Gap year opportunities

Daniel Higginbotham, Editor
July, 2018

Far more than just a long holiday, a gap year gives you the chance to experience new things, discover a different culture and learn new skills that will boost your job prospects

After exploring our gap year ideas, here are the latest opportunities from organisations dedicated to internships, volunteering and gap year travel.



At AmeriCamp we turn your American dream into an exciting reality. We offer incredible summer jobs at camps across the country and a salary that truly allows you to travel all over the USA.



BUNAC are volunteer and working abroad experts. They have been offering working adventures worldwide to UK customers since 1962.


Camp America

The biggest international summer camp staff provider recruits thousands of young people each year to work at hundreds of summer camps all across the USA.


Camp Leaders

Meet people from around the world, have unforgettable adventures and epic American road trips while being supported every step of the way by us.


China International Schools

Deliver quality English teaching with support and training from China International Schools.


The China Teaching Experience

The China Teaching Experience is a TEFL-based, teaching abroad travel programme, offering graduates a ten-month English teaching experience across China.

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City Internships

CI offers eight-week internships that combine intensive classroom-based workshops, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers. Choose from nine industries and five countries.


EF English First

ESL jobs at EF English First provide you with the career opportunity of a lifetime. Not only will you start a well paying ESL job, but you will also get the chance to live and work abroad.



Frontier has over 300 gap year, adventure travel and volunteering abroad placements worldwide.


Go Abroad China

Partnered with more than 600 businesses across China, Go Abroad China offers thousands of internship opportunities across a range of sectors.


Kaya Responsible Travel

With a range of sustainable volunteer and internship placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America you can travel the world and make a difference with Kaya Responsible Travel.


Pod Volunteer

Pod Volunteer is an award-winning, non-profit organisation which arranges ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world.


Teach English In China

We have a passion for discovering China's rich culture and a desire to help others experience it for themselves. Since 2005, we've been organising teaching placements with Chinese schools and families for over 1,000 people.