Volunteers on a global gap year visit Machu Picchu on a weekend trip in Peru.

Global Gap Year Abroad

Volunteer your way around the world on our epic global gap group trip

2020 has been an immensely challenging year for travel. Unfortunately, this means we couldn't run our annual Global Gap Year Abroad program as we have for many years. 

However, we are thrilled to announce our new eight-week Gap Adventure projects!  These trips allow you to have an incredible gap year while sticking to a single destination. We believe that if you're planning gap year travel in 2021, this is the best way to stay safe and have the fewest possible disruptions to your travel.

Read about our new Gap Adventures:

If you like the idea of a gap year but want to choose your own destination and itinerary, read more about our gap year travel options, including our Custom Gap Year projects, designed just for you.

Is a gap year abroad right for me?

If you are a student interested in the opportunity to:


  • Take a break and explore the world before heading to university
  • Use your gap year to decide what you want to study and discover what field is a good fit for you
  • Become more focused and grow as a person through travel
  • Get a deeper insight into global issues and challenges


Then our Gap Year programmes are perfect for you. It’s a way for you to do something worthwhile and exciting before taking the step to higher education.

You’ll get to travel the world and experience different cultures. As a volunteer, you’ll work to address the needs of local communities while immersing yourself in a new way of life. You’ll gain hands-on experience in a range of different fields, from Conservation to Childcare.

You don’t need any previous experience to join our programme.s You’ll be supervised by local staff and receive a comprehensive introduction for each placement.

Gap year travel with a group provides you with a great support system and you’ll make friends for life. Our staff are also available to help 24/7 in each country, so that you can enjoy a hassle-free time abroad.

Can't find what you're looking for? 

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom gap year programme for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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