Gapforce is a leading gap year and career break provider. We specialize in meaningful structured programmes overseas, including rainforest and marine conservation, teaching, healthcare, childcare and infrastructure development.

Gapforce has important principles that continue to guide it as a leader in the gap year industry. Over the years, the organisations within Gapforce have stressed these features. Furthermore, ties with the Year Out Group and Foreign Commonwealth Office help us lead the way with profound vision.

We have developed more than 70 diverse expeditions that span the globe. Apart from being great, balanced expeditions, they are all unique and cater to everyone’s interests. The expeditions are not only exciting and rewarding, but the skills and experience gained are valuable in both personal development and future employment. We also offer paid work placements in many of our locations.  


1. Safety

Gapforce places the highest emphasis on safety. We carry out thorough risk assessments in each country in which we consider all the potential dangers and hazards that we may encounter in our remote environments. We also abide by the governing guidelines of the Year Out Group (YOG) and the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and use BSi8848 to ensure preventative measures in the field. Furthermore, our staff are required to have Satellite Phones so that, in case of a serious incident, there will be an immediate evacuation. The evacuation plans are carefully thought through and we utilise our relationships in country with local military and medical assistance teams.


2. UK Staff Overseas

All of Gapforce’s core projects employ UK staff. This highlights our emphasis on safety and security. These experienced members of our team form the platform for the expeditions and help the participants adjust to the new surroundings. The staff responsibilities include airport pick up, food purchases, regular check ups, liaising with local contacts etc. Our expedition leaders who live in country ensure we have the best projects at the lowest cost and also ensure good safety practices. Bruce Parry (BBC The Tribe) led Trekforce Expeditions for over six years.


3. Massive Choice

We have developed more than 70 diverse expeditions that span the globe. Apart from being great, balanced expeditions, they are all unique and cater to everyone’s interests.


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Gapforce Reviews

One word: Fantastic!

I thoroughly recommend Gapforce to all who are considering!

By: Garry
Nationality: Scottish, British
Age: 19

I loved Gapforce!

For anyone thinking about volunteering abroad, look no further than Gapforce! This past summer, I volunteered with Gapforce's Thailand Adventure program and loved every minute of it. The month-long program included teaching children English, working at an elephant sanctuary, helping with beach conservation, and an introduction into Siam culture. Through my volunteering, I made life-long friendships, explored the 'local side' of Thailand's culture, learned Thai language, explored breathtaking temples and the picturesque landscapes, and gave back to the local community.

By: Courtney
Nationality: American
Age: 23

Amazing !

The best experience of my life. Loved every minute. The two months were packed with authentic experiences that I will never forget and we always had a chance to suggest any activities we wanted to do.

By: Emily
Nationality: British
Age: 19

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