Making your choices after year 13

Gap Year & Travelling

These are organised programmes which mix travel and adventures. The  programmes can be between 1 and 26  weeks long and incur a cost.


 raleigh

 

Provide placements of between 7 and 13 weeks to help communities in

Malaysia & Borneo

Nepal

Tanzania

Nicaragua

https://raleighinternational.org/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer/raleigh-expeditions/volunteer/faqs/

 


Provide placements for 1 to 12 weeks in many different fields including sport, Building projects, child care abroad, medical, conservation  and community projects. This company also facilitates paid work opportunities abroad.


 bunac

offers working and volunteering opportunities in Arfica, Asia and North & South America

https://www.bunac.org/uk/destinations?countrycode=&activity

 

 xtreme

Group Gap year adventures  travel in groups rather than on your own

https://xtremegapyear.co.uk/group-gap-travel/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-YbH49ev2wIVCPlRCh3lcAVLEAAYASAAEgIpg_D_BwE

 

year-out

A portal for companies to advertise gap year options. All companies have to be a member of the Year out group.

https://yearoutgroup.org/gap-year-programs/

 

gapyear

Offers adventure placements and ideas for Gap year activities

https://www.gapyear.com/adventure-travel 

 

gap-force

Offers many different adventure placements

https://gapforce.org/gb/gap-year-programs/adventure-travel 

 

Useful websites

Government Foreign Travel Advice

STA Travel agency specialising in Students travel

Notgoingtouni

Government Gap Year Travel advice

UCAS

Year out Group

You can choose to book a tour of countries through a specialist travel agent or plan your own itinerary.


interrail


Interrailing in Europe

This is a popular choice for young people. Tickets can be purchased for one specific country or a “global pass” covering 30 listed countries. 

https://www.interrail.eu/en 

 

sta

Specialises in student and gap year travel, both independent and booking guided tours

https://www.statravel.co.uk/home.htm 

 

gapyear

Advice about world travel and round the world flights etc

https://www.gapyear.com/round-the-world-flights 

 


https://gapforce.org/gb

 

Other useful websites

Hostel bookers

Foreign Visa requirements

Government Gap Year Travel advice

UCAS

Year out Group

Gapyear.com