Expedition leader training

Know Before You Go: FAQS, Expedition Leader Training

Program: Expedition Leader Training Location: UK, Costa Rica, Panama Duration: 16 weeks   The Expedition Leader Training Course has a lot of moving parts and a huge number of important considerations, and the build-up to such an adventurous undertaking can seem daunting and fraught with uncertainty. Here we’ve put together our answers to seven of participants’ most frequently asked questions, … Read More

St Luigi’s Community Volunteering and Swimming with Seals!

Read the latest update from week 3 on our South Africa Adventure program, courtesy of Dante Tejuso! For the second week in Oudsthoorn, school was back on so the after-school activities at the centre were too. In the morning, the boys were making cement bricks by hand, clearing rubble to make space for a garden and driving to the rubbish tip to … Read More

Visiting the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is as good as they say

This week our team of travellers update us after seeing the Taj Mahal on their Nepal and India gap year adventure. 14th May My blog begins on departure from McLeodganj. We swapped what felt like our home in India for 700 km of road and 20 hours of trying to find a comfy position. The destination was Agra – possibly the … Read More

South Africa

Climbing Lions Head and Table Mountain in South Africa

Read our first update from the week 1 on ourSouth Africa Adventure program, courtesy of Shirin Schälen! On our first week in South Africa we all met each other in a hostel in Capetown. In our group there’s Eva, Juliette, Sam, Dante, Xavier, Shirin and our guide Sean. Sean decided that the best way to get to know each other is … Read More

Red eyed tree frog Costa Rica

Tales From a Jungle Survivor – by Michela Vincent

After a stressful, delayed flight to San Jose and a morning spent hanging out with my new wilderness medicine pals, the trip, for me really kicked off on our 4 hour bus ride to the Caribbean coast. The views were spectacular; I couldn’t tear my eyes from the road. The rapidly changing…

5 Reasons To Do A Ski Instructor Course On Your Gap Year

Ski Gap Year: 5 Reasons To Do A Ski Instructor Course

I had been lucky enough to go on a number of ski holidays with my family as a kid and knew from the start that skiing was my favourite thing in the world! As long as I can remember I had wanted to take a Gap Year after college, so naturally, I spent both years there thinking about nothing else but a ski season!

Adventure Gap Year in South America

Don’t Let The Zika Virus Stop You From Taking A Gap Year In South America

Anyone who has recently been considering taking a gap year in South America or travelling to any region of Central America or the Caribbean in recent months has undoubtedly been advised of the potential new health threat – The Zika virus. The Zika virus has made headlines globally due to its rapid spread. At first these headlines may indeed sound alarming, but what’s the … Read More

7 Tips For Gap Year Australia

7 Tips For Your Gap Year In Australia

For an extraordinarily long time, Australia has been one of the most popular destinations for people to go on their gap year. Whether it is a gap year before university or a gap year later in life, all ages and stages will meet you in in the land-down-under. Australia offers the stability of a familiar western country (not to mention English-speaking) … Read More

Malia Obama Gap Year

What Does Malia Obama’s Gap Year Mean for Americans Everywhere?

It was the Early May Bank Holiday over the weekend, here in the UK. For our US readers that aren’t familiar with what that means – it’s a big deal. Bank holidays mean offices close and the weekend is longer (yay!). But this particular bank holiday is known for officially welcoming Summer and

Tips for a gap year in the bahamas

Tips For A Gap Year in The Bahamas

We’ve been running gap year programs in The Bahamas for over 15 years, and in that time it’s fair to say we’ve learnt a lot about how to have an amazing impact through marine conservation efforts, whilst also having the time of your life.
Read on for mangrove swamps, pristine coral reefs, sharks and a huge variety of marine habitats…