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Teacher Training Courses A — I

Africa And Asia Venture

Gap year ventures, short trips and post graduation ventures for those looking to teach children, work in wildlife and conservation areas and sports coaching. Includes organising trips to Thailand, Africa, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica, will organise 3 week and 5 week trips. www.aventure.co.uk

African Conservation Experience

We arrange for people to do conservation work on Game Reserves in Southern Africa becoming involved in a wide range of conservation and research projects. Projects may include darting rhino and elephant, game capture, tracking, wildlife veterinary work and rehabilitation, game counts and monitoring, at times done on horseback. Dolphin and whale research may be part of the work programme. www.ConservationAfrica.net

All Tracks Academy

All tracks provide their clients with snow boarding and ski instructing/improving courses. Course lengths start at 3 weeks with the longest course lasting 11 weeks all resulting in internationally recognised ski instructor qualifications. Courses take place in Whistler, Banff and Revelstoke. The courses range in price according to course length but include tuition and equipment. www.alltracksacademy.com

Art History Abroad

This company offers courses for students as young as 17 up to adults over 30. The courses are run in London, which can last for a simple weekend trip, or Italy and range from a week course to six weeks travelling throughout Italy. The courses are held in both Northern Italy to take in Venice and Southern Italy to include Sicily. They run five gap year courses and several shorter ones each year. AHA has run courses for more than 20 years and the courses are run to encourage people of all ages and interests to simply enjoy and explore art history. www.arthistoryabroad.com

Bunac

British Universities North America Club — is a well known organisation for young people over 18 who would like to work abroad either in a Summer Camp USA location or in many other countries around the globe including Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Courses can last from five weeks to two years and include those in ski resorts as well as beach locations; you can choose volunteer programmes as well as working programmes. www.bunac.org

Cactus Language

A language training company, Cactus has been organising language courses since 1998. The courses are trainer based and include part time evening courses and language learning holidays. It also has a US division and runs language learning courses in more than 60 countries and 30 languages. It has a large network of language schools and has over 1,000 trainees a year on its Teaching Language as a foreign language (TEFL) course. www.cactuslanguage.com

Camp America

Offering places for those looking to sample a behind the scenes adventure at one of the 900 or more summer camps in the US. Join up and become a ‘Counsellor’ looking after children from 6 to 16 on their summer trips to camp. It’s an outdoor experience which will involve sports participation as well as ensuring the welfare of those staying in the cabins. Camps range from those for disadvantaged kids to those whose parents can afford a very high standard of both accommodation and pursuits to disabled campers. Camps can last from 1 to 9 weeks. Gap year travellers must be 18 to apply for a position. www.campamerica.co.uk

Cesa

Offering language courses since 1980, the courses are specifically for students of languages ranging from beginners to advanced level. They offer group courses, private tuition, gap year courses as well as courses for the over 50’s. Courses include Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish and last from just one week to 24 weeks. Course can lead to a recognised language qualification. www.cesalanguages.com

Changing Worlds

Changing Worlds offers a variety of worthwhile 3—6 month placements overseas. You receive UK and in country training including language, culture and health issues. Changing Worlds offers paid work in Australia, Canada and New Zealand and voluntary work in Chile, India, Nepal, Romania and Tanzania. Opportunities include working in ski resorts, zoos, schools and orphanages. Full support throughout. Visit our website to order a free information pack or to apply. www.changingworlds.co.uk

Coral Cay Conservation

CCC provides resources to help sustain livelihoods and alleviate poverty through the protection and sustainable management of coral reefs and rainforests. CCC has assisted in the creation of 8 marine and wildlife reserves including the designation of the Belize Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Site. Expeditions depart throughout the year to Fiji, the Philippines and Honduras to survey reefs and rainforests. All training, including SCUBA diving, is provided. www.coralcay.org

Flying Fish

Flying Fish offers professional training in water and winter sports. The qualifications range from radio operator, diving instructor to ski and snowboarding instructor. Courses are suitable for gap year students and those looking for a career break and include yachting, dinghy sailing, surfing and scuba diving. Courses take place in the UK, Canada, Greece and Australia are available to everyone from 18 to 60 plus and course lengths range from 8 days to 21 weeks. www.flyingfishonline.com

Frontier Conservation

Frontier is an international conservation and research organisation founded in 1989. Frontier offers enthusiastic volunteers the opportunity to make an effective contribution to global conservation by working on vital research projects in remote tropical environments for 10 or 20 weeks. Current projects in Tanzania, Madagascar, and Vietnam. Full preparation and training is provided, leading to a recognised qualification in Tropical Habitat Conservation. www.frontier.ac.uk

Gap Activity Projects

GAP Activity Projects (GAP) Ltd is an independent educational charity founded in 1972, which organises voluntary work overseas in over 30 countries. GAP also organises similar exchange voluntary opportunities for overseas nationals in the UK. Currently 1,750 young people are involved annually in GAP schemes. GAP volunteers work alongside staff in such areas as foreign language assistants, assisting with general activities in schools, caring for the disadvantaged, outdoor education and conservation work. www.gap.org.uk

Gap Challenge/world Challenge Expeditions

Gap Challenge provides students, aged 18—25, with the experience and education of a lifetime. From voluntary conservation projects in Belize and paid hotel work in Canada to teaching and care work in India. With a 12-month return flight, there is plenty of opportunity for independent travel afterwards. Departure dates are flexible and there is in-country support from appointed representatives and 24-hour emergency back-up from Gap Challenge in London. www.world-challenge.co.uk

Gapguru

Gapguru offers a one to one consultation to help decide which of the projects they offer is the most suitable. You could choose to take a paid position, take part in a volunteer project or a teaching position. There are 17 volunteer projects to take part in. The projects based overseas support the local communities and organisations. The projects include working with children, conservation and in the medical sector. The also offer help on taking paid work in hotel management. Locations include children’s orphanages in Romania, community hospital work in India and village schools in Tanzania. In total there are over 100 projects in seven countries to choose from. www.gapguru.com

Gap Year Diver

Offers PADI courses for those on a Gap Year or career break. The courses vary and are designed for those with very little or no experience to those looking for a professional scuba diving qualification. You can also learn diving skills along with language skills or opt for a course that incorporates marine conservation. Diving locations include Mexico, Venezuela, Bahamas, Thailand and Egypt. Courses run for up to 11 weeks and also include other activities such as wreck diving and abseiling. Gap Year Diver offers group trips and Mini Gap courses during the summer months. www.gapyeardiver.com

Greenforce

Greenforce runs a series of environmental expeditions around the globe, focusing on wildlife conservation. We train volunteers to carry out research with a direct impact on conservation strategies in developing countries. Our projects range from tracking elephants in Zambia to climbing trees in the Amazon and diving on coral reefs. All training provided, including scuba diving for marine volunteers. Living in a remote wilderness location you will discover as much about yourself as you will about the world around you. Marine projects Fiji, Bahamas, Malaysia, Land projects Zambia, Peru. www.greenforce.org

I To I

i-to-i is a leading force in international placements offering volunteer work and teaching placements in 19 countries worldwide. i-to-i send over 2000 volunteers to a range of 300 placements every year, working in: English teaching, community development, journalism, business, conservation, building, health, care work and other professions. www.i-to-i.com

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