Organisations that can help you tip the career scale
The International Academy for Leadership through Adventure (iALA) is the 360-degree adventure experience that endeavours to present a gap year that will equip young people with decisionmaking skills that will benefit their lives. The programme combines practical experience and academic tutoring that address present-day challenges. The ultimate objective is for the candidate to develop into a mature leader. For more, visit iala.co.za. The Work and Travel SA programme specialises in volunteer work and gap year placements, and ensures that your gap year travel is structured and rewarding, and offers the fun of a working holiday in one of the world’s most fascinating countries. Your workingholiday placement or internship position allows you to do hospitality work in game reserves, coastal resorts, boutique hotels, country guesthouses, wine-land estates or the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. For more, visit gapwork.co.za. Gap Year SA offers values-driven volunteer projects and gap year experiences in South Africa. Discover new cultures, meet new people, serve others, explore new places. For more, visit gapyearsouthafrica.com. Oceans Campus’ mission is to provide real-world training and mentorship for the next generation of wildlife experts. They provide a gateway for students, volunteers and interns to gain practical experience working with Africa’s wildlife. The programmes offer training in wildlife disciplines including scientific research, wildlife media, and environmental communications, conservation and education. For more, visit oceans-campus.com. Year of Your Life is a one-year, full-time course that focuses on preparing you for life (if you are a Christian). The course combines biblical teachings with a curriculum of personal accountability and practical experience to facilitate a year of intense discipleship. The year revolves around a relationship with God, personal restoration, character development, relating to others, finding your purpose, outreach, career guidance and computer training. For more, visit yearofyourlife.co.za. View South Africa gap year trips and programmes with Gap Year 365. On their website, you can search for gap year programmes, paid jobs such as horse riding, teaching positions, internships, safaris and overland adventure trips. For more, visit gapyear365.com/country/south-africa.