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Career breaks with Frontier: take the chance to explore the world and make a difference Career Breaks

Why take a career break?

In the rat race of today, people take career breaks for time out and achieving something truly worthwhile. Frontier offers the perfect opportunity to explore all corners of the globe, recharging your batteries and pursuing personal interests away from work. With over 250 projects available, we have a wide choice of destination and activities.

As pace of life increases and spare time becomes even more precious, a well planned career break can restore some sanity and physical wellbeing and be the opportunity to explore the world without the commitments of later life.

With cheaper travel and greater accessibility, now is the time to take a career break with Frontier and visit that one place you have always wanted to, while contributing to a better world.

What will you get from a career break?

Very little compares to the feeling of visiting a Frontier project to pass on your knowledge and experience to children in poor communities around the world, and as habitat and biodiversity loss become an everyday reality, a career break on a Frontier wildlife project or time out on a Frontier conservation project could see you blown away by the world’s natural beauty before it is lost forever.

Exploring foreign countries and their cultures with Frontier could be just the thing you are after, rekindling your enthusiasm and rejuvenating your spirit for life, or the all important first step towards a career change and a more fulfilling way of life in the current climate of economic downturn and high unemployment.

Where can you go on a career break?

With cheap flights, cheap accommodation, and carbon offsetting, it is becoming more and more possible to explore the world, and with Frontier you could escape to exotic destinations such as Fiji, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Madagascar and Tanzania.

Probe lost communities still living traditional lifestyles in the dense steamy South American rainforests and discover rare and endangered wildlife, or step off the beaten track and visit the tribal lands of Africa, home to magnificent wildlife, deeply rooted customs, sparkling lakes and ear to ear smiles.

The ancient civilisations of Asia could be the perfect destination for your Frontier career break, steeped in mystery and a history almost as bloody as it is colourful we guarantee a journey of mystery and intrigue.

Think outside the Caribbean box and use your Frontier career break to explore far flung, seldom visited beaches and coral reefs on a marine conservation project.

What can you do on a career break?

The options for your Frontier career break are almost unlimited, from teaching in Peru and trekking in Nepal, to scuba diving on the coral reefs of Fiji, Madagascar or Tanzania.

You could bring love and attention into the lives of the eternally optimistic children of Africa; choose from an orphanage in Mombasa or a rural school outside Accra or an island school in Tanzania. Using your knowledge and experience you will provide essential care giving, development and education.

An increasingly popular hobby for outdoor enthusiasts is scuba diving. Why not step back, embrace life on a tropical beach, and open up a whole new world to yourself through getting scuba qualified and working on a marine conservation and diving project in Cambodia, Tanzania, Madagascar or Fiji?

If languages are your passion then look no further than cultural immersion on a language course, an interesting and challenging way of spending your career break, making friends and trading stories with your neighbours. You could study Mandarin in Beijing or Spanish in Costa Rica, or complete language exchanges in Honduras and Argentina.

For a change in career direction, a Frontier internship abroad in journalism or medicine is a great way to take your first steps towards that dream job. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of an Indian newspaper office or a remote journalism posting in Fiji, a placement in Beijing or a medical internship in Kenya.

If you seek adventure, try a Frontier ethical adventure trails, trekking, zip-lining, haggling and making your way through the most influential and recognisable destinations across South and Central America and South East Asia.

To find out more about career breaks, get in touch. We'll help you choose an activity and location that you'll love and answer any other questions that you may have. Or, if you're ready to start planning, apply online now.

Be sure to check out the latest gap year news or follow our gap year blog. You can also find us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with our latest information.

Take a look at our career break programmes and see where they could take you:

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Cambodia Teaching in Siem Reap

Cambodia Teaching in Siem Reap

Make a positive and rewarding contribution to the lives of underprivileged and disadvantaged children, and open up opportunities that we in the Western world take for granted.

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"I chose Frontier through word of mouth as I knew they had a vast selection of volunteering opport..."

prices from £595

Region: Asia

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: CBT

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South East Asia Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

South East Asia Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

Travel with us to ancient Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, lands of unimaginable beauty, on an adventure that will take you from night bazaars to picture perfect vistas.

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"I had the most amazing time of my life. Everything I experienced was beyond and better than I eve..."

prices from £2599

Region: Asia

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 10 weeks

Project Code: CCX

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Tanzania Marine Conservation & Diving

Tanzania Marine Conservation & Diving

Crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to learn to scuba dive and explore this pristine and magical underwater world.

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"I can honestly say that volunteering with Frontier is the most worthwhile thing I have ever done...."

prices from £695

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZM

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Tanzania Adventurer

Tanzania Adventurer

Combine teaching and living in a Tanzanian community with adventure travel on this magical tour of all the best that Tanzania has to offer.

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"To get to Mafia you have to fly in a tiny plane which offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean a..."

prices from £1895

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 6 weeks

Project Code: TZA

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Tanzania Dive, Teach & Wildlife Adventure

Tanzania Dive, Teach & Wildlife Adventure

Explore the best of this East African destination – dive in heavenly waters, enjoy tracking native wildlife and teach in a rural school or community education program.

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"  The last couple of weeks have been amazing; I’ve held a snake and a scorpion but..."

prices from £945

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 3 weeks

Project Code: TZD

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Tanzania Teaching & Beaches

Tanzania Teaching & Beaches

Change the lives of those around you for the better and leave a legacy that will last for decades to come on Mafia Island, a true tropical paradise.

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"I've recently returned from a six week teaching project on the beautiful Mafia Island, Tanzan..."

prices from £895

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 4 week +

Project Code: TZT

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Greece Turtle Conservation

Greece Turtle Conservation

Discover a world of fragile beauty, whilst helping to protect Greece’s exquisite sea turtles and exceptional habitats for future generations to come.

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"I was apart of the Sea turtle conservation project in Greece for two weeks. I have previously bee..."

prices from £980

Region: Europe

Activity: Marine

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: GRT

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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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"I took part on the Central America trail, which ended in a one month placement in Costa Rica. I w..."

prices from £2599

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 10 weeks

Project Code: CAX

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Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 6 weeks

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 6 weeks

Explore Mayan ruins, climb active volcanoes, ride horseback along ancient trails, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear Pacific Ocean, zip-line through the dense jungles, and dance in salsa clubs.

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"The whole trip was fantastic! Right from the start in Mexico City to the taxi journey to San Jose..."

prices from £1999

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 6 weeks

Project Code: NCX

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of Global Warming as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.

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"I have just spent 4 weeks volunteering on the Frontier Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates and Turtle C..."

prices from £695

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CBP

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