The Leap offers the perfect chance to take some much needed time out of the ‘rat race’, enabling you to experience adventure travel, relax, get fit and healthy, enjoy the company of friends and family whilst improving new skills. A career break is also the chance to re-assess your life plan and goals, possibly leading… Read More


We spent the first three days of the week at the Village Museum in the centre of Dar Es Salaam. Here there is a traditional house of each of Tanzania’s tribes and information about the region that they live in and their way of life. We had time on Monday morning to explore, I spent… Read More


Why not raise some money for a placement with us by spending a season skiing or snowboarding. Many of our volunteers who depart with us in April come to us having completed a ski season. It’s a fantastic chance to learn or improve your skiing or snow boarding skills whilst earning money from working in… Read More


For anyone thinking of taking a gap year, whether you’re travelling with The Leap or heading off to backpack, it is absolutely vital that you have sufficient gap year travel insurance for your entire time abroad, which covers you for all the activities you might take part in during your gap year volunteer work and… Read More


Our website has details on our UK Staff and overseas Project Hosts. We are also friends with the following organisations: Training – Gap Year Safety We have worked closely with John Cummings, who runs Safetrek, for many years. He designs gap year safety courses and helps us run our gap year safety courses in the… Read More


Quite the opposite, turn it to your advantage…take your skills abroad to work, volunteer and play!  Coming home with a colourful and competitive CV having polished up your life skills whist having an adventure of a lifetime.  Gap jobs can help with the money earning side of things and we’re here to help you make… Read More


Hola! Just wanted to let you all know what a fantastic time was had in Argentina when I went to visit the Leap team last week at the polo Estancia where they are spending the next 6-10 weeks. The girls were on top form as we learnt the ropes at the polo stables, practiced our… Read More


If you are graduating this summer then understandably you are going to be concerned about getting a job. In these extraordinarily harsh economic conditions competition for jobs is going to be intense, even for unpaid ‘internships’ – a valuable chance to gain practical work experience. It is ‘chicken and the egg’; employers want people with… Read More


So we arrived in Dar es Salaam very tired after a 12 hour journey (and some very sore bums from all the bumps in the road!). On Monday we had an orientation of the city with Mathias, it’s the biggest place that we have been to by far in Tanzania so is going to take… Read More