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Want to get off the tourist trail, live like a local and experience a new and exciting country as you travel on your gap year? Then Antipodeans' GapBreak is for you. Our gap year program includes paid work programs and overseas volunteering for school leavers to destinations around the world.


Have the adventure of your life as you explore a new country and live among locals!


On a GapBreak you can work at a Summer Camp, teach English in a local school or work on building and conservation projects. We’ve got plenty of gap year ideas to suit your interests and passions! Our gap year programs are one to six months in length, and depart all year round so you’re sure to find something perfect for you.



Antips has created an inspiring collection of voluntary and work (paid) projects that will truly stir your soul.



Volunteer projects


All gap year volunteer programs are thoroughly researched and developed in conjunction with Community Partners in each country – some of whom we’ve been working with for more than 20 years. It means you will work on projects that respond to a real community need making them worthwhile for both the locals and the volunteer.


Our Partners will help manage your volunteering placement; provide travel advice; oversee health and safety; and look after accommodation including inspecting home stays (where applicable) prior to your arrival. These Partners, together with our Australian team, are on 24-hour call for the duration of your placement and ensure everything runs smoothly.


Building        Community development
Teaching Care & social work


How is the program structured?


Participants going to developing countries typically travel as part of a team of 5 -15 people and depending on the destination, you may experience a home-stay with a local family or live in student accommodation.


Each project varies but you will most likely find yourself working with locals or as part of a volunteer team during the week. Weekends are your time to travel with fellow volunteers and soak up your surroundings. From Himalayan treks and bicycle tours to Amazon jungle adventures, participants make the most of their free time to explore the country during their gap break.



Work projects


In destinations such as Canada and the UK, you can earn money while you travel. We have opportunities for students to work at summer camps.


Summer Camp Leader


How is the program structured?


Our paid placements are a fantastic way to gain experience whilst earning an income. Participants will be placed in an Adventure Camp suited to their skills and may live in staff accommodation or in a cabin with the kids.


Dates & Costs

GapBreak adventures depart throughout the year. Choose from one to six month placements.

Costs are kept to a minimum for students and cover the majority of aspects of the program including accommodation, meals, transfers, 24 hour back up, training and preparation. 


2016/17 GapBreak dates and placement fees

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Gap Year Programs, International Volunteering, Gap year Africa Application Meeting
Please contact us to discuss your Application. 
Volunteer work overseas, Work experience overseas, Teach English overseas Placement Offer
Following your Application Meeting, we will be in a position to offer you a place on the GapBreak program. An acceptance letter and booking form will be emailed and mailed to you via post.
Teach English overseas, Volunteer teaching, Gap year Africa Booking Form
Once you receive your offer of a place on the program, you must decide if this is for you. To accept, submit the completed GapBreak Booking Form together with your first instalment of AUD$500 via post, fax or email.
Gap year Africa, International Volunteering, Volunteering overseas Welcome to the team!
Your GapBreak placement is now secure (please note Canada requires a second interview). We look forward to working with you to help prepare your experience of a life time!


Get in touch

There are a number of ways to find out more about Antips' GapBreak program. Our Information Nights are a great way to start as you can find out about a broad range of placements and meet experienced Antips staff face-to-face.



Further Information

GapBreak Frequently Asked Questions

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