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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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Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

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.

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"My 6 weeks on the frontier trail were amazing. It's my first trip to central america and havi..."

prices from £2699

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 10 weeks

Project Code: CAX

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.

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"Despite being nearly double the average age of the volunteers I have had a pleasantly memorable e..."

prices from £515

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CBP

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Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 4 weeks

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 4 weeks

Travel through some of the most amazing countries of Central America and experience some of the incredible opportunities they have to offer you.

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"Overall, the experience on the frontier Central America ecotrail has been amazing. I had no idea..."

prices from £1899

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 4 weeks

Project Code: AAT

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Costa Rica Teaching

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.

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"No two days are the same, and I'm very happy to have shared this experience with all the love..."

prices from £395

Region: The Americas

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: COS

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Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

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.

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"Had a great time in Belize. It's a really chilled country and the project was lots of fun. We..."

prices from £895

Region: The Americas

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BZM

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Belize Manatee Conservation

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.

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"My name is Natalie, I have traveled to Caye Caulker, Belize from Ontario, Canada. I have come her..."

prices from £795

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BMT

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Costa Rica Climate Change Project

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.

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"There was a wide range of surveys, trails and species to document. More technical skills such as..."

prices from £515

Region: The Americas

Activity: Discount

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CCL

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Costa Rica Climate Change Course Credit Internship

Costa Rica Climate Change Course Credit Internship

Embarking on an internship abroad is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable practical skills and course credit in one’s field of study while experiencing full immersion in a novel culture.

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"I'm on my last day here in Costa Rica waiting for my flights which I hope are cancel..."

prices from £1505

Region: The Americas

Activity: Credits

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: CCLCC

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Costa Rica Climate Change Media & Journalism Internship

Costa Rica Climate Change 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.

prices from £1719

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: 2 Months

Project Code: CCLJI

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Costa Rica Teaching Course Credit Internship

Costa Rica Teaching Course Credit Internship

Embarking on an internship abroad is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable practical skills and course credit in one’s field of study while experiencing full immersion in a novel culture.

prices from £1005

Region: The Americas

Activity: Credits

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: COSCC

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