About Gap Guru

About Us

The Gap Year Specialists

At GapGuru, we know exactly how to create incredible gap year experiences.

Our mission is simple, to empower young adults embarking on the next stage of their lives to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

We want to help you write your story and share in creating lasting change for disadvantaged communities around the world.

Extensive Gap Year experience

Over the past two decades, we’ve guided more than 6,000 students through the experience of their lives. That means we know exactly what makes the perfect gap year experience for young adults wanting to be a part of something bigger.
And with our teams in the UK and in the communities we serve, we’re there for you every step of your journey.
We’re based in local communities across the globe to ensure we create lasting change. Our intricate knowledge of the people and the challenges they face mean that we can shape programs that make a positive impact on the community.
Student volunteer planting a tree - GapGuru
A young smiling school boy with a book on top of his head - GapGuru
A gap year student teaching two young local boys origami - GapGuru
Student volunteer planting a tree - GapGuru
A young smiling school boy with a book on top of his head - GapGuru
A gap year student teaching two young local boys origami - GapGuru

Ethical gap year programs

As part of the FutureSense Group, at the heart of everything GapGuru does is our charity, the FutureSense Foundation.
The FutureSense Foundation is a registered charity (UK no. 1132101) that supports community development in some of the world’s poorest regions. The charity is aligned with the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and is committed to implementing long-term programs where ethical and sustainable impact is at the core.
With a team based year-round in each country, FutureSense works hand-in-hand with the local communities, delivering programs that address the actual challenges they face to make a long-lasting impact.
Our partnership with FutureSense ensures that anyone embarking on a GapGuru program becomes part of something bigger and helps to deliver truly sustainable community impact.
GapGuru team posing for a photo with a group of children they worked with

Community at the core

Our Gap Year programs have the best of all worlds, independent, impactful travel with a support network that’s there for you, whenever you need it.
Our GapGuru mentors are with you in-country and are so much more than emergency contacts. They’re your friendly faces, always on hand and keen to show you the ropes. Whether you need help with lesson planning, tips on which foods to try, ideas for your weekends, or even if you’re feeling a bit homesick, your GapGuru team will make your stay as enjoyable and easy as possible.

And beyond the team, you’ll be joining a community of over 6,000 gappers who have lived and breathed an adventure just like the one you’re about to embark on. Read some of their stories on the GapGuru blog or join the discussions in our community groups. 

GapGuru team posing for a photo with a group of children they worked with
A group of gap year students in a Thai street, all wearing yellow GapGuru t-shirts - GapGuru
Gap Years Completed
A group of gap year students in a Thai street, all wearing yellow GapGuru t-shirts - GapGuru

Gap Year Pricing

What’s included?

At GapGuru, we believe that volunteering should be something freely given. It’s what makes up the core of our programs, but you’ll not see ‘volunteering’ in the lists below
What you do get is everything you need to enable you to make an impact in the communities we serve.

Prices include

What's not included

We know that sorting this stuff out can be hard so we’re more than happy to help!

GapGuru Program Prices

Still not convinced?

Read our testimonials

This was an amazing experience

This was an amazing experience, loved every second even through the challenges. Working on improving the environment and volunteering at the park where so rewarding but also the workshops carried out as a team where great to experience.



Travelled in 2022

I loved experiencing new cultures

This was such an amazing experience that changed how I look at the world and taught me more about what it means to be a global citizen. It also made me realise how much I want to travel in the future.



Travelled in 2022

A wholesome, fulfilling experience

I’d highly recommend this experience to any students. Not only does it look great on a CV but it was tremendous fun to do as well. Overall, a really fantastic experience.



Travelled in 2022

learnt so much and had an amazing time.

Absolutely amazing. Any issues I had in organising the trip, eg flights or vaccines, they told me exactly where to go for the best info. I was completely prepared for my trip, what I would be doing, and the expectations. I learnt so much and had an amazing time.


M. Gray

Travelled in 2022

How it works

The GapGuru Way

At GapGuru we have the experience to keep things simple for you. With close to two decades shaping over 6,000 trips, we know exactly what makes an impactful, meaningful and memorable gap year. Simply choose your start date then follow these three simple steps:


Choose where you'll make your

Pick from five incredible destinations, electing the number of weeks you want to spend in each. You’ll be playing your part to help create a brighter future for some of the most disadvantaged communities around the world.


Decide how you'll make a difference

Select from four activity types that have been designed to be as impactful as possible. All of our programs are built off the back of the FutureSense Foundation, ensuring you’ll be a part of creating lasting change for our communities.


Choose your add-ons

Select additional programs to add to your gap year experience. These can be in the same country as your core activity or in any of our other unique destinations across the globe.
A smiling woman with curly dark brown hair wearing a white t-shirt, standing in front of a tropical tree - GapGuru

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Help Me Plan my Gap Year

We’re here to ensure you have the most incredible and impactful experience you can. That’s why we’ve created our comprehensive Gap Year Guide. Whether you’ve already booked a gap experience with us or are still exploring your options, get in the know about everything ‘gap year’ right now.
Our comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know, starting from why you should take a gap year in the first place to information for parents, travel tips, and more.

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Chat to our Gap Gurus

If you have any questions at all about what to do, where to go, or how to plan your gap year, get in touch with our GapGurus today. With nearly two decades in the business, we’ve probably had the question before!

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