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Adventure Travel / Voluntary Opportunities Oyster WorldwideAdventure travel and volunteering opportunities in over 25 countries worldwide.
Adventure TravelGapforceGroup tours, marine conservation and leadership
Art History / Italy / CultureArt History AbroadEnlightening cultural courses travelling throughout Italy. 2-6 weeks, all year round, dynamic on-site tuition in small
Church-based projects (Latin America)Latin Link - Step and Stride TeamsStep and Stride Teams get involved with practical projects, help in community and serve alongside the local church in Latin
ConservationEarthwatch Institute (Europe)An international environmental charity recruiting volunteers to join research projects operating all over the
Conservation Volunteering UKAction for ConservationResidential summer conservation camps & information service on opportunities with other UK conservation charities.
Conservation work with wildlifeAfrican Conservation ExperienceWork with African wildlife and carry out valuable conservation work on Game and Nature Reserves in Southern
Conservation ExpeditionsCoral Cay ConservationProjects suspended. Update to
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.
Cookery/Wine (professional/amateur courses)Leiths School of Food and WineCookery school offering professional chef diplomas, enthusiast courses and online cooking
Drama CourseYear Out DramaAn intensive, full-time, year-long practical drama course based in Stratford-on-Avon.via
Expeditions (Oceanic)Tall Ships Youth Trust72ft Yacht youth development and sailing adventures in the UK/Portugal/Madeira/Canaries. Opportunities to
Expeditions / Environmental Research British Exploring SocietyAdventure and environmental research expeditions to remote wilderness environments
Gap Year Programme in Italy in Liberal ArtsJohn Hall Venice CourseCultural gap year course in London, Venice, Florence, Rome: art history architecture, literature, music, cinema, global issues, cookery, life drawing,
Industry: science, engineering, IT, technologyThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, ICT, marketing, technology, science or engineering.01707-906-106
Internships / Career Experience (overseas)Projects AbroadWide range of career experience placements in 30 countries around the
Language Courses AbroadLANACOSCertified residential courses (DofE) I week to 1 year, approved by top universities, speak fast on a linguistic gap
Language Courses AbroadCESA Languages Abroad1 to 16 week language courses + Academic Term / Year courses. All ability levels. In Europe, Latin America &
Languages / Hospitality Management (paid)Canvas HolidaysPaid summer work in campsites across Europe. Wide range of
Management ConsultancyAccenture8 month gap year scheme and other school leaver
Medical / Journalism / other work experienceGlobal Volunteer ProjectsMedical, Nursing, Physiotherapy & Journalism work experience projects in Africa, Asia and Latin
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
Paid Work / Internships AbroadOyster WorldwideGuaranteed work in Canadian ski resorts, hospitality/Outback work OZ/
Paid work, volunteering worldwide, US campsBUNACPaid working holidays (US,Canada,OZ,NZ,Japan),volunteering (Africa,Asia,Americas), internships (Asia), summer camps
Paid seasonal work overseasEurocamp & Al Fresco HolidaysPaid summer work on campsites in Europe, variety of positions available working for Eurocamp and Al Fresco
Paid work placements (various roles)PGL Travel LtdPaid work opportunities at children's activity and educational centres across the
Paid work placementsChildcare International LtdAu pair placements throughout USA (one year), Australia, New Zealand and Europe (3-6 months+)
Paid work placementsThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, marketing, ICT, technology, science or
Paid work, CanadaGAP YEAR CANADAPaid work, Banff, Canada, pre-organised mountain jobs, early season ski instructor course. Guaranteed
Paid Work Placements (various)Changing WorldsProviding a wide range of life-changing learning, volunteering and travel opportunities around the
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
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
Ski / Snowboard courses, CanadaNONSTOP Ski & Snowboard2, 3, 6, 11 week ski / snowboard improvement / instructor courses in
Social / Caring Work (UK)Volunteering MattersProjects under review. Update to follow in due
Social / Caring (USA)Camphill Association of North AmericaVolunteer in vibrant multicultural communities alongside people with developmental disabilities. Nature, art, farming & more.
Sport: play & coach (OZ, NZ)Sport LivedPlay and coach sport in Australia. Programmes last 4 weeks to 6
Sport: play & coach overseasSporting OpportunitiesSports coaching and internship opportunities in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, South America and South
TEFL courses, advice, jobs worldwideCactus Worldwide LtdTEFL courses, advice, TEFL jobs and impartial TEFL advice. Language and volunteering projects
Thailand: teachingKaren Hilltribes TrustMinimum 3 month placement teaching English to hill tribes children in either a primary or secondary school in northern
USA School ScholarshipsThe English-Speaking UnionGap year scholarships to spend 6 or 9 months at private USA high
USA Summer CampsBUNACAll-American job on BUNAC's Summer Camp USA programme. General Counsellors and Activity
Voluntary Work (Africa & Asia)Restless Development (formerly SPW)Youth-led development agency, international placements focused on HIV/AIDS and youth issues in rural
Voluntary Work OverseasICS: International Citizen ServiceScheme suspended until further
Voluntary Work OverseasProject Trust12 month volunteer placements in Africa, Asia and South / Central America: teaching, social care and Outward
Voluntary Work OverseasAfrica & Asia Venture (AV) Full-immersion community, sports coaching and teaching volunteer programmes in Africa and
Voluntary Work in Costa RicaRaleigh Costa Rica Volunteer expeditions to Costa Rica comprising community, environment and adventure
Voluntary Work OverseasProjects AbroadVolunteer placements in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean, South Pacific.
Voluntary Work OverseasPod Volunteer1 week+ Animal Rescue, Conservation, Community Volunteering Worldwide.N/
Voluntary Work in Fiji IslandsThink PacificVolunteer in rural areas, Fiji islands, 1 or 2 months. Projects: teaching, youth projects, sports coaching.Volunteer in the Fiji islands or Bali, 1 or 2 months. Projects: teaching, youth projects, sports coaching, mental health and
Voluntary Work Overseas The Leap Overseas Ltd4-5 week volunteer projects: Community, Conservation, Global Warming, Plastic Oceans, Marine
Voluntary Work OverseasInter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE-UK)Worldwide voluntary social and environmental placements, emphasising cultural exchange, for 4 months to 1 year.N/
Voluntary and paid work abroadOyster WorldwideTeaching, childcare, animal welfare and sports coaching in Africa, SE Asia, Latin America, Europe.01892
Yachting, Ski/Snow/ Sail/ Surf/Windsurf/Dive Flying FishSuperyacht crew training, Yacht Master, dinghy & windsurf
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
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
Travel SafetyObjective Travel Safety LtdOne day travel safety courses for individuals and schools.Go to
Paid work overseas informationThe Jobs Abroad BulletinWebsite providing information on paid work opportunities worldwide and advice on living abroad, travel
Specialist gap year travel insuranceMPI Brokers (Sister company of Mind the Gap Year)Specialist gap year travel and backpacker insurance, safety and assistance for travellers.N/
Hostels for independent travellersHostelz.comWebsite providing information on hostels worldwide.N/
Travel health serviceNomad Travel ClinicsLeading provider of travel health services. 9 Nomad clinics offering wide range of travel vaccines and medication.

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