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Gap Year in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka? It’s not an obvious or an easy choice for your Gap Year. But your courage won’t go unrewarded. Okay, there are the obvious attractions: white sands, tea plantations, elephant rides through the flora-rich rainforest.


But beneath the glamorous surface are political tensions and a daily struggle for survival. The 2004 tsunami wrought terrible damage on the country, claiming around 40,000 lives, and communities are still being rebuilt. As a result, the whole country is in need of volunteers for various projects, not to mention the tourist dollar.

Sri Lanka – An island with a wealth of natural beauty.

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Plan your gap year to teach Buddhist monks or get involved in community projects with Mondo Challenge.

Latest opportunities in Sri Lanka

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 Business Projects

A Projects Abroad Business placement is designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company. Projects Abroad works with a number of businesses in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Some are based in modern sky..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Business project prices from £1,595

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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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Volunteer Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care Placements

If you have a passion for working with animals then we might have just what you are looking for. Projects Abroad offers animal care and veterinary medicine placements throughout the developing world. Our veterinary medicine placements are ideal for..

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

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