Your Gap Year in Africa - blending travel with volunteering
The last two decades has seen the rise of the gap-year, as increasing numbers of students take a year out between A-levels and university. Though misunderstood by some initially, gap years have rapidly become encouraged by universities and employers, who see them as a worthwhile and constructive use of time, thanks largely to the great move students have made towards spending at least a part of their time “giving something back” by joining an international volunteering organisation such as Projects Abroad. So when you are planning your gap year in Africa, why not consider combining it with one of our placements in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania or Togo?
Gap year destinations in Africa with Projects Abroad
We operate in many African countries and in each we offer something different. In every single one we have Teaching projects - where our volunteers teach conversational English in schools – and Care projects – where volunteers work in orphanages or care homes. But we also offer many other placements - including those in Medicine & Healthcare, Sports, Journalism, Business, Law & Human Rights and Conservation & Environment – as well as incredible one-off experiences – such as our Community Building Project in Ghana, or our Human Rights Programme in South Africa.
People looking to spend a part of their gap-year in Africa on a volunteering placement come to Projects Abroad because we are the most popular organisation in our field. We offer the greatest choice of projects and the greatest degree of flexibility – as well as choosing exactly what project you want to do and where, you also get to choose how long you volunteer for and your own start date. So our placements are perfect for fitting into a busy gap-year schedule.
Projects Abroad – taking the hassle out of your gap-year in Africa
Once you have signed up with us we take on as much of the hassle of organising your trip as we possibly can; our prices include your accommodation, meals and insurance, so you do not have to think about these, and we can even organise your flights for you, if you wish! Your arrival in your destination country will be just as easy; we will meet you at the airport or train/bus station, take you to meet your host family, and give you a full orientation of your local area and placement.
To find out more about our African destinations please click on the “Destinations” section on our top menu-bar.