Be part of something BIGGER

So much more than just a gap year

Gap Year Programs

Inspire change

At GapGuru, we help you create the experience of a lifetime, travel the world and be a part of creating lasting change.

As a volunteer on any of our programs, you’ll be playing your part to help create a brighter future for disadvantaged communities around the world.

What’s more we have some exciting news to share. We have just launched our 2023/2024 Scholarship program, apply today and you could receive up to £3500 towards a Gap Year experience.

Work with children and adults to raise awareness of climate change and turn that awareness into action.
Become an activity leader to give the local children skills that they can take on into adulthood for a better chance of employment.
Work with local schools to deliver workshops on a range of topics, from conversational English to Environmental Awareness
Help bring awareness of vital health issues to improve the lives of the children and adults of the Battambang community.

Explore with GapGuru

Gap Years are all about new experiences. Choose where to start your adventure and where you will leave your handprint. GapGuru offers 6 destinations.

From the tropical climates of Thailand, Cambodia and India, to the majestic heights of Nepal and Peru, to  Tanzania on the coast of East Africa wherever you choose to leave your handprint you’re in for a life-changing experience. 

Map of areas to work with GapGuru including Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Tanzania, and Peru

GapGuru scholarships

Have you been dreaming of packing your bags and heading to discover the real world? We can help that dream come true! 

Through our fantastic Gap Guru Funded Scholarship program, we have secured a limited number of funded places for our unique gap year experiences.

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Journey with a purpose

Why Gap Guru

A GapGuru experience is more than just a gap year.
We know that no one can change the world in a few weeks, but being part of GapGuru allows you to add your own link to a chain that reaches thousands.
We believe we’re all part of the same community, something bigger than ourselves, with an opportunity to make a real and sustainable impact across local communities around the world.
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You’ll make the right choice

With nearly 20 years of helping people make an impact, we’ve shaped a lot of incredible gap years. Our GapGuru advisors work with you to help create the best possible experience for you.

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You’ll do it your way

Our simple way of doing things means you can combine any number of our programs to easily create your gap year experience, setting you on your own unique journey.

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Your parents can relax

We’ve guided over 6,000 students through truly impactful gap years. With a wealth of experience, your parents can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

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Helping you every step of the way

With nearly 20 years of helping people make an impact, we’ve shaped a lot of incredible gap years. Our GapGuru advisors work with you to help create the best possible experience for you.

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Including all the essentials

We believe that volunteering should be free, so all you pay for is what’s needed to facilitate your gap year. As every gap year is unique, there are a few things not included, but we’re on hand to help you sort those out.

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Sustainable Programs

Every one of our experiences backs up the work of our charity. The FutureSense Foundation is aligned with the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development and is committed to implementing long-term, sustainable programs, developed hand-in-hand with the communities we serve.

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Gappers to date


6,000 gappers and counting

“The best 2 months! I learnt so much in the school which will be very useful when I start my teaching degree in September. I also gained confidence and had so much fun. The children were great and so were all the other volunteers. GapGuru should be very proud of their projects!!”

Rhiannon from GapGuru

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All things Gap Year

GapGuru Blog

Read a range of GapGuru articles, from past gappers’ stories, to top things to see and do in our destinations, and tips on all things gap year.

Be a part of something BIGGER

Ready to join us in creating lasting change? We’re here for you every step of the way, starting with shaping your gap year. Start now by heading to our Gap Year planner to easily create the building blocks of your life-changing experience.

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