Learn and Develop Abroad

If you spend an extended period of time abroad it's great to be able to do something fun constructive and life changing. We have different options that can help you gain dream qualifications so you can pursue the most amazing lifestyle or change your career. They broadly fall into the following categories. Divemaster, Surf Instructor, Fitness instructor or Paid crew jobs but not exclusively.

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Personal Fitness Trainer Development Course - From USD 5019

To develop your career in Personal Training, one of the fastest growing professions in the health and fitness industry, it is important to have both practical and theoretical experience. We include both theoretical and practical skills to enable you to provide professional 1-on-1 or small-group training. You will learn to design and instruct personalized training programmes for clients of all levels and goals – enabling you to gain your qualifications with Europe Active and work as a PT any where in the world.

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Become a Divemaster Koh Tao Thailand - From USD 3219

The Koh Tao Divemaster course is an 8 or 12-week experience giving you plenty of opportunity to dive with whale sharks and thousands of tropical fish, like Nemo! Set on a tropical island paradise with white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas, this is the world’s number one spot to do your Divemaster. You will discover one of the most amazing lifestyles and gain a professional level qualification enabling you to work in the scuba diving industry all over the world.

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Surf Instructor Course Australia - From USD 2499

The Surf Instructor Course in Australia enables you to live the dream! Experience summer beach parties, make new heaps of new friends from all over the world, relax and enjoy the sun, sea and sand while learning how to become a surf instructor. The programme takes place about a two hour drive from Byron Bay. Here you find the secluded beaches and the surf camp where you will eat, breathe and live surf! You will develop your surfing abilities, train your ability to teach others and then we qualify you to work in the industry.

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Australia Divemaster - From USD 4705

Become a Divemaster in Byron Bay! Living the life as a Divemaster in Australia in one of the coolest towns in Australia, Byron Bay! Diving everyday at Julian rocks, one of the best dive sites in Australia. You will be living in the thick of the action as you discover why Byron Bay is one of the most fun towns in Australia.

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Learn Spanish in Argentina - From USD 499

Always wanted to learn Spanish? Well, how about learning Spanish in Argentina while meeting like-minded people and having the trip of a lifetime. Culture, history and good times!

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Surf Instructor Course Morocco - From USD 6099

The Surf Instructor Course in Morocco is an exciting way to learn something new, experience a fantastic culture, feel part of a community, and make a difference. Throughout the 12 week course in Taghazout, you will become a fully qualified surf instructor, learn Arabic, teach English in local school, spend some time in a local Berber family and live a stones throw away from the beach in one of the most sociable settings possible! Roof top parties, camp fires, heaps of friends from all over the world. You name it, we got it.

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Xtreme Marine Conservation & Dive Hero Belize - From USD 1229

Hang loose and protect the world's second-largest barrier reef clearing it of lionfish. Staying on an idyllic tropical island, join the Xtreme marine team to protect Whalesharks, Queen conch, lobster and eradicate invasive species. The perfect Caribbean Marine conservation and diving getaway.

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Learn Spanish In Barcelona Spain - From USD 899

Imagine spending your summer in the exhilarating city of Barcelona, embracing all aspects of life in sunny Spain, from the sexy language and the blissful siestas to the mouth-watering food and amazing wine. It´s safe to say that life in Barcelona is pretty sweet. So don´t envy them, join them!

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Learn Spanish & Salsa in Havana Cuba! - From USD 809

Learn Spanish in Havana The UNESCO world Heritage site and capital city of Cuba. Complete cultural immersion brings you To the heart of this thriving country as you practice of salsa moves and learn the lingo whilst falling in love with this charming and heart wrenching country.

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Australia Surf Dude Surf Development Course - From USD 2369

Doing the surf development course is an amazing experience. You will spend a couple of months developing your surf skills on some great Australia breaks. Everybody at the camp is so enthusiastic that you will have a good time and enjoy the surfers life style. Our professional surf instructors help you to push your surf abilities and you will become a real surf dude. Together with beach parties, BBQ's, sun and your new friends, this will be an awesome experience!

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Bali Surf Xplorer 8 Days – Surfing in Bali - From USD 705

You’ll experience amazing surf breaks, super fun nightlife, adventurous road trips, stunning remote locations, classic characters and of course, the surfing will be awesome!! 3 Epic Surf Islands in 8 fully guided days! Bali Red Island In Java & Lembongan!

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Whitsundays Sailing Crew Jobs Course Australia - From USD 2779

Whitsundays sailing course Australia Want to get paid to do a job you love? Sailing on luxury yachts over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays in Australia? This is the ultimate Australia gap year programme training you to qualify as a salty sea dog, and work on boats all over the world. After this 23 day internship you have exceptionally good chances of being paid up to $500 a week too!

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Muay Thai Training In Thailand – Now With X-Fit Option - From USD 459

Do you want to try the ultimate in personal fitness training? Muay Thai training Thailand gets you closer to the culture and action. Set on a gorgeous tropical island paradise. You will train hard in a stunning jungle gym up a sandy track minutes from the beach. But will you be ready to step in the ring? Now there is an exclusive Xtreme Gap Year CrossFit bolt on available for only £100 per month for unlimited daily training sessions

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Mozambique Divemaster Course & Whale shark Diving - From USD 2119

Train as a professional Divemaster in one of East Africa's most beautiful beach front settings, with the Indian Ocean providing the backdrop for an incredible couple of months living the life diving with manta rays, humpback whales and whale sharks everyday! Tofo, has one of the highest populations with juvenile whale sharks in the world.

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Spanish And Surfing In Ecuador - From USD 989

Surfing and Spanish is a wicked combination if you are heading out on a South America Gap Year. No boring classrooms, but learning Spanish on the beach. You will be staying in Montanita, a funky beach town and the capital of surfing in Ecuador. You become a great surfer as you will be taught by worlds best competitive surfing champions. No surf experience is needed.

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Work in Australia For Backpackers - From USD 309

Perfect for first-time travellers, this package includes advice and practical help with everything from visas to airport transfer, accommodation to finding a job. Stay and work in Sydney or explore the country with new friends.

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Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen - From USD 849

Playa del Carmen in Mexico is an enchanting place and a popular beach town located on the Mayan Riviera, with beautiful white beaches and a thrilling night life. You will learn Spanish every morning at an award winning language school, located 10 minute walk from the beach, in cool open air palapas instead of a boring bright lighted class room. It is an intensive course that will have you ordering tacos and getting into the Mexican swing in days! Besides going to classes you are free to enjoy the laid back beach life or go explore Mayan ruins, go diving, visit one of the beautiful under water caves (cenotes) and enjoy the Mexican hospitality.

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Ecuador Conservation Experience - From USD 620

Visit cloud forests, coastal mountains, mangroves and beaches. Help protect the Amazon rainforests with reforestation projects and interact with the local Indian communities. It is all about getting back to nature with exposure to a huge range of Flora, reptiles, birds and mammals on four different diverse nature reserves. If you want the ultimate biological conservation project and want to spend your gap year giving plenty back to mother nature then this trip is for you!

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Divemaster in Costa Rica - From USD 4499

Complete your Divemaster training in Costa Rica, in a paradise setting on the Pacific coast. Days spent diving beautiful sites and evenings chilling out listening to sounds of the jungle surrounded by rainforests filled with monkeys and exotic birds. The local underwater environment is just as stunning, with mind blowing volcanic formations and a multitude of tropical fish.

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Learn Spanish In Malaga Spain - From USD 1189

Spanish and Sun 2 Week Crash Course Spain Learn Spanish and soak up the best weather in Europe. Taking in 3 major Spanish cities with optional Xtreme adventures on the way - you will learn Spanish for 20 hours per week, take part in Spains biggest festival, and indulge in Spanish culture from Flamenco to Tapas.

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Ultimate Fighter, Mixed Martial Arts Training Camp Thailand - From USD 1199

So you wanna learn MMA? Then learn with the best. Mixed Martial Arts is the ultimate fighting style, and you will discover the secrets, techniques and methods delivered by one of the worlds top MMA fighters. Beginners, Intermediates or Advanced, by training at the Xtreme Gap MMA camp you will become one serious bad ass.

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Freediving Course Thailand - From USD 599

Mastering advanced Freediving techniques will enable you to dive down 20 metres on a single breath of air in just 2 days! You can train at our worldclass Freediving school, set on a cool tropical island in Thailand. We will teach you the correct techniques, the physiology and science enabling you to do advance freediving. Either complete an eye opening beginner or advanced course, or participate in a full blown freediving master or even instructor programme!

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Field Guide Course South Africa 4 Weeks or 1 Year - From USD 4230

Xtreme Gap offers courses designed to supply the South Africa safari Industry with high caliber professional Field Guides. But these courses are not only available to people wishing to enter the industry as field guides, but for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the African Bush. So whether you have chosen a professional career linked to wildlife or nature or just finished school and are on a gap year, or if you have possibly taken a career break or are a regular traveller to the bush, this course is for you. Including work experience as a real guide!

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Learn To Dive In Koh Tao - From USD 449

Learn to dive in Koh Tao on your gap year! Getting your PADI qualifications in Thailand is one of the must do activities when you go backpacking in Asia or as part of a round the world trip. Koh Tao is famous for diving, low prices and great experiences, and maybe even meet the Whale shark, the biggest and most amazing fish in the sea! Come join us and have a great time on Koh Tao.

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Great White Shark Conservation Project - From USD 789

Great White Shark Conservation Project This programme offers the unique opportunity for volunteers to engage in the important research and conservation of great white sharks in Cape Town, South Africa. If you are adventurous and love the outdoor lifestyle then this is the perfect programme for you to have the most incredible once in a lifetime experience, as you get up close and personal with these infamous creatures!

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Safari Guide Training 28 Days South Africa - From USD 4230

If you want to get under the skin of the African jungle, and really find out what it's like to live in the South African bush surrounded by all the wild animals nature, whilst living in an unfenced camp in the Kruger National Park then this is for you. 100% pure adventure and one unforgettable month.

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Namibia Wildlife Conservation Experience - From USD 1289

Join a group like minded of volunteers on the biggest wildlife conservation project in the world. This spectacular Namibian wildlife project can use your help. Based in raw African natural setting you will take care of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals and (baby) baboons. You will make a difference and help to save the wild animals of Africa!

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Aussie Surf Trip - From USD 599

Do you want to live the Aussie Dream? Beaches, waves and great new mates, this is what it is all about dude. Beach parties, incredible breaks and learning to surf on some of Australias most untouched beaches. We will take you from Sydney to Byron Bay on an unforgettable 5 day surfari, all you have to do is look good on a board and enjoy Aussie BBQs and hospitality.

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Dive Instructor Course Philippines - From USD 3139

Taking your IDC or Dive Instructor Course is a life changing step. Gone are the days of commuting, offices and general dis-satisfaction of everyday life in a modern world. Enter a life of living in the worlds most amazing beach resorts, a genuinely rewarding job and qualifications you can use to earn a living anywhere in the world. Hello complete freedom.

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Shark Divemaster Malapascua Philippines - From USD 3299

Malapascua in the Philippines is the only place in the world where you can see the Thresher Shark on a regular basis. Although this shark is harmless to humans. This is pretty cool in itself, but then throw in Manta Rays, Hammerhead Sharks and really good macro diving and you have some great reasons to take your Divemaster in the Philippines. The other reason is that you will be living on a tropical island with warm waters, white beaches and lovely people!

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Morocco Surf Camp - From USD 659

Discover why Morocco is fast becoming this season's hottest surf destination. A cool eclectic blend of culture and world-class waves make the Xtreme gap surf camp in Morocco the ideal bolthole to spend a week learning to surf with the best of them. Plenty to do in an out of the water you can become a surf dude Berbere style. One in two weeks surf trips whether you want to learn from scratch or you are a seasoned surfer.

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Learn to Earn In The Australian Outback - From USD 839

Experience the Australian outback and get paid to work up to 12 months on a real Australian Ranch! This 2 week trips gives you the unique opportunity to experience a new way of life in the Australian Outback! Including fun activities like riding horses, motor bikes, quad bikes, 4 x 4 and tractors. So if you are not afraid to get your hands dirty, sign up and start earning down under.

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Travel also gives you great opportunity to learn another language, like learn our Spanish courses. There’s nothing more satisfying than being up to speak with the locals, although this usually works better after you’ve had a few Mexican sol beers! The majority of us speak Spanish in the office, so we are no strangers to classroom time, but at Xtreme we like to do things a little bit differently, which is why you will find all of our Spanish courses have an element of real excitement or adventure attached to them. Kite surfing in Spanish, or learning Spanish in the Amazon rainforest on our Venezuela adventure classroom even learning to surf on the Pacific shores of Ecuador and learning Spanish there as well!

Of course learning doesn’t have to be all academic, we have some great adventure sports and martial arts you can learn, like learning to dive or learning to surf (or for the real ice cool individuals kite surfing) Be sure to check out our sports section if any of those appeal to you.

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