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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! 

6-8 weeks

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.

from £1,599

9-30 days

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!

from £739

4 weeks

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!

from £999

5-12 weeks

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!

from £1,119

2-12 weeks

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!

from £449

2-8 weeks

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!

from £749

7-28 days

Go off the beaten track in beautiful Belize. Enjoy a marine conservation and dive adventure and stay on an idyllic island in the Caribbean Sea!

from £919

5 days (longer available)

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!

from £239

5 days

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.

from £469

23 days or longer

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! 

from £2,239