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Welcome to Smaller Earth
Smaller Earth is one of the UK's leading gap year travel providers, sending thousands of travellers abroad every year. Whether you want to volunteer in Africa, or you are more interested in gap year jobs (perhaps a working holiday in Australia or resort job in Canada), we have over 32 hand-picked programmes to suit every budding traveller.
Work & Travel Abroad
Taking on the challenge of working in another country is undoubtedly a big one. At the same time, the buzz of walking into a new workplace for the first time is amplified hugely when coupled with living in a new country! There are several ways you can work abroad, depending on the length of time available to you and your budget. If you're a university student, consider one of our most popular summer jobs abroad by applying to our USA Summer Work and Travel programme. This allows you to undertake a position with a variety of employers in America between June and September.
You'll gain real work experience, earn a real wage and get a real slice of life in the USA. If you're thinking of undertaking a Gap Year, working holidays are available in Canada, Australia and on our popular Gap Year New Zealand programme, for periods of up to 12 months (with some opportunities allowing you to apply for a second visa). Alternatively, why not take a look at some of our volunteer abroad opportunities and get stuck in volunteering with children, animals or just the natural environment in some of the most amazing places on the planet.
Gap Year Travel
A year travelling can make all the difference to your CV when you decide to forge a career in your chosen sector. With the recent increase in university fees, more and more individuals are opting for a gap year over an immediate academic experience as they weigh up what they want to do with their life. Naturally, any combination of programmes offered by Smaller Earth will contribute to an incredible Gap Year. At the same time, we understand that you'll want to keep flight costs to a minimum in order to maximise the choices you have when you aren't in the air.
If you're on a tighter budget, we can also make sure that as much of your time as possible is spent earning (rather than spending) money so that you at least have a chance of breaking even by the end of your trip! Some strong contenders for any gap year include our Australian Outback Work & Travel programme and our Canago programme in Canada. Both will drop you into a guaranteed job in the heart of what makes both countries special. Best of all - you get paid as well!