Gap Year Programs in Central America and the Caribbean

Why Take a Gap Year in Central America

A gap year trip to Central America and the Caribbean is an opportunity to trek jurassic scenery - think craggy volcanoes rising up out of lush steamy rainforest - or to get up close and personal with Costa Rica's sea turtles.

Volunteer Projects in Central America

It's also an ideal place to travel whilst making a difference. We have a number of longstanding partners in the region, including a marine conservation centre in the Bahamas and our amazing Costa Rica Disaster and Rescue Team, which you can work alongside whilst learning military jungle evacuation and survival techniques.

Gap Year in Central America

Gap Year Programs in Central America

If you're interested in a gap year in Central America, the next step is to join one of our programs.

Central America and the Caribbean projects:

Bahamas Marine Conservation

Duration 4 - 10 weeks Prices from from$2850
Protect the world's second longest barrier reef as a Marine Research Volunteer. Create our second Marine Reserve!
Bahamas Marine Conservation Marine Research Volunteer
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Costa Rica Jungle Survival

Duration 3 weeks Prices from from$2250
An epic 3 week jungle adventure combining survival training, trekking and activities in the pristine rainforests of Costa Rica!
Accommodation Meals and Support
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Costa Rica Marine Adventure

Duration 4 weeks Prices from from$3675
Gain internationally recognised PADI qualifications & protect Costa Rica's Turtle population on the stunning Pacific Coast.
Scuba Diving 3 PADI Scuba Qualifications Sea Turtle Conservation
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Costa Rica Summer Trip

Duration 2 - 4 weeks Prices from from$1500
Get up close and personal with Sea Turtles on the stunning Pacific Coast - whilst surfing at the same time.
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Expedition and Dive Instructor Training

Duration 12 weeks Prices from from$12300
Become an internationally approved Dive and First Aid Instructor with Expedition Leadership skills and great job options.
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Expedition Medicine Training

Duration 2 weeks Prices from from$2250
Experience Costa Rica's jungles and world-class training in expedition medicine, jungle survival and rescue.
All Accommodation Meals Training and Support
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Trekforce Expedition Leader Training

Duration 16 weeks Prices from from$12300
Live the outdoor enthusiasts dream - train to become an expedition leader and travel the world!
All Accommodation Meals Training and Support Jobs for top 25%
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I went outside of my comfort zone and did some amazing things and met loads of amazing people that were interested in what I was interested in, which is really cool!
I feel so grateful to have met people that I no doubt will stay connected to for the rest of my life.
The instructors are some of the most professional, kind, hard working, good fun and just bloody awesome people you will have the pleasure of meeting and in my experience the same is true for the volunteers.
I would definitely recommend this project to everyone who loves meeting new people, diving, beach life and sun.
Met some of the most amazing people who I will never forget. Thanks for one of the best experiences ever Gapforce!