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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...

Marketing & Media Internships in Bali

from £1050

56 - 168 days

The Indonesian island of Bali is known for stunning scenery, diverse arts and vibrant culture. As an internship destination, Bali...

Ultra Festival Hostel Package

from £569

5 - 5 days

Every night you party your socks off until sunrise and stare into an explosive fireworks display. Set up in a...

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.

Line Cook 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.

Volunteer, Scuba and Explore Madagascar

from £1950

28 - 70 days

Program includes a mix of projects and adventure which includes: marine and forest conservation (includes scuba training), teaching English and...

Volunteer in Teaching and Sports Education

from £238

7 - 84 days

Volunteer on the Teaching and Sports Education volunteer project in Fiji. Located in Suva.

South Island Lick Tour

from £695

7 days

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

International Hospitality Internship In China

from £1240

60 - 180 days

China has shown tremendous economic growth in recent years and one of the driving forces behind this is their rapidly...

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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...

Egypt Experience

from £1595

Egypt

Travel to Egypt and experience the 'Land of the Pharaohs' on this exciting trip. Be immersed in the history, grandeur...

Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu Independent Adventure

from £1619

Peru

Spend eight days exploring the land of the Incas, including Lima, Lake Titicaca, and Cusco. Visit the highest lake in...

Cappadocia Shortbreak

from £390

Turkey

Travel to Turkey and break away from the bustle of the big cities to experience the rural culture of the...

Munch Mexico

from £1875

11 - 11 days

Mexico

Mexico. A country of passion: passion for art, for music, for sport and most of all, for food. Sharing a...

Kenya Family Safari

from £1365

Kenya

Swap the hubbub of Kenya's capital for the calls of flamingos, zebras and rhinos as you journey from Nairobi to...

Zanzibar, Victoria Falls & Kruger

from £80

Don your pith helmet and khakis, explorers – it’s adventure time. This once-in-a-lifetime safari from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania...

Melbourne to Alice Springs Overland (Basix)

from £850

Australia

Travel from Melbourne to the Red dirt of Alice Springs, taking in the region's biggest and best-known drawcards along the...

Kruger Camping Safari

South Africa

Short and to the point, if you're already in Joburg or simply hungry for a taste of South Africa's exceptional...

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