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Programmes to suit you

Whether you are on a gap year or looking for gap experience during the holidays, our members provide a huge choice of opportunities to suit different ages, budgets and ambitions.

See the world

Ö..or stay in the UK. With 90 countries to choose from youíre sure to find a home from home, exotic location or inspiring views by booking with one of our members.

Exceptional providers

Our members are all established organisations that meet our demanding criteria and can evidence quality, safety and authenticity of their programmes.

Planning made easy

All the information you need to ensure your Gap experience is fun and purposeful, wherever you choose to go and whatever you choose to do.


Expeditions based in one country or travelling through several and can last from 6 to 15 weeks



Language courses and cultural tours designed to immerse you in the history of a country and help you blend into daily life.



Courses designed to help develop a new skill or improve on an existing one. They include dance and drama, diving, sailing and ski instructing. You could be earning money doing what you love very soon.



Marine or terrestrial, community or science, animals or people. There are many opportunities to volunteer for good causes and to make a difference.



Paid work experience in the UK or find a way to pay for your travels. Unpaid internships can support your career ambitions and demonstrate you´ve got what it takes.


Your gateway to the best providers and outstanding adventures. Est. 1998

We provide a complete reference and resource for all you need to make the most of your time out from school, university or work.

YOG has a wide range of experienced providers offering a superb choice of locations, activities, inspiration and peace of mind. Members abide by:

  • Our Charter (re-signed every year)
  • Our Code of Practice, Terms and Conditions


  • Submit annual business Accounts
  • Have crisis and risk policies in place
  • Recruit trained staff both from the UK and in-country
  • Have Public Liability Insurance of £2million
  • Offer essential support, help and assistance throughout the experience



Your perfect gap experience

Browse the programmes, countries and organisations that interest you and access the pictures and video from those who have gone before.



All you need to know

How do I find the programme that is right for me? What about money, fundraising, insurance , staying safe and what to pack?

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Gappers, Parents, Teachers and Providers

Receive updates, order brochures, request a talk, become a member or simply ask a question. Why not stay in touch throughout your adventure?

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Where in the World?

Find out more about the countries you think you might like to visit and identify which programmes are available where. Once you´ve decided and have booked your place, get the latest travel advice before you leave the uk.
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