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Gap year travel with Contiki


Thinking about deferring a semester or taking a year off after graduation? Taking a gap year to travel is a great way to learn, grown and discover something new about yourself and the places you visit, so why not spend a season abroad with us?

We’re not your traditional gap year program. We provide immersive experiences and access to a community of global travelers that’ll help you pave your own gap year path and ensure you get exactly what you want while you travel the world. Take one trip, or stich a few together, either way we guarantee you’ll come home more confident, educated and ready to conquer the world.

Benefits of a gap year

Avoid burnout

Need a break from it all? Whether you’re in school or working, burnout is real. Taking a gap year is a perfect way to hit the reset button and escape constant demands from work or school. It is a year to spend some time doing and finding the things you truly love.

Boost your resume

Gap years are known add an impressive differentiator to your resume and application, and allow you to stand out against other candidates. Being able to discuss what you learned during your time abroad, and how it influenced you as a person will be sure to impress your employer.

Make new friends

Making friends in a non-educational or non-professional setting is the best way to create lifelong friendships. One of the best things about taking a gap year is getting the chance to travel and meet people from all over the world. Who can pass up the opportunity to have an international friend group?

Gap year trips

Take advantage of our longer duration standalone trips or link them together for the ultimate gap year travel experience.


Popular gap year destinations

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  • where-we-go-asia
  • where-we-go-usa-canada
  • where-we-go-latin-america
  • where-we-go-australia
  • where-we-go-new-zealand

The Contiki 7

Want to stack your gap year with bucket list destinations? How about visiting all new 7 wonders of the world? Our team of travel experts can help you build a trip that takes you from Machu Picchu to the Great Wall. Chat with us for details.


Stack and save

Looking to spend more time exploring? Link multiple trips together and save an additional 5%.