Looking for something different on your career break? You'll find it here, whether it's an unusual course, a fellowship programme or exciting travel option. Have a look and see what you want to do!

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Social Starters

_SocialStarters have extensive experience working with volunteers, entrepreneurs and social enterprises across 6 countries - matching skilled volunteers with socially responsible organisations that need their consultancy services. They are experts in international development and social enterprise, and offer training and coaching to career breakers who volunteer with them. They have a 100% recommendation rate from their clients. Projects currently available in the UK and Brazil.

Go to the Social Starters website

Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide specialises in gap year, career break and responsible travel. They offer paid work abroad, internships, volunteering options, TEFL courses and travel in some of the worlds most incredible locations.

Go to the Oyster Worldwide website
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BUNAC

BUNAC offers a range of exciting work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes. BUNAC are the work and travel experts and have been helping young people work and volunteer abroad since 1962. Popular gap year destinations include: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Australia, Britain, China, South Africa and many more.

Go to the BUNAC website
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Global Travel Academy

Travelling abroad should be exciting, inspiring and the best experience of your life, and you can make the most of it with Global Travel Academy! They provide realistic travel experiences which are inspirational and fun, all while teaching you the important skills needed to travel safely and with confidence. Run by a team of experienced travel experts.

Go to the Global Travel Academy website
Kidogo Adventure - adventure through volunteering

Kidogo Adventure

Child-focused, tailor-made volunteering placements in Kenya. Volunteer in a baby home, orphanage or school for between 1 and 6 weeks.

You will get the chance to see the real Kenya through visits to the elephant orphanage, the giraffe centre and other local attractions, plus go on a short safari.

Kidogo Adventure will organise all aspects of your stay and look after you throughout your placement, to ensure both you and the people you are helping get the absolute most out of your experience.

Go to the Kidogo Adventure website
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Street Child

Street Child is a grassroots charity that helps children living in some of the toughest places in Africa and South Asia to go to school. They are dedicated to empowering vulnerable children through education and currently have a special focus on girls’ education and education in emergencies. Street Child do not charge volunteers an upfront fee but you will need to fundraise to cover your costs.

Go to the Street Child website
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Teach & Learn Korea

Teach English through this graduate programme sponsored by the South Korean Government. Paid teaching placements (6 months or 1 year; extensions possible) with monthly salary of around £1,070 and additional allowances, plus airfare, cultural programmes, accommodation and other benefits included. No TEFL qualification needed.

Go to the Teach & Learn Korea website