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Out to Africa

Out to Africa

What is it about Africa that entices travellers to head to this fantastic, enlightening, surprising and intriguing continent?

Bosses taking holiday liberties

A quarter of bosses think it is acceptable to ring employees while they are on holiday, according to new research.

Almighty Australia

Australia, one of the top destinations on the Gap Year circuit, provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a real difference in the flood-affected areas of Queensland and North Eastern New South Wales.

‘Snap year’ gaps go a long way in CV building

If you are leaving school this summer and thinking about taking some time out before university, but not ready to commit to a full Gap year – a mini Snap Year may be more up your street.

Sandals Resorts announces first voluntourism program

Sandals Resorts, in conjunction with The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), has launched Reading Road Trip, the resort company’s first official voluntourism program.

Gap teaching breaks to Sri Lanka

Gap teaching breaks to Sri Lanka

The Unique Travel Company is offering gap breaks teaching English in schools and orphanages on the tropical Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka from around £550 per person for four weeks or £1,020 for twelve weeks.

Brits ‘too busy’ to volunteer abroad

Brits ‘too busy’ to volunteer abroad

A straw poll* conducted by leading international volunteering company Projects Abroad, has found that the main barrier holding Brits back from volunteering abroad is the required investment in time.

A new kind of Maldives holiday

A new kind of Maldives holiday

A new conservation project has been set up to help preserve the marine environment surrounding the islands of the Maldives archipelago, off the Southern tip of India.

Graduates look overseas as unemployment soars

Graduates look overseas as unemployment soars

Job-hungry British graduates are heading overseas in their thousands to escape rising unemployment at home.

Back from the brink of extinction

Gap Adventures has applauded the historic agreement made at the meeting of the UN Convention on Biodiversity to help halt the mass extinction of species.

Improve your skiing & pass on your knowledge

Improve your skiing & pass on your knowledge

If you're looking to improve your technique on the slopes or wanting to take it one step further by passing your knowledge onto others then have you considered a ski or snowboard instructor course?

Volunteering aboard attracts thousands of young Brits

Recent research from Projects Abroad has shown that last summer they sent over 5,000 volunteers overseas to work on a voluntary project as part of a gap year. In the UK 41 per cent of these were pre-university students and 18 per cent were undergraduates. In total 78 per cent of the total volunteers were between the ages of 16 and 24.

Projects Abroad launches online global journalism project

Projects Abroad launches online global journalism project

Projects Abroad, the leading international volunteering company, is today announcing its online global journalism project. Voices of the World will provide a voice and a forum to young, aspiring journalists to exchange opinions, face prejudices and discover mutual consensus through the medium of written word.

A gap year with a difference

A gap year with a difference

With competition for university places and graduate jobs greater than ever, differentiating yourself from the others is becoming increasingly important.

The Gap Year – An endangered species?

The Gap Year – An endangered species?

Recent news that leading universities are vetoing gap years or capping the number of applicants who can take a year out threatens to cast a dark cloud over next week's A-Level results.