The Big Gap Year Show
Each year The Big Gap Year Show will bring together the leading organisations with their experts and past volunteers, interested students and their parents as well as career counsellors. Meeting Gap Year organisations face to face provides prospective Gap Year students with an opportunity to ask important questions and gain valuable insight into the many available Gap Year experiences.
Date and Time
Date: Saturday 10th September 2011
Free to all visitors!
Location: University of London Students Union
How to get there
University of London Union is situated in Central London with excellent transport links. Northern and Central line underground stations are within walking distance as is Euston, main line station. Easy access to the stations that go to airports means that whichever way you're travelling ULU is easy to get to and home from. There are a number of hotels in the vicinity, and with Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Theatre L and all within 10 minutes from our building.
London Kings Cross Train Station is just over ½ mile away from the Univeristy of London Union building.
Travelling to ULU by tube
- Northern Line to Euston, Warren Street and Goodge Street stations.
- Piccadilly Line to Russell Square station.
- Victoria Line to Euston and Warren Street stations.
- Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines to Euston Square station.
Travelling to ULU by bus
- Gower Street: 10, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390
- Euston Road: 18, 30, 91, 205, 253, 476
- Woburn Place/Southampton Row: 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
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Below are a list of confirmed organisations that will be exhibiting on the day.
Gap Year South Africa
Gap Year South Africa offers you an adventure of a lifetime, specialising in Volunteer, Gap Year, Internship and Adventure Travel experiences in South Africa. Experience new cultures, meet new people, explore new places, make a difference and get involved with Gap Year South Africa.
Be The Change Worldwide
Be the Change Worldwide specialises in Gap Year experiences, placing volunteers from all over the world into key developmental projects in under-resourced schools within underprivileged communities.
Established in 2002, The Leap set out to provide unique gap year experiences by providing a diverse mix of conservation, eco-tourism and community projects in all our volunteering placements across Africa, Asia and South America.
Think Pacific are gap year specialists in the Fiji Islands. They organise unique expeditions to the South Pacific Islands which combine community and sports development volunteering with eye opening adventure activities.
Mind The Gap Year
The Mind The Gap Year team have a passion for travel and between them have experienced countries all over the world. They have skydived in New Zealand, climbed ancient temples in Guatemala, and skied from heights of 4,000 meters.
Ticket To Ride
Ticket to Ride is the original and only surf specific adventure travel organisation for those looking to take a Gap Year or Career Break. As a small and personalised surf travel organisation we pride ourselves on our direct involvement in all of the courses we run.
Camps International operates a permanent network of international volunteer camps in the heart of rural communities and wildlife conservation areas in Kenya, Tanzania, Borneo, Cambodia and Ecuador.
Kaya Responsible Travel
With Kaya Responsible Travel you can experience the real world and make a difference. Kaya gives you the opportunity to volunteer abroad, learn a language abroad, gain valuable work experience overseas, take a gap year or become TEFL qualified.
On the Mountain Pro
OnTheMountain Pro specializes in providing outstanding BASI GAP ski and snowboarding instructor courses, where the training is first class and the experience is amazing. This year they are including accommodation right through to the end of the season, so you can stay on at no extra cost to work or just enjoy the snow.
Oyster Worldwide has a variety of opportunities in some very diverse destinations. If you want to totally understand a country different to your own whilst making a useful contribution, then this experience is for you!
Basecamp Ski and Snowboard
Basecamp is a specialist provider of of Gap Year Ski and Snowboard courses in leading resorts across the world. Skiing and Snowboarding is what we do and the mountain lifestyle is what we live for. First up and last down since 2002. See you at the top!
‘WAVA’ stands for 'Work & Volunteer Abroad' and their origins lie in a department created in 2006 at Twin Group, a prestigious provider of educational, training and employment opportunities for individuals around the world
Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity. Their mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing inclusive opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a distinctive, challenging, structured and supported international volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own.
Founded in June 2005 to provide an independent source of impartial advice and information for people of all ages looking to take a gap – a week, a month, a year. It’s a site for young people after leaving school, for undergraduates and those who have just graduated, for those looking for a career break and for those with time in retirement.
Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation dedicated to conservation, education and sustainable development in tropical coastal communities.
Azafady currently work on a wide range of projects in the Anosy and Androy regions of southeast Madagascar. Founded in 1994, they work with over 80 rural communities & within the urban centre of Fort Dauphin.
Global Vision International
GVI runs responsible volunteering programs in over 40 countries around the world. They offer volunteers the chance for a hands-on experience by personally contributing to important conservation initiatives and community projects. Volunteer programs run from one week to 2 years.
Africa & Asia Venture
Africa & Asia Venture (Est. 1993) are professional, friendly & specialist gap year organisation where the individual really counts. Based in the UK, they place volunteers from around world on teaching and conservation projects in the developing world.
Peak Leaders run Ski, snowboard, surfing and mountain bike instructor training courses and improver camps in the worlds best resorts.
Raleigh’s vision is to create a global community of inspired and inspiring young people committed to working together regardless of age, social background, culture and nationality, building strong communities and making a difference to their world.
i to i Volunteering
Since 1994, i-to-i Volunteering has provided meaningful volunteer trips for over 50,000 volunteers. They offer one of the broadest ranges of volunteer opportunities with a choice of 160 projects in 21 countries.
Real Gap Experience
Real Gap Experience is the UK’s leading gap year provider, they’ve been sending people off on life-changing trips for years and can offer tons of experience, a world of knowledge and over 200 projects across 35 countries.
Nonstop organise a massive range of snowboard and ski instructor courses in the world’s most snow sure and exciting resorts. Since 2002, they have run more instructor courses than anyone else and have trained over 2,500 skiers and snowboarders.
Project Trust specialises in sending 17-19 year old school leavers overses for 8 or 12 month volunteer placements in Africa, Asia or the Americas.
Specialists in delivering expeditions for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and offer quality training opportunities for leaders; all of which you can take part in during your Gap Year.
CashCase Visa® Prepaid Card
CashCase is the new way to carry your travel money abroad securely providing you with great foreign exchange rates to suit your travel plans. It is a Prepaid card so you can budget your travelling spend and use it anywhere Visa® is accepted.
STA Travel can offer you everything from a Round The World trip to cheap flights to New York City.
Founded in Germany in 1968 Wesser now operate throughout four countries in Europe and have recruited over 7 million new supporters for worthy charities all of whom benefit from a combined total in excess of £200,000,000 every year.
SA Gap Year
They focus specifically on under-grad or post-grad student volunteers wishing to seriously extend their sports coaching & management experience in the sports mad country of South Africa.
Volunteer Vacations offers sports coaching, teaching and orphanage volunteer placements in South Africa, Kenya and India from 2 weeks-12 weeks.
gapFORCE is a leading gap year provider specialising in a range of worthwhile and meaningful structured programmes overseas. They offer expeditions and adventures, with activities including rainforest and marine conservation, teaching, healthcare, childcare and infrastructure development.
Challenge Team UK
The Challenge Team UK is a group of young volunteers who educate teenagers about healthy sexuality. The presents its message from a common sense and health perspective, without any religious references.
Below are a list of our partners.
Not Going to Uni
notgoingtouni was established in 2008 to help young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of the traditional university route.
helloU.com & helloU Mobile is the number one site & app for localised offers and discounts on student nights/events, lifestyle and everything in between.