Why My Gap Year ?

Why MyGapYear?

MyGapYear is more than a travel company. We are a social enterprise that partner’s forward-thinking travellers with unique Adventures designed give back to the communities in which we operate. At the forefront of a global movement towards sustainable tourism; we offer some of the most unique, off the beaten path & sustainable travel experiences available anywhere in the world.

The best road is always the one less travelled, a philosophy we live by. We seek out hidden stories and local traditions and bring them to you for a true adventure like no other.
Reliable Trip Planning

MyGapYear will assist you in planning your trip from start to finish. Whichever adventure you choose, we'll be with you every step of the way.

7 Unique Destinations

We offer a variety of adventures, internships and volunteering opportunities located in seven breath-taking destinations.

Adventures to suit any taste

MyGapYear offers an extensive range of adventures that cater to all types of travelers.


It's not all hard work! We'll introduce you to the best local pubs, beaches and party spots.

Affordable Travel

We offer some of the most affordable options around to make sure that your travels are light on your wallet.

Make Memories

One thing all our travellers agree on is that they cherish the memories of their adventure for the rest of their lives.

MGY Knows Adventure


Our team of passionate travelers live & breathe Adventure. All MyGapYear Team members have travelled the world extensively and have participated in at least one of our Adventures themselves. This puts them in a unique position to offer you first-hand local knowledge of each and every Adventure we offer. We work with you to create Adventures that meet every travel style, create totally unique experiences & check off every bucket list item you desire.

Sustainable Travel


MyGapYear will always be a social enterprise at heart. In fact, we were founded on the idea of Adventures that empower, educate and improve the lives of both the travellers themselves and the men, women, children & animals they work with. Sustainable travel is at the core of our operational model & is an important criteria for all our Adventures. For more information on our charity initiatives check out MyGapYear Foundation.

MyGapYear Value Guarantee


The places you visit, the people you meet & the stories you create should be the most memorable part of your Adventure, not the price you paid for it. We believe we offer some of the best value & most affordable travel Adventures anywhere in the world. We achieve this by working exclusively with local business operators in every destination. This saves you money, and supports local economies everywhere we go.

Global network


We have partnerships with some of the best travel service providers on the planet. Our partners share our adventurous attitude and complement our style by providing their own distinctive Adventure solutions. Our global network provides you exclusive access to some of the most unique & incredible travel experiences on Earth.



Just like any true Adventure, flexibility is key. We offer our Adventurers the opportunity to make the trip as organized or flexible as possible. Want to spend your afternoon sipping on Nepalese coffee in Kathmandu or meander through another night market? No problem! We set you on the right path & give you time to explore, the rest of the Adventure is for you to create.

Adventure Architects


We deliver complete end-to-end travel solutions to help you create the complete gap year Adventure. Need flights booked? Our in-house flight gurus have you covered. Searching for the best deals on travel insurance? Look no further. By taking all the guesswork out of planning your upcoming Adventure you can spend more time focusing on more important things, like what to pack!

24/7 Service


We don’t sleep, ever! We provide travelers with 24/7 in-country support across 4 continents. Our dedicated team can answer any questions you might have day or night. We also have a knack for getting travelers out of sticky situations.


Our Partners


MyGapYear partners with organizations across the globe to offer volunteers the opportunity to work on meaningful projects that directly impact the goals they are trying to achieve.