Gap years in Asia

From the neon skyscrapers of Shanghai to the humid jungles of Vietnam, Asia offers an enthralling, challenging experience.

Diverse cultures, mouth-watering foods and fascinating history will draw you in and the people you meet will make you want to stay.

Experience countries where leading-edge technology sits comfortably side-by-side with traditional beliefs and values. You’ll see the best and worst of 21st-century life.

Rapid economic development and an expanding presence in Western markets means that the ability to speak English is prized.

Young volunteers who can spend a couple of terms working in schools or universities teaching conversational English, talking about their world, their lives and their culture will find themselves hugely valued and befriended by students and colleagues alike.

There are also areas of shocking poverty and deprivation.

Volunteers who can invest several months of their time can make a recognisable difference by working for organisations which improve the lives of specific communities.

You could undertake sustainability projects, help with environmental conservation or work with underprivileged adults or children.

By living and working within the community and learning their language, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the issues affecting them.


A gap year in Asia will open up possibilities, broaden your horizons and prepare you for the next step – be that university or your future career.

Approved providers operating in Asia

The Leap
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Oyster Worldwide
Pod Volunteer
Africa Asia Venture AV
Gap Force
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