tibet Semester Gap Year Program

On this 10 week program in Nepal&Tibet you experience Nepali language&culture immersion whilst home-staying in a rural village.You'll have the opportunity to volunteer on a community development project, trek Annapurna circuit, study yoga&meditation, raft down Kali Gandaki & visit Everest Base Camp.
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Wildlife conservation experience plus travel week (South Africa)

Wildlife conservation experience plus travel week (South Africa)

4 Weeks wildlife placement working on over 12 conservation projects in the greater Kruger National park plus a week dedicated to adventure and travel! Explore South Africa, help wildlife, discover natural wonders and try adrenaline pumping activities.
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Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia
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Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia

Patagonia. Where else in the world would you want to perfect your outdoor skills? Rugged, remote, vast and sublime - Patagonia’s beauty is unrivalled, and the trekking is unreal.
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