Gapforce has carefully selected gap year programs around the world since 1985, providing a variety of gap years abroad and gap year volunteer programs for experiences in wildlife conservation, outdoor training courses and once in a lifetime adventures across the far corners of the world. From the snowy peak of Everest Base Camp to the heat of the African plain, turquoise waters of the Bahamas and Thailand and humid jungles of Costa Rica and India, there is a truly diverse range of thrilling locations. The hardest part will be choosing where to go. If you need help deciding, read our gap year advice resources which explore the possibilities that gap years can open to you.
Our gap years abroad and gap year volunteer programs are greatly respected - a number of high-profile explorers have worked with Gapforce, such as Bruce Parry and Ed Stafford.
The diversity of a gap year abroad
The world is beautiful because it is varied, and our range of gap year options reflect this. There really is something for everyone - follow your instincts:
If you want to combine travel with adventure on your gap year abroad - snorkel, sail, ride off-road and surf through your gap year in Australia.
Perhaps you are conscious that you want to spend time helping a worthy cause in which case our summer volunteer programs will inspire you.
For an intrepid explorer seeking to gain experience to forge a career in this area, you can follow in the footsteps of past Gapforce leaders Bruce Parry and Ed Stafford and learn some impressive skills to add to your CV on our expedition leader training.
Spend some time browsing all our gap years abroad and gap year volunteer programs below to find something that excites you: