Health, Medicine and Caring Gap Years

In this section we provide details of the types of projects that would suit people who are looking to gain experience in medicine, nursing, child care or veterinary sciences.

Caring for vulnerable children in orphanages and medical centres, or birds and animals in wildlife sanctuaries can be an emotionally difficult yet incredibly rewarding way to spend your year abroad. Perhaps you are going on to study medicine at university and would benefit from some practical work experience, or maybe you just want to lend a hand to people who need help. You do not require any previous experience for the vast majority of these projects, just a willingness to learn.


Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds


map pin Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean.
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Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.
Posted by: Projects Abroad
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Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Training Course

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco through a combination of classes with an experienced teacher and native speaker, cultural workshops, and local buddy chats. This 8-week online language programme includes 2 hours of one-on-one language classes each week and can be combined with an online internship.
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town

Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town


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As a teaching volunteer in Cape Town, you will educate, support and empower children who come from disadvantaged township communities. This is an exceptional opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world, while also contributing to the future of it's poorest citizens.
Posted by: African Impact
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Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150


map pin Africa, Asia & South America
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Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks.
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
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Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220

Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220


map pin Africa, Asia & South America
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PMGY offer some of the most amazing medical volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 2-weeks to 6-months.
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
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Medical and HIV/Aids Volunteering in South Africa

Medical and HIV/Aids Volunteering in South Africa


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

As a medical volunteer in a rural Zulu area of South Africa, you will gain real insight into the daily struggles of those living in poverty. Through clinic work, home-based care initiatives and HIV education, you will make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Posted by: African Impact
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Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth
SPECIAL OFFER!

Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth


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renumeration icon Competitive salary + benefits

EA Ski & Snowboard are the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor internships. Turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career. Receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer - all in one season.
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Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad


map pin Africa, Asia, Europe, South America
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The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million people learning the language at any given time. Combine teaching and TEFL courses or volunteer in sports or childcare projects to create a rewarding adventure and experience!
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Building Projects

Building Projects


map pin Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean.
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Volunteering on a Building Project with Projects Abroad will give you a great opportunity to help construct, repair and build houses or classrooms across the developing world. Whatever you are involved with you will have the opportunity to make a long term difference to the community.
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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching


map pin Africa, North America, South America, Europe
renumeration icon Volunteer and paid positions

Take part in coaching a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, netball, swimming or skiing. Help and support groups of disadvantaged children around the world or enjoy combining your love of skiing or snowboarding with instructing. Combine sport and travel passions and make a difference
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150


map pin Africa, Asia & South America
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PMGY offer some of the most amazing childcare volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
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Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150


map pin Africa, Asia & South America
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PMGY offer some of the most amazing teaching volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
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Volunteer on Building Projects in Communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Volunteer on Building Projects in Communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America


map pin Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central America, South America
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Help communities construct, repair and refurbish their homes, schools and facilities on one of Kaya’s projects. Our building volunteers work on existing initiatives that employ local labour, resources and techniques. Travel the world while giving back and learning from locals along the way!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Medical Experience Abroad

Medical Experience Abroad


map pin Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean.
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By volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project you will have the opportunity to experience the challenges faced by medical institutions across the developing world. You will have the chance to gain work experience whilst helping some of the poorest people in the world.
Posted by: Projects Abroad
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Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America


map pin Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central America, South America
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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Initiatives. Take a gap year abroad and work on a project designed to contribute to ending local hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition while promoting sustainable agriculture. Learn about Fair Trade, Organic Farming Practices - and more.
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America


map pin Central America, South America
renumeration icon Training Course

Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)


map pin Africa
renumeration icon Training Course

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco through a combination of classes with an experienced teacher and native speaker, cultural workshops, and local buddy chats. This 8-week online language programme includes 2 hours of one-on-one language classes each week and can be combined with an online internship.
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Medical internship in Romania

Medical internship in Romania


map pin Europe
renumeration icon Unpaid

An excellent way to gain work experience, this internship in Romania offers hands-on experience in a children's hospital and home visits with a mobile medical unit, a chance for you to learn about more conditions and treatments. For those interested in medicine, this is a great internship.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Sports Coaching Gap Year

Sports Coaching Gap Year


map pin Africa, South America
renumeration icon Volunteer project

Take part in coaching a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, netball or swimming. Help and support groups of disadvantaged children around the world. Combine sport with the opportunity to travel and make a difference.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Teaching and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Teaching and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America


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Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led teaching and education projects. Work with children in rural schools, help overworked teachers lesson-plan, plan and lead fun, engaging activities, teach skills to adults, teach English, and so much more! Travel and learn about another culture!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town


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The focus of this project is to care for and support abandoned and orphaned children in emergency care homes and after-school care facilities in Cape Town. Volunteers get to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, all the while assisting with early childhood development.
Posted by: African Impact
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In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America


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Work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts - virtually and/or in-person. Immerse yourself in new cultures either way, gaining international work experience and networking with professionals in your field - whilst making a difference!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America


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Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide

Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide


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Frontier has over 400 volunteering projects in countries worldwide, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations. We have a wealth of experience in the field of ethical and gap year travel, wildlife conservation, adventure travel and community development.
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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor


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renumeration icon Dependant upon experience

Become a qualified ski instructor in the world-class resort of Whistler! Spend your days on the mountain, earning money and teaching kids to ski. We include a Level One Ski Instructor course and are recruiting right now!
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included


map pin Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland
renumeration icon Competitive salary + benefits

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor in 2020. Receive world-class training, gain internationally-recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
Posted by: EA Ski and Snowboard
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Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Africa


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Specialising in ethical and sustainable volunteer abroad projects, Kaya Responsible Travel have a wide breadth of choice when it comes to projects in Africa. With dozens of projects in 11 countries, discover the incredible scenery and varied wildlife of Africa while making a positive impact!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar

Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar


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Volunteer on a community project in unique Madagascar. You will be living on a beach camp or in a volunteer house, takking part in a teaching, diving or wildlife project in one of the most fascinating countries on earth.
Posted by: Frontier
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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season
SPECIAL OFFER!

Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season


map pin Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland
renumeration icon Competitive salary + benefits

Do you want a career that will take you across the globe? Do you want to live and work in the world's top ski destinations? Become a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard and fast-track your career in the snow industry. Choose from 26 resorts across five countries.
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Culture & Community

Culture & Community


map pin Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean.
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Projects Abroad offers the unique experience to immerse yourself in the local culture through our Culture & Community Projects. Whether you are on our Nomad Project in Mongolia or participating on our Khmer Project, you will become an important part of a local community overseas.
Posted by: Projects Abroad
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Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America


map pin Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central America, South America
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Travel off the beaten path and have a blast working on community-led sports development initiatives. Organise activities for children at community and childcare centres, in schools or on after-school programs. Coach games, build confidence and work the body and mind!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific


map pin Asia, Australasia
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With a wide range of volunteer projects in Asia (and ten years in the business) get in touch with Kaya Responsible Travel today and start organising a life changing trip! Already got travel plans? Add in some volunteering time and make a positive impact while you explore!
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Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180


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PMGY offer some of the most amazing Under 18 volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
Posted by: Plan My Gap Year
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Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds


map pin Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean.
renumeration icon Volunteer project

Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.
Posted by: Projects Abroad
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Care with Projects Abroad

Care with Projects Abroad


map pin Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean.
renumeration icon Voluntary Project

Projects Abroad offers the chance to care for underprivileged children in orphanages, day care centres, special-needs centres and kindergartens. As a volunteer you will enhance the growth, development and well-being of the children.
Posted by: Projects Abroad
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Work as a Ski Instructor

Work as a Ski Instructor


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renumeration icon Paid

Train with professional ski instructors and gain your own qualifications that will allow you to teach in the same season. Following your course, become a snow sports instructor in Canada or Austria and earn money whilst enjoying the season on these fantastic slopes!
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Paid Work

Paid Work


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renumeration icon Paid work abroad

Chose from instructing, hospitality and support roles in one of our Canadian ski resorts. Experience the Aussie Outback or the cosmopolitan city of Sydney or Auckland. We offer the chance to earn money teaching in China or Thailand. Travel, gain experience, get to know the locals & enhance your CV.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America


map pin Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central America, South America
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Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Summer Projects

Summer Projects


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Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds and run throughout the summer months. If you have time to spare over the summer holidays then why not join us on one of our short programmes designed especially for you.
Posted by: Projects Abroad
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Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad


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renumeration icon Paid - approximately £800/$1000 a month on the Teach and Earn programme. A subsistence of approx. £250 is paid to you each month.

The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million students learning the language at any given time. Whether on a gap year or a graduate, we have the course for you. Choose either to join our Teach and Earn programme or our China TEFL programme
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America


map pin Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central America, South America
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Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led public health and medical initiatives. Join locals in hospitals abroad, rural health clinics or help perform home visits. Assist in wide-ranging areas such as nutrition, nursing, midwifery, and even equine therapy, to name just a few!
Posted by: Kaya Responsible Travel
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Medical Work Experience In India

Medical Work Experience In India


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renumeration icon Volunteer/internship projects

Our medical internships are an excellent way to boost your medical CV, whether for your career or university application. You'll gain knowledge of an alternative medical system and gain practical experience working alongside doctors and nurses.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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Childcare Gap Year

Childcare Gap Year


map pin Africa, Europe, North America, South and Latin America
renumeration icon Volunteer projects (with the exception of paid ski resort jobs in Canada)

Volunteering on childcare projects puts beaming smiles on the faces of vulnerable children. By simple interaction and play, be part of helping children learn English and supporting their carers who really appreciate your help. Oyster offer worthwhile projects in Africa, North and South America.
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
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