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Featured Experiences

Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Come and swim in the crystal clear waters off the coast of Tanzania and see the spectacular wildlife it holds while working towards conserving their incredible habitat.

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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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Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

from £1145

14 days

Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.

Intern in Entrepreneurship in Chile

from £4800

40 - 180 days

Learn from successful entrepreneurs in one of the most important cities in Latin America. Launch your career while discovering Chile.

The Southern Explorer

from £3405

From 30 days

Visit mysterious Easter Island, idyllic Tahiti, explore South America, experience the wonderfully different world that is Japan before finishing up...

Southern Trans Oceanic Quito to Rio via Buenos Aires

from £2475

69 days

Explore the Amazon Jungle, Hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, view the stunning Iguazu Falls and spend time...

Combined TEFL Course California

from £935

5 days

Join our 5-day combined TEFL course in Orange County California and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a...

International Marketing & PR Internship In Japan

from £1770

30 days

Japan has been known for many years as a major player in international business, especially with their unique style of...

Intern in PR & Marketing in Chile

from £4800

40 - 180 days

There is no better destination for your PR & Marketing internship abroad than Chile. With its booming economy, Santiago, Chile...

Flexi Travel

from £500

14 days

Mix and match from a fantastic range of experiences, from community projects to animal conservation to cultural experiences. Why choose...

Cashier in New Zealand

from £549

182 - 365 days

Accelerate your adrenaline and launch your working holiday in New Zealand. Gap year jobs don’t come much better.

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

from £895

7 - 70 days

Soak up the chilled out, Caribbean atmosphere of Belize whilst taking part in a long term and sustainable marine research...

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Lima to La Paz

from £2248

Peru

Travel through the awesome Andes on this Overland adventure. Unlock the secrets of many mystical sights as you explore the...

Wild Kruger Camping

from £425

South Africa

Answer the call of the Kruger, South Africa's vast and famous game park that is simply teeming with Africa's most...

Spain & Portugal Real Food Adventure

from £3495

Spain

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of northern Spain and Portugal on this food-led adventure. Immerse yourself in culture, history...

Northern Exposure

from £2024

Don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself what a Scandinavia travel experience has to offer!...

Island Suntanner

from £1399

Australia

Surf, sail and island hop your way along the East Coast. Leave all things urban behind to visit beautiful beaches,...

The Best of Brazil

Brazil

From the heat of Rio’s nightlife to the chilled out atmosphere of Ilha Grande, discover the treasures of Brazil on...

London Break – Hotel

from £289

Cor blimey! Welcome to the land of mushy peas, red phone boxes and James Bond. This four-day jaunt gives you...

Cruise the Hidden Gems of Greece

from £1964

Greece

Discover a side of Greece riddled with myth and magic as you cruise through the Aegean – soaking in sights,...

21 Day Outback Adventure

Have a 19 or 20 days day Outback Adventure on this Topdeck coach trip from Melbourne to Darwin via the...

Grand Southern

from £3769

25 - 25 days

United States

California, Arizona, Texas, Florida - plenty to see before we reach NYC! If you're hoping for authentic America, we'll drive...

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