Oyster Worldwide is a well-regarded
gap year travel and responsible
travel specialist.


We have travelled the world looking for the best projects for you


Knowledgeable and passionate globetrotting staff


Highly rated on Trustpilot and 95% contentment rating on internal feedback


We plant a tree for every person who travels with us


Personal and supportive customer experience

Peace of mind

We follow best practice for your safety, financial security and well-being

Many of our projects were founded in 2006 and have been nurtured and supported by us ever since. We are known for running life-changing gap year programs, giving you the opportunity to make a genuine contribution and for the first class support you receive.

Want to get paid work or volunteer abroad?
Oyster’s wide range of popular gap year programmes, career break projects and volunteering breaks allow you to get under the skin of a country and to do something worthwhile whilst there.

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Our gap year volunteering projects are suitable for school leavers, gap year students, those taking career breaks, families and people in retirement – a real highlight of our volunteering trips in particular is the wide range of people that you come across from all round the world.

Planning your trip with Oyster Worldwide could not be easier, with all of our staff members having done their own gap adventures and responsible travel.

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“You have been such a great help and made me feel confident and made me feel that I’m well prepared and able to do this alone knowing that there is such a great team of people around me to help and support me. Again thank you so much for your time and patience. Soooo looking forward to this. Who knows, maybe it’s the beginning of many experiences like this!!”

Destination of the month

South Africa

Known to be one of the most diverse countries in Southern Africa, this country is a haven for animal lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and adventure travellers. Its rugged coastlines, diverse landscapes and plethora of game reserves mean that a trip to South Africa is a must for all bucket lists.

Many Oyster travellers choose to maximise their experience in South Africa and join several of our projects. We offer a £50 discount per project if you choose to combine.

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