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! You can make the most of your time abroad, and gain unique skills and experiences that you can put towards your own life or career.
Maybe you want to learn a new language abroad as well as exploring a new country? Perhaps you want to volunteer? Fancy learning martial arts? Whatever you desire, choose from our wide range of learning experiences and expand your horizons on a self-development short gap trip.
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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!
Find a paid job abroad and spice up your CV! Choose from a fabulous range of paid work packages and learn new work skills in a short space of time. 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!
Do you want to master 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.
Becoming a volunteer abroad is a great way to add to your skill base, especially if you’re short on time. Join an established volunteer project and give something back to local communities as you improve your skills and boost your CV. Make the most of your time abroad!
Learn new skills in a short time frame!
2 weeks or longer from £1,2191219
Amazing wildlife or conservation volunteering in Canada!
A unique and amazing opportunity to become an unpaid environmental volunteer in rural Canada! Help at wildlife protection or environmental conservation projects with charitable or non-profit organisations and discover the great Canadian outdoors!
2 or 4 weeks from £849849
Live in a homestay in Havana, learn Spanish, dance & see Cuba!
Spend 2 or 4 weeks in cool Cuba. Stay in Old Havana, learn to speak Spanish and enjoy awesome cultural activities and excursions in this colourful country!
23 days from £2,4092409
23 days of volunteering, fun & adventure!
Experience Tanzania on this Volunteer & Adventure trip! Combine two and a half weeks volunteering with kids at schools or orphanages in Arusha and an amazing 10-day overland tour in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
20 or 21 days from £1,0291029
Volunteering and road trip in stunning South Africa
A full-on, hands-on experience in South Africa! Combine community volunteering in Cape Town with the ultimate South African road trip. See stunning scenery and wildlife along the way and try some awesome adrenaline activities!
2-6 weeks from £619619
Help Buddhist monks learn English!
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.
6-8 weeks from £2,2892289
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican Culture
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.
7 days from £699699
Earn your PADI open water certificate
Spend 7 days in beautiful Cairns and earn your PADI Open Water certification in the incredible waters of the Great Barrier Reef!
2 - 6 weeks from £599599
Help at childcare, teaching & community projects in Sri Lanka
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!
2-8 weeks from £629629
Lessons in the AM, free in the PM!
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!
5-12 weeks from £1,1191119
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.