Covid-19: FAQs

As we start to gradually come out of lockdown, our priority at Gapforce is to begin resuming our trips and courses around the world in a safe, practical and responsible way. To offer you a bit of clarity, we have put together a set of answers to some questions we have been frequently asked. If, after reading through these, you … Read More


Covid-19 Update

As the lockdown in the UK remains, and the Foreign Office continues to advise against all non-essential travel, the Gapforce office remains closed, with a core team continuing to work from home. We are constantly monitoring the situation and are making decisions about the operation of our trips and courses on a rolling basis, based on the departure date. Currently … Read More

Can you Travel and Reduce your Carbon Footprint?

Here at Gapforce we are constantly seeking ways to lessen our impact on the environment, reduce our carbon footprint and become more Eco-friendly. We are also equally determined that participants on our programs, whether they be trekking to Everest Base Camp or volunteering on a private game reserve in South Africa, contribute to a more Eco-friendly environment and make steps … Read More

Coronavirus FAQs – update 9th March 2020

What is the Coronavirus You will no doubt have seen a lot of coverage recently about the novel coronavirus. The new strain of the virus which emerged in Wuhan, China, in January is being called COVID-19 and as this is a new strain of the virus there is not much known about it and therefore the World Health Organisation, governments, … Read More

Coronavirus update for travellers

Many of you booked or planning to travel this year will no doubt have concerns about the Coronavirus and how it may affect your travel. The purpose of this letter is to update you on how Gapforce is responding to the situation.   First of all, as of today there is no impact on any of our planned trips. However, … Read More

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

Thinking of working while traveling in Australia?

Thinking of working while traveling in Australia? Every year millions of tourists make the trip to Australia and discover the meaning of, “Aussie life”. Some come to take a break from school, others may be intrigued by Australian culture. But it’s no doubt that staying in Australia long term has become high on traveler’s agendas. Prolonged stay means finding work … Read More

Volunteering projects with Elephants in Thailand

Why you should say no to riding Elephants in Thailand! Elephant sanctuaries provide a vital home and refuge centre through proper care for elephants in desperate need. Developing and maintaining an animal sanctuary requires extensive knowledge about the life of elephants. But it is also just as important to understand what these elephants have endured in captivity. Animals living here … Read More

Stepping Off the Beaten Path

So, you are thinking about a gap year… Today, this longstanding British tradition is gaining momentum in the US, with Malia Obama’s decision to take a gap year opening new conversations on direction of education and how to best empower young people to become global citizens. Questions such as these have led to a new era of encouraged college deferrals … Read More

5 Alternatives to University that will Brighten Your Day

5 Alternatives to University that will Brighten Up Your Day

It’s official. A-Level results day 2017 has hit the United Kingdom, and students throughout the UK will be celebrating or commiserating their A-level results this week. For many, the next big question is simple: what’s my next move – and what alternatives to university are available to me? While many will be heading off to university, the media is reporting … Read More