You're about to finish school and bury the books for a while. So now what? If you're not sure what you want to study next year, stuck for gap year ideas or just looking for an amazing travel experience, then the GapBreak program is for you. Why not teach English overseas, help build a classroom for a disadvantaged school or protect the habitat of endangered animals - anything’s possible!
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The GapBreak program is a unique 1-6 month placement abroad. Designed specifically for recent school leavers, this unique travel experience has been running since 1996 and is a fantastic way for young adults to see the world.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Joining a group of Australian and New Zealand gap year students
, you will live and breathe a new culture while working on a sustainable volunteering or work project. With such a variety of projects and destinations across the world, you are sure to find something that sparks your interest! Check out our full list of volunteer projects
and paid gap year jobs
THE GAP EXPERIENCE
- Participate in leading and reputable gap year program designed for Australian and New Zealand students
- Give something back to a developing community through volunteering
- Live with the local people, as well as other gap year students
- Make lifelong friends with like-minded people
- A chance to travel and explore on your weekends, as well as after your placement
- Take a break from study, become more independent and add to your CV
- Experience a brand new culture, environment and way of life!
- Rewarding and sustainable volunteer or work project
- Comprehensive 2-day training course prior to departure
- Food (in most destinations, please see specific country inclusions)
- 24-hour support for duration of placement from Australian head office
- Orientation, facilitation and support from in-country partners (on call at all times).
- Transfers to and from your placement when arriving on specified day
- Fundraising advice
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