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Learn & Develop

Are you longing for a fun-filled gap year but want to make it worth your while by learning something new while you are away? Do you fancy adding some sizzle to your CV or learning a brand new skill? There are so many opportunities worldwide to experience new things or develop your skills and knowledge. If you want to test your physical limits you can learn to dive or surf, try adventure trekking or learn martial arts. Stretch your brain by learning a new language, sign up for a unique internship abroad, volunteer, try teaching abroad or get paid work and see the world at the same time!

Travelling is all about expanding your mind, broadening your horizons and testing yourself with new challenges. Whether you intend it to or not, travel equals self development, whether it means learning a new skill, getting your head round the local language, gaining paid work experience for your CV or learning about conservation or wildlife abroad. Learn, develop and fall in love with travel as you set off to explore the world!

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Learn and develop on your gap travels

Learn a new skill abroad

Take off on your gap travels and learn something new! Maybe you've always dreamed of learning to surf in Australia? Do it! Want to learn to scuba dive in Thailand? Sure! Want to learn a martial art in Asia? No problem!

Learn Spanish

Central or South America is the best region in which to learn to speak Spanish, and we offer a wide range of programmes where you can learn some serious Spanish skills in amazing locations. Learn to speak Spanish in Costa Rica and explore this gorgeous, compact country or learn Spanish in Peru and see the awe-inspiring Andes at the same time!

Get paid work experience for your CV

Finding paid work abroad is another way you can add to your skill set and learn and develop as you explore the world. Whether you want a hospitality job in Australia, fancy signing up for paid teaching abroad or dream of becoming an Au Pair in the USA, the perfect paid job is waiting for you somewhere in the world!

Incredible internships

An internship is the ideal way of learning new skills abroad. Choose from diverse internship opportunities, such as professional internships, medical internships or even unique wilderness internships in Canada - amazing!


Becoming a volunteer abroad is another way to ensure you learn and develop on your gap trip. Work with kids and make a difference abroad, volunteer with wildlife, get involved with vital conservation work, help communities around the world or show off your sporting skills as a sports coach abroad.

12 months

Work as an Au Pair in the USA for a year. Earn over USD10,000 and gain amazing childcare experience abroad. Flights, accommodation, meals and insurance included, plus a 3-night orientation in New York!

from £449.00

13 days

Live on a South African game reserve, volunteer with wildlife conservation and in the local community, go on amazing safaris and explore Kruger National Park on this 13-day Volunteer & Safari Adventure!

from £549.00

9 weeks

Become a paid Summer Camp Counselor in the USA for a summer of work experience & fun in America!

from £299.00

21 days

Our 21-day epic South African adventure! Combines wildlife conservation, community volunteering, stunning safaris, camping in Kruger National Park, adventure activities and exciting excursions. It’s the ultimate African experience!

from £999.00

2 - 4 weeks

Calling all animal lovers in search of an Amazonian adventure! Help care for wildlife at a rescue centre in the amazing Amazon jungle in Ecuador.

from £669.00

Up to 12 months

Aged 18-30 and looking for paid ranch work in Australia? This 9-day package includes 4 days relaxing in the beautiful beach resort of Noosa, 5 days ranch training and a guaranteed paid ranch job in the Oz outback!

from £1,199.00

2 - 12 weeks

Become a childcare or teaching volunteer in Surin, a stunning rural area of Thailand near to the Cambodia border. Includes two days in buzzing Bangkok!

from £579.00

Up to 12 months or longer

Fund your travels by working abroad: See the globe on a shoestring, working to pay your way. The ultimate gold-digging gap year!

from £2,279.00

1 week

Be blown away by the buzz of Buenos Aires on this brilliant 1-week Argentinian adventure. Stay in an awesome hostel and enjoy a fun-packed week bursting with inclusive activities and party nights!

from £349.00

6 or 12 months

Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!

from £999.00