Gap Year Travel Abroad

What is a Gap Year? It's a phrase that's thrown around, but basically it's your chance to make a mark both for your career prospects and gain life experience and it's exactly what you make it. As a Gap Year Traveller, the world is your oyster. Whether you want to travel for 3 months, 6 months or a year, join Kaya and we will provide you with great gap year ideas, so you’ll be guaranteed a once in a lifetime opportunity. With gap year programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa this is your chance to get to see the real world, interact with locals, learn languages and understand cultures so you’ll have more than travel memories. Coming on a Gap Year with Kaya will ensure you lifelong friends, in depth cultural understanding and the knowledge that you have travelled and given back to communities along the way.

Whether you are interested in wildlife and conservation, community development, working with children, sports initiatives or getting your hands dirty on a building project, we can tailor the Gap Year to suit your skills, passions and interests. Our Gap Year programs are flexible to suit your travel needs and personal schedule so challenge yourself today and do something different with your time out.

You can combine volunteering with independent travel. Start your time in each country with a volunteering project and you can learn all about the culture and language before going off to explore on your own. Or take a look at our Combo tours to combine volunteering and adventure tours.

If you're interested in reading about someone who has been there and done that, check out our testimonial from Jasmin Dreier who volunteered with us for 3 months spending a month in Kenya, Zambia and Mozambique! Read her story here.

Below you can find some packaged Kaya Gap Year programs across the world to give you a little inspiration of where you can spend your Gap Year. Can’t find the right one for you? Get in touch with one of Kaya’s advisor’s and we will happily put together a bespoke itinerary to make the most of your spare time.


Central & South America Gap Year
Africa Gap Year
Asia Gap Year
Gap Year Round the World

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