Or­gan­i­sa­tions that can help you tip the ca­reer scale

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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.

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