Learning Worldwide

If you've just 'escaped' from an intense period of study, you might not immediately be ready to jump back into education.

But a gap-year can be a fantastic opportunity to combine living and studying abroad. You could learn a new skill and gain a qualification; pursue an interest, hobby or passion you haven't had time for before; explore and enrich your knowledge in your own way, rather than following a curriculum; and you could also find you've added a new dimension to your CV. You may also meet some like-minded folk and have a lot of fun.

These are some of the things you could do: learn a language in-country, do a sports instructor course, music or drama summer schools, explore art, music, culture and learn about conservation. If you’re not jaded with study or are at a time of life when a postgraduate qualification would be useful, and a career break possible, you could go for an academic year abroad. Another option for those of you who want to try to earn while you travel is to do a TEFL course.

A good way of getting to know a place and its people in depth is to spend a whole academic year at a foreign school, either in Europe, the USA, or further afield. The options are plenty; and if anything mentioned above appeals to you, type it into the search box below for the people who can point you in the right direction.

Accademia Europea di Firenze

Italy

+39 055 21 15 99

www.aefirenze.it

What about spending your gap-year in the city of the Renaissance, studying Italian, Art, Music, Dance or simply exploring and learning about the Italian culture? Accademia Europea di Firenze… read more.

Art History Abroad (AHA)

UK

info@arthistoryabroad.com

+44 (0) 1379 871 800

www.arthistoryabroad.com

Art History Abroad students immerse themselves in European art and culture. All teaching is done on site by brilliant, unstuffy tutors who will inspire you and encourage you to… read more.

British Offshore Sailing School - BOSS

UK

+44 (0) 23 8045 7733

www.boss-sail.co.uk

BOSS Specialises in offering a range of sabbatical, career change and Gap Year sailing programmes ranging from 2-week skipper training breaks through to 18-week intensive FastTrack to Yachtmaster training… read more.

CESA Languages Abroad

UK

info@cesalanguages.com

+44 (0) 1209 211 800

www.cesalanguages.com

Why not meander round the Piazza della Repubblica enjoying the sunshine, before visiting the Uffizi, in Florence? How about a jog along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice or… read more.

En Famille Overseas

UK

info@enfamilleoverseas.co.uk

+44 (0)1397 712906

www.enfamilleoverseas.co.uk

En Famille Overseas can provide language homestays for gap year students as a paying guest in another country. Our host families are well educated and cultivated and take an… read more.

John Hall Venice

UK

info@johnhallvenice.com

+44 (0)20 8871 4747

www.johnhallvenice.com

The John Hall Venice Course is an epic gap year experience and one that you will never forget. It is a nine-week introduction to some of the finest and… read more.

Jubilee Sailing Trust

UK

info@jst.org.uk

+44 (0) 23 8042 6868

www.jst.org.uk

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is an international, United Nations accredited disability charity, promoting integration through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing. The JST provides life-changing adventures to… read more.

Live Languages Abroad

UK

info@livelanguagesabroad.co.uk

+44 (0)1736 740000

www.livelanguagesabroad.com

Learn a language on your gap year Gap year language courses abroad are a fantastic way of getting to know another Country, its culture and customs whilst learning a new… read more.

Met Film School

UK

info@metfilmschool.co.uk

+44 (0)20 8832 1933

www.metfilmschool.co.uk

At Met Film School, we inspire the new generation of smart screen creative professionals. At Met Film, we bring together education and the screen industry to help you turn… read more.

Michelangelo Institute

Italy

+39 055 240975

www.michelangelo-edu.it

Michelangelo Institute Founded in 1975, the Institute is open all year round, welcoming students of all nationalities who wish to begin, improve or perfect their knowledge of Italian. The Institute is… read more.

Nonstop Adventure

UK

info@nonstopsnow.com

+44 (0)1225 632 165

www.nonstopsnow.com

Take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level. Charge through powder with style and swagger. Become a qualified instructor. Live a ski season lifestyle. Immerse yourself in mountain… read more.

The Language Gap

UK

hola@thelanguagegap.org.uk

www.thelanguagegap.org.uk

The Language Gap specialises in tailor made language learning experiences overseas. Immersion is the best way to learn a language, and we are here to help. A gap year is… read more.

2DayLanguages

Spain

marketing@2daylanguages.com

+34 963 446 139

www.2daylanguages.com

2DayLanguages in Valencia gives you the perfect opportunity to increase your Spanish while also experiencing the most amazing holiday of your life! Contact us now.

Academia Hispánica Córdoba

Spain

info@academiahispanica.com

+34 957 488 002

www.academiahispanica.com

Academia Hispánica Córdoba offers small-group language tuition to suit all levels. Learn Spanish in Spain, whilst immersing yourself in the wonderful culture.

Accademia del Giglio

Italy

info@adg.it

+39 055 23 02 467

www.adg.it

This quiet, small school takes about 30 students, taught in small classes. As well as Italian language courses, they offer classes in drawing and painting.

Accademia Italiana

Italy

study@accademiaitaliana.com

+39 055 284 616

www.accademiaitaliana.com

An international design, art and language school, the Accademia Italiana puts on summer language courses as well as full-year and longer academic and Masters courses.

Accent Français

France

contact@accentfrancais.com

+33 (0) 467 58 12 68

www.accentfrancais.com

This school runs intensive French courses in Montpellier particularly for non-French speakers. They last between one week and several months.

Actors College of Theatre and Television

Australia

info@actt.edu.au

+61 (0) 2 9213 4500

www.actt.edu.au

ACTT is Australia 's leading independent college for the performing arts and the only acting school in Sydney offering an extensive range of accredited acting courses and technical production courses for overseas students.

Adventure Bound

USA

info@adventureboundusa.com

+1 970 245 5428

www.adventureboundusa.com

Discover the relaxation of drifting down the river without a care in the world, experience the excitement of paddling an inflatable kayak through an exhilarating rapid, or feel the power of laughter and intrigue while sharing campfire stories with Adventure Bound.

Aegean Center for the Fine Arts

Greece

studyart@aegeancenter.org

+30 22840 23 287

www.aegeancenter.org

The Aegean Center offers small group and individualized study in the visual arts, creative writing and music. Facilities are located in two stunning locations: the Aegean islands of Greece and Italy's Tuscany.

AES Cabin Crew

Spain

contact@aescabincrew.com

+34 622 910856

www.aescabincrew.com

AES Cabin Crew offer 3-month courses in Spain for learners to achieve the official European cabin crew (or flight attendant) qualification, in addition to daily Spanish Classes. An additional month of only Spanish is also available for any students who wish to improve their language skills even further, and there is plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish culture and explore the best sights Spain has to offer.

African Leadership Academy

South Africa

info@africanleadershipacademy.org

www.africanleadershipacademy.org

African Leadership Academy offers high school students worldwide the opportunity for an unparalleled African experience, by studying abroad or spending a gap-year with them.

Agora Horses

Canada

agorahorses@hotmail.com

+1 778 581 7669

www.agorahorses.com

This is a five week program to enhance your horse riding, training and horsemanship skills. Includes, colt starting, sports therapy, bio mechanics, mountain lake and river trails, moving cattle, and jumping.

AIL Madrid Spanish Language School

Spain

+34 91 725 6350

www.ailmadrid.com/gap-year/home

AIL Madrid offers a gap year (or bridge year) program directed to high school graduates and University undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates wanting a break from their studies or career. Use your language skills for practical work experience or for meeting new people.

Ailola Buenos Aires Spanish School

Argentina

service@ailolabuenosaires.com

+54 11 4383 7706

www.ailolabuenosaires.com

Since 2005 the Ailola Buenos Aires Spanish School offers Spanish courses to foreigners. It has 8 classrooms and is located in the famous Palacio Barolo.

Ailola Cape Town English School

South Africa

service@ailolacapetown.com

+27 21 439 9834

www.ailolacapetown.com

Since 1998 Ailola Cape Town English School offers English courses to foreigners. It has 9 classrooms in Sea Point with panoramic views on Table Mountain.

Ailola Madrid Spanish School

Spain

service@ailolamadrid.com

+34 913 64 24 54

www.ailolamadrid.com

Since 2001 Ailola Madrid Spanish School offers Spanish courses to foreigners. It has 7 classrooms in Madrid's traditional Central Almond district.

Ailola Quito Spanish School

Ecuador

service@ailolaquito.com

+593 2 228 5657

www.ailolaquito.com

Since 1988 Ailola Quito Spanish School offers Spanish courses to foreigners by University-educated teachers. It has 16 classrooms in the historic city part of Quito.

Alderleaf Wilderness College

USA

+1 360 793 8709

www.wildernesscollege.com

A centre for traditional ecological knowledge offering innovative wilderness survival, animal tracking and nature courses in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

All Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting

USA

rivers@aorafting.com

+1 925 932 8993

www.aorafting.com

Explore the rivers of California with All Outdoors. Choose from a choice of 10 Rivers, with mild to wild rapids and scenic canyons for beginners or advanced rafters. These professionally guided whitewater rafting trips are available in 1-day & multi-day options.

Allaboard Sailing Academy

Spain

info@sailing.gi

+350 200 50202

www.sailing.gi

Whether you are an enthusiastic novice, looking to learn the ropes and sail safely, or a seasoned mariner seeking to hone your skills and achieve the next qualification, Allabroad have the perfect course for you.

Alliance Française de Londres

UK

info@alliancefrancaise.org.uk

+44 (0) 20 7723 6439

www.alliancefrancaise.org.uk

Alliance Française is a non-profit-making organisation whose goal is to teach French and bring cultures together (group classes and bespoke tuition available).

Alltracks Limited

UK

info@alltracksacademy.com

+44 (0)1794 301777

www.alltracksacademy.com

Whether you're looking to spend a fun but challenging career break or gap year on an extended course, perfect your powder turns in a couple of weeks, learn more about backcountry riding and avalanche safety or become a qualified ski or snowboard instructor, Alltracks have a course for you.

Alphappl

Portugal

apply@alphappl.com

www.alphappl.com

It doesn't matter what your background is, If you want to kick-start your life in the digital world, while experiencing things you've never imagined before - then this is the place for you.

Alpin Raft

Switzerland

info@alpinraft.com

+41 (0) 33 823 41 00

www.alpinraft.com

Located in Interlaken in the Swiss Alps, Alpin Raft offers fantastic fun and adventures - join us for some thrilling and scenic rafting, canyoning or bungy-jumping!

Altitude Futures - Gap Course Verbier

Switzerland

info@altitude-futures.com

+44 7539 071166

www.altitude-futures.com

Altitude Futures run official BASI and CSIA ski and snowboard instructor courses in Verbier, Whistler and Tignes. See www.altitude-futures.com for more details.

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

USA

info@aifs.com

(203) 399 5000

www.aifs.com

One of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. Their programmes include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff.

American University

USA

+1 202 885 1000

www.american.edu/spexs/augap

Spend a semester or summer learning and participating in community service in Washington, DC and discover who you want to be. American University’s International Gap Program is designed for students who are ready to build a foundation for future academic and career success and a better understanding of global issues.

Amigos Spanish School

Peru

amigos@spanishcusco.com

+51 (84) 24 22 92

www.spanishcusco.com

Non-profit Spanish school. With every hour of your Spanish classes, you pay for the basic care of a group of underprivileged children at their foundation.

Apple Languages

UK

info@applelanguages.com

+44 (0) 1509 211 612

www.applelanguages.com

The best place to learn Spanish, French, Italian or German is in a country where the language is spoken, and Apple Languages offers a variety of courses in a number of countries. They also offer courses specifically for under 18's and over 50's, so there's something for everyone.

Aquatic Explorers

Australia

+61 2 9523 1518

www.aquaticexplorers.com.au

Aquatic Explorers is an SSI (Scuba Schools International) Facility offering new divers, as well as local and international scuba divers the best scuba diving training at Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia.

ARTIS - Art Research Tours

USA

david@artis.info

+1 800 232 6893

www.artis-tours.org

ARTIS (Art Research Tours and International Studios) provide high quality international art and cultural study abroad programmes at affordable prices, located in beautiful art capitals throughout the world.

Awol Adventures

New Zealand

info@awoladventures.co.nz

+(+64 9) 834 0501

www.awoladventures.co.nz

Join us in the Waitakere Rainforest for an amazing Auckland Adventure in the rainforest and beach adventure zone of Piha. We offer canyoning and abseiling experiences, as well as boogie boarding and cater for any level of ability.

Backbeat Tours

USA

tours@backbeattours.com

+1 901-272-BEAT (2328)

www.backbeattours.com

Backbeat Tours provide numerous tours around Mephis, from an Elvis-themed Hound Dog Tour to the Historic Memphis Walking Tour, and even a chilling Memphis Ghost Tour. All tours are available as a step-on service or as custom private tours for tour operators, conventions, corporate groups or any party of 15 or more.

Barque Picton Castle

Canada

info@picton-castle.com

+1 (902) 634 9984

www.picton-castle.com

Explore Europe, Africa and the Caribbean as crew on a three-masted tall ship. No experience needed. Join Barque Picton Castle. Come aboard, come alive!

Basecamp Ski and Snowboard

UK

+44 (0) 20 8789 9055

www.basecampgroup.com

Basecamp is the no. 1 choice for anyone looking to take their skiing and snowboarding to the next level as part of a gap year or career break.

BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors)

UK

basi.org.uk

+44 (0)1479 861717

www.basi.org.uk

Fast track your snowsport career and become a qualified ski or snowboard instructor in 10 weeks with approved BASIGap.

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre

Canada

info@bearcreekoutdoor.com

+1 888 453 5099

www.bearcreekoutdoor.com

Located on 500 acres, Bear Creek Outdoor Centre contains two private lakes and miles of wooded trails perfect for nature exploration, orienteering, and hiking.

Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club

Bermuda

chairman@bsac.bm

+ 1 441 291 5640

www.bsac.bm

The Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club and offers members a varied programme of club-organised dives; a safe, structured, proven training programme.

Blanche Macdonald Centre

Canada

info@blanchemacdonald.com

+1 604 685 0347

www.blanchemacdonald.com

If you are looking for a career in design & fashion, the Blanche Macdonald Centre offers numerous courses in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Hair Design, Esthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology. Considered to be the premium industry leader, the college graduates over one thousand students per year and has three campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Bridging the Gap China

China

enquiries@bridgingthegapchina.co.uk

+86 777 562 8765

www.bridgingthegapchina.co.uk

Bridging the Gap offers courses which combine learning Mandarin Chinese with sightseeing and cultural activities in the Yunnan province, China.

Brooks Institute

USA

+1 805 585 8000

www.brooks.edu

Brooks Institute offers training in filmmaking, graphic design and photojournalism. The courses are designed for anyone who aspires to a career in photography, filmmaking, visual journalism, or graphic design.

Bucks and Spurs

USA

csonny@getgoin.net

+1 417-683-2381

www.bucksandspurs.com

Horseback riding vacations in Missouri. Round up cattle, see a horse whisperer use his natural horsemanship, and enjoy the ride at this Missouri Dude Ranch.

BWS Germanlingua

Germany

info@bws-germanlingua.de

+49 (0) 89 599 892 00

www.bws-germanlingua.de

BWS Germanlingua is based in Munich and Berlin; all staff are experienced teachers, and classes have a maximum of 12 students.

c4 Images & Safaris

South Africa

shem@c4images-safaris.co.za

+27 (0) 12 993 1946

www.c4images-safaris.co.za

Offers short photography workshops and wildlife safaris in South Africa with emphasis on helping you to improve your photography skills.

Cactus TEFL

UK

+44 (0)1273 830960

www.cactustefl.com

Cactus TEFL is an independent advice and admissions service working with over 125 TEFL course providers in 35 different countries.

Cairns Dive Centre

Australia

info@cairnsdive.com.au

+61 7 40 510 294

www.cairnsdive.com.au

CDC offers daily day or live aboard snorkel and dive trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. We also offer SSI learn-to-dive courses from beginners through to instructor level.

Caledonia Languages Abroad

UK

info@caledoniaworldwide.com

+44 (0)1316 217721

www.caledoniaworldwide.com

Short courses in French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese in Europe and Latin America, for all levels, start all year round, most for a minimum of two weeks.

Camp Challenge Pte Ltd

Singapore

enquiries@camp-challenge.com

+65 6257 4427

www.camp-challenge.com

At Camp-Challenge, we believe that every youth is a cell of this global community. We provide the platform for this growth through our programmes.

Canyon Voyages Adventure Co

USA

+1 435 259 6007

www.canyonvoyages.com

River rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback, mountain bike and 4x4 trips available in the canyons of Utah.

CAPS Home to Home

Spain

caps@hometohome.es

+34 93 864 88 86

capsassistants.com

CAPS is a programme designed for young people who would like to spend a year in Spain helping in a School as Conversation Teaching Assistant.

Cardrona Alpine Resort

New Zealand

info@cardrona.com

+64 3 443 7341

www.cardrona.com

Skiers and Snowboarders of all ages and abilities will enjoy a trip to Cardrona Alpine Resort. With wide open beginner trails, pristine groomers, fun freeride terrain and world class parks and pipes, Cardrona is a great way to enjoy the Southern Alps.

Catalina Tours

USA

catalinatours@gmail.com

+1 310 510 0211

www.catalinaoceanrafting.com

Catalina Tours provide a variety of ocean and land tours, day packages and overnight packages. Explore the island via electric bike or Jeep, or take to the seas for snorkelling, scuba diving, jet-skiing and paragliding. Discover the local wildlife, including dolphins and sea lions. Situated on Catalina Island itself, all of our staff live on the Island and we know the area well.

Centro Machiavelli

Italy

school@centromachiavelli.it

+39 0 55 2396 966

www.centromachiavelli.it

A small language school in the Santo Spirito district of Florence, Centro Machiavelli teaches Italian to those who want to use the language creatively and who are interested in the culture of Italy. Explore Florence in between lessons for a truly cultural experience.

CERAN Lingua International

Belgium

customer@ceran.com

+32 (0) 87 79 11 22

www.ceran.com

CERAN runs weekly intensive residential language programmes in Dutch, French, German and Spanish.

Challenge Rafting

New Zealand

challenge@raft.co.nz

+64 3 442 7318

www.raft.co.nz

Challenge Rafting offers exciting half-day whitewater rafting trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers.

China Study Abroad

China

info@chinastudyabroad.org

+86 10 8468 3799

www.chinastudyabroad.org

CIAL Centro de Linguas

Portugal

portuguese@cial.pt

+351 217 940 448

www.cial.pt

With schools in Lisbon and Faro, CIAL organises courses in Portuguese for foreign students.

Class Afloat

Canada

admissions@classafloat.com

+1 902 634 1895

www.classafloat.com

Sail on a tall ship to exotic ports around the world and earn university credits. Also offers Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

Class VI River Runners

USA

info@class-vi.com

+1 888 383 9985

www.class-vi.com

River Runners offers a variety of organised sporting trips for students, families and corporate groups.

CMEF, Centre Méditerranéen d'Etudes Françaises

France

centremed@monte-carlo.mc

+33 (0)4 93 78 21 59

www.centremed.monte-carlo.mc

Located in the South of France between Nice and Monaco - Monte Carlo. An international language school with a long tradition on French language courses.

College for International Co-operation and Development (CICD)

UK

+44 (0)1964 631 826

www.cicd-volunteerinafrica.org

CICD offers programmes from 5 or 12 months or longer, consisting of 5 months training, studies and preparation, followed by 6 months volunteer work at a development project in Africa or India and a one month follow-up period back at the college afterwards. Ideal for those looking to do volunteer work abroad and who would prefer to have more preparation before going out there.

College Year in Athens

Greece

programs@dikemes.edu.gr

+30 210 7560-749

www.cyathens.org

College Year in Athens offers unparalleled learning opportunities for English-speaking students seeking a programme of study in Greece.

Connect-123

UK

info@connect-123.com

+44 (0)207 096 1201

www.connect-123.com

Connect-123 develops and administers volunteer, internship and study abroad programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai.

Coral Divers

South Africa

cdc@coraldivers.co.za

+27 63 083 7613

www.coralgopro.co.za

Join us for the experience of a lifetime and become a PADI Divemaster or Instructor. Coral Divers offers a Career Development Course aimed at giving you the best possible foundation to the dive industry.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

USA

contact@ciee.org

1-207-553-4000

www.ciee.org

CIEE offer a wide range of international study programs such as study abroad programs for US students, gap-year abroad programs and seasonal work in the USA for international students.

Country Music Travel

USA

mail@countrymusictravel.com

www.countrymusictravel.com

Country music-themed vacations and escorted tours, from trips to Dollywood entertainment park, to music cities tours in Nashville and Memphis.

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

USA

info@gowithcea.com

+1 800 266 4441

www.gowithcea.com

CEA sends thousands of students on study abroad programmes at multiple universities in 15 countries including Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa and Spain.

Dart River Safaris

New Zealand

info@dartriverjetsafaris.co.nz

+64 3 442 9992

www.dartriver.co.nz

Jet boat up the Dart River and kayak back or take the bus back. In between explore the ancient forest. The Dart River Valley featured in the Lord of the Rings films.

Deep Sea Divers Den

Australia

info@diversden.com.au

+61-7-4046 7333

www.diversden.com.au

Your guide to the finest Great Barrier Reef scuba diving and snorkelling off Cairns Tropical Queensland, Australia.

Diablo Valley College

USA

+1 925 685 1230

www.dvc.edu

Diablo Valley College offers a varity of programmes to international students, available as day, evening, summer, online or hybrid classes.

Dive Kaikoura

New Zealand

divekaikoura@xtra.co.nz

+64 03 319 6622

www.divekaikoura.co.nz

Professional instructors and small groups make Dive Kaikoura the ideal place to start your diving journey or advance your diving qualification.

Domus Academy

Italy

info@domusacademy.it

www.domusacademy.com

In 2009 Domus Academy joined the Laureate International Universities Network, an international high-level education network for art and design. The Academy offers 10 masters courses, attended by students from all over the world.

Don Quijote

UK

+44 (0)20 8786 8081

www.donquijote.org

Don Quijote is a leading network of schools teaching Spanish in Spain and Latin America.

Donegal Adventure Centre (DAC)

Ireland

info@donegaladventurecentre.net

+353 71 984 2418

www.donegaladventurecentre.net

DAC offers various camps and activities for all ages and abilities. Try your hand at surfing, high-rope climbing, archery, zip wire, abseiling, cliff jumping, body boarding and many more.

Dvorak Expeditions

USA

+1 719 539 6851

www.dvorakexpeditions.com

White water rafting, kayaking and fly fishing trips offered in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, Texas and Mexico.

Eastern Institute of Technology

New Zealand

info@eit.ac.nz

+64 6 974 8000

www.eit.ac.nz

Te Manga Mâori - EIT in Hawke's Bay offers the opportunity to study the Maori language and culture from beginners through to advanced level.

EBO Adventure

UK

info@eboadventure.com

0800 781 6861

www.eboadventure.co.uk

Get adventurous with a wide range of training activities, survival courses and outdoor instructor courses in the UK and abroad.

Education in Ireland

Ireland

educationinireland@enterprise-ireland.com

+353 1 7272967

www.educationinireland.com

Live and study in Ireland, earning degrees at ordinary and Honours Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels and undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas over a full range of disciplines.

EF Education First

UK

+44 (0)207 341 8500

www.ef.edu/pg/gap-year

EF Gap Year Programs offer you the opportunity to learn a foreign language, while also experiencing a new culture and facilitating personal growth.

EICAR - The International Film & Television School Paris

France

inquiries@eicar.fr

(+33) 01 49 98 11 11

www.eicar-international.com

Offers short summer workships taught in English during July and September in the following areas: filmmaking, script writing, editing, HD Video and sound.

El Casal

Spain

john@elcasalbarcelona.com

+34 93 217 90 38

www.elcasalbarcelona.com

Based in Barcelona, El Casal offers the chance to soak in Catalan culture through a programme specifically for gappers who want to learn Spanish.

El Pasaje Spanish School

Argentina

info@elpasajespanish.com

+54 (11) 5032 7428

www.elpasajespanish.com

We offer a wide variety of Spanish courses in Buenos Aires at affordable rates and super-customized Stay & Learn Programs. We are located in the very heart of Buenos Aires.

Elite Sailing

UK

sue@elitesailing.co.uk

01634 890512

www.elitesailing.co.uk

Sailing school and RYA Training Centre based at Chatham, Kent. Suitable for absolute beginner to professional skippers and crew.

Enforex

Spain

info@enforex.es

+34 91 594 3776

www.enforex.com

Learn to speak Spanish in Spain or Latin America. Over 30 centres all in Spanish speaking countries. Summer camps also available.

Errant Surf

UK

+44 (0)208 133 6438

www.errantsurf.com

An award-winning worldwide surf company offering cost effective global surf trips to the most beautiful corners of the globe.

Escuela Delengua

Spain

info@delengua.es

+34 958 204535

www.delengua.es

Learn Spanish in Granada with Escuela Delengua in the beautiful Albaicín area of Granada's city center, close to the world famous Alhambra. Contact us!

ESL - Language Travel

UK

info@esl.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 7451 0943

www.esl.co.uk

ESL Language Travel offers immersion language courses abroad in over 20 languages in more than 300 inspirational destinations. The start dates and durations of our courses are very flexible allowing you to easily fit language learning abroad into your Gap Year.

Eurolingua Institute

UK

www.eurolingua.com

Eurolingua is a network of institutes teaching 12 languages in 37 countries. Group programmes give 15 hours of tuition a week, according to your level.

Europa Photogenica

USA

FraPhoto@aol.com

www.europaphotogenica.com

This company provides carefully planned, high quality, small group photo tours designed for photographers of all levels who wish to improve their photographic skills using Europe as their classroom.

Europass

Italy

europass@europass.it

0039 055 2345802

www.europass.it

Europass has offered individual and varied Italian language courses in the heart of Florence since 1992.

European Film College

Denmark

info@europeanfilmcollege.com

0045 86 34 00 55

www.europeanfilmcollege.com

Offering students a unique experience, an international learning environment offering young filmmakers and actors an intense eight-month course.

Expanish

Argentina

contact@expanish.com

+54 11 5252 3040

www.expanish.com

Learn Spanish in Buenos Aires located in the city centre, home to some of the oldest historical sites in the city.

Fisheye Underwater Productions

Philippines

info@fisheyeunderwater.com

+63 915 299 3964

www.fisheyeunderwater.com

Fisheye Underwater Productions specialise in underwater videography and photography. We offer services from dive centre promotional material to personalised customer video and photography for great souvenirs to take home.

Florence Institute of Design International

Italy

registrar@florence-institute.com

+39 055 23 02 481

www.florence-institute.com

The Florence Institute is an international design school specialising in design courses for students from around the world, with all classes taught in English.

France Langue (BLS)

France

bordeaux@france-langue.fr

+33 (0)5 56 06 99 83

www.france-langue.com

Based in Bordeaux and Biarritz, BLS offer a wide range of French courses to suit your exact requirements.

Full Sail University

USA

+1 407 679 6333

www.fullsail.edu

If you're after a career in music, film, video games, design, animation, entertainment business, or internet marketing, Full Sail is the right place for you.

G2 Outdoor

UK

www.g2outdoor.co.uk

The centre, based in the Highlands of Scotland offers a full range of outdoor activities for both winter and summer.

Gap Year Diver Ltd

UK

+44 (0)1608 738 419

www.gapyeardiver.com

Diver training and a wide range of activities and excursions included which make the entire experience more exciting and enjoyable.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

UK

info@daad.org.uk

+44 (0)20 7831 9511

www.daad.org.uk

The German Academic Exchange Service is the German National Agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

Goethe Institut

UK

info@london.goethe.org

0207 596 4000

www.goethe.de/enindex.htm

The Goethe Institut is probably the best-known international German language school network.

Graduate Prospects

UK

enquiries@prospects.ac.uk

+44 (0) 161 277 5200

www.prospects.ac.uk

Prospects - the UK's official graduate careers website.

Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking

Bolivia

gravityoffice@gravitybolivia.com; info@gravitybolivia.com

+591 767 03000; +591 2 23102

www.gravitybolivia.com

Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking offer various downhill and cross-country mountain bike rides in Bolivia and Peru. We offer one-day to two-week long rides, as well as multi-activity trips that include biking, hiking, mountaineering and much more.

Harris Mountains Heli-Ski

New Zealand

hmh@heliski.co.nz

+64 3 442 6722

www.heliski.co.nz

If you are a strong intermediate skier or ski-boarder, then try this for that extra thrill!

Hollywood Film & Acting Academy

USA

www.hwfaa.com

The traditional film school alternative, offering shorter more intense programme in feature films, movie making and acting.

Hong Kong Institute of Languages

China

info@hklanguages.com

+852 2877 6160

www.hklanguages.com

Regardless of your goal, to become fluent in a new language for interest, to travel abroad, or to sharpen your global business acumen, the HK Institute of Languages provides the best teachers, the best experience, the most fexible hours and the best locations at your own choice!

Hong Kong Language Learning Centre

China

hkllc@netvigator.com

+852 2572 6488

www.hkllc.com

Language school in Hong Kong which specialises in Cantonese and Mandarin conversation and Chinese reading and writing for expatriates, locals and overseas Chinese.

IBS Budapest

Hungary

info@ibs-b.hu

+3615888600

www.ibs-b.hu/gap-year

International Business School is a private business school offering a life-changing experience for you during a year, including learning, volunteering and travelling periods to Tanzania, Costa Rica or Cambodia.

ICAL TEFL

UK

admin@icaltefl.com

+1 815 366 8089

www.icaltefl.com

ICAL TEFL are a provider of TEFL courses. All ICAL TEFL courses are 100% online and come with a personal tutor and our certificates are accepted worldwide.

ICE Snowsports Ltd

UK

info@icesi.org

+44 (0) 870 760 7360

www.icesi.org

With ICE you can attend official BASI courses in Val d'Isere, including a range of ski instructor courses and snowboard instructor courses.

IE University

Spain

university@ie.edu

+34 921 412 410

www.ie.edu/university

IE University is an international university which takes a humanistic approach to higher education: a university of entrepreneurs whose education and research model integrates knowledge and enables students to specialize flexibly.

iGOSKi Ltd

UK

info@igoski.co.uk

+44 (0)844 770 40 74

www.igoski.co.uk

At iGOSKI we specialise in short ski breaks with flexible travel options, fast and efficient transfers to maximise your snow-time in the finest ski resorts in the Alps. Our personal service will ensure your holiday is an unforgettable experience.

Il Sillabo

Italy

info@ilsillabo.it

+39 347 9779531

www.ilsillabo.it

Il Sillabo is a small, family-run language school in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy.

Inlingua International

Switzerland

www.inlingua.com

Inlingua is one of the world's leading language training organizations with 309 language centers in 35 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America.

Institut français du Royaume-Uni

UK

box.office@institutfrancais.org.uk

+ 44 (0)20 7871 3515

www.institut-francais.org.uk

The Institut Français is the official French Government centre of language and culture in London.

Institut Savoisien d'Etudes Françaises pour Etrangers

France

isefe@univ-savioe.fr

+33 (0) 4 79 75 84 14

www.isefe.univ-savoie.fr

An institute which specialises in teaching French as a foreign language to adults from non-Francophone countries.

Institute of International Education

USA

iiedirectories@eircom.net

www.iiepassport.org

Search for international education opportunities by country, city, subject and many other criteria.

International House Madrid

Spain

info@ihmadrid.com

+34 913 197 224

www.ihspanishinmadrid.com

Learning Spanish in Madrid allows you to bask in the culture of the Spanish people, converse first hand with Spanish native speakers, and enjoy the full beauty of this beautiful vibrant city.

Interski

UK

enquiries@interskisnowsportschool.co.uk

01623 456 333

www.interskisnowsportschool.co.uk

Interski Gap Year Instructor Training Courses run in the resorts of Aosta/Pila and Courmayeur. The only fully-inclusive gap course on the market with guaranteed employment for all successful students.

Island Divers

Thailand

+66 (0)898732205

www.islanddiverspp.com

Looking for a new adventure? Then join our friendly and highly qualified staff for dive courses and dive trips for all levels, from beginner to professional.

Island Star Excursions

USA

info@islandstarexcursions.com

+1 808 661 7238

www.hawaiioceanrafting.com

Whale watching, rafting, sailing and speed boating all off the coast of Hawaii. Small groups only.

Istituto di Lingua e Cultura Italiana Michelangelo

Italy

+39 055 240 975

www.michelangelo-edu.it

The Michelangelo Institute offers cultural courses on art history, Italian language, literature, commerce and commercial correspondence, and ‘L’Italia oggi’. For more information please see our listing "Michelangelo Institute".

Istituto di Moda Burgo

Italy

imb@imb.it

(+39) 02783753

www.imb.it

International fashion design school Istituto di Moda Burgo offers high-quality courses in fashion design, fashion stylist and pattern making.

Istituto Europeo

Italy

info@istitutoeuropeo.it

+39 05523 81071

www.istitutoeuropeo.it

The Italian Language Music Art School in Florence. Enjoy yourself learning a beautiful language: come study Italian, music, art with us.

i-to-i / LoveTEFL

UK

tefl@i-to-i.com

+44 (0)113 205 4610

www.i-to-i.com

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is all about exploring the world while learning new skills and getting useful experience for 'real life'. LoveTEFL offer internationally recognised TEFL training, and unique teaching/travel adventures and internship.

Jagged Globe

UK

+44 (0) 845 345 8848

www.jagged-globe.co.uk

Jagged Globe provides mountaineering expeditions and treks. They also offer courses which are based in Wales, Scotland and the Alps for both the beginner and those wishing to improve their skills.

Jazz Summer School

UK

+44 (0) 208 989 8129

www.jazzsummerschool.com

Jazz Summer School offering places at the French jazz summer school in the South of France or The Cuban music school in Havana.

John Cabot University

Italy

admissions@johncabot.edu

+39 06 681 9121

www.johncabot.edu

John Cabot University - and American university in the heart of Rome.

Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris

USA

info@photosafaris.com

(206) 463-5383

www.photosafaris.com

Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris guide you to some of the world's finest wild and scenic locations with the main purpose of making great photographs.

Keith Moss Street Photography Courses

UK

+44 (0) 1287 679 655

www.photographycoursesandworkshops.co.uk

Specialising in black and white street photography, Keith Moss offers courses in Europe's most inspiring cities. The courses provide an insight into what it takes to capture the essence of the street.

Kichijoji Language School

Japan

+81 (0) 422 47 7390

www.klschool.com

At Kichijoji Language School you will have the opportunity not only to learn Japanese; but, also to live the culture and to explore, for yourself, Tokyo, the exciting city we call home.

Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)

USA

info@keiabroad.org

1 212 931 9953

www.keiabroad.org

Study abroad and intern abroad programmes designed to meet your academic, professional and personal interests.

Language Courses Abroad

UK

info@languagesabroad.co.uk

+44 (0) 1509 211612

www.languagesabroad.co.uk

Languages courses available in French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and others.

Learn In Asia (Mermaids Dive Center)

Thailand

dive@mermaidsdivecenter.com

+66 38 303 333

www.learn-in-asia.com

Mermaids offers a variety of PADI scuba diving courses, scuba diving internships, coral and wreck diving trips every day, open to complete beginners and experienced divers alike.

Learn Languages Abroad

Ireland

info@languages.ie

+353 (0)1451 1674

www.learn-languages-abroad.co.uk

Learn Languages Abroad will help you find the course best suited to your needs.

Leiden University

Netherlands

+31 (0) 71 527 4024

www.leiden.edu

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.

Lexia Study Abroad

USA

info@lexiaintl.org

+1 800 775 3942

www.lexiaintl.org

Cultural study programmes that encourage students to connect with their community while pursuing academic research. Participate in the daily life and work of a community in countries worldwide.

Live the Language (LTL) Mandarin School

China

info@livethelanguage.cn

+86 10 5100 1269

www.livethelanguage.cn

Live the language of Mandarin by studying in China. Immerse yourself in the language and the culture as you participate in individual or group classes and explore the streets of China. Gap year programmes are also available, with opportunities for work experience and earning money teaching English.

London Photo Tours & Workshops

UK

+44 (0)7738 942 099

www.londonphototours.co.uk

London Photo Tours and Workshops specialise in short courses, tours, and small-group photography workshops, offering experienced and friendly tuition.

Lorenzo de' Medici

Italy

info@lorenzodemedici.it

+39 055 287 203

www.ldminstitute.com

Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici is committed to delivering a high-quality international learning experience through which students advance along their formal educational paths, develop their creativity, realize their own potential, and empower themselves to impact the world around them.

Lyon Bleu International

France

learnfrenchinlyon@lyon-bleu.fr

+33 (0) 437 480 026

www.lyon-bleu.fr

Lyon Bleu International, in Lyon, is dedicated to teaching the French language and culture.

Megalong Australian Heritage Centre

Australia

admin@megalongcc.com.au

+61 (02) 4787 9116

www.megalongcc.com.au

Discover the best of the Blue Mountains at this unique venue in stunning wilderness bushland. Experience horse riding, cattle, native wildlife and the rural lifestyle in our guesthouse or camping. Enjoy trail riding in the pristine wilderness of the Megalong Valley.

Mendip Snow Sport

UK

info@mendip.me

01934 852335

www.mendipsnowsport.co.uk

Centre is on the edge of the Mendip hills, where you can ski, snowboard, mountain board, as well as pursue archery, rifle shooting, power kiting, 4x4 driving, quad biking, rock climbing, abseiling and more.

Mente Argentina

Argentina

info@menteargentina.com

+44 (0)20 3286 3438

www.menteargentina.com

Mente Argentina provides two different options for learning Spanish in Buenos Aires. Learn in top Universities in Argentina or, alternatively, learn at Mente's private language institute, which allows for more flexibility.

Mermaid Diving

Spain

melissa@mermaiddiving.co

+34 922 738 031

www.mermaiddiving.co

At Mermaid Diving we offer you a first class experience at our award winning PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Tenerife. We cater for all levels of diver - whether you want to learn to dive, continue your PADI dive education to PADI Instructor level or if you simply just enjoy diving, we are the dive team for you.

Metallo Nobile

Italy

school@metallo-nobile.com

+39 055 2396966

www.metallo-nobile.com

Metallo Nobile offers courses in jewellery making and jewellery design, located in the heart of Florence.

Minds Abroad

China

info@mindsabroad.com

+86 (871) 532 5089

www.mindsabroad.com

Minds Abroad is a US-based organization that conducts study abroad programs in China and India for both individual students and also customized faculty-led groups from college and universities across the US and Europe.

Modern Language Studies Abroad (MLSA)

USA

info@mlsa.com

(815) 464-1800

www.mlsa.com

Offers language study abroad programmes in the following countries: Spain, Italy, France and Costa Rica.

Mokai Gravity Canyon

New Zealand

+64 6 388 9109

www.gravitycanyon.co.nz

Mokai Gravity Canyon boasts three world-class adventure activities: our extreme flying fox; our mighty 80-metre bungy; or feel the thrill of a 50-metre freefall on our bridge swing.

Mountaineering Council of Ireland

Ireland

info@mountaineering.ie

+353 1 625 1115

www.mountaineering.ie

The Mountaineering Council of Ireland has lists of mountaineering clubs in Ireland, useful information and can give advice on insurance.

NABA - Nuova Accademia de Belle Arti

Italy

+39 02 97372 1

www.design-summer-courses.com

NABA summer courses are divided into three levels: introduction, workshop and advanced. They have courses in design, fashion, graphic design and visual arts.

National White Water Centre

UK

info@ukrafting.co.uk

01678 521083

www.ukrafting.co.uk

Known as the home of white water rafting and kayaking, the Snowdonia-based centre boasts fantastic water conditions for paddlesports alongside beautiful scenery.

New Zealand Skydiving School

New Zealand

bookings@skydivingnz.com

+64 (03)3029 143

www.skydivingnz.com

New Zealand's longest established skydiving school with more programmes, facilities and experience than any other in the country.

Nigel Turner Landscape Photography

USA

npturner@cox.net

+1 702 7695110

www.nigelturnerphotography.com

Nigel Turner Landscape Photography offers landscape photography workshops in the American West. Improve your technique with friendly and relaxed tuition and explore some of the most beautiful places in the United States.

Nimbus Paragliding

New Zealand

contact@nimbusparagliding.co.nz

64 03 326 7373

www.nimbusparagliding.co.nz

Nimbus Paragliding provides Paragliding courses and paragliding equipment in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Non-Stop Ski & Snowboard

UK

info@nonstopsnow.com

+44 (0)1225 632 165

www.nonstopsnow.com

Offering a variety of ski and snowboard instructor courses in western Canada, New Zealand and France. An ideal gap-year, career break or chance to fast track into the ski industry.

NYFA (New York Film Academy)

USA

film@nyfa.edu

+1 212 674 4300

www.nyfa.com

The New York Film Academy runs programmes all year round in New York City and at Universal Studios in Hollywood.

Nzone

New Zealand

skydive@nzone.biz

+64 3 442 5867

www.nzone.biz

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush of tandem parachuting while on vacation in New Zealand. Or train to be a Sport Skydiver yourself with an Accelerated Freefall Course, no prior training needed.

Obninsk Humanities Centre

Russian Federation

lara.bushell@btinternet.com

+44 (0) 208 858 0614 (UK num

www.dubravushka.ru

Learn Russian in Russia, with qualified English-speaking Russian teachers and students, at Dubravushka, Russia’s leading independent boarding school.

Ocean Rafting

Australia

crew@oceanrafting.com.au

+61 7 4946 6848

www.oceanrafting.com

Ocean rafting around the coast of Queensland and the Whitsunday Islands which includes exploring Whitehaven Beach.

Ocean Tribe Ltd

Kenya

+254 (0)700 934 854

www.oceantribe.co

Ocean Tribe Ltd organize professional scuba diving training packages, dive training courses and dive career internships where you can go all the way to instructor in just a few short months.

Office of International Education, Iceland

Iceland

ask@hi.is

+354 525 4311

www.ask.hi.is

Find information on all the higher education institutions in Iceland, as well as practical things to do before arriving, visas, admissions, residence permits, etc.

OISE Oxford

UK

oxford@oise.com

01865 247 272

www.oise.com

Have their own unique teaching philosophy which leads students to gain confidence, fluency and accuracy when speaking another language taught by a native-speaker.

OnTheMountain Pro Snowsports Instructor Training in Switzerland

Switzerland

gap@onthemountainpro.co.uk

+41 27 288 3131

www.onthemountainpro.co.uk

Provides exceptional training and loads of fun, after training stay and enjoy the slopes until the end of the season at no extra cost.

Outdoor Interlaken AG

Switzerland

mail@outdoor-interlaken.ch

+41 (0) 33 826 77 19

www.outdoor-interlaken.ch

Ski/Snowboard school for complete beginners and for those who wish to brush up their skills. Have local guides who know the best trails, snow and shortest lift lines.

Oyster Worldwide Limited

UK

anne@oysterworldwide.com

+44 (0) 1892 770 771

www.oysterworldwide.com

Paid work opportunities in top Canadian ski resorts: Whistler, The Rockies and Tremblant or join an 11 week ski and snowboarder courses in Jasper, France or Romania. Intermediate skiers can become ski instructors in world-renowned Whistler with CSIA Level 1 course and qualification included.

OzSail

Australia

bookings@ozsail.com.au

+61 7 4946 6877

http://ozsail.com.au

OzSail presents an extensive range of sailing and diving holidays from which to choose.

PCFE Film School

Czech Republic

info@filmstudies.cz

+420 257 534 013

www.filmstudies.cz

Offers workshops, semester and year programmes in filmmaking including directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing and film history and theory.

PeachTravelingSchool

Spain

+34 952 201 742

www.peachtravelingschool.com

Learn Spanish in Spain and experience its most authentic customs, talk to its most genuine people, and discover its most incredible and hidden beauties, whilst having an expert teacher travelling with you 24/7.

Peak Leaders

UK

info@peakleaders.com

01337 860 079

www.peakleaders.com

Make the most of your once in a lifetime experience in some of the world’s leading resorts whilst gaining internationally recognised instructor qualifications, plus plenty of CV enhancing extras.

Penrith Whitewater Stadium

Australia

+61 2 4730 4333

www.penrithwhitewater.com.au

Introduction packages and courses in whitewater rafting offered and whitewater kayaking.

Photo Holidays France

UK

aw@andrewwhittuck.co.uk

www.photoholidaysfrance.co.uk/index.html

A private photography school in the south of France offering one to one photography tuition specialising in landscape and portrait photography.

Photographers on Safari

UK

info@photographersonsafari.com

+44 (0(1664 474040

www.photographersonsafari.com

Photographers on Safari offer UK and International Photography Trips and Safaris. Photograph animals in their natural environment with expert Photography Tuition.

Pichilemu Institute of Language Studies

Chile

info@studyspanishchile.com

+56 (72) 842488/449

www.studyspanishchile.com

The Pichilemu Language School offers accredited Spanish language courses next to the beach in central Chile. We have Spanish crash courses, intensive Spanish classes, Spanish and Surf programs, and Study Abroad for credit courses. We help arrange accommodation and activities for all our students.

Plas Menai

UK

info@plasmenai.co.uk

+44 (0) 1248 670964

www.plasmenai.co.uk

Plas Menai, the National Watersports Centre in North Wales, offers RYA training courses in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and cruising throughout the year and also run kayaking courses and sea kayak expeditions.

Pocono Whitewater

USA

info@poconowhitewater.com

+1 570 325 3655

www.poconowhitewater.com

Trail biking, paintball skirmish, kayaking and whitewater rafting available in the LeHigh River Gorge.

Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing

Italy

info@polimoda.com

+39 055 275061

www.polimoda.com

Based in Florence, Polimoda Fashion School offers a variety of summer courses for those interested in all aspects of fashion.

Queenstown Resort College

New Zealand

+64 3 409 0500

www.queenstownresortcollege.com

Offers a diverse range of world class courses and programmes including diplomas, internships, a range of English language courses, leadership development programmes, and short courses for visitors.

Quest Japan

Japan

info@questjapan.co.jp

+81 (0)3 6902 2551

www.hikejapan.com

Guided walking holidays and tailor-made tours for individuals and small groups, from the island of Yakushima south of Kyushu, to the Kii mountain range in Central Japan, and the island of Hokkaido.

Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School China

China

shaolinskungfu@gmail.com

+86 151 537 30991

www.shaolinskungfu.com

Qufu Shaolin Kung Fu School China is an institute for the teaching and promotion of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Martial Arts in China. Students of all ages and abilities can learn from Shaolin Masters in the beautiful and peaceful UNESCO World Heritage City of Qufu.

Raging Thunder

Australia

info@ragingthunder.com.au

+61 (0)7 4030 7990

www.ragingthunder.com.au

Selection of day tours, once in a lifetime experiences available, such as Great Barrier Reef excursions, sea kayaking, ballooning and white water rafting.

Rapid Sensations Rafting

New Zealand

info@rapids.co.nz

+64 7 374 8117; 0800 35 34 3

www.rapids.co.nz

White water rafting, kayaking and mountain biking on offer. They also have a kayaking school.

River Deep Mountain High

UK

info@riverdeepmountainhigh.co.uk

+44 (0) 15395 28666

www.riverdeepmountainhigh.co.uk

Outdoor activities and activity Holidays in the Lake District. Where you can try canoeing, kayaking, gorge walks, abseiling, climbing, sailing, walking, trail-cycling or mountain biking.

River Expeditions

USA

+1 800 463 9873

www.raftinginfo.com

Rafting in West Virginia on the New and Gauley Rivers.

River Rats Rafting

New Zealand

+64 7 345 6543

www.riverrats.co.nz

River Rats are located in Rototua, New Zealand and are specialists in rafting. They also offer a gondola ride up Mount Ngongotaha other activities.

RMIT Training

Australia

enquiries@rmit.edu.au

+61 (0) 3 9925 8111

www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au

Has a Career Discovery Short Course in fashion. An intensive programme which includes lectures by experienced industry professionals alongside studio workshops.

Road2Argentina

Argentina

info@road2argentina.com

+54 114 833 9653

www.road2argentina.com

Study abroad in Argentina and learn all about the country and its culture.

Rock'n Ropes

New Zealand

info@rocknropes.co.nz

+64 800 244 508

www.rocknropes.co.nz

A Rock'n Ropes course is 'as exciting as skydiving or bungee jumping'. Check out their website for full details.

Rogue Wilderness Adventures

USA

webmaster@wildrogue.com

+1 (541) 479 9554

www.wildrogue.com

Hiking, fishing and rafting trips are designed to give you a thrilling, relaxing and fun experience. Based in Rogue River Canyon.

Rug&Rock Adventures Ltd

UK

info@rugandrock.com

+44 (0)8 4444 123 12

www.rugandrock.com

Sabah Divers

Malaysia

sabahdivers2u@yahoo.com

+6088256483

www.sabahdivers.com

Sabah Divers operate one of the leading scuba diving education & training centres in South East Asia, running a full-service dive shop and offer scuba diving courses as well as recreational dives.

SACI Florence

Italy

admissions@saci-florence.edu

+1 (212) 248 7225

www.saci-florence.edu

A non-profit educational institution for students seeking fully accredited studio art, design, and liberal arts instruction.

SAI - Study Abroad Italy

USA

mail@saiprograms.com

+1 (707) 824 8965

www.studyabroadflorence.com

In conjunction with Florence University SAI offer the chance for international students to live in the heart of this bustling Renaissance city while experiencing modern Florentine life.

Salem Kolleg GmbH

Germany

info@salemkolleg.de

+49 7553 919 615

www.salemkolleg.de/english

Salem Kolleg provides a unique gap year that offers orientation after school and aims to support those who plan to study at university or college in Germany, Switzerland or Austria. Our three terms are composed of introductory courses in many university subjects from the humanities, natural and social sciences.

scenns

Thailand

scenn@scenns.com

+66 (0)806 023 184

www.scenns.com

Scenns offers accommodation and various culture related tutorials for individuals and small groups. We also offer advice for exploring the Thai-Burma border region, potential volunteer placings, and are always ready to help with any queries.

Scoil Acla - Irish Music Summer School

Ireland

info@scoilacla.com

+353 (0)85 881 9548

www.scoilacla.com

Summer school established to teach Irish Piping (Irish War Pipes), tin whistle, accordian, banjo, flute and harp.

Scuba Duba Dive

UK

dive@scubadubadive.com

+44 (0)1224 900640

www.scubadubadive.com

Scuba Duba Dive offers numerous dive holidays and training packages all over the world to suit all levels of diver, from absolute beginners to those with years of experience. Destinations include Egypt, Thailand, Malta and Honduras.

Scuba Junkie

Malaysia

info@scuba-junkie.com

+60 89 785372

www.scuba-junkie.com

Scuba Junkie is a fully licensed and insured PADI operation offering courses for beginners to advanced in the Celebes Sea.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

Italy

scuolaleonardo@scuolaleonardo.com

www.scuolaleonardo.com

One of Italy's largest provider of in-country Italian courses in Italy, for students who wish to experience living and studying in Italy.

Shotover Jet

New Zealand

info@shotoverjet.com

+64 3 442 8570

www.shotoverjet.com

World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it’s your turn!

Silver Ski Holidays

UK

silvers@silverski.co.uk

01622 735544

www.silverski.co.uk

Silver Ski Holidays have been operating ski chalets in the French Alps for over 32 years. Our holidays suit all age groups and all levels of skiers and snow boarders, and include flights and transfers from either Gatwick or Manchester airports.

Simón Bolivar Spanish School

Ecuador

info@simon-bolivar.com

+593 (2) 2234 708

www.simon-bolivar.com

One of the biggest Spanish schools in Ecuador. Spanish lessons are offered at the main building in Quito, the Pacific coast and the Amazon jungle.

Simply Snowsports

UK

info@simplysnowsports.com

+44 (0) 23 80970176

www.simplysnowsports.com

Offering ski and snowboard instructor courses in Canada. Perfect for a gap-year or career break. Gain internationally recognised qualifications and fast track into the ski industry.

SIT Study Abroad

USA

studyabroad@sit.edu

+1 888 272 7881

www.sit.edu/studyabroad/

Offers undergraduate study abroad programmes in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

SITCo Ski and Snowboard Training New Zealand

New Zealand

ski@sitco.co.nz

+64 21 341 214

www.sitco.co.nz

SITCo has been training keen skiers and snowboarders since 2002. Come to Queenstown NZ to start living the dream. Accommodation, lift pass, training, qualifications, and a Heli-ski, plus much more are all included.

Ski Armadillo

UK

info@skiarmadillo.com

+44 (0)1799 668726

www.skiarmadilloverbier.com

Whatever your skiing requirements, Ski Armadillo has the knowledge, professionalism and personality to ensure that you receive the skiing experience that you deserve. After all, we're skiers too, so we know how important this holiday is to you.

Ski Instructor Academy KG

Austria

info@siaaustria.com

+43 650 563 3607

www.siaaustria.com

Ski Instructor Academy offers high quality, good value ski instructor courses and private improver clinics. We have the unique ability to offer you a guaranteed job as a snow sports instructor in Austria after completing your training, giving you peace of mind that you can put your new skills straight to the test, gain valuable experience and gives you the confidence to book with Ski Instructor Academy leading to a long and successful career in the snow sports industry.

Ski le Gap

UK

info@skilegap.com

+44 (0)3309 001032 / 0800 16

www.skilegap.com

Offers ski and snowboard instructor training courses based in the popular Canadian resort of Tremblant.

Ski-Exp-Air

Canada

info@ski-exp-air.com

+1 418 520 6669

www.ski-exp-air.com

Ski-exp-air is a Canadian ski and snowboard school offering quality, professional instruction in a fun atmosphere.

Skydive Arizona

USA

jump@skydiveaz.com

+1-520 466-3753

skydiveaz.com

Located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson is the largest skydiving resort in the world! The clear desert weather allows over 340 flying days a year.

Skydive Australia

Australia

info@australiaskydive.com

+61 (02) 6684 1323

www.australiaskydive.com.au

Skydive Australia is the largest and most professional skydiving company in Australia. Choose to jump between our 5 unique spectacular locations at East Coast and it will become the experience of your lifetime.

Skydive Las Vegas

USA

+1 702 759-3483

www.skydivelasvegas.com

Skydive over the quiet and peaceful views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, the Las Vegas Strip and the entire Las Vegas Valley. Tandem skydiving is the easiest, fastest, cheapest and safest way to make your first skydive.

Skydive Switzerland GmbH

Switzerland

+41 (0) 33 821 0011

www.skydiveswitzerland.com

Learn how to skydive in Switzerland. Tandem jumps, fun and glacier jumps also available.

SnowSkool

UK

team@snowskool.co.uk

+44 (0)1962 713342

www.snowskool.co.uk

Ski and Snowboard instructor courses in Canada, New Zealand, France and the USA. SnowSkool offers four, five, nine and eleven week programmes earning internationally recognised qualifications.

Songwriter Girl Camps

USA

info@songwritergirl.com

+1 615 323 2915

www.songwritergirl.com

Songwriter Girl Camps offer weekend songwriting camps for girls and women of all ages and ability.

South Sea Nomads

Indonesia

info@southseanomads.com

+6282145804522

www.southseanomads.com

A floating backpackers' hostel. Our aim is to provide dive and exploration safaris to locations that will appeal to anyone with a love of the sea and a sense of adventure.

Sport Lived Ltd

UK

0844 858 9103

www.sportlived.co.uk

Want to discover a new country and develop your passion for sport? We make it happen. Play or coach sport during a gap year or summer break. It's the perfect way to combine sport, adventure and travel.

Sporting Opportunities

UK

info@sportingopportunities.com

+44 (0)208 123 8702

www.sportingopportunities.com

Sporting Opportunities offers sports coaching projects and sports tours for gap years, career breaks and volunteer travel.

Steve Outram Crete Photo Tours & Workshops

Greece

steveoutram@gmail.com

+30 28210 32201

www.steveoutram.com

Professional photographer Steve Outram uses his local knowledge of Zanzibar, Lesvos and western Crete to show you how to make the most of photographic opportunities and develop your skill as a photographer.

Studio Escalier

USA

info@studioescalier.com

+1 718 228 4109

www.studioescalier.com

Admission to their three month intensive courses in painting and drawing is by advance application only. Anyone is welcome to apply who has a dedicated interest in working from the human figure.

SummerKeys

USA

+1 207 733 2316

www.summerkeys.com

Music vacations for adults in Lubec, Maine. Open to all 'musical people' regardless of ability with workshops and private tuition in a variety of instruments.

SummerSongs Inc.

USA

info@summersongs.com

+1 845 594 1867

www.summersongs.com

SummerSongs is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the art and craft of songwriting. It offer seasonal songwriting camps (summer and winter) on both the East and West coasts of the United States.

Sunsail

UK

+44 (0)844 2732 454

www.sunsail.com

Sunsail offers the full range of RYA yacht courses as well as their own teaching programmes. Their instructors are RYA qualified.

Surf Camp Australia

Australia

info@surfcamp.com.au

+61 407 787 346 / 1800 888 7

www.surfcamp.com.au

Surf Camp Australia offers 2-10 day courses for both experienced and beginner surfers, complete with accommodation in beachside cabins just a short distance from the beach and a variety of meals.

Surfaris

Australia

surf@surfaris.com

1800 00SURF

www.surfaris.com

Surfaris - licensed to a greater range of surf breaks than any other operator in Australia. Located on the east coast of NSW, half-way between Sydney and Byron Bay in the coastal surfing village of Crescent Head.

Surfing Queensland

Australia

info@surfingqueensland.com

+61 07 552 011 65

www.surfingqueensland.com.au

Surfing Queensland has a surf school system with over 20 licensed surf schools operating on beaches from Coolangatta to Yeppoon.

TalkTalkBnb

France

www.talktalkbnb.com/en

TalkTalkBnb connects travellers with hosts wanting to improve their language skills. Find free accommodation in exchange for speaking your mother tongue with your host!

Tall Ships Youth Trust

UK

info@tallships.org

02392 832055

http://tallships.org

The Tall Ships Youth Trust is dedicated to the personal development of young people through the crewing of ocean going sail training vessels. It is the UK's oldest and largest sail training charity for young people aged 12-25.

Taller Flamenco

Spain

info@tallerflamenco.com

(+34) 954 56 42 34

www.tallerflamenco.com

Taller Flamenco is a learning centre for Flamenco and Spanish Language in Seville. Courses include flamenco dance, flamenco guitar, singing and percussion.

TASIS, The American School in Switzerland

Switzerland

admissions@tasis.ch

+41 91 960 5151

www.tasis.ch

Each year, the TASIS schools and summer programmes attracts students from around the world who share in a caring, family-style international community.

Taupo Bungy

New Zealand

info@tka.co.nz

+64 27 480 1231

www.taupobungy.co.nz

Located in the Waikato River Valley, Taupo Bungy is considered one of the world’s most spectacular bungy sites. Featuring the world’s first cantilever platform and New Zealand’s first ‘splash cam’.

Taupo Kayaking Adventures

New Zealand

info@tka.co.nz

027 480 1231

www.tka.co.nz

Specialising in kayaking trips around the crystal clear water of Lake Taupo, under the shadow of an active volcano, and metres away from Maori rock carvings.

TEFL Toulouse

France

info@tefltoulouse.com

+33 5 61 54 76 67

www.tefltoulouse.com

Teach English in France or around the world with our 4 week externally accredited TEFL course - in the heart of sunny Toulouse!

TEFL Trainer

Spain

contact@teflinternshipspain.com

+34 932 082 519

www.tefltrainer.com

Our unique combination of total immersion through Teaching, Spanish lessons and subsidised accommodation across the biggest cities in Spain could turn out to be just what you have been looking for.

The Acting Center

USA

+1 818 386 9099

www.theactingcenterla.com

No audition is necessary but an interview is required. Classes are available in evenings during the week and on weekends.

The British Institute of Florence

Italy

+39 (0) 55 2677 81

www.britishinstitute.it

Located in the historic centre of Florence within minutes of the main galleries, museums and churches, the British Institute offers courses in history of art, Italian language and life drawing.

The Chalet Host Course

France

admin@chalethostcourse.co.uk

+44 (0)7761 786 756

www.chalethostcourse.co.uk

Our week long courses are ideal for gap year students and also those on a career break looking to work in the ski industry. We give you hands on, practical experience of all aspects of the role of a host so you can walk into the job you want and amaze your guests.

The English-Speaking Union

UK

jacqueline.finch@esu.org

+44 (0)20 7529 1561

www.esu.org

The English-Speaking Union organises educational exchanges in high schools (mostly boarding) in the US and Canada, awarding up to 30 scholarships a year to gap-year students.

The Hive Cookery School Ltd

UK

chris@thehivecookeryschool.co.uk

020 3608 1213

www.thehivecookeryschool.co.uk

Based in the stunning Vanoise National Park in the French Alps, The Hive trains aspiring chalet hosts to be the best in the business. We'll teach you everything you need to know about how to run a chalet efficiently for your benefit, for the benefit of your potential employers and, most importantly, for the benefit of your future guests.

The Los Angeles Film School

USA

323 860 0789

www.lafilm.com

Has degree programmes in filmmaking, game production and animation. International students must acquire a student visa before studying in the United States.

The Marchutz School

France

+33 442 966 013

www.marchutz-school.org

Offers artists a unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in the incomparable Provencal setting of Aix-en-Provence, France.

The Pimenta - Kerala Spice Garden Bungalows

India

harithafarms@gmail.com

+91 485 2260216

www.thepimenta.in

Experience of what it's like to be part of a typical Kerala homestead. Stay in a tropical spice forest garden using Indian Permaculture and bio-organic techniques. See the spices growing. Explore neighbouring villages, enjoy picnics to waterfalls, visit an elephant training centre, tea gardens, old temples, churches and temple festivals.

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

UK

customerservices.emea@padi.com

+44 (0)117 300 7234

www.padi.com

PADI provides a wealth of information about diving to help newcomers get started. They also provide details on a variety of scuba holidays around the world, so you can plan your perfect diving vacation.

The Russian Language Centre

UK

info@russiancentre.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 7831 5330

www.russiancentre.co.uk

The Russian Language Centre in London offers a range of courses for groups and individuals: intensive, accelerated and private.

The Tasty Ski Company

UK

info@thetastyskicompany.co.uk

+44 (0)7538 761 767

www.thetastyskicompany.co.uk

The Tasty Ski Company has a selection of catered ski chalets in Morzine and Le Grand Massif. Our prices include our lovely house wines, beer and soft drinks. This is an unlimited service not just confined to meal times.

The Ultimate Chalet Host Cookery Course

Ireland

info@chaletcookerycourse.co.uk

+44 (0)845 222 0282; +353 1

www.chaletcookerycourse.co.uk

The Ultimate Chalet Host Cookery Course is situated in the Alps and offers to teach you everything you need to know about running a successful chalet with style and the minimum of fuss.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

UK

advising@fulbright.co.uk

0845 894 9524

www.fulbright.co.uk

EAS is the UK’s only official source of information on the US education system, providing objective advice through in-house advising and a variety of outreach events.

The Winter Sports Company

UK

info@wintersportscompany.com

+44 (0)1736 763402

www.wintersportscompany.com

The Winter Sports Company all-inclusive ski patrol courses, ski instructor courses, snowboard instructor courses and internships, with internationally recognised qualifications, in Canada, Europe and New Zealand.

The Yamasa Institute

Japan

info@yamasa.org

+81 (0) 564 55 8111

www.yamasa.org

The Yamasa Institute is an independent teaching and research centre under the governance of the Hattori Foundation. It is APJLE accredited.

Ticket To Ride

UK

info@ttride.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 8788 8668

www.ttride.co.uk

Ticket to Ride develop all of our worldwide surfing adventures around the combination of doing something for yourself, something for others, travelling the world and having something to show for it all at the end.

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy

Canada

info@timberlineacademy.com

+1 403 763 3032

www.timberlineacademy.com

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy is a locally owned Outdoor Adventure School situated in Banff, Canada. They specialize in Gap Year Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses with paid internships.

Torquay Stand Up Paddle Surfing & Kitebuggying School

UK

info@kitesurfingtorquay.co.uk

+44 (0)1803 329850

www.standuppaddletorquay.co.uk

Torquay Stand Up Paddle Surfing and Kitebuggying School offers equipment and lessons for kitesurfing, kitebuggying and stand up paddle surfing in Torquay.

Tribeca Flashpoint College

USA

info@tribecaflashpoint.edu

+1 312 332 0707

www.tribecaflashpoint.edu

Tribeca Flashpoint College is a two-year, direct-to-industry college focusing exclusively on the following disciplines: film/broadcast, recording arts, visual effects and animation and game development.

TVI Actors Studio - Los Angeles

USA

+1 818 784 6500

www.tvistudios.com

TVI Actors Studio offers acting classes, workshops, and seminars for aspiring and professional actors.

United DJ Mixing School

Australia

admin@djsunited.com.au

+61 (03) 9639 9990

www.djsunited.com.au

Offer an introductory course over two weekends, which gives the basics of DJ-ing and a longer comprehensive course that runs over twelve weeks.

Universidad de Navarra - ILCE

Spain

ilce@unav.es

+34 948 425 600

www.unav.es/ilce/english/

A wide range of programmes are offered for people who wish to travel to Spain to learn about the culture and the language.

University of Business & International Studies

Switzerland

info@ubis-geneva.ch

+41 (0)22 732 6282

www.ubis-geneva.ch

UBIS is a Swiss Boutique University that prepares graduates to advance forward in the international jobs market.

Vancouver Film School

Canada

+1 604 685 5808

www.vfs.com

Centre for both training and higher learning in all areas related to media and entertainment production.

Vis-à-Vis

UK

+44 (0) 20 8786 8021

www.visavis.org

French courses offered in France. Various accommodation options are available, and there is the usual range of course length, level and intensity.

Wavehunters UK

UK

mail@wavehunters.co.uk

+44 (0)1208 880617

www.wavehunters.co.uk

Wavehuntyers excel in providing people of all ages personal attention and specifically tailored surf lessons from experienced committed and professional surf coaches.

WE ARE SNO

UK

hello@wearesno.com

wearesno.com

WE ARE SNO provide ski and snowboard instructor courses at resorts around the globe. All courses come with guaranteed paid work for winter!

Where There Be Dragons

USA

info@wheretherebedragons.com

+1 303 413 0822

www.wheretherebedragons.com

Runs semester, gap-year and college-accredited programmes in the Andes, China, Himalayas and more.

Whistler Summer Snowboard Camps

Canada

info@whistlersnowboardcamps.com

+1 604 902 9227

www.whistlersnowboardcamps.com

Treeline is a residential summer ski and snowboard camp, located in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Improve your snowboarding skills with 1-2 week sessions for Kids (7-18), as well as an Adult's Only session for 19+.

White Peak Expeditions

UK

mail@whitepeakexpeditions.co.uk

www.whitepeakexpeditions.co.uk

Specialists in trekking and climbing for small groups in Nepal, Tibet, Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador and Peru. Climbs are suitable for the less experienced climber and are generally combined with trekking expeditions.

Wilderness Aware Rafting

USA

rapids@inaraft.com

+1 719 395 2112

www.inaraft.com

At Wilderness Aware Rafting we offer a variety of white water rafting trips suitable for all skill levels, including mild water float trips, fast-paced and splashy beginner/intermediate trips and action-packed advanced white water.

World Rhythms Arts Program (WRAP)

USA

www.drum2dance.com

Classes develop your working knowledge of instruments, rhythms, dances, songs, styles, methods and applications.

World Stage Sport

UK

lewis@worldstagesport.co.uk; sam@worldstagesport.co.uk

07939 931341

www.worldstagesport.co.uk

World Stage Sport is an exciting, fast growing company run by two driven sportsmen offering advice and consultancy to sportsmen and women looking to experience sport around the world!

WorldLink Education US Office

USA

www.worldlinkedu.com

WorldLink Education's Chinese language programme immerses you in Mandarin Chinese through class instruction, after-class tutoring, language exchanges with native speakers and a range of optional extra activities.

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Canada

info@yamnuska.com

+1 403 678 4164

http://yamnuska.com

Located in Canmore, Alberta at the Banff National Park gates, Yamnuska are a premier provider of mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, avalanche training and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies.

YES Tours Inc

Canada

info@yesimprovement.com

+1 604 905 2560

www.yesimprovement.com

YES is based in Whistler and has been offering Instructor training programs for over 20 years! Work as a Instructor for the season in Whistler for the time of your life!