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.


Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa

Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa


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Gain experience providing care for wildlife species at a rehabilitation center in South Africa! Volunteers will provide care for various animals, including hand-rearing orphaned animals when necessary. This center aims to rehabilitate & release all animals, but there are some who cannot be released.
Posted by: Go Eco
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Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Community Agriculture and Farming in Africa, Asia and Latin 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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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!
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Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific


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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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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included


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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!
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Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa

Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa


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Volunteer at a widely-accredited wildlife ranch in South Africa! This ranch is home to over 90 species of endangered animals. Volunteers will get up-close with various animals. Visitors come to the ranch to learn about these animals and how important their conservation
Posted by: Go Eco
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Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)

Learn French or Arabic in Morocco (Online Gap Programme)


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

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin 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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Community Aid Projects in Cape Town

Community Aid Projects in Cape Town


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Help with various community aid projects in the settlements of Cape Town!
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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season
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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season


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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.
Posted by: EA Ski and Snowboard
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Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin 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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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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Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa

Wildlife Rehabilitation in South Africa


map pin Africa
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Gain experience providing care for wildlife species at a rehabilitation center in South Africa! Volunteers will provide care for various animals, including hand-rearing orphaned animals when necessary. This center aims to rehabilitate & release all animals, but there are some who cannot be released.
Posted by: Go Eco
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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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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.
Posted by: EA Ski and Snowboard
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America


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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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Wildlife Conservation in Ecuador

Wildlife Conservation in Ecuador


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Volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre in the jungle of Ecuador! The rescue shelter is home to various species of native Ecuadorian wild animals that have been abused, injured or neglected.
Posted by: Go Eco
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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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Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin 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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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
renumeration icon Volunteer Project

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

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