Education, Sport, GAP year and Volunteering
GAP YEAR AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Believing that our youth today need more opportunities , be it either in sport or education, we are now very proud to announce our partnership with “Duin in die weg” and their New Kalahari GAP year programme as from 2020.
Duin in die Weg now offers a great Gap Year for school leavers (men and ladies). Their program is a full-time Gap Year, presented in four quarterly modules. Combining Adventure & Sports; Farming & Agriculture; Nature Conservation and Personal Development in ONE practical program, makes the program unique. It enables students to learn valuable and practical life skills in general, and also for the professional world. Students who are not able or interested in the full programme, can opt for the volunteer / internship option (any number of the specific quarterly modules). The admission requirement is grade 12 (18 years). Students who successfully complete the program, will receive a formal Certificate.
View the GAP YEAR program here:
View the VOLUNTEER program here:
View information on their u/13 Rugby Tournament for March 2020 here:
TOUR SOUTH AFRICA WITH YOUR SCHOOL OR SPORTS TEAM
Please view some links to our sample programs for touring South Africa here:
Visit Cape Town, the Kruger National Park and Kwazulu Natal
Visit Cape Town and Gauteng
Visit Cape Town and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Visit Cape Town only
Visit Cape Town and the Garden Route
Visit Cape Town and the Kruger National Park
If you need a quotation request with a sample itinerary, please complete the online request form. Link: https://eco-southafrica.com/quotation-request/
You will also find lots of information, including videos, our latest brochure and application form on our website www.lattitude.org.nz
Lattitude Global Volunteering is THE original gap year organisation, offering fully supported work experience placements overseas for 17-25 yr olds.
Abroad Latino- an international initiative created to deliver a complete and professional service focused on the well being and need of the student and professional who is interested in studying, working and living in Latin America.
The programmes offered are from high-quality educational institutions in Latin America designed for individuals and groups interested in improving their Spanish competencies such as reading, speaking, listening or writing, as well as gaining valuable experiences and global competency skills.
Please find attached a presentation with further and detailed information, and one of the programs offered as an example.
Camp Counselors USA offer unique programs designed to teach leadership, professional development and work-related skills. In today’s society, communication, collaboration and creativity are critical for success in the work force. Many New Zealander’s believe a GAP year experience between high school and tertiary studies – or after graduating university – before entering the work force is effective in gaining these important skills. Working or volunteering overseas is also useful in guiding students in personal growth and deciding on a study or career path.
Creating career path experiences is something CCUSA specialises in. The link above takes you to the new International Work & Volunteer Program brochure to assist you. Each program is outlined for you to review, along with the outcome of each program, explaining what skill you will obtain from your experience. All the programs provide a stable platform for New Zealander’s to successfully transition from high school/university in to the workforce – and ensures you use your GAP year constructively.
This experience is one of the most popular programs for New Zealander’s as well as the US Department of State – CCUSA is a designated US Department of State official J-1 Visa Sponsors.
There is a Free Camp USA online information meeting that students can log into Wed June 5th 2019 at 6:30PM. Below is the links to register for the online meeting: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED59DB8285493C and Log in on the night: https://www.anymeeting.com/706-225-701
GAP YEAR SERVICE-BASED OVERSEAS TRIP
Opportunity for senior pupils to participate in a unique graduation trip at the completion of Year 13.
Run independently to the school, these are service-based trips overseas to Nepal, Borneo, Vietnam or Vanuatu. The program is called Schoolies Unearthed and it is run by student travel experts Antipodeans, who are based here in New Zealand.
All trips are guided by a professional outdoor leader, are drug and alcohol-free and instil a real sense of adventure, achievement and purpose in all travellers who participate.
More information on their website: https://www.schooliesunearthed.com.au/
Camp Counselors USA: Overseas Work Opportunities for graduating students
Click on the links below for more information:
Since 2005, Letz Live have offered overseas Gap Year opportunities for 17-25 year olds to the UK, Thailand and Australia. As well as the Gap year programmes there are also Working holidays opportunities in America, Canada and the UK.
Au Pair Link – Overseas nannying
Being an au pair around the world is a fun and safe work and travel option. Au Pair Link have a programme called Au Pair OE where young adults from New Zealand are placed with families in countries such as Germany, France, UK, USA, Canada, China and Australia. As long as the potential au pair has at least 200 hours documented child care experience (whether it be babysitting, coaching, nannying, or similar), clean police record and have a drivers licence they will be eligible to make their application. For more information about Au Pair Link and to learn what they are all about, please click https://www.aupairlink.co.nz/au-pair-oe/
Gap Year Global Volunteering Opportunities for School Leavers – Go Kiwi Go
Want to see the world and do some good? Check out this website for more information on what you could do on your gap year: https://www.gokiwigo.org/
Lattitude Global Volunteering
|Horizons GAP Year Programme
Horizons Unlimited has been delivering the Adventure Leadership Programme/GAPYear Experience for over 15 years with many graduates taking the opportunity to step out, enjoy new experiences, challenge themselves, explore, travel and chase dreams! It is a Private Training Establishment, registered under the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to deliver outdoor adventure based units. The cost of the course is $5200.00 for domestic/Australian citizens, or for international students the fee is $6850.00. The ALP/GAPYear programme provides:
Intensive, Christchurch based adventure training.
Horizons Unlimited Certificate in Adventure Leadership.
Potential support for NZOIA Leader Awards.
Risk Management and Outdoor First Aid Certificates.
Ropes Course Assistant Facilitator certificate.
Options to work with inspiring people in some amazing places around the world.
Upcoming course will be running as follows:
• Summer 2018: February 5th – May 4th 2018.
If you would like to find out more visit the website www.gapyear.org.nz and Facebook and Instagram pages: Horizons GAPYear Experience which may provide more information.
Here is a taster video that one of the students created this year https://vimeo.com/222466370 (Video credit: Tamara Webley, Gap Year Student 2017 and ex-pupil of Middleton Grange).
FREE LIVE ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
Hear from our very experienced, National Director, find out more about discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.
Wednesday, 27th September at 7.30pm NZT
or call 0800 440 079 for more information
PURE EXPLORATION ADVENTURE GUIDE INTERNSHIP
Participants will embark on a remarkable 12 week journey of learning, experiences and coaching – in the classroom and predominantly in NZ’s diverse and spectacular outdoors, focusing on individual skills and group leadership.
Do you have students who want to develop their outdoor and adventure skills?
Do they want to take the first step to joining the adventure tourism industry?
Or simply want a year off study doing something constructive with their life?
We can help!
WHY PURE EXPLORATION?
We know that starting to travel is a big step, so our programs are developed to be all-inclusive – travel, activities, accommodation and meals are all provided so our interns can simply arrive and know that all the complicated stuff is covered and they can focus on having fun!
Our aim is to help young people develop all the skills necessary to attack their goals in life and have confidence to move forward into their next level of education or employment.
It is STILL not too late to apply for 2017 departures!
We still have placements available in our 2017 departure groups for the following countries:CHINA – ENGLISH TUTORPOLAND – ENGLISH TUTORUK – OUTDOOR INSTRUCTORCANADA – OUTDOOR INSTRUCTORECUADOR – TEACHER/COMMUNITYFIJI – TEACHER/COMMUNITYPlease contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 528 848if you are interested in taking part in these fantastic opportunities, or simply head straight to the website to download the application form!
This newsletter contains yet more tales from our volunteers around the world. It is our hope that their tales will inspire you to join the over 40,000 volunteers we have supported over the years, and to go forth into the world and create your own stories of exploration and development. Kia kaha!
Click HERE to read our October 2016 newsletter.
Click HERE to download our BROCHURE!
It’s hard to believe it’s term 4 already! We just wanted to remind students about GKG. For those who aren’t sure what next year holds, perhaps a gap year, or volunteer experience, anything from two to 24 weeks, might be the answer.
GKG has life changing opportunities and we also offer a Global Competence Certificate (GCC) as part of the experience, which not only develops an understanding of other cultures, but is great for a CV.
Our volunteer experiences are so much more than a holiday, people really get to immerse and experience another culture, while helping a local community. The experiences we provide ensure you’re in a safe environment with like-minded people, ready to be part of a positive local project in one of our diverse locations.
Rose spent time in Nepal and says, “Nepal now holds a large part of my heart and I’m counting down the months until I can re-visit and see all the children and my friends again!”
Not everyone is sure what to do at the end of Year 13, GKG gives young people another option. If you need to know more, please email email@example.com or click on the website link below.
And….it’s not just for students, GKG is for anyone over 18!
IEP- WORKING ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE
Interested in taking a gap year to work in America, Canada or Britain? Come along to a free information session held by IEP who can assist with visa’s, accommodation and jobs for 2017.
Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm.
UC, Kirkwood Village, Room KD03
Visit www.iep.co.nz for more information.
SUMMER CAMP USA
Come and learn about the best summer you’ll ever have! Free information session:
Tuesday 11 October, 7pm.
UC, Undercroft Seminar Room 101.
What kind of life are you going to live?
If you are leaving school, it’s time to think seriously about the future. At Headspace we make time to find out who God is, what He is about and how to put Him a the centre of our plans. Headspace is designed to awaken your missions perspective and draw you closer to God, by solidifying your knowledge of the bible, faith and identity in Christ.
Who’s it for?
Headspace is for school leavers aged 17-19.
What’s the year like?
It is a year-long programme that combines study, work, travel, practical training, mentoring and living in a community. We invite you to explore your faith as something that impacts every aspect of your life and gives it purpose, meaning and a fullness that is only available to those who know Christ.
For more info or to download an application pack visit www.headspace.gc3.org.nz or text 0273729717 with your name and address.
LATTITUDE NZ JULY 2016
Welcome to a new month, a new school term, and a new edition of the Lattitude newsletter. Our team has had another busy month, as we welcomed still more wonderful applicants to the growing family of Kiwis heading overseas with us next year. In addition, we have just completed our orientation for this years outstanding group from Germany and Canada, here to volunteer in schools and outdoor camps across NZ. If they are in YOUR area, please say hello and extend them the great Kiwi hospitality we are all so proud of.
It is STILL not too late to apply for 2017 departures! Almost all of our destinations still have availabilities at this stage: please refer to the table on the last page of this newsletter for the status of each country.
We are also excited to continue our monthly tradition of sharing tales from our fantastic returned volunteers. The following pages describe experiences in our Fiji, Malawi and U.K. programmes. It is our hope that their tales will inspire you to join the over 40,000 volunteers we have supported over the years, and to go forth into the world and create your own stories of exploration and development. Kia kaha!
Click HERE to read our July 2016 newsletter.