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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...

Costa Rica – Conservation and Cloud Forest Adventure

from £1701

21 days

Venture out to Costa Rica to experience a unique mix of forest conservation and community volunteering combined with a cloud...

Exotic Morocco

from £351

10 days

Begin your Exotic Tour in the amazing city of Marrakesh. Enjoy a remarkable day in the Desert including an entire...

Volunteer in Women’s Education in Kenya

from £191

7 - 84 days

Volunteer on the Women's Education volunteer project in Kenya. Located in Nairobi.

Gain Business Experience in New York

from £4595

42 - 180 days

Intern in the Global Capital of Culture and Commerce, New York City, in order to gain hands-on business experience and...

Nepal and India Adventure with Gapforce

from £2400

28 - 56 days

Join us on an amazing and diverse adventure through the lost kingdoms of Nepal and onwards to breathtaking India, including...

School Assistant in New Zealand

from £1900

150 - 330 days

Schools Assistants in New Zealand have varied and exciting roles working in either a day or boarding school, as you...

Entrepreneurship in New York

from £6250

56 - 180 days

Learn from successful entrepreneurs in one of the world’s most impressive cities. Launch your career while discovering New York City.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

from £840

16 days

Trek in the world-famous Annapurna Sanctuary on your gap year, career break or holiday and enjoy the best of Nepal.

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Dubrovnik to Santorini

from £2890

Greece

Wind your way down through some of Mediterranean Europe’s most charming towns, beaches and islands on this journey from the...

Ultimate Galapagos – Central Islands (Daphne)

from £3590

Ecuador

When it comes to encountering wildlife up close and personal, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands really is an adventure...

Winter Sunset to the Strip

from £1099

Follow the distant chime of the slot machines as you hit the coast and make your way from La La...

Arctic Circle and Fjords by Rail

Norway, Sweden

The Arctic Circle may sound like a chilly destination, but when you go in the summer, there’s plenty to see...

Cycle Bali

from £820

Indonesia

It’s all about two wheels in Bali, and this action-packed cycling trip takes in some of the island’s best spots...

London to Amsterdam

from £1439

9 - 9 days

Belgium

You may think you know London; you've likely heard great tails about Amsterdam. But to go a little deeper on...

Highlights of Ireland

from £1206

Ireland

We’re all a little bit Irish come March 17th, but if you’re in the market for something more meaningful than...

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Peru

Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows...

School of Rock

from £1529

School’s in and it’s time to assemble. Go from country and western in Nashville and rock ‘n’ roll in Memphis...

Sailing Turkey – Fethiye to Bodrum

Turkey

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

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