GAP YEAR - a period of time when students take a break from formal education to do something that provides personal growth.
A good place to start searching is using specific search engines to explore. It is important to thoroughly research the companies to ensure the safest experience. We have listed some search engines and provided direct links to specific reputable programs:
Animal Experience International
Are you ready to transform your life while helping animals around the world? AEI empowers animal lovers, students, professional and adventure seekers to travel and make a difference by volunteering with animals.
Study and visit 22+ ports on four continents while earning academic credits and participating in volunteer projects.
Gapforce has carefully selected gap year programs around the world since 1989. Experiences include wildlife conservation, outdoor training courses and once in-lifetime adventures across the far corners of the world.
Go Overseas can help you have a year of meaningful growth through exploring your interests, passions, and curiosities, as well as supporting your pursuit for experiential learning.
Katimavik provides Canadian youth between 17 and 21 years old the unique opportunity to take part in an intensive 6- 9 month volunteer service program.
This is an international youth development charity offering volunteering and gap year placements.
Various building projects are available in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Thailand.
Project Abroad sends youth 16 years and older to 24 countries to do over 150 different unpaid internships and service projects.
The Swap Program is for young Canadians who want to work abroad and travel.
WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community.