Central and South America is popular amongst gappers and career breakers wanting to travel, volunteer or teach English.
Central and South America facts for the career breaker:
- There's a wide range of volunteering projects in this region - from teaching and community work, to conservation (both marine conservation and rainforest).
- Teaching English is also a viable option - as paid work or as a volunteer.
- Many volunteer projects will also offer Spanish lessons, or you can go to a language school.
- Make sure you get advice from the FCO before you go, to inform you about crime, political situations, visa changes, hurricanes and earthquakes (the region is prone to all of these).
- Many places in Central and South America are relatively poor. If you're not going there on a volunteer project, at least make sure you travel responsibly, both with respect to the environment and the people.
- Travelling around the region is exciting and can be done safely in a small group tour (especially as you have a guide who knows where to go and what to do).