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Dolphin Research and Conservation

Discover the tropical paradise of Zanzibar as a volunteer. Contribute to the sustainability of dolphin tourism by researching tourism, monitoring human-dolphin interaction and promoting ethical tours.

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Awesome experiences around the world

Check out our hottest picks right now, from volunteering projects to jobs abroad to epic adventure tours. If you can’t see anything below that suits, just use the search bar below – you can filter by location and things to do. And don’t think your gap year has to be limited to one experience – the best trips include a variety!

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African Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

from £1264

14 - 84 days

As a volunteer in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa, you will experience Africa's amazing wildlife through research drives...

Eco-Building Project

from £845

10 - 84 days

On this award-winning project, you will help develop the local town of Livingstone with innovative and self-sustaining structures, using innovative...

International Journalism Internship In Thailand

from £1030

60 - 180 days

Asia is the most populated continent on earth, making up about half of the world's total population.

In-Class TEFL Course in Athens

from £1220

20 days

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Athens and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Media, Communications & Public Relations Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into scientific research and environmental protection in one of...

The Great Gorilla Project

from £2995

13 days

Come face-to-face with the enchanting gorillas of Southern Uganda.

Childcare and Development in Peru

from £318

14 days

Become a teacher, mentor and friend to young children in Peru. Located in Cusco, this programme offers a great opportunity...

Volunteer and Explore Peru

from £2525

42 - 70 days

Program includes contributing to the lives of several different indigenous communities, white water rafting, trekking to Machu Picchu and exploring...

Environmental Law Internship in Greece

from £810

28 - 168 days

We offer year-round internships in Samos Island, Greece. Programs begin from just 4 weeks - gain insight and experience into...

International Hospitality Internship In Hong Kong

from £2200

60 - 180 days

Hong Kong is by many considered the must-visit destination in all of Asia, which makes this an ideal spot to...

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Prague New Year

from £249

What better place to celebrate New Year’s Eve than picturesque Prague? This epic trip in the Czech capital takes in...

Best of South America

from £5260

Peru

There’s times when it’s appropriate to dip a toe in, and there’s times when it’s best to simply dive in...

Bite-size Break Delhi

from £285

India

Sweet chai, crispy aloo tikkis, fluffy naan – it is little wonder why Delhi is the gastronomic capital of India....

Sailing Croatia – Dubrovnik to Split

from £674

Croatia

Whether you're looking for relaxed afternoons lazing on the deck of a yacht or time to indulge in the nightlife,...

Colombia Journey

from £1869

Colombia

Discover Colombia, a corner of South America that is once again becoming a must-see destination. On a 12-day adventure, spend...

Andean Discovery (Southbound)

from £1385

Bolivia, Peru

Take the party to new heights in the rarefied air of the Andes. With other young travellers not afraid to...

Pandas to Pagodas

Serious pandemonium right here. Well, maybe more the fluffy black and white kind. Prepare yourself for a whirlwind adventure and...

Morocco Real Food Adventure

from £830

Morocco

Clear your plate for flavour-filled Morocco, where Berber, Arabic and European influences mix to create an adventurous culinary cocktail. Follow...

Costa Rica Encompassed Independent Adventure

Costa Rica

Our most comprehensive Costa Rica Pass adventure! Start with the jungles and canals of Tortuguero, nesting ground for giant sea...

Cambodian Water Festival and Longboat Race

from £649

Cambodia

Every year, Cambodia parties for three solid days along the Tonle Sap River to celebrate the end of the rainy...

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