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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!

Volunteering

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.

1 to 3 weeks

Become a teaching volunteer in the breathtaking Yasawa Islands in Fiji. Make a difference and experience the real Fiji off the beaten track in this island paradise!

from £849

Up to 24 months

Experience the best of Canada as you work and wander around the country for up to two years on an epic travel adventure!

from £359

1 - 3 weeks

Become a marine conservation volunteer in fabulous Fiji. Make a difference and scuba dive around the stunning Yasawa Islands on this unique volunteer experience. 

from £1,389

2-6 weeks

Head over to Sri Lanka and help Buddhist monks of all ages to improve their English! Discover Buddhist culture and make a difference on this fantastic cultural volunteer experience.

from £569

6-8 weeks

Learn Spanish is Costa Rica, live with locals in a homestay and volunteer with kids, communities or wildlife conservation projects in this stunning Central American country.

from £2,249

2 or 4 weeks

Boost your CV with some amazing animal welfare experience, and work with wildlife, livestock and domestic animals at game reserves, farms and rural villages in South Africa!

from £1,759

6 or 12 months or longer

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 £1,199

7 days

Spend 7 days in beautiful Cairns and earn your PADI Open Water certification in the incredible waters of the Great Barrier Reef! 

from £739

2 - 6 weeks

Become a volunteer English teacher on this super-rewarding volunteer programme in Sri Lanka! Teach kids aged 3-12 and make a real difference in the local community!

from £549

2-8 weeks

Improve your Spanish in the shadows of Machu Picchu, the Andes & the Amazon, climbing to new Spanish language heights in the ancient city of Cusco!

from £619
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