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, Argentina, Ecuador or Peru and experience awesome culture 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 working holiday 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. If you’re looking for unbeatable medical experience, head over to Africa and enjoy rewarding medical placements and internships.
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.
5-12 weeks from £1,085 £1,1191085
Share your footy skills and coach kids!
Spend 5 – 12 weeks as a football coach in beautiful South Africa and teach kids how to play the beautiful game! Pass on your skills, inspire kids and make a difference on this fantastic volunteer programme.
7 days from £1,434 £1,4791434
Trek to the top of Africa's highest peak
Take the Marangu Route and scale to the highest point in Africa at the summit of Kilimanjaro, trekking through majestic rainforest and stunning snow-scape scenery.
1-4 weeks from £387 £399387
Learn Spanish and party in the buzz of Buenos Aires!
Learn Spanish and stay in an amazing party hostel in Buenos Aires for the ultimate fun, language and cultural experience in Argentina!
6 days from £434 £449434
Master diving on this PADI scuba course
Spend five days swimming through our PADI scuba diving course, mastering your submarine skills in the idyllic waters of Koh Tao Island. Spot gorgeous underwater wildlife and gain a qualificaiton that will let you dive all around the world!
19 weeks or longer from £9,699 £9,9999699
An epic round-the-world adventure of a lifetime!
Cross more places off your bucket list and do some in-depth travelling to Thailand, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the USA - all on one breathtaking Round the World trip! Uncover hidden gems, glorious beaches, great landmarks and take yourself on a once in a lifetime trip!
2 - 3 weeks from £775 £799775
Culture, turtles and beaches!
Conserve and care for wonderful turtles on the beautiful south-west coast of Sri Lanka! Make a difference and have fun on this fantastic hands-on wildlife experience.
20 weeks or longer from £6,189 £6,3396189
Become the ultimate explorer!
Travel the whole world with this incredible package trip! Tick off South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Brazil - you’ll have seen and done it all!
3 days from £414 £429414
Spend 3 days diving in the Great Barrier Reef!
Live on board a gorgeous cruise vessel and explore exclusive dive spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. See breathtaking underwater architecture and vibrant marine life with up to 11 dives in this spectacular location. Includes two enchanting night dives!
2-4 weeks from £852 £879852
Help teach English in beautiful Costa Rica!
Teach English to kids and see beautiful Costa Rica with this amazing volunteer package! Enjoy a week of Spanish language lessons and then then throw yourself into one of two fantastic teaching projects, either in the capital or on the coast!
2-4 weeks from £581 £599581
Help save the turtles and make a difference!
Volunteer with Costa Rica's amazing sea turtles and help to protect this endangered species. Intermediate/high level Spanish skills required.