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!
6 days from £479479
Master diving on this PADI scuba course
Spend five days swimming through our PADI scuba diving course, mastering your submarine skills in the idyllic waters of Koh Tao Island. Spot gorgeous underwater wildlife and gain a qualificaiton that will let you dive all around the world!
2 - 3 weeks from £799799
Culture, turtles and beaches!
Conserve and care for wonderful turtles on the beautiful south-west coast of Sri Lanka! Make a difference and have fun on this fantastic hands-on wildlife experience.
3 days from £469469
Spend 3 days diving in the Great Barrier Reef!
Live on board a gorgeous cruise vessel and explore exclusive dive spots in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. See breathtaking underwater architecture and vibrant marine life with up to 11 dives in this spectacular location. Includes two enchanting night dives!
2-4 weeks from £599599
Help save the turtles and make a difference!
Volunteer with Costa Rica's amazing sea turtles and help to protect this endangered species. Intermediate/high level Spanish skills required.
2-4 weeks from £519519
Train as a boxer in beautiful Thailand!
Spend up to four weeks mastering your Muay Thai fighting skills on this intensive Thai boxing training course. Train hard with expert trainers, then cool off in the idyllic island seas of Koh Tao! Perfect!
6-8 weeks from £1,6191619
Immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture
Learn Spanish in our Peruvian language school in Cusco before volunteering in rewarding community projects and make a real difference in Peru: Choose from 6 or 8 weeks.
9-30 days from £669669
Work aboard the shark cage dive boats!
Spend 2-4 weeks on this awesome shark and whale conservation project in stunning South Africa; go on research and cage diving boat trips and get up close to amazing marine wildlife!
4 weeks from £959959
A 4-week TEFL training course in Thailand
Spend an incredible month in Thailand, training to get a 120-hour TEFL qualification. Stay in the beautiful Thai beach resort of Hua Hin and add new skills to your CV!
5-12 weeks from £1,1191119
Become a sports coach and inspire kids in Africa
Head over to South Africa and teach kids your favourite sport! Volunteer in beautiful Port Elizabeth and share your passion for netball, hockey, rugby, tennis or swimming. Get sporty and make a difference!
2-12 weeks from £419419
Become a mentor in a fantastic education project!
Get going to gorgeous Ghana and volunteer with kids for an unforgettable African experience. If you’re looking for a rewarding teaching project, year-round sunshine, and a super friendly introduction to Africa then look no further!