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Get licensed to thrill with an IEC

Get licensed to thrill with an IEC

If you’re looking for the best instructor programmes that lead to exciting jobs in skiing and boarding, International Academy is your number one destination.

Cookery course helps ski workers stay on-piste

Cookery course helps ski workers stay on-piste

SkiWeekends are offering budding chalet boys and girls a unique chance to hone their chalet and cooking skills before heading to the Alps for the coming winter ski season.

Top jobs for backpackers visiting Queensland

Top jobs for backpackers visiting Queensland

With an 8.9% drop in UCAS applications for 2012, many are heralding the ‘return of the gap year’ for this year’s school leavers, who are faced with the new, higher tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year.

Top jobs for funding a trip to Queensland

Top jobs for funding a trip to Queensland

With one in three (77%) young Brits enticed to follow their dreams abroad, and over two thirds (70%) of 16-24 year olds moving overseas to find adventure and new experiences, Queensland offers a variety of experiences to satisfy every UK backpacker.

Hard working Brits stay online abroad, contributing £43m to the economy

With six million Brits heading abroad this Jubilee/half term weekend, a survey conducted by flight comparison site Skyscanner, has revealed more than a third (38%) of them will be forced to work during their time off, generating a massive £42.8m to the economy.

South Africa tops the charts at i-to-i Volunteering

South Africa tops the charts at i-to-i Volunteering

There are two sure ways of truly getting under the skin of a country. The first is to dismiss the bright lights of the high rise hotels and head for the homes of local communities.

Grab the chance to work in conservation in South Australia

Grab the chance to work in conservation in South Australia

The South Australian Tourism Commission, working in association with STA Travel and Tourism Australia, is offering travellers the chance to win a job as a conservation assistant on Kangaroo Island.

Adventurers wanted! Work DiffereNT in Australia’s Outback

Adventurers wanted! Work DiffereNT in Australia’s Outback

Swap the drudgery of the inbox for the beauty of the Outback, and ditch the 9-5 rat race for a crocodile park, as you could enjoy the experience of a lifetime working in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Developing the business leaders of tomorrow through travel

Developing the business leaders of tomorrow through travel

New for 2012, Peak Horizon is introducing International Summer Camps for young people; great for parents who can’t spend the whole summer with their kids and want them to enjoy their holidays whilst gaining some great new skills.

Help with conservation project in the Azores

Help with conservation project in the Azores

Do something different this year and head to islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to take part in a conservation project studying whales, dolphins and loggerhead turtles!

Esoteric adventures

Esoteric adventures

Been there? Done that? Well yes, and so have a lot of people. There’s nothing more rewarding than returning from a holiday and regaling the tale of a quirky experience, to a captive audience enthralled by the details of a unique adventure.

Young people bailing out of Britain with Australian working holiday visas

In 2005-06 the number of Australian working holiday visas granted to young people from the UK was 28,281. In 2009–10 this figure stood at 37,056. Young British people apply for and are granted more working holiday visas for Australia than citizens of any other country.

12 months, 5 continents, 2 friends = 1 ultimate year out

12 months, 5 continents, 2 friends = 1 ultimate year out

With tough times ahead, Real Gap Experience and i-to-i Volunteering are offering two lucky students the chance to travel the world with guaranteed work placements globally.

Student's Plan B: Travel to Queensland and earn some money

Student's Plan B: Travel to Queensland and earn some money

Over 200,000 university applicants will need a Plan B next week as they lose out on an increasingly small number of academic places.

Not all Gap Years have to be a Gap Yah

Not all Gap Years have to be a Gap Yah

As A-level results are set to come out, employers and Matt Lacey, of Gap Yah comedy fame, outline why time spent abroad is no bad thing, and how a Gap Year experience can develop qualities required in the work place.