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United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom (full title The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but usually shortened to the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain) is a country and sovereign state to the northwest of mainland Europe. It comprises the island of Great Britain, the north-east part of the island of Ireland and many small local islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Irish Sea. It is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel.

  • Capital: London
  • Currency: Pound (Sterling, United Kingdom)
  • Religions: Anglican
  • Languages: English

Organisations

Art History Abroad - member since 2000

Art History Abroad - member since 2000

Travel through Italy with a group of new friends, studying the greatest works of art & architecture, in the most evocative and trendy cities in Europe. The AHA Course will truly expand your horizons across European civilization...
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Gapforce - member since 2002

Gapforce - member since 2002

Do you want to join a similar age group, in exotic locations, undertaking an epic gap year from only 2 weeks to up to a whole year? Why not explore South America, work in Australia, learn to dive in the Caribbean, global internships with jobs, help Doctors in Cambodia, become a Ski Instructor in Val D’Isere, volunteer teacher in Africa – all programs have our own UK Gapforce UK leaders to ensure your safety and so you are free to have an amazing time!Your Gapforce program has been seen in reality TV series in the UK and USA...
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Twin Work and Volunteer - member since 2011

Twin Work and Volunteer - member since 2011

Twin Work & Volunteer (formerly known as WAVA) believe in creating personal travel experiences which leave long-lasting, positive effects. Operating since 2006, we are proud to provide a range of programmes all around the world, which have been designed for people of all backgrounds and ages...
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The Year in Industry - member since 2000

The Year in Industry - member since 2000

The Year in Industry is a tried and tested way of enabling high calibre students to work in industry during a gap year. Work is real, challenging and paid (students currently earn on average between £10,000 and £14,000 per year)...
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Frontier - member since 2000

Frontier - member since 2000

Dive, Teach, Trek, Explore.Imagine spending your gap year diving in beautiful coral seas, tracking exotic game through lush jungles, or teaching English to groups of eager children. Best of all, you'll gain the qualifications that could make the difference to you getting that prestigious university spot or lucrative job...
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