Gap year programs

Selected from our approved providers

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Gap year programmes to make your gap year count!
Experience different cultures & make friends for life.
Combine a personal interest with developing new skills.

Below are just a flavour of the gap year programme our members can offer. View the organisation pages to see what else they can offer and visit their websites if you don’t chose from this selection.

Close up of Lion face

Lion conservation project in South Africa

Fallen Incarus statue

Art history summer course, Italy

Surf instructor course, Morocco

GHV child care

Volunteer experiences in Cape Town

pro instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructor Internship

GHV mask making

Multi-Volunteering experiences in southern Africa

Big five game reserve volunteer

Volunteer on a ‘big 5’ safari reserve

Combined ski instructor & off piste course, Canada

Treating a Cheetah with African Conservation Experience

Start your veterinary career somewhere amazing

Conservation & adventure in Ecuador

Costa Rica Marsupial

Sloth and Wildlife Rescue in Costa Rica

Sail, dive & teach in Madagascar

baby monkey

Get hands-on caring for Africa’s wildlife

Backlit Surfers on beach

Australia & New Zealand Gap Year Semester Program

qualified instrcutors

Full Season Ski & Snowboard Instructor Course

GHV canoes on rive

Community, Conservation & Medical Volunteering in Namibia & Botswana

Protect Turtles & Explore Costa Rica

pacific discovery surfing pic

Hawaii Summer Program

Elephant closeup in grassland

Elephant care & research in South Africa

Ski and snowboard instructor short courses, Canada

Australia Adventure

Nepalese woman writing

Women’s Empowerment Project, Nepal

Ski instructor training in Canada

volunteer feeding baby rhino

Volunteer at world-famous wildlife sanctuary in South Africa

Marine conservation in Thailand

Ski instructor training & paid work in Canada

Group Outside Temple

Southeast Asia Gap Year Semester Program

Students hugging roman columns at history

Art history gap year course, Italy

Hikers in Peruvian Mountains

South America Explorer

Ski patrol smile

Ski Patrol Training Course

Elephant care in Thailand

Trekkers in Nepal

Nepal & India Adventure

Laughing girl art history

Art history semester course, Britain, France & Italy

Monkey rehabilitation in South Africa

Ski instructor season internship, Canada

Ski & snowboard instructor courses, Canada

Community Volunteering in Scotland

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