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Short Gaps Learn & Develop

Want to learn new skills or take off on a self-development trip abroad? Need to fit it all in to tight time frame? A short learning and development gap trip allows you to have amazing new experiences, add to your skill set and see the world, all in a short space of time! Maybe you want to learn a new language abroad as well as exploring a new country? You can learn Spanish in a range of stunning countries in Central & South America and see spectacular scenery while you learn.

Want to volunteer abroad? There are exciting and rewarding volunteering opportunities on offer all around the world. Fancy learning to dive in Thailand? Do it! Dream of learning to surf in Australia? Sign up today! How about martial arts training in Asia? Consider it done! Want to gain work experience with paid work abroad and add new skills to your CV? No problem! Choose from our wide range of learning experiences and expand your horizons on a self development short gap trip.

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Short Gaps Learn & Develop

Learn new skills

Why not learn some new skills while you travel? Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to scuba dive? Do you dream of surfing the waves from idyllic beaches? Want to sail on stunning seas or ski on snowy slopes? Maybe you want to master a martial art? If you’re looking to add to your skill set and have fun, look no further. There are lots of short trips available, starting from as little as a few days. Sign up to learn a fantastic new skill while you see the world!

Paid work internships

Find a paid job abroad and spice up your CV! Choose from a fabulous range of paid work packages or incredible internships abroad and learn new work skills. Get a job or internship in a field of work you want to pursue and you could kick-start your career as well as earning money abroad! Spend a summer working with kids in the USA at Summer Camp. Or sign up for a short internship in Canada or Australia. 

Learn a language

Do you want to get your tongue around a new language while you travel? Learning a new language is an excellent way of having a new experience abroad. Want to learn Spanish on a short trip? Head to Central or South America for the ultimate Spanish language adventure! We offer programmes where you can learn Spanish over a few weeks, and have fun in stunning countries. Choose to learn Spanish in Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Cuba or Costa Rica and you’ll be saying ‘hola’ to the locals in no time!

Volunteering and self-development

Are you seeking a self-development opportunity abroad? Don't have long to travel? Becoming a volunteer abroad is a great way to add to your skill base, plus give something back at the same time. Volunteer with kids and learn teaching or childcare skills. Volunteer at wildlife projects and learn all about wildlife and conservation. Get involved with medical projects and improve your medical knowledge. Voluntary work experience will be a great addition to your CV. Make the most of your time abroad!

Learn new skills in a short time frame! 

15 days

Our 15-day epic South African volunteering and safari 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 £979

2-12 weeks

Join monkey rehab for 2 - 8 weeks, & have a swinging sanctuary time helping to support and return apes, monkeys & other animals to the wild.

from £519

5-7 days

Spend 4 or 6 nights on a surf camp spectacular between Sydney and Byron Bay. Hang ten and learn to surf and ride the waves from some of Australia's most stunning beaches - brilliant!

from £519

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 £929

7 or 9 days

Discover gorgeous Indonesian islands on this 7 or 9-day tour. Choose from a range of awesome activities each day, including surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling, and soak up the sun in paradise!

from £669

2-8 weeks

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica and live with a Spanish family in a homestay as you learn a new language and explore amazing Costa Rica on this Spanish-speaking experience!

from £909

2 - 8 weeks

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!

from £419

4-8 weeks

Become a volunteer at an amazing Wildlife Park in Australia for a chance to get up close to wonderful wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas!

from £1,829

2-4 weeks

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!

from £849

1-4 weeks

Jet over to beautiful Ecuador and spend up to 4 weeks learning Spanish in Quito! Stay in a fantastic student house and practise your language skills in the local area.

from £389