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!
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!
2-8 weeks from £749749
Help with healthcare volunteer projects in rural Thailand
Are you a medical student or professional looking for a medical internship abroad? Become a healthcare volunteer on this amazing internship and explore rural Thailand!
5 days (longer available) from £269269
Learn to surf in sizzling San Sebastian!
Grab a board and hone your skills on the San Sebastian waves! Stay at a fantastic surf camp with all the trimmings, including three meals a day and all equipment hire, and enjoy daily lessons with expert instructors. The nights are free for partying!
5 days from £429429
Learn to surf in one of Australia’s best surfing spots!
Enjoy a 5-day surf adventure Down Under! Stay at Surf Camp, ride the waves with surfing lessons and hang out on Gerroa beach on this epic Aussie surf experience.
23 days or longer from £2,0292029
Learn to be a professional sailor
Gain NSCV Commercial Crew Course qualifications! Spend 3 weeks on the water and train to become a skilled and uniformed member of the yacht crew!