Finding year out opportunities
- Gap-Year - Publisher of gap year guides and comprehensive online information about taking a gap year, including tips about how to stay safe and healthy, insurance, visas, hostels, travel companies, car hire and more.
- Gapwork - Provides a search facility about projects in various countries, provides information about visas, insurance, safety issues, holiday jobs, accommodation and more. Includes student reviews.
- Gapyear - Search facility about projects, including wide range of business and finance placements, message board, blogs & journals, international gap year and placement schemes and more.
- Prospects - Information from the AGCAS 'Special Interest Series' on gap years.
- Target Jobs - Gap year advice.
- Worldwide Volunteering - Database with over 1,000 organisations, suitable for age 16-35 (some older).
A-Z of organisers (not conclusive)
A - H
Abroad China abroadchina.net
Abroad China offers several programs, including internship programs, volunteer programs and study tours
ATD Fourth World www.atd-uk.org
ATD is an anti-poverty organisation that engages with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty. It offers volunteering opportunities both in the UK and overseas
AIESEC is a 60 year-old global organisation that develops students and recent graduates into leaders by running and participating in an international exchange program
Children's holiday camps in the UK
British Council www.iaeste.org.uk
The British Council provides international placements for undergraduate scientists, engineers & architects through the IAESTE program
Opportunities range from the popular camp counselling programme, Summer Camp USA, and flexible work and travel programmes in Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand to volunteering/teaching placements in Africa, South and Central America, South East Asia and China
Camp Counsellors USA www.ccusa.com
CCUSA offers work in children's summer camps around the world
Cape Intern is a website with information and guidelines which can help you organise your own internship, volunteer work, student exchange or language course in Cape Town, South Africa
Coral Cay Conservation www.coralcay.org
Company providing a range of conservation themed expeditions
Cross Cultural Solutions www.crossculturalsolutions.org
CCS offer internships and volunteer placements in community initiatives across Africa, Asia and Latin America
An international environmental charity offering expeditions with an emphasis on helping the environment
Organisation that provides short and long term gap year programs
Global Vision www.gvi.co.uk
Providing links to charity-led conservation and community projects
Go Discover Abroad www.godiscoverabroad.com
Offers over 200 programmes in 40+ countries around the world. These include voluntours, internships, language learning courses, adventure tours, safaris, treks and more.
I - P
i-to-i is one of the world's leading TEFL course and internship providers, running English government-regulated TEFL training and international placements for first time TEFL teachers plus a comprehensive TEFL jobs board.
Intro Travel https://www.introtravel.com
Gap Year opportunities available in Australia and South East Asia
Jobhero provides carefully selected resources that will help you learn about foreign countries of interest and locate a quality volunteer or job opportunity.
A charity specialising in volunteering for 17-25 year olds, who aim to provide unique experiences of voluntary work placements for young people from around the world
Lemongrass Volunteering www.lemongrassvolunteering.com
A strictly not for profit volunteering organisation that specialises in placing volunteers on worthwhile and rewarding English teaching projects in Thailand
Mad Adventurer www.madadventurer.com
Community projects and adventure holidays around the world
Next Step www.nextstepconnections.com
Placements across a variety of professional areas in Shanghai, China
Oyster Worldwide www.oysterworldwide.com
Oyster Worldwide is a well-regarded gap year travel and responsible travel specialist.
Projects Abroad www.projects-abroad.co.uk
Volunteering projects in developing countries across sectors such as medicine, care, teaching, conservation and jounalism
Q - Z
Raleigh International www.raleighinternational.org
Expeditions in Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua or India
Real Gap Experience www.realgap.co.uk
Large gap year travel company offering wide range of programmes
Seed Madagascar www.madagascar.co.uk
A charity dedicated to environmental conservation and tackling poverty
Travellers Worldwide www.travellersworldwide.com
Wide range of world-wide projects
Conservation, teaching placements, expeditions
UNA Exchange www.unaexchange.org
Provide volunteering opportunities in community schemes across Wales as well as overseas
Venture Co. www.ventureco-worldwide.com
Adventure holidays for different age groups
Volunteer World www.volunteerworld.com
Comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities
Volunteering projects in international development