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.
Set in the midst of mountains, grasslands and famous cities, working at an eight-week summer camp in China offers the best of Chinese culture and tradition with a modern twist.
BUNAC are volunteer and working abroad experts. They have been offering working adventures worldwide to UK customers since 1962.
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.
Spend nine weeks working with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. From general camp counsellor roles to specific activity leaders and instructors, it's all about the outdoors.
Meet people from around the world, have unforgettable adventures and epic American road trips with support every step of the way.
Deliver quality English teaching with support and training from China International Schools.
The China Teaching Experience is a TEFL-based, teaching abroad travel programme, offering graduates a ten-month English teaching experience across China.
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.
Break up the 9 to 5 and experience a truly unique adventure. Work and travel in China on a ten month teaching placement. You'll gain valuable work experience along with the opportunity to explore Asia.
Frontier has over 300 gap year, adventure travel and volunteering abroad placements worldwide.
International Field Studies (IFS)
Learn to scuba dive and study marine biology in The Bahamas. Enrol in the Forfar Marine Science Programme run by IFS, a non-profit focused on environmental education since 1970.
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.
Whether it's a ski gap year or job abroad you're after, working behind the bar or on the slopes, Kiwi and Kiwi can help sort your winter in New Zealand for a different kind of summer vacation.
Pod Volunteer is an award-winning, non-profit organisation which arranges ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world.