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.



Costa Rica & Nicaragua Adventure
Costa Rica & Nicaragua Adventure

map pin Central America

renumeration icon Training Skills Course

See the best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua in this unique Central America gap year adventure. From the deep and dense Cost Rican rainforest to quaint Caribbean beach towns, you will experience paradise in all its glory....
Posted by: Gapforce
Gapforce Website


International Educator Program
International Educator Program

map pin Asia, Central America, South America

renumeration icon Training course

Leading change on a global scale. Helping small communities revive ecological regions. Protecting native biodiversities. Helping to break the cycle of poverty. Our International Educator program is all about travelling with a difference, travelling making a difference....
Posted by: Pure Exploration
Pure Exploration Website


Costa Rica Marine Adventure
Costa Rica Marine Adventure

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renumeration icon Volunteer project

Join our tropical Marine Conservation project in Costa Rica and scuba dive in one of the world's most stunning settings. Once fully trained, volunteer at our Sea Turtle conservation project and help protect marine life. Gain three PADI qualifications. See Manta rays, dolphins, sharks and whales....
Posted by: Gapforce
Gapforce Website


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 Adventure....
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
Oyster Worldwide Website



Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220
Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220

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renumeration icon Volunteer project

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
Plan My Gap Year Website


Bahamas Marine Conservation
Bahamas Marine Conservation

map pin Caribbean

renumeration icon Volunteer project

Join our Volunteer Marine Conservation project in the Bahamas and help create UNESCO protected marine parks, assist local communities and teach conservation awareness in primary schools. Learn to dive, become a PADI Advanced Diver! ...
Posted by: Gapforce
Gapforce Website


Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180
Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

map pin Africa, Asia & South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

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
Plan My Gap Year Website


Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America
Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America

map pin North America, South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

Maximo Nivel’s volunteer programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru provide unique opportunities to live and work in Latin America, while giving back to the global community and immersing yourself in the local culture....
Posted by: Maximo Nivel
Maximo Nivel Website



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
Oyster Worldwide Website


Camp Counselor in France
Camp Counselor in France

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renumeration icon 1170 euros per month

We’ve been running English camps for French children since 1994! With multiple locations across France, American Village Language Immersion Camps welcome thousands of kids each year. Our caring, fun, and professional counselor team is a part of what makes our camp so loved by our campers!...
Posted by: American Villlage
American Villlage Website


Tour Leader - Paris
Tour Leader - Paris

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renumeration icon Competitive wage + meals and accommodation package and full training

Becoming a PGL Tour Leader is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in French culture and get involved with one of PGL’s most popular school trips – tailor-made French study tours to the wonderful city of Paris....
Posted by: PGL
PGL Website


Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150
Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

map pin Africa, Asia & South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

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
Plan My Gap Year Website



Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150
Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

map pin Africa, Asia & South America

renumeration icon Volunteer project

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
Plan My Gap Year Website


Work as a Ski Instructor
Work as a Ski Instructor

map pin North America, Europe

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 Romania and earn money whilst enjoying the season on these fantastic slopes!...
Posted by: Oyster Worldwide
Oyster Worldwide Website


Medical Work Experience
Medical Work Experience

map pin Europe, Asia

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
Oyster Worldwide Website