Discover Your Ultimate Gap Year Experience

Advice & Inspiration

These Beaches Prove Taiwan Is Unmissable on Any Asia Trip

Read Article

Inspirational articles about backpacking and gap years

All our travel articles are written from firsthand experience by backpackers, for backpackers. Need help on figuring out which jabs you need before you travel? Wondering how to make friends in hostels? Want advice on how to take a decent travel photo? We’ve got it covered. Have a browse of our latest articles, or use the filters above to find what you’re looking for.

Search

Featured Experiences

Sri Lanka – Caring for Children

Volunteer in one of our care projects in a community centre or care home for disabled children. Typical jobs involve helping with homework, playing sport, providing one-to-one reading sessions or assisting with their physical rehabilitation.

View Experience

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!

Search

Summer Teaching Programme in China

from £350

14 - 49 days

China

Positions in Haining, Huzhou and Xuzhou, for 2 or 7 weeks, open to all students, no degree required.

Savanna Dawn Nairobi to Victoria Falls

from £1145

34 days

Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Get up close to the amazing wildlife in the Serengeti National park, chill out on the white sandy beaches of...

Essential Turkey

from £274

9 days

Turkey

Essential Turkey combines history and culture, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming tradition. Begin...

Study Abroad at an American University in Rome

from £2640

35 - 300 days

Italy

Study at an American liberal arts university which offers gap year, study abroad, and degree opportunities to students from over...

Internship Manatee Conservation

from £1555

28 - 140 days

Belize

Improve your CV, add experience to your Uni or College course and have an amazing time in a Caribbean paradise!

Waterfront Jobs at Summer Camp

from £649

63 days

United States of America

Work on the waterfront at one of over 500 summer camps in America with children of all ages. Gain over...

South Island Lick Tour

from £695

7 days

New Zealand

Be awed by stunning mountains, fantastic views, and the amazing Queenstown on this South Island trip where you'll experience unbeatable...

Toki 14-day tour of Japan

from £1990

14 days

Japan

From Tokyo's futuristic neon lights and the rice fields of Izumo, to Kyoto's ancient temples and pristine beaches of the...

Journalism Internships in Shanghai

from £2470

28 - 180 days

China

Get ahead in the competitive world of journalism and media by pursuing an internship in one of China’s most important...

Volunteer with Street Children

from £880

21 - 182 days

India

Travel to exciting Delhi and volunteer with street children on this thoroughly worthwhile programme.

Check out these top tours for your gap year

Search

Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure

from £1312

The wilds of Tanzania are one of those places that you just can't explore by yourself. Tag along with us...

Finnish Lapland in Winter

from £1945

Lapland, home of the indigenous Sami people, is a magical place of pristine peaks and snow-dusted woodlands. In this Arctic...

Wild Mongolia

from £1995

Travel to Mongolia and experience the raw beauty and tradition of this remote region. Hidden from the world for so...

Cloud Forest Experience

Head for the clouds – cloud forest, that is. Experience it from your lodge in the middle of the Mindo...

Explore South America

from £3995

With a continent as huge as South America, and with as many incredible spots and sights to see across so...

Northern & Southern Ireland

from £1555

Keep an eye out for elves and fairies as you journey over the green plains of Ireland. Visit medieval castles...

Classic Nepal

from £1338

Journey into the heart of Nepal and experience the colourful sights and culture of this enchanting region. Mingle with local...

Zanzibar to Vic Falls

from £1233

Africa has so much to explore – this trip takes in four fascinating countries on a journey from the east...

Papua New Guinea National Mask Festival

from £2535

There’s so much more to Papua New Guinea than the Kokoda Track. Rivers, valleys, gorges, mountains, volcanoes, lagoons and inlets...

La Paz to Cuzco

from £1526

Journey through the Inca heartlands on this express Overland tour of Bolivia and Peru. Unlock the secrets of the mystic...

A little bit about us

gapyear.com was created by backpackers, for backpackers, and has been the trusted online home of gap years for almost two decades. We provide information and inspiration for young travellers, and feature a selection of amazing travel experiences, from volunteering projects to adventure tours to paid jobs abroad.

Read More About Us
image description

Whether you’re a newbie traveller looking for help or a backpacking veteran with words of wisdom to share, our community is waiting for you.

Join the Community
[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]