Raleigh Expedition. Trusted and Safe Gap Year Programs

Location: Costa Rica: Rural Areas; Nepal: Rural Areas; Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam, Iringa, Rural Areas

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks, Summer, 2-4 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021,2022

Raleigh International


Third Floor Dean Bradley House 52 Horseferry Road London, Greater London SW1P 2AF United Kingdom

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Phone: +1 833-660-9738


Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering program open to all and engaging young people from around the world.

Expedition is delivered by the youth-driven development charity, Raleigh International.

We believe young people everywhere can change the world. So, we empower young people with the skills, experience and connections to be leaders of change.

Expedition engages volunteers (aged 17-24) in creating long-lasting change through hands-on projects that tackle environmental issues, access to education for all, and alleviate poverty.

Expedition supports young people to develop essential teamwork, leadership, intercultural learning, and active citizenship skills and knowledge. The foundation for young people to become future leaders. Volunteers report that the program:

- Raises their aspirations
- Builds their confidence
- Broadens their horizons and outlook
- Helps develop character and resilience
- Supports better academic performance

Expeditions run in Costa Rica, Tanzania and Nepal for 4, 5, 7 and 10 weeks, so can be joined on a gap year.

Raleigh Expedition is one of the first UK programs to be accredited by the Gap Year Association (GYA).

Travel Types
  • Trekking
  • Summer Camp
  • Nature Tours
  • Hiking
  • Homestay
  • Backpacking
Type of Programs
  • Homestays
  • Gap Year
  • Experiential Learning
  • Community Service & Volunteering

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Airport welcome & transfers to and from the airport in destination country
- Premium travel and health insurance
- Leading safety expertise supported by our British standard 8848 safety accreditation
- All food, accommodation and in-country transport costs
- In-country Director and staff team, including medics, providing 24 hour support
- UK operations team providing planning, safety and security support with 24-hour back-up to country offices
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and support
- Post-Expedition alumni membership, services & discounts

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Culture
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Festivals
  • Environment
  • Economic Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Youth Development
  • Youth
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Tree Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Parks
  • Health
  • Gender Issues
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Worldwide, Asian, British, Irish, Kiwi Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
Year Founded