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What makes GapGuru so special?
Your gap year is important. You probably already knew that. It’s why you’re here, right? Well, it’s important to us too. We want everyone’s adventure to be the best it can possibly be. Here’s why a gap year with GapGuru is the best way to make every second count…

You’ll make the right choice

Carefully chosen project We’ve seen a lot of perfect gap years and they’ve all been very different. Yours will be too, so we’ll take the time to learn about what makes you tick. Whether you have a plan in mind or no clue where to start, our dedicated gap year specialists will get you on your way. When the time comes, you’ll head out with confidence to fulfill all your personal goals.

You’ll do it your way

Carefully chosen projectOnce you know what you want, we’ll make it happen just like that. You can combine any of our projects and expeditions into your own ideal journey. You can start that journey any month of the year. You can join for 2 weeks or 12 months – or any length of time in between. You can travel with your friends or go it alone. You get the idea. It’s your gap year, after all.

Your parents can relax

Carefully chosen projectWe’ve been doing gap years so long we have it down to an art. We have a UK office to answer any questions (why not come and say hello?). Our in-country staff know their destinations backwards and all of our projects are thoroughly researched. You don’t need to take our word for it: you can find honest reviews of our programmes on sites such as GoOverseas. We’re also a member of respected travel associations such as BETA (British Educational Travel Association) and have been featured in newspapers including The Independent and The Telegraph.

You’ll be in good hands

Carefully chosen projectOur local teams are so much more than emergency contacts. They are 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 easy and fun as possible.

You won’t sweat the small stuff

Carefully chosen projectWe don’t think you should have to worry about extras during your gap year. When you book with GapGuru, we’ll have it all covered. That means there’s nothing to soak up the spending money you’ve marked out for seeing the sights and hitting the markets. Local transport? Check. Accommodation? Check. All meals? Check. Drinking water? Check.No tricky small print? Check.

You’ll have a story to tell

Carefully chosen projectYour gap year will be utterly unique. There’s something special about every one of our projects, and you’ll live well off the tourist track. It’s nothing like following the pages of guidebook. Our advice? Grab every opportunity that comes your way. The most unforgettable experiences could be around any corner.

You’ll leave your handprint on the world

Carefully chosen project The chance to make a difference isn’t tacked onto our programmes: it’s absolutely integral. At the heart of everything we do is our charity, the FutureSense Foundation. We have close relationships with our partner projects and we’re in it long term. Everything that our volunteers do is sustainable, designed to benefit the local community as well as each individual. You can be sure that your impact will be truly worthwhile.

You’ll be part of something

Carefully chosen project An adventure with GapGuru shapes some pretty awesome people. We’re proud of the accomplishments our volunteers make during their gap year, and everything they go on to do afterwards. If your gap year inspires you – and we’re confident that it will – then we’d love you to stay involved.

Your gap year is part of who you are. But it also makes you part of something else. You’ll become part of the GapGuru network. You’ll become part of the FutureSense Foundation’s mission for brighter futures.

Want to find out how? Get in touch.

Still not convinced? Read testimonials from some of our happy gappers to find out what they had to say about their gap year abroad experience with GapGuru!

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