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Featured Experiences

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...

Finance Internships in Hong Kong

from £3475

42 - 180 days

Work in Asia's global city to experience a booming financial sector.

South Island Snow Odyssey

from £1540

12 days

Forget the mass market commercial ski fields in Queenstown. Our 12 day South Island Snow Odyssey takes you on an...

Teaching & Community Development

from £845

10 - 84 days

Join us on our rewarding teaching project in the tourist town of Livingstone, very close to one of the Seven...

International Arts Internship In Hong Kong

from £2200

60 - 180 days

Hong Kong has always been known as an international hub for businesses across all industries and one in particular that...

Sports Coaching in South Africa

from £1239

35 - 84 days

Help inspire some of South Africa’s poorest children in this heart-warming sports and childcare project. Coach your favourite sports and...

In-Class TEFL Course in Ban Phe

from £1200

20 days

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

Community Project in Thailand

from £410

14 days

Work with young children while living with a group in a local community in Thailand

International Arts Internship In Japan

from £1690

60 - 180 days

Japan is known across the world as being one of the hotspots and birthplaces for the most famous artists and...

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Bangkok to Beaches

Make your way from city to sand on this epic adventure of Thailand. Think: villages, temples, treks and all sorts...

Viva Costa Rica

from £1059

8 - 8 days

Costa Rica

From beach towns to dense rainforests, we'll snorkel, scuba dive, zip line, surf and even horseback ride our way around...

Morocco: Hike, Bike & Horse Ride

from £665

Morocco

This heart-thumping journey will have you mountain biking down the slopes of the Atlas Mountains and horse riding on the...

Historic American Cities by Rail

from £1849

United States

Step back in time at the historic sites of the American Eastern Seaboard on a weeklong tour by rail. Stroll...

Turkey and Greek Island Odyssey

from £1675

9 - 9 days

Greece

You're about to be THAT person. The one driving the rest of the world insane with jealousy. Lulling about the...

Sailing Turkey – Bodrum to Fethiye

Turkey

When it comes to beautiful coastlines and natural geographic wonders, it's hard to beat the Turkish Riviera. On this sailing...

Cape Town to Vic Falls

from £1870

Namibia

Get set for an adventure packed with majestic wildlife, remote desert landscapes, noble tribespeople and natural wonders. From the stunning...

Wild Western

from £1975

13 - 13 days

United States

You could easily spend 14 days in LA, losing track of time and doing little more than eat, sleep, shop,...

Dubrovnik to Venice

from £1030

Croatia

Discover the rich artistic heritage, incredible natural attractions and acclaimed cuisine of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy on this ten-day small...

Yosemite Park & Napa Valley – San Francisco to Vegas

from £503

United States

The perfect blend of wildlife, active excursions, and the charm of wine country, this week-long journey from San Francisco to...

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