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Gap Year in Europe

Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering about 10,400,000 square kilometres (4,010,000 sq mi) or 2.0% of the Earth's surface. The only continent smaller than Europe is Australia. In terms of population, it is the third-largest continent (after Asia and Africa) with a population of some 710,000,000 or about 11% of the world's population. The massive variety of Europe and deep rooted and fascinating blend of cultures make it a great place to spend time travelling. There are hundreds of possibilities and thanks to the cheap airlines Europe is cheaply accessible from the UK. But don't forget to check out your InterRail options as well.

Latest opportunities in Europe

One and Two Week Chalet Cookery Courses

The Hive Cookery School run one and two week cookery courses for aspiring chalet hosts in the French Alps during the summer.  Students live and learn in a typical Alpine chalet in the village of Plan Peisey, near Les Arcs. We'll teach you all..

Cost: From £595.00

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Volunteer in Italy! Affordable fees from only £510!

Volunteer in Italy with IVHQ! Every year, hundreds of volunteers join IVHQ's highly affordable volunteer projects. Here volunteers assist on a range of community-driven projects in Italy's capital of Naples. Volunteers can choose to participate on..

Cost: £510

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Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses

GAP YEAR, CAREER START-UP & CAREER BREAK SPECIALISTS Live the dream - spend up to a full season living in a ski resort, training with some of the best instructors in the world, every day. Life in a resort couldn't be sweeter, your technique..

Cost: From £7000

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British Ski Instructor Course - Tignes BASI

GAP YEAR, CAREER START-UP & CAREER BREAK SPECIALISTS Live the ski dream - a season living and training in Tignes & Val D'Isere - the top French ski resorts. You'll train with some of the best instructors in the world, every day. Life in a..

Cost: £8295

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SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSES IN AUSTRIA & CANADA WITH FULL SEASON JOB GUARANTEE

Are you looking for a focussed and fun way to fulfill your dream? Do you need a break or Gap Year from school or looking for an exciting career change?  Ski Instructor Academy is the largest winter training provider in Europe and offers..

Cost: From €5,280.- Euros (£4,490 ** Subject to Exchange Rates)

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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 Creative & Performing Arts Projects

Our exciting Creative & Performing Arts projects give you the opportunity to express and share your artistic talents with young people abroad. Whether you are a music student on a gap year eager to work abroad, or a career breaker with a keen..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Creative & Performing Arts project prices from £1,195

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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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'Leap For Success' Rockley Watersports Scholarship

Take the plunge into the world of watersports. SELECTION DAYS BEING HELD ON 2nd / 11th November !!!  With the activity industry growing and growing it is no surprise that there is a shortage of qualified watersports instructors to meet..

Cost: £1250.00

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'Leap For Success' Gap year training & work

Take the plunge into the world of watersports. SELECTION DAYS BEING HELD ON 2nd / 11th November !!! or come and visit us at the Southampton Boatshow (15th to 24th September).  With the activity industry growing and growing it is no surprise..

Cost: £1250.00

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Volunteer on a construction/manual-work project overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Manual work, renovation, restoration and construction . You will join a team of international volunteers from all over the world..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Greece Sea Turtle Conservation

Greece provides a blend of a hot Mediterranean climate, fascinating ancient culture, and seas teeming with marine life. Enjoy the chance to immerse yourself in this fabulous culture whilst living close to the beautiful sandy beaches and helping to..

Cost: from £599

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Group Leaders go Free - Worldwide Placements

If you would like to go on a Frontier project and are ready to organise a group of friends to go with you, our Group Leaders Program could be perfect for you. As a group leader, you could earn your placement for free, and even have your flight costs..

Cost: Free for Group Leaders

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Italy Dolphin Monitoring & Sailing

Italy lies at the cultural heart of Western civilisation, home of everything from the Eternal City and Roman engineering, to the Renaissance masters and the best pizzas in the world, yet there is always more to see. A journey into Italy is to be..

Cost: from £725

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London Conservation N.G.O. Internship

New York, Paris, Milan, London.  The reputation of being one of the worlds most famous cities does not come lightly and testament to this is the famous quote of one Samuel Johnson: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of..

Cost: £1299

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Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation

As one of the top whale and dolphin watching destinations in the world, the south-west coast of Tenerife is a truly outstanding location for the observation of free-living whales. There are resident communities of pilot whales and dolphins which..

Cost: £300

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Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation Course Credit Internship

A multitude of Frontier volunteers and interns are University or College students undertaking academic study. Why not make the most of your time abroad by adding volunteer experience to your resume as well as gaining academic course credit in your..

Cost: 1160

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Volunteer at local festivals overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Local festivals You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who you..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on an overseas education project

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Education and Teaching You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on an overseas social project

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Social work and working with children / youth / adults You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on Archaeological projects worldwide

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Archaeological Projects You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on environmental and conservation projects worldwide

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who you will live and work..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer to help Artistic projects overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Volunteer Projects involving Arts You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer to support agricultural projects overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Agricultural Projects. You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSES IN AUSTRIA & CANADA WITH FULL SEASON JOB GUARANTEE

Are you looking for a focussed and fun way to fulfill your dream? Do you need a break or Gap Year from school or looking for an exciting career change?  Ski Instructor Academy is the largest winter training provider in Europe and offers..

Cost: From €5,280.- Euros (£4,490 ** Subject to Exchange Rates)

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Internationally Recognised TEFL Courses

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is an incredible way to travel the world whilst earning cash at the same time. With an i-to-i TEFL Course under your belt you will be qualified to teach in some of the world’s greatest travel..

Cost: Starting from only £149!

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Chalet Chef Cookery Courses for All Ages

WE ARE OFFER a £100 DISCOUNT FOR COUPLES and also a £100 Discount if you do not require our placement service! Learn the art of chalet cookery, chalet management and ski industry practices with Mountain Chefs and..

Cost: Course prices start at £595.00

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Affordable Volunteer Programs in Italy from £510 for 2 weeks!

Volunteer in Italy with International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)! Every year, hundreds of volunteers join IVHQ's highly affordable volunteer projects. Here volunteers assist on a range of community-driven projects in Italy's capital of Naples. Volunteers..

Cost: £510

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Affordable Volunteer Programs in Spain from £510 for 2 weeks!

IVHQ Spain is based in the history rich capital city of Spain, Madrid. There is a variety of unique and affordable volunteer programs available through IVHQ Spain including Teaching, After School Support, Agriculture, Special Needs Support and..

Cost: £510

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Most Affordable Volunteer Programs in Romania from £280!

IVHQ's local team in Romania is always in need of great volunteers! Volunteers can choose from a variety of meaningful projects including Teaching, Special Needs Care, Agriculture, NGO Support and Animal Care. IVHQ volunteers enjoy discounted..

Cost: £280

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