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:
This is an international youth development charity offering volunteering and gap year placements.
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 go abroad to work and travel.
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.
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.