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Our destinations

Gap years are all about adventure. As you leave your school years behind you, you want to head out into the big wide world to discover new places and make life-long friendships. But you also want to leave your handprint on something meaningful.

At GapGuru, we’ve hand-selected five incredible destinations that we know offer unforgettable gap year experiences. All are home to inspiring yet disadvantaged communities. In partnership with our charity, the FutureSense Foundation, we’ve been helping these communities for close to two decades.

You could be a part of the long-term impact we have on these communities, maybe by raising awareness of climate change in India, shaping the futures of young children in Nepal or improving women’s health in Thailand.

Discover our destinations below or get in touch with our GapGuru Advisors to answer any questions you could have.

Wherever you want to leave your handprint, we’ll help you make it happen.

Land of the Taj Mahal and the Royal Bengal tigers, India is a country of contrasts and diversity, making it a fascinating destination for gap year travel.
Buddhist temples, stunning white-sand beaches and tropical river cruises are what bring the adventure to this lesser-known gem of South East Asia.
Nestled in the mighty Himalayas, Nepal is an enchanting country and a haven for adventure travel, promising a gap year experience like no other.
Thailand has long been a gap year favourite, with everything from the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to tranquil Buddhist temples and remote tropical islands.
The mystical and magical land of the Incas, Peru is one of the most intriguing places on earth. Discover this incredible country from the heart of the sacred lands.

Plan Your Gap Year with Us

If you’re ready to start building your gap year, head over to our simple-to-complete enquiry page. With close to two decades creating incredible experiences for people just like you, we know exactly what makes an impactful, meaningful and memorable gap year.
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Why volunteer abroad

Why GapGuru?

Extensive gap year experience

Over the past 18 years, we’ve guided more than 6,000 students through unforgettable gap year experiences.

Ethical gap year programs

All our programs work towards the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals and are backed up by our charity, the FutureSense Foundation.

A community of support

You’ll be guided by our GapGuru Advisors and Mentors before, during and after your gap year experience.
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Need Gap Year Advice?

Whether you’ve already booked a gap experience with us or are still looking, get in the know about everything ‘gap year’. Our comprehensive Gap Year Guide covers everything you need to know, from why you should take a gap year, to information for parents, travel tips, and more.

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