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 or 4 weeks
Gain pre-veterinary experience for your CV in South Africa!
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!
6 or 12 months or longer
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
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!
3 - 4 weeks
Inspire and care for kids in Indonesia!
Make a difference in Bali on this teaching or childcare volunteer programme! Enjoy a cultural introduction week, then work with experienced teachers to plan creative, educational lessons that the kids will love!
Make a difference on a medical placement in Africa
Get some unbeatable hands on experience in beautiful Malawi! Work with rural communities and help raise awareness about health issues and provide treatment and support for local people.