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Agriculture (Organic)Willing Workers on Organic FarmsVolunteer exchange programme worldwide: farming/gardening work 4-6hrs/day for food/accommodation. 2200 hosts.Go to
Art History / Italy / CultureArt History AbroadEnlightening cultural courses travelling throughout Italy. 2-6 weeks, all year round, dynamic on-site tuition in small
Art History / Venice / LanguageJohn Hall Venice CourseCultural gap year course in Venice, Florence, Rome: art history, literature, music, cinema, cookery, life drawing,
Business / Information TechnologyIBM UK Ltd12 month paid gap year, work in various business areas including HR, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Software.Go to
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
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
Conservation ExpeditionsGAPFORCERemote conservation, teaching and medical placements, working holidays, sport coaching, ski instructor, leadership
Conservation ExpeditionsBlue Ventures ExpeditionsProjects suspended until further
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
DanceSprings Dance CompanyA contemporary Christian dance training course, performance and teaching experience on national tour, runs Sept to
Drama CourseYear Out DramaAn intensive, full-time, year-long practical drama course based in Stratford-on-Avon.via
EngineeringRenishaw PLCSummer placements, gap years, apprenticeships, industrial placements. University sponsorships
Expeditions (Oceanic)Tall Ships Youth TrustTall Ship adventures in the UK, Mediterranean, Canaries, Trans-Atlantic &
Expeditions / Environmental Research British Exploring SocietyAdventure and environmental research expeditions to remote wilderness environments
Finance / Business ScholarshipsDeloitteScholars Scheme: paid placements, business training & working with professional staff. Go to website for more
Industry: science, engineering, IT, technologyThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, ICT, marketing, technology, science or
Internships / Career Experience (overseas)Projects AbroadWide range of career experience placements in 30 countries around the
Internships / Career Experience (overseas)Oyster WorldwideMedical internships in India, guaranteed work in Canadian ski resorts, hospitality/Outbank work OZ/
Sport: play & coach The Leap Overseas LtdInternship / career experience options in teaching, medical, media, ecotourism. Refer to website for more
Language Courses AbroadLANACOSCertified residential courses (DofE) I week to 1 year, approved by top universities, speak fast on a linguistic gap
Language Courses (Spanish)don Quijote UK Year round Spanish courses 1-44 weeks, all levels, in schools in Spain & Latin America. Accommodation
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, 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 in the UK, France &
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.
Social / community work, UK & overseas Time for GodVolunteering in UK communities: churches, caring and social projects, activity and retreat centres, creative
Sport: play & coach (OZ, NZ)Sport LivedPlay and coach sport in Australia and New Zealand. 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 a 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 VolunteerNon-profit organisation arranging ethical and supported volunteering around the world, one week or
Voluntary Work in Fiji IslandsThink PacificVolunteer in rural areas, Fiji islands, 1 or 2 months. Projects: teaching, youth projects, sports
Voluntary Work Overseas The Leap Overseas Ltd3-10 week volunteer projects: Community, Conservation,Ecotourism, Childcare, Teaching, Marine
Voluntary Work OverseasInter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE-UK)Worldwide voluntary social and environmental placements, emphasising cultural exchange, for 3 weeks to 1 year.
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 insuranceMind the Gap YearSpecialist gap year travel and backpacker insurance, safety and assistance for travellers.Go to
Hostels for independent travellersHostelz.comWebsite providing information on hostels worldwide.Go to
Travel health serviceNomad Travel ClinicsLeading provider of travel health services. 9 Nomad clinics offering wide range of travel vaccines and medication.
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

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