Hi, my name is Lucy and I will be doing the blog for the January Costa Rica team. I graduated college in May and now have an Extended Diploma Level 3 in Animal Management. I have lived around animals all my life being on a farm, being around humble animals such as chickens, sheep and cattle… Read More


I’m Lottie, I have just finished school and am currently working in London and juggling a job in retail and as a tutor in order to earn some money for my year out, after which I will take up a place at Edinburgh to read History. I decided to take gap year for the main… Read More


As Winter fast approaches, I’m beginning to feel the need to travel to beautiful, colourful and exciting places even more! I’ve always wanted to take a gap year, whether that be to Australia, Asia or now my current plan of Ecuador for a crazy 10 weeks of travelling and volunteering with The Leap. Ecuador has… Read More


Hi! My name is Alexandra and I will be doing a blog on behalf of the Cambodia team from January to March. I chose to have a gap year because realistically I think this is my one real chance to get some proper life experience, travel, escape from my comfort zone completely and, quite frankly,… Read More


  Hi all,   We are glad and excited to inform you that last night we received our first two turtles in our nesting project here in playa Carmen.    The current students are have been doing night patrols and checking around the beach for turtles. Today we moved the eggs to our nesting project… Read More


Upon returning to Kansas City, Missouri and settling back into my home, driving up and down the familiar streets and reuniting with friends and family I can’t help but to reflect on the life changing experience that my fellow Leapers and myself endured over the past ten weeks. The start of our last week began… Read More


Hello again all!  As our last final days here in Havana come to an end and we reflect on our visit here, I can’t help but feel both happy and sad to go; happy because we will see you all very soon and have missed you all very much, and of course, sad to leave… Read More


Hello All!   Long time no talk;)     After leaving the beautiful valley of Viñales, the group headed off to our first project site for volunteer work; the small yet absolute cutest ocean town of Playa Girón.  Upon arrival, we took the first day to become more well acquainted with the community, went on… Read More


              The game count we did in the Wild West sector on Sunday was much more successful than the Gemsbok study at the start of last week as we saw Gemsbok, Springbok and Red hearted beast. Half way through the game count we decided to climb a mountain called Jenga to see if we… Read More


Galapagos Part 1:   We saw many new faces at the Hacienda Tranquila. The first person we saw, the one who picked us up from the airport, was Geovanny. Geovanny was the lead organizer of activities at the Hacienda. He was from the Galapagos and, he and I quickly found out, we both had lived… Read More