Leeds, UK United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 26, 2008 -- i-to-i announces gap year options in Africa for travelers looking to give back while they travel. Traditionally gap years have been taken as a reward for finishing high school and a break from 14-years of continuous education. However, in this ever-changing world gap years are also changing. Graduates are taking time out before entering the world of work and people of all ages are choosing to take a break from their Careers as the pace of life quickens and wanderlust grows.
There are many reasons to take a gap year in Africa. Taking time off to travel the world can be one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences in oneâs life, but what if gappers could change someone else's life too? Working on an i-to-i volunteer project enables gappers to make a real difference abroad while exploring the world in a safe, supported and sustainable way.
During a gap year in Africa volunteers can visit some of the most exceptional places to view endangered species on the entire planet. If volunteers prefer spending their gap year volunteering with children in Africa, then consider volunteering in Kenya or taking your gap year in South Africa where the need is great.
Gap Year options in Africa now offered by i-to-i are:
Animal Rescue near Cape Town When the economy struggles the first charities to feel the pinch are those working with animals, so volunteersâ efforts are much needed. TEARS is a great shelter which provides food parcels, veterinary treatment and animal care education for those that could not otherwise afford it. It also works with children who have had extremely hard lives and aims to break the cycle of abuse by teaching them to care and be responsible for animals. Volunteers will get the opportunity to visit local communities and visit animals there, and for those considering a future in veterinary care there is valuable chance to help the resident vet, who requires daily help.
This Gap Year in Africa option lasts for a minimum of 2 weeks and costs $1090, accommodations provided. http://www.i-to-i.com/volunteer-projects/work-with-animals-south-africa.html
Community Work with Children in Ghana
In Africa, poverty and beauty seem to be different sides of the same coin; the climate that sustains diverse wildlife, golden sandy beaches and wild savannah also impedes the continentâs efforts to develop and feed itself. Youâll experience this for yourself on this project as youâll be working in the amazing city of Accra on the beautiful southern coastline with some of the cityâs most underprivileged children. The project exists to help orphaned and street children develop English and vocational skills through activities such as art and drama but it also aims to put a smile on their faces and show them a little fun.
This gap year in Africa option lasts for a minimum of 4 weeks and costs $1790, all accommodation and meals included. For more information visit: http://www.i-to-i.com/ghana
For more travel tips check out this travel advice video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGJ64QKa-cI
To see the wide range of gap year options in Africa now offered by i-to-i please visit: http://www.i-to-i.com/africa or call 800-985-4864 for more information.
Since 1994, i-to-i, has been the award-winning leader in volunteer vacations, gap years, TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) training and job placement abroad. Each year, i-to-i sends approximately 5,000 volunteers to 500 projects in 35 countries and helps 15,000 people gain the certification necessary to teach English overseas. i-to-i volunteers contributed approximately one million hours of service last year.
i-to-i offers gap year options in countries such as: Ecuador, Brazil, Uganda, Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar, Zambia, Vietnam, Ghana, Costa Rica, Honduras, New Zealand, Australia and Vietnam.