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travel in south & central america

travel in south & central america
a continent of fiery spirit & astounding landscapes

If you have chosen to spend your gap year in South and Central America, or even if you just want to volunteer in South and Central America, you've come to the right place! South and Central America is home to some of the most spectacular countries on earth, destinations with a wealth of culture; colonial cities that echo the legacy of Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors; and remnants of mysterious ancient civilisations. The white sandy beaches, impressive rolling mountain ranges etched with spectacular rivers and waterfalls, saltwater lakes teeming with exotic flora and fauna, smoking volcanoes and frothing surf are only a sample of the fantastic qualities of South and Central America. With projects ranging from adventure travel in South and Central America to wildlife conservation in Ecuador, from marine conservation in Costa Rica to teaching in South and Central America, this region is perfect as your gap year destination.

Let the spirit of South and Central America bewitch you on your gap year or career break. Immerse yourself in the welcoming and magical culture, become a part of the local community on a project in South and Central America. Volunteering is a unique way to spend your time abroad, and where better to travel than South and Central America? You can choose from wildlife conservation in South and Central America to getting stuck in with community development in South and Central America. You cannot fully appreciate the splendour and vibrancy of this continent until you immerse yourself in its daily life – try our journalism projects in South and Central America, or medical volunteering in South and Central America.

This is travel in South and Central America with a difference, and something you will never forget!

Take a look at our South and Central America projects for your perfect life enhancing experience:

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $295

  • Prices: from $295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CBP

Costa Rica Teaching

Teach English and support local community projects whilst fully immersing yourself in the lives and colourful culture of Costa Rica's friendly, welcoming people.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $255

  • Prices: from $255
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: COS

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $4,095

  • Prices: from $4,095
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Project code: CAX

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Belize.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $445

  • Prices: from $445
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: BZM

Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $295

  • Prices: from $295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Discount
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CCL

Belize Manatee Conservation

Enjoy the white sands, blue waters and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere of Belize while making a valuable contribution to the protection of this rare and elusive species and their under threat habitats.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $445

  • Prices: from $445
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: BMT

Colombia Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Colombia.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,595

  • Prices: from $1,595
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: COM

Caribbean Beach Conservation

Snorkel in azure Caribbean waters and help to conserve marine and forest reserves and enhance the research and protection of pristine ecosystems
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $295

  • Prices: from $295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: 1stTime
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CBE

Belize N.G.O. Media & Journalism Internship

Further your journalistic skills whilst spending time in a stunning part of the Caribbean.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $2,595

  • Prices: from $2,595
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: 2 months +
  • Project code: BZJ

Costa Rica N.G.O. Media & Journalism Internship

Bring your creativity and initiative to report on and promote the Frontier Costa Rica field projects and develop the essential skills needed for a budding journalist.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $2,945

  • Prices: from $2,945
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Journalism
  • Duration: 2 Months
  • Project code: CJI

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