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Oyster Worldwide are the specialists in gap year and responsible travel. Our friendly and dedicated team have been running many of our programmes since 2000. Offering a personal service and getting to know our participants well before departure is really important to us.
What makes Oyster different?
We offer demanding yet worthwhile and fun programmes in over 20 destinations around the world. Our dedicated travel experts manage your booking from start to finish and will get to know you well before departure. You can expect to be briefed and trained on what to expect thoroughly before departure. When in-country you will receive excellent support from our long serving overseas staff including an orientation course and language training where necessary.
Our programmes range from 1 week – 12 months in duration so if you are looking for a full gap year / career break or just wanting to take a worthwhile 2 week holiday with a difference, Oyster will likely have something for you!
If you are looking for paid work overseas, Oyster are the experts. We have great relationships with employers in Canada, Australia and Romania, as well as access to a job finding service in New Zealand.
If you want to have a guaranteed job, earn a local wage and have a fantastic gap year or career break, paid work overseas with Oyster could be just what you are looking for.
With worthwhile overseas volunteer programmes available for a minimum of 1 week, up to 6 months, we have something for you. If you are short on time and looking to make the most of a holiday, our animal welfare and conservation projects are ideal as we can ensure you hit the ground running and start making a positive impact on day 1.
If you have more time available (4+ weeks) our teaching and childcare programmes in countries such as Nepal, Brazil, Tanzania and Chile are excellent. With these programmes you are immersed in to the local culture. You are not there to be a tourist just travelling through the country for a few weeks. You are there long enough to get truly under the skin of the country.
Oyster are specialists in:
- Paid work in Canadian ski resorts
- Paid work in the Australian Outback and Sydney.
- Paid work in New Zealand
- Teaching and childcare
- TEFL/TESOL courses
- Animal welfare and conservation
- Sports coaching
- Medical work experience
We take the time to get to know our participants personally. We run through an informal interview on application and ensure that everyone is thoroughly briefed before departure. For group departures, you will get the chance to meet the rest of the group that they will be travelling with at a specially designed briefing course. Going with a group is often one of the highlights for many of our participants.
Oyster is an active member of the Year Out Group and offers full financial protection to our participants. Projects booked without flights are covered by IPP (International Passenger Protection) and projects booked with flights are covered by our ATOL (number 9598).