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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! 

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! 

2 weeks or longer

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!

from £1,219

2 or 4 weeks

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!

from £849

5-12 weeks

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. 

from £1,119

23 days

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.

from £2,469

21 days

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! 

from £1,029

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 £619

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 £2,289

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

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 £759

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 £599