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DATABASE OF ORGANISATIONS OFFERING GAP YEAR OPPORTUNITIES
2021 Edition. Produced by Gap Year Fairs

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TYPE OF GAP YEARNAME OF ORGANISATIONPROGRAMMES AND PROJECTSPHONEWEBSITE / EMAIL
Agriculture (Organic)Willing Workers on Organic FarmsVolunteer exchange programme worldwide: farming/gardening work 4-6hrs/day for food/accommodation. 2200 hosts.Go to websitewwoof.net
Art History / Italy / CultureArt History AbroadEnlightening cultural courses travelling throughout Italy. 2-6 weeks, all year round, dynamic on-site tuition in small groups.01379-871800arthistoryabroad.com
Art History / Venice / LanguageJohn Hall Venice CourseCultural gap year course in Venice, Florence, Rome: art history, literature, music, cinema, cookery, life drawing, photography.020-8871-4747johnhallvenice.com
Business / Information TechnologyIBM UK Ltd12 month paid gap year, work in various business areas including HR, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Software.Go to websiteibm.com/employment/uk
Church-based projects (South America)Latin Link - Step TeamsStep Teams get involved with practical projects, help in the community and join with local Christians in evangelism.0118-957-7114latinlink.org.uk/step
ConservationEarthwatch Institute (Europe)An international environmental charity recruiting volunteers to join research projects operating all over the world.01865-318838earthwatch.org.uk
Conservation Volunteering UKAction for ConservationResidential summer conservation camps & information service on opportunities with other UK conservation charities. 07766-307-675actionforconservation.org
Conservation work with wildlifeAfrican Conservation ExperienceWork with African wildlife and carry out valuable conservation work on Game and Nature Reserves in Southern Africa.01454-269182conservationafrica.net
Conservation ExpeditionsCoral Cay ConservationProjects suspended. Update to follow.0207-620-1411coralcay.org
Conservation ExpeditionsGAPFORCERemote conservation, teaching and medical placements, working holidays, sport coaching, ski instructor, leadership training.0207-384-3028gapforce.org/gb
Conservation ExpeditionsBlue Ventures ExpeditionsProjects suspended until further notice.0207-697-8598blueventures.org
Cookery & recruitment for ski resort workOrchards Cookery LtdTraining,recruiting chalet cooks 5 day / 2 week residential courses. Off to University course. Qualifies for Gold DofE. 01789-490259orchardscookery.co.uk
Cookery/Wine (professional/amateur courses)Leiths School of Food and WineCookery school offering professional chef diplomas, enthusiast courses and online cooking courses.0208-749-6400leiths.com
DanceSprings Dance CompanyA contemporary Christian dance training course, performance and teaching experience on national tour, runs Sept to June.07775-628442SpringsDanceCompany.org.uk
Drama CourseYear Out DramaAn intensive, full-time, year-long practical drama course based in Stratford-on-Avon.via websiteyearoutdrama.co.uk
EngineeringRenishaw PLCSummer placements, gap years, apprenticeships, industrial placements. University sponsorships possible.01453-524524renishaw.com
Expeditions (Oceanic)Tall Ships Youth TrustTall Ship adventures in the UK, Mediterranean, Canaries, Trans-Atlantic & Caribbean.023-9283-2055tallships.org
Expeditions / Environmental Research British Exploring SocietyAdventure and environmental research expeditions to remote wilderness environments worldwide.020-7591-3141britishexploring.org
Finance / Business ScholarshipsDeloitteScholars Scheme: paid placements, business training & working with professional staff. Go to website for more details.0207-303-6943deloitte.co.uk/scholars
Industry: science, engineering, IT, technologyThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, ICT, marketing, technology, science or engineering.0121-281-5345etrust.org.uk
Internships / Career Experience (overseas)Projects AbroadWide range of career experience placements in 30 countries around the world.01903-708300projects-abroad.co.uk
Internships / Career Experience (overseas)Oyster WorldwideMedical internships in India, guaranteed work in Canadian ski resorts, hospitality/Outbank work OZ/NZ.01892-770771oysterworldwide.com
Sport: play & coach The Leap Overseas LtdInternship / career experience options in teaching, medical, media, ecotourism. Refer to website for more options.01672-519922theleap.co.uk
Language Immersion CoursesEn Famille OverseasShort term home stays, France / Spain, usually 1-2 weeks 1 to 1 tuition, preparation for exams, language fluency.01397-712906enfamilleoverseas.co.uk
Language Courses AbroadLANACOSCertified residential courses (DofE) I week to 1 year, approved by top universities, speak fast on a linguistic gap year.01732-456543lanacos.com
Language Courses (Spanish)don Quijote UK Year round Spanish courses 1-44 weeks, all levels, in schools in Spain & Latin America. Accommodation provided.020-8786-8081donquijote.org
Language Courses AbroadCESA Languages Abroad1 to 16 week language courses + Academic Term / Year courses. All ability levels. In Europe, Latin America & Asia.01209-211800cesalanguages.com
Languages / Hospitality Management (paid)Canvas HolidaysPaid summer work in campsites across Europe. Wide range of roles.01383-629012canvasholidays.co.uk/jobs
Management ConsultancyAccenture8 month gap year scheme and other school leaver opportunities.0800-028-5576accenture.com
Medical / Journalism / other work experienceGlobal Volunteer ProjectsMedical, Nursing, Physiotherapy & Journalism work experience projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.0191-222-0404globalvolunteerprojects.org
New Zealand Working Holiday SchemeImmigration New Zealand Stay in NZ up to 23 months and work for up to 12 months in one or many jobs. Apply online through NZ High Commission.0207-930-8422immigration.govt.nz
Paid work, volunteering worldwide, US campsBUNACPaid working holidays (US,Canada,OZ,NZ,Japan),volunteering (Africa,Asia,Americas), internships (Asia), summer camps USA.0333-999-7516bunac.org
Paid seasonal work overseasEurocamp & Al Fresco HolidaysPaid summer work on campsites in Europe, variety of positions available working for Eurocamp and Al Fresco Holidays.01606-787522eurocampandalfrescojobs.com
Paid work placements (various roles)PGL Travel LtdPaid work opportunities at children's activity and educational centres in the UK, France & Spain.0333-321-2123pgl.co.uk/gapyear
Paid work placementsChildcare International LtdAu pair placements throughout USA (one year), Australia, New Zealand and Europe (3-6 months+)020-8371-4551childint.co.uk
Paid work placementsThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, marketing, ICT, technology, science or engineering.0121-281-5345etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry
Paid work, CanadaGAP YEAR CANADAPaid work, Banff, Canada, pre-organised mountain jobs, early season ski instructor course. Guaranteed employment.403-763-7015GapYearCanada.com
Paid Work Placements (various)Changing WorldsProviding a wide range of life-changing learning, volunteering and travel opportunities around the world.0208-123-8702changingworlds.co.uk
Ski resort paid work informationc/o The Orchards School of CookeryInformation on life in a ski resort, types of jobs available, and the advantages/disadvantages, benefits etc. Where to start.01789-490259orchardscookery.co.uk
Ski resort instructor coursesTipTop Ski Coaching Ltd BASI levels 1 & 2 ski instructour courses at Les Deux Alpes with optional MIAS biking qualifications (summer only) Go to website tiptopskicoaching.com
Ski / Snowboard courses, CanadaNONSTOP Ski & Snowboard2, 3, 6, 11 week ski / snowboard improvement / instructor courses in Canada.01225-632165nonstopsnow.com
Social / Caring Work (UK)Volunteering MattersProjects under review. Update to follow in due course.0121-643-7690volunteeringmatters.org.uk
Social / Caring (USA)Camphill Association of North AmericaVolunteer in vibrant multicultural communities alongside people with developmental disabilities. Nature, art, farming & more. 00119177655315camphill.org
Social / community work, UK & overseas Time for GodVolunteering in UK communities: churches, caring and social projects, activity and retreat centres, creative projects.01423-536248timeforgod.org
Sport: play & coach (OZ, NZ)Sport LivedPlay and coach sport in Australia and New Zealand. Programmes last 4 weeks to 6 months.0115-822-9999sportlived.co.uk
Sport: play & coach overseasSporting OpportunitiesSports coaching and internship opportunities in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, South America and South Pacific.020-8123-8702sportingopportunities.com
TEFL courses, advice, jobs worldwideCactus Worldwide LtdTEFL courses, advice, TEFL jobs and impartial TEFL advice. Language and volunteering projects overseas.0845-130-4775cactusworldwide.com
Thailand: teachingKaren Hilltribes TrustMinimum 3 month placement teaching English to hill tribes children in a secondary school in northern Thailand01904-612829karenhilltribes.org.uk
USA School ScholarshipsThe English-Speaking UnionGap year scholarships to spend 6 or 9 months at private USA high schools.0207-529-1550esu.org
USA Summer CampsBUNACAll-American job on BUNAC's Summer Camp USA programme. General Counsellors and Activity Specialists.0333-999-7516bunac.org
Voluntary Work (Africa & Asia)Restless Development (formerly SPW)Youth-led development agency, international placements focused on HIV/AIDS and youth issues in rural communities.0207-808-1780restlessdevelopment.org
Voluntary Work OverseasICS: International Citizen ServiceScheme suspended until further notice.020-8780-7500volunteerics.org
Voluntary Work OverseasProject Trust12 month volunteer placements in Africa, Asia and South / Central America: teaching, social care and Outward Bound..01879-230444projecttrust.org.uk
Voluntary Work OverseasAfrica & Asia Venture (AV) Full-immersion community, sports coaching and teaching volunteer programmes in Africa and Asia.01380-729009aventure.co.uk
Voluntary Work OverseasRaleigh InternationalVolunteer expeditions to Costa Rica, Tazania & Nepal comprising community, environment and adventure projects.020-7183-1270raleighinternational.org
Voluntary Work OverseasProjects AbroadVolunteer placements in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean, South Pacific. 01903-708300projects-abroad.co.uk
Voluntary Work OverseasPod VolunteerNon-profit organisation arranging ethical and supported volunteering around the world, one week or longer.01242-241-181podvolunteer.org
Voluntary Work in Fiji IslandsThink PacificVolunteer in rural areas, Fiji islands, 1 or 2 months. Projects: teaching, youth projects, sports coaching.0113-335-9919thinkpacific.com
Voluntary Work Overseas The Leap Overseas Ltd3-10 week volunteer projects: Community, Conservation,Ecotourism, Childcare, Teaching, Marine Conservation.01672-519922theleap.co.uk
Voluntary Work OverseasInter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE-UK)Worldwide voluntary social and environmental placements, emphasising cultural exchange, for 3 weeks to 1 year. 020-7681-0983icye.org.uk
Voluntary and paid work abroadOyster WorldwideTeaching, childcare, animal welfare and sports coaching in Africa, SE Asia, Latin America, Europe.01892 770771oysterworldwide.com
Yachting, Ski/Snow/ Sail/ Surf/Windsurf/Dive Flying FishSuperyacht crew training, Yacht Master, dinghy & windsurf training.01903-280641flyingfishonline.com
Gap year information and adviceYear Out GroupAssociation of established gap year organisations that adhere to a Code of Practice and provide a wide range of options.01869-338890yearoutgroup.org
Gap year independent travelTrailfinders Travel AcademyTravel advice & booking service for individuals online and at branches in 39 UK towns & cities. Wide range of travel styles.Go to websitetrailfinders.com
Travel SafetyObjective Travel Safety LtdOne day travel safety courses for individuals and schools.Go to websiteobjectivegapsafety.com
Paid work overseas informationThe Jobs Abroad BulletinWebsite providing information on paid work opportunities worldwide and advice on living abroad, travel etc01788-899029jobsabroadbulletin.co.uk
Specialist gap year travel insuranceMind the Gap YearSpecialist gap year travel and backpacker insurance, safety and assistance for travellers.Go to websitemindthegapyear.com
Hostels for independent travellersHostelz.comWebsite providing information on hostels worldwide.Go to websitehostelz.com
Travel health serviceNomad Travel ClinicsLeading provider of travel health services. 9 Nomad clinics offering wide range of travel vaccines and medication. 01341-555061nomadtravel.co.uk
Europe: Travel ScholarshipsPeter Kirk Memorial FundUp to 10 scholarships, value £2000, awarded each year for 6 weeks to 3 months travel in Europe. Written report required.Go to websitekirkfund.org.uk

This database is a list of recommended gap year organisations. However, inclusion in the database does not imply that we guanantee the quality and value for money of the programmes listed.