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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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!
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!
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!
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.
2 - 8 weeks
Hands-on experience with exotic furry friends
Become a wildlife sanctuary volunteer and rescue and rehabilitate some amazing creatures in South Africa. Get up close to a range of African animals including monkeys, big cats and servals!
51 days or longer
Enjoy an Asian odyssey through 3 amazing countries!
Discover Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia in one awesome Asian adventure trip. Spend 4 weeks in Thailand, 10 sensational days in Cambodia and 12 days in Vietnam!
Up to 12 months or longer
Party in Thailand, work in Australia & tour New Zealand in one top trip!
Explore Thailand, Australia and New Zealand on our awesome Adventure, Work & Party programme. Enjoy a Thai Adventure, find paid work in Oz and tour New Zealand - don’t miss it!
Up to 12 months or longer
Our multi-stop round the world adventure!
Our amazing Global 360 trip is packed with all our favourite programmes! Choose from two awesome round-the-world packages or design your own Global 360 and add in your dream destinations or activities.
A 3-week India adventure tour plus 2-4 weeks volunteering in Kerala
Explore inspirational India, and then make a difference in Kerala. This is an amazing way to soak up the different sides of India, as you explore the hottest sights and then live and work as part of the community.
Up to 12 months
Paid work for up to a year
A 5 day jobs and orientation package for 18-30 year olds, helping you to find work in Australia in no time! Get advice and the essential job support you'll need to secure an Aussie job. Typical wages are £10 to £15 an hour!
Enjoy a rural retreat in the Canadian countryside!
Spend 2-4 weeks in the Canadian countryside helping out on a rural farm! Experience life in the great outdoors, learn about farm living and discover new skills – all in the spectacular surroundings of rural Canada!
1 - 4 weeks
Help at a school building project in Kerala
Get hands-on as a volunteer in India, helping out at an incredible school building project in the amazing port town of Fort Kochi. Make a difference to kids in Kerala!