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About GapGuru

Year Founded: 2004

Program Opportunities

Thailand

Asia Experience

GapGuru’s Asia Experience programme offers an opportunity to experience cultural activities, community volunteering and sightseeing in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. You...

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Cambodia

Children's Activity Leader

Cambodia has a rich history, fascinating local culture, magnificent ancient temple, stunning beaches, and very friendly people. It is a fantastic gap year destination. GapGuru's...

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Tanzania

Tanzania Encompassed

GapGuru offers a fantastic six-week program where participants get the opportunity to spend four weeks volunteering in teaching projects in Arusha, Tanzania, and go on a

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Tanzania

Nursery and After-School Club in Tanzania

GapGuru is searching for volunteers who can work with schools or organizations in the city of Arusha in Tanzania. Volunteers on this project will spend their mornings, from...

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Tanzania

Teach English in Tanzania

GapGuru is looking for volunteers who can work alongside teachers in Arusha, Tanzania, and help with English grammar, reading, math, science, geography, and physical education...

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Thailand

Elephant Adventure In Thailand

Work in an elephant centre that provides sanctuary to hurt and abandoned elephants in Chiang Mia. Volunteers will be providing refuge to animals that were mistreated and

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Thailand

Hill Tribe Experience in Thailand

Experience living like a local in the rural hill-tribe region of Northern Thailand, which is about five hours from Chiang Mai. Improve their quality of life by educating

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Thailand

Thailand Experience

Join the three-week programme in Thailand that provides an opportunity to volunteer, go sightseeing, and experience cultural activities. Participants will spend a week in...

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Thailand

Summer Club in Thailand

Learn the Thai language, experience authentic Thai culture, gain insight into Buddhism, and take part in exciting activities, such as treks to stunning waterfalls and excursions...

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Thailand

Teach English to Buddhist Monks in Thailand

Join a project that provides the incredible opportunity to experience authentic Thai culture while learning about Buddhism. Volunteers will be working at a temple or government...

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Cambodia

Cambodia Experience

Participate in a 3-week program in Cambodia and experience different cultural activities, volunteering and sightseeing. Volunteers will spend the majority of time in Battambang,...

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Cambodia

Community Gardening Volunteer in Cambodia

Cambodia has a rich history, fascinating local culture, magnificent ancient temple, stunning beaches, and very friendly people which makes it ideal for an incredible gap

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Cambodia

Buddhist Temple Volunteer

Cambodia has a rich history, fascinating local culture, magnificent ancient temple, stunning beaches, and very friendly people. It is a fantastic gap year destination. GapGuru's...

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Cambodian football coach/teacher

I would catch a motor taxi to the school to teach life skill sessions and English in the mornings. In the afternoons I'd teach another couple of lessons at the school and coach football at the sports field. I loved my daily routine but in the evenings I didn't know what to expect as the social life was electric. pub quiz's, film nights and sports bars in the town of Battambong made my time a memorable one. A highlight was when we had a volunteer trip to Phnom Penh to celebrate the water festival. I'll never forget this experience!

Program: Children's Activity Leader

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

DOOO IT!!!

This was seriously the best experience of my life. I was really nervous planning this trip because it was different than any other abroad program I had done before and I honestly had no idea what to expect. Everything, from the people to food to living conditions to the city to the work and the kids we were teaching, EVERYTHING was so much better than my expectations.

Chiang Mai is beautiful and full of a balanced mixture of fun and culture. The volunteer house was about 20 minutes outside of Chiang Mai in a town called Doi Saket, which was cool because it was so intimate and way less touristy than Chiang Mai. Don't worry though because Chiang Mai is a 18 baht bus ride (which is less than 50 cents) so you'll make time to go to the city often. The house was clean and big on a beautiful stretch of land and our chef is the nicest woman! She makes amazing pad thai too so be sure to ask for it!!!

The administrative group were some of the realest, most down to earth people in the world; they are just hilarious, but also care so much about the work they are doing. When I was there, I taught young monks, played with kids in the nursery, and stayed in a hill tribe village to study elephants and help the community. Anyways I could talk forever about this amazing trip, but if you are looking for a trip to immerse you into the Thai culture while enjoying yourself, then this is the ONE! I suggest you sign up now.

Program: Asia Experience