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Gap Year in Ethiopia

Ethiopia may be poor in work and industry but it’s rich in natural beauty, music, song, and dance. This war- and famine-scarred country has much to offer the visitor, and even more if you make time to meet its people. If you’re looking for a country where your GAP year might make a difference, read on.


International aid agencies rushed to Ethiopia in the 1980s, when widespread famine and disease hit our screens. Today there are a number of agencies operating from the country, and you’ll have no difficulty finding a voluntary position in this vulnerable country.

Latest opportunities in Ethiopia

Short-term Special Volunteer Projects

Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds which run over the summer holiday period and in December and January. These programmes are a great way of gaining some valuable work experience or developing a particular skill; the..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Short-term Special project prices from £1,095

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Volunteer Care Work

All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention. By volunteering on a Care placement with Projects Abroad you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives. No previous..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Care project prices from £995

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Volunteer Journalism Projects

If you are contemplating a career in the media and are looking for a challenging but rewarding experience then a Journalism placement with Projects Abroad may be right for you. Volunteers can choose to work either on a Print Journalism placement or..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Journalism project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer Medicine & Healthcare Projects

Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world. Whether you are looking to get on to a university..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Medical project prices from £995.

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Volunteer Sports Coaching Abroad

Whether you have a passion for football, are a keen runner or just want to help coach children in their sports lessons, you can make a difference to young people's lives by volunteering on a Projects Abroad Sports placement. Volunteers will be..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Sports project prices from £1,145

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Volunteer Teaching Placements

A Projects Abroad Teaching placement is ideal for anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications are necessary and you do not need to know how to speak the local language. All..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Teaching project prices from £995.

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