Why join us in Asia….
Immerse yourself in the local culture; don’t be a tourist
We are a specialist Gap Year company with our own programs – we never rely on a 3rd party
Operating Gap Year programs since 1993
Travel whenever you like, for as long as you like
Travel independently but with support from us, AV are with you every step of the way
What can you do in Asia?
Soak up the culture
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient continent.
Climb to the Mount Everest base camp on an adventure of a lifetime or trek to Annapurna.
Visit famous landmarks
Learn new skills
Swim in a natural lake
Enjoy your surroundings
The scenery is stunning in the hills of Asia and adventure waits round every corner
Sample the local cuisine
Night life and festivals
Take the toy train
Get close to nature
At Africa & Asia Venture (AV) we believe in a different type of gap year travel.
Where there’s adventure and excitement but also where you find your second home.
Where you don’t just look at the scenery, you become part of the community.
It’s more than travel.
It’s a different way to see the world.
Where can you go on a Gap Year in Asia?
Visit Nepal and live in the foothills of the Himalayas. Help the children in this remote region learn English and other subjects that you are passionate about and you will experience gratitude like never before.
Climb to Everest base camp, go searching for Tigers in Nepals national parks or travel in to nearby India to see the sights and explore this beautiful part of the world.
With AV you have an opportunity to inspire and be inspired by Thailand and its amazing people.
Explore the white sandy beaches, enjoy water sports, visit temples or travel across Asia. Whatever you decide to do with your Gap Year in Thailand, you have the opportunity to add stand out work experience to your CV at the same time by volunteering with us.
Explore the sounds, smells and colours of India’s bustling cities and then immerse yourself in a very different side of this vast and incredibly varied country. The Lepcha community is like nowhere else on Earth, you will immediately feel like part of the family when you arrive at your home for the duration of your stay and you will become a celebrity amongst the local school children when you start your volunteering placement to help them with their English.
China is an incredible place and arguably should be on everyones bucket list as a must see destination. With our Gap Year program you will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin which can really help your CV or Resume stand out from the crowd and is an invaluable skill in todays job market. You will have plenty of opportunity to travel too and explore this amazing country, walk the great wall, visit temples and enjoy the street food in the many markets.